Former All-American, current NFL All-Pro grew up on family farm in South Dakota
2003 NFL Draft - -First round draft pick Indianapolis Colts.
Hawk-Items - - Ranks 17th in career receiving yards with 1,281 yards on 81 career receptions . . . his 645 receiving yards in 2002 ranks as 15th best total for a single season . . . one of three juniors selected to team Leadership Group for 2002 season . . . moved from linebacker to tight end during 2001 spring practice . . . Iowa posted a 16-1 record over the past three seasons when he had three or more receptions.
2002 Honors - - Winner of John Mackey Award as nation’s best tight end . . . Walter Camp Foundation first team all-America . . . first team all-America by American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) . . . first team all-America by the Associated Press . . . first team all-America by Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) . . . first team all-America by The Sporting News . . . first team all-America by CNNSI.com . . . first team all-America by ESPN.com . . . first team all-Big Ten . . . Hustle Team Award, offense . . . Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Week vs. Purdue.
2002 - - Started at tight end in all 13 games . . . ranked second on team in receptions (43) and receiving yards (742) and third in touchdown receptions (four) . . . one reception for eight yards in season-opening win over Akron . . . three catches for 11 yards in win at Miami . . . did not have a reception vs. Iowa State, marking first time in 15 games as a tight end that he did not have at least one reception . . . five receptions for 67 yards in win over Utah State . . . 88 yards on four receptions in win at Penn State . . . three receptions for 116 yards and two scores in win over Purdue . . . had 95-yard TD reception in third quarter to give Iowa a 24-14 advantage, the longest pass play in Kinnick Stadium history and second longest pass play ever for Iowa . . . caught seven-yard scoring pass on fourth down with 1:07 to play as Iowa earned 31-28 win . . . also had a 14-yard reception in game-winning drive . . . 30 yards on two receptions in win over Michigan State . . . five receptions for 82 yards in win at Indiana . . . made key 21-yard reception in opening scoring drive as Iowa built a 17-0 advantage . . . five receptions for 68 yards in win at Michigan, including key receptions as Iowa had scoring drives of 80 and 86 yards on its first two possessions of the game . . . 10-yard reception in the second half made him 27th receiver in Iowa history to surpass 1,000 career receiving yards . . . five receptions for 97 yards in win over Wisconsin, including a 23-yard scoring reception for Iowa’s final touchdown in the third quarter . . . also had a 37-yard catch on Iowa’s first scoring drive of the second half . . . three receptions for 45 yards, including a 28-yard scoring catch, in win over Northwestern . . . three receptions for 33 yards in win at Minnesota . . . four receptions for 97 yards in Orange Bowl vs. Southern California, including a game-best 33 yard catch.
2001 Honors - - honorable mention all-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . earned team Hustle Award for offense and Iron Hawk award . . . 2001 - - game captain vs. Purdue and Michigan . . . started 10 games at tight end and played in all 12 . . . played very little at Wisconsin due to injury and also did not start at Northwestern . . . 38 pass receptions for 539 yards and four TDs and also recorded five tackles on special teams . . . five receptions for 84 yards vs. Kent State . . . four catches for 74 yards and two scores vs. Miami, with the scoring receptions covering 18 and 32 yards . . . seven catches for 116 yards vs. Penn State . . . recovered on-side kick in closing minutes to preserve win over Penn State . . . 13 yards on two catches at Purdue . . . 18 yards on two receptions at Michigan State . . . 55 yards on four catches in win over Indiana . . . two receptions for eight yards vs. Michigan, including a five-yard scoring reception for Iowa’s first touchdown . . . did not start at Wisconsin, where he had one catch for 14 yards before leaving the game with a second injury . . . two receptions for 19 yards in win at Northwestern . . . four catches for 96 yards in win over Minnesota, including a 15-yard scoring catch . . . one catch for 12 yards at Iowa State . . . four receptions for 30 yards in Alamo Bowl win over Texas Tech.
2000 Honors - - earned Coaches Appreciation Award for special teams . . . 2000 - - saw action on special teams and at linebacker in all 12 games . . . three solo tackles and three assists, with two tackles for loss. . . one tackle at Penn State was for six yard loss . . . two tackles in win over Northwestern, including one tackle for loss.
1999 - - Did not see any game action . . . missed second half of season due to injury.
1998 - - Redshirted after joining team as a walk-on.
High school honors - - Earned second team all-state honors as a senior and was honorable mention as a junior . . . first team all-conference as a junior and senior, second team as a sophomore and earned honorable mention recognition as a freshman . . . Career - - as a senior recorded 160 tackles and had 140 tackles as a junior . . . holds school record for tackles in a game . . . team captain as a senior and was team MVP as a junior and senior . . . earned four letters in football, basketball and track and five letters in baseball.
Personal - - Born 6/12/79 . . . open major . . . father is Doug Clark . . . high school coach was Eldon McKimmey.
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