Clarence Denmark

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Clarence Denmark
No. 89     Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date of birth (1985-09-29) September 29, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Jacksonville, Florida
Career information
Status Active
CFL status International
Position(s) WR
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
College Arkansas-Monticello
Career history
As player
20092010 Jacksonville Jaguars*
20112015 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2016* Saskatchewan Roughriders
2016-present Winnipeg Blue Bombers
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 2014
CFL West All-Star 2014
Career stats

Clarence Traneil Denmark (born September 29, 1985) is a Canadian football wide receiver who plays for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Prior to his time in the CFL, Denmark played for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL. He played college football at Mississippi Delta Community College, Troy University, and Arkansas-Monticello.

Professional Career[edit]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Denmark was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 2, 2009. Denmark, however, was waived on September 1, 2009. He was later signed to the practice squad on December 5, 2009. Denmark was signed as a free agent on January 5, 2010 and he spent the entire offseason with the team; however he was cut on September 4, 2010. On September 13, 2010, Denmark was signed to the practice squad, but subsequently waived five days later. On November 2, 2010, Denmark was once again added to the Jaguars' practice squad.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit]

On May 16, 2011, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed Denmark as an import player. Denmark had seven catches for 89 yards and a touchdown in Winnipeg’s two pre-season games. Denmark made his first regular season start during Week 2 of the 2011 CFL season: He made four receptions for a total of 38 yards. He would finish his inaugural CFL season as the Bombers second best WR with 818 yards and 5 touchdowns. 2012 was a bit of a down season for Denmark, he only amassed 620 yards and 1 touchdown. He was the leading receiver for the Blue Bombers in both the 2013 and 2014 seasons. In 2013, he accumulated 900 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, in 2014, he finished second in the league in receiving yards with 1,080 and added 3 touchdowns. His performance was recognized when he was named not only a CFL West All-Star, but a CFL All-Star. Denmark played in all 18 regular season games in this 5th season with the Bombers, catching 57 passes for 718 yards. He was released by the Blue Bombers on March 22nd 2016.[1] His career totals with the Bombers are 306 receptions for 4,165 yards with 16 touchdowns. He also added 141 rushing yards on 25 carries, and 14 tackles .

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

On May 13, 2016, Denmark signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. On June 19, 2016 he was released as part of the Roughriders final cuts.

Second stint with Winnipeg[edit]

On July 31, 2016, Denmark was brought back by the Blue Bombers due to injuries to Winnipeg's regular starting receivers. His first game back with the Blue Bombers was a Week 7 victory over Hamilton, in which he recorded seven catches for 69 yards, including a touchdown.[2] He finished the season with 53 catches for 705 yards and eight touchdowns in just 10 games played. In the following off-season, he entered free agency, but eventually re-signed with the Blue Bombers for a seventh season on February 17, 2017.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He resides in Jacksonville, Florida. He attended Robert E. Lee High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bombers release Turner & Denmark". Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Retrieved 2016-03-23. 
  2. ^ Tait, Ed (5 August 2016). "EUPHORIC FEELING: DENMARK'S RETURN A SPECIAL MOMENT". CFL.ca. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Bombers agree to terms with Denmark

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