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93 MINUS 10 DAYS TO 2016 KICKOFF: Davis Clark

In which BracketCat counts down the 93rd day until the 2016 kickoff with a profile of defensive end Davis Clark.

Davis Clark reminds me of Scott Edmonds in a lot of ways. Both were overachieving, rangy walk-on defensive ends. Clark has yet to bat down a pass with his foot while doing a front flip, however.
Davis Clark reminds me of Scott Edmonds in a lot of ways. Both were overachieving, rangy walk-on defensive ends. Clark has yet to bat down a pass with his foot while doing a front flip, however.
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I'm still one day off on these, but I foresee putting another one up tonight and getting back on track (only to catch up on all the missed players in the next few days, so it won't matter anyway).

#93 Davis Clark
Redshirt Junior
6-2 | 255
Overland Park, Kan.

Bio

Position: Defensive End

Previous College: None

Projection: Second-String

Status: Preferred Walk-On

Davis Matthew Clark (b. Aug. 20, 1994) is a hard-working in-state product from Overland Park who showed signs as a sophomore. He will look to compete for more playing time in 2016 while also contributing on special teams.

Clark, who prepped at Blue Valley High School West under head coach Scott Wright, first came in as a defensive tackle, but he redshirted in 2013 and did not see any game action in 2014.

A three-year letter-winner who was named an all-state performer at defensive end by The Topeka Capital-Journal, Clark also was an all-league honoree at both defensive end and tight end as a senior in 2012.

He also earned honorable-mention all-league accolades as a junior in 2011, then helped to lead his team to an 8-3 record, and district and regional championships, as a senior.

Clark also qualified for the state wrestling championship in 2012 after winning the league championship. That's encouraging, since wrestlers tend to make great linemen because they understand leverage.

He surprised everyone in 2015, his breakout season, by cracking the two-deep at defensive end and contributing as a key reserve. He saw time in five games, totaling three tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and half a sack.

Clark recorded two tackles — both for loss — against South Dakota, while his half-sack came at UTSA. He also played against Kansas, West Virginia and in the 2016 AutoZone Liberty Bowl against Arkansas.

He then played exclusively as a reserve for the Purple team in the spring game, leading me to conclude he's still ahead of White "starters" Aulelio Olomua and C.J. Reese in the pecking order. He had three tackles and two sacks.