Nov 6, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; Denver Broncos offensive tackle Chris Clark (75) before a play against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter at Coliseum. Denver defeated Oakland 38-24. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos Offensive Lineman Player Profile: Chris Clark

Just inside two months until the start of the 2013 season, I’m continuing my look at Denver Broncos offensive linemen. This week Chris Clark, who signed a $1.323 million restricted free agent tender in April, gets the spotlight. Continue reading about the lineman who is listed as second-string left tackle behind Ryan Clady.

Birth date and location: October 1, 1985 – New Orleans, LA (age 27)

Height: 6-5

Weight: 305

Jersey number: 75

High School: McDonogh 35 High School (New Orleans, LA)

College: Southern Mississippi

NFL Draft: Undrafted

Years pro: 5

Games played: 40

Games started: 6

Awards / accomplishments:

  • All-Conference USA recognition following his junior and senior years at University of      Southern Mississippi
  • Named to the All-Conference USA All-Freshman Team in 2004
  • All-District offensive guard as high school senior

Interesting Facts:

  • NFL debut occurred on November 14, 2010 when he lined up as an eligible tackle on Tim Tebow’s 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs; the game where former Chiefs coach, Todd Haley, refused to shake the hand of former Bronco coach, Josh McDaniels
  • Joined Broncos in 2010 via waivers from Minnesota
  • Spent 2008 and 2009 seasons on Minnesota Vikings practice squad after competing in Tampa Bay’s training camp
  • Signed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers as college free agent in 2008
  • Started every game at left tackle during his final three seasons at the University of Southern Mississippi
  • Won district and regional titles in shot put and discus as a high school senior

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