Asher Clark

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Asher Clark
Clark running the ball in a 2009 game.
Air Force Falcons No. 17
Position Running back
Career history
High school Peachtree Ridge High School
Suwanee, Georgia
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-02-11) February 11, 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Lawrenceville, Georgia
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)

Asher Clark (born February 11, 1990) was an American college football running back for the Air Force Academy football program.

Clark was born and raised in Lawrenceville, Georgia, in 1990. In January 2008, he committed to the United States Air Force Academy after receiving a football scholarship.[1][2] He had been a quarterback in high school and was converted to a tailback at Air Force.[3][4] He gained 588 rushing yards as a freshman in 2008,[5] 865 yards as a sophomore in 2009,[5] and 1,031 yards as a junior in 2010.[6][7][8] During the 2011 season, Clark totaled 1,110 rushing yards on 163 carries for an average of 6.8 yards per carry.[5][9]

By the end of the 2011 season, Clark ranked as the second leading rusher in Air Force Academy history.[10][11] He was removed from the Air Force Academy in May 2012, less than one week before he was due to graduate.[12][13][14][15][16]


  1. ^ "Clark tops list of Lions' commitments". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. January 24, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Lions' Clark commits to Air Force Academy". Gwinnett Daily Post. January 25, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Freshman Clark Right at Home in New Position". The Gazette. October 26, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Instant impact Freshman tailback Clark could get the start against UNLV". The Denver Post. November 17, 2008. 
  5. ^ a b c "Asher Clark". 
  6. ^ "Humble Clark Hits 1,000-Yard Milestone". The Gazette. December 10, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Asher Clark's rare achievement". The Gazette. November 23, 2010. 
  8. ^ Irv Moss (September 24, 2011). "Air Force's Asher Clark having a record career". The Denver Post. 
  9. ^ David Ramsey (October 6, 2011). "Air Force's Asher Clark dances through superb senior season: Halfback averaging 9.3 yards per carry". The Gazette. 
  10. ^ Irv Moss (September 24, 2011). "Air Force's Asher Clark having a record career". The Denver Post. 
  11. ^ Frank Schwab (November 21, 2011). "Offensive linemen excited for Clark's chase for AFA's rushing record". The Gazette. 
  12. ^ Frank Schwab (May 19, 2012). "Asher Clark removed from Air Force as part of drug investigation, sources say". The Colorado Springs Gazette. 
  13. ^ David Ramsey (May 20, 2012). "A loving father stands beside Asher Clark". The Gazette. 
  14. ^ Irv Moss (May 24, 2012). "Asher Clark's father calls Air Force dismissal a "travesty"". Denver Post. 
  15. ^ "Air Force RB Asher Clark dismissed from academy". Associated Press. May 19, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Asher Clark kicked out". May 20, 2012. 

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