Bernard Clark

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Bernard Clark
Date of birth (1967-01-12) January 12, 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth Tampa, FL
Career information
Position(s) Linebacker
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 248 lb (112 kg)
College Miami (FL)
NFL draft 1990 / Round: 3 / Pick: 65
Career history
As player
1990–1991 Cincinnati Bengals
1991 Seattle Seahawks
Career stats

Bernard "Tiger" Clark (born 1967) is a former American football player, now a coach.

Life[edit]

Clark, a 1985 graduate of A.P. Leto Comprehensive High School in Tampa, Fla.,[1] played middle linebacker while at the University of Miami from 1985–1989. He caught his big break in the 1987 National Championship Game when he replaced a suspended George Mira, Jr., where he had an outstanding game and was voted Orange Bowl MVP. He was drafted in the 3rd round in the 1990 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.[2]

After playing three seasons in the National Football League (from 1990-1991 playing for the Bengals and the Seattle Seahawks) and two with the Orlando Predators in the Arena Football League,[3] Clark began his coaching career with James Madison coaching defensive ends from 1998-99. He then moved coach special teams and linebackers for 3 years (2000–2003) at Liberty University. In 2004 he became defensive coordinator for Florida International University's Golden Panthers. In 2006, Clark became the defensive line coach at the University of South Florida in his hometown of Tampa for one season before returning to FIU as the defensive line coach in 2007. In 2009, he became the defensive coordinator at Hampton University. In February 2010, Clark left Hampton to join Dave Wannstedt's (Clark's defensive coordinator while playing at the University of Miami) coaching staff as linebackers coach for the University of Pittsburgh.[4]

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