Will Clarke (American football)

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Will Clarke
No. 94 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1991-05-04) May 4, 1991 (age 26)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 271 lb (123 kg)
Career information
High school: Pittsburgh (PA) Allderdice
College: West Virginia
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 88
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-Big-12 (2013)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2017
Total tackles: 26
Sacks: 5.5
Forced fumbles: 0
Fumble recoveries: 2
Player stats at NFL.com

William Clarke, Jr. (born May 4, 1991) is an American football defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at West Virginia.

High school career[edit]

Clarke attended Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,[1][2] where he was a two-time Tribune Review All-City League as tight end and linebacker.

He was considered a two-star recruit by Rivals.com.[3]

College career[edit]

Clarke attended West Virginia University from 2009 to 2013. In 2009, he redshirted as a true freshman. In 2010, he played in only four games. In 2011, he played in all 13 games, starting 11, recording 34 tackles, including five for loss and two sacks. In 2012, he started 12 games, recording 26 tackles, including 6.5 for loss and 1.5 sacks. In 2013, he set career highs in tackles (49), tackles for loss (17), and sacks (6), while earning second-team All-Big-12 honors.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round (88th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[5]

On September 2, 2017, Clarke was released by the Bengals.[6]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On September 5, 2017, Clarke signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ White, Mike (October 26, 2017). "Woodland Hills is one of only 10 schools in the country with five NFL players". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved October 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Profile: Will Clarke". NFL.com. Retrieved October 26, 2017. 
  3. ^ Will Clarke - Yahoo Sports
  4. ^ SIMS, SPAIN, CLARKE, O'TOOLE ON AP ALL-BIG 12 TEAM
  5. ^ Bengals take DE Will Clarke in 3rd round
  6. ^ Toback, Rebecca (September 2, 2017). "NFL roster cuts 2017: Cincinnati Bengals 53-man roster". CincyJungle.com. 
  7. ^ Smith, Scott (September 5, 2017). "Buccaneers Add Will Clarke to D-Line". Buccaneers.com. 

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