Player Profiles



Will                               Clarke
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Will
Clarke
Class: r-Sr.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Height: 6-7
Weight: 273
Sport: Football
Position: DL

Biography

-Only West Virginia player to be honored as a Iron Mountaineer three times for excellence in the weight room
-Played in 29 career games and started 22

2012 (r-Jr.)
-Starter at defensive end
-Named All-Big 12 Conference Honorable Mention (AP)
-Finished with 26 tackles, including 13 unassisted tackles, 1.5 sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss and three pass breakups
-Established a career high in tackles for loss (2.5) and recorded three total tackles against Oklahoma
-Recorded two tackles for loss and one sack at Oklahoma State
-Made return from injury versus Kansas State after sitting out Texas Tech game
-Recorded season highs with five tackles and one tackle for loss against Baylor; also matched a season high with one pass breakup
-Assisted on sack and tackle for loss while collecting three tackles versus James Madison

2011 (r-So.)
-Defensive end who started 11-of-13 contests
-Tied game high with one sack against Clemson in the Orange Bowl
-Recorded a career-high nine total tackles at USF, including eight unassisted and one tackle for loss
-Finished with four total tackles vs. Pitt, including two solo stops
-Registered first career sack and had two tackles at Rutgers; also tied for a team high with one tackle for loss
-Recorded three tackles against UConn and a team-high one pass breakup (first of his career)
-Recorded three total tackles and assisted on a tackle for loss against LSU
-Made first career start against Marshall, registering four tackles

2010 (r-Fr.)
-Played in four games
-Sustained an ankle injury in the Marshall game that hampered his performance most of the 2010 season

2009 (Fr.)
-Redshirted

High School
-Coached by Don Schmidt at Taylor Allderdice High
-Pittsburgh North-South All-Star
-Two-time Tribune Review All-City League as tight end and linebacker
-Pennsylvania Top 40 lineman

Personal
-Birthday is May 4
-Son of William and Beverly Clarke
-Father starred in basketball at Duquesne
-One of three children
-Majoring in criminology and investigations

Related Articles

Clarke to Play in East-West Bowl
Posted: 12.30.13

Clarke Speaking Up For WVU's D
Posted: 7.26.13

Clarke Looking to Step Up
Posted: 4.7.12

Will Clarke Speaks Prior To Practice
Posted: 12.30.11

Fitting In
Posted: 4.23.10


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