Ken Clark (running back)

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Ken Clark
Date of birth (1966-06-17)June 17, 1966
Place of birth Evergreen, Alabama
Date of death February 16, 2013(2013-02-16) (aged 46)
Place of death Minneapolis, Minnesota
Career information
Position(s) Running back
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg)
College University of Nebraska
NFL draft 1990 / Round: 8 / Pick: 206
Career history
As player
1990–1992 Indianapolis Colts
Career stats

Kenneth R. Clark (June 17, 1966 – February 16, 2013) was a former professional American football player from Evergreen, Alabama who played running back for three seasons for the Indianapolis Colts.


Clark was a two-time All Big-Eight running back for the Nebraska Cornhuskers from 1986-89. Following a redshirt season in 1986, Clark played sporadically as a sophomore, appearing in eight games before suffering a knee strain.[1] He rushed for over 1,000 yards in both his junior and senior seasons, and as of 2012, his three-year rushing total of 3,037 yards ranks seventh on Nebraska's all-time leaders in that category. He averaged 6.1 yards per carry for his college career. His career highlight came during his junior season in a 1988 game against Oklahoma State where he outgained eventual Heisman trophy winner Barry Sanders 256 yards to 189 and also scored three touchdowns, the first on a dazzling 73 yard run on Nebraska's first play from scrimmage.[2]


In 1990, Clark was drafted in the eighth round by the Indianapolis Colts and appeared in 34 games for the Colts in three seasons. In 1991, he was the only running back to play in all 16 games for the Colts.


Clark died on Saturday, February 16, 2013 in Minneapolis, following a massive heart attack. His cousin, Stephanie Clark of Omaha, confirmed Clark's death.[3]


  1. ^ "Ken Clark -". 2013-02-17. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  2. ^ "HuskerMax Game Page - Nebraska 63, Oklahoma State 42, Oct. 15, 1988". 2013-02-17. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  3. ^ "Ken Clark, among top Nebraska career rushers, dies". 2013-02-17. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 

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