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    Jared Clark

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Sarasota, FL

    High School:
    Cardinal Mooney

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 250

    Position:
    Tight End

    Birthdate:
    10/31/1981


    A fifth-year senior who was a part-time starter in 2003 ... a former quarterback who moved to tight end during 2002 spring drills ... a tremendous athlete who adds a dangerous pass catcher to the Irish offensive attack ... good receiver who is a threat running with the ball after the catch ... figures to continue to expand his involvement in the offense this season ... consummate team player who will do anything for the good of the team ... also plays on special teams for the Irish.

    2003 (SENIOR): Became an important player for the Irish in his second year at tight end ... finished the season fifth on the team in receptions with 15 catches for 142 yards (9.5 avg.) ... also made seven tackles (four solos) and recovered a fumble on special teams ... matched a career high with four receptions versus Washington State for 28 yards ... had eight receptions combined versus North Carolina State (2003 Gator Bowl) and Washington State while only catching three passes in 13 previous career games ... made two receptions (39 yards) versus Michigan, including a season-long grab of 23 yards ... made his first career start for the Irish against Purdue when he caught three passes for 23 yards ... made his first career fumble recovery versus Pittsburgh on special teams on the opening kickoff ... also picked up a loose ball in the backfield on offense and ran with it for 12 yards against Pittsburgh ... caught a six-yard pass versus Southern California ... made a nine-yard catch against Boston College ... had one reception for five yards versus Florida State ... made three receptions for 32 yards versus Navy ... stared against Brigham Young, but did not make a catch ... played 95:54 and made 99 special teams appearances on the season.

    2002 (JUNIOR): Played extensively as a reserve tight end after moving to the position from quarterback in the spring ... made seven catches for 104 yards (14.9 avg.) ... made four catches for 41 yards against North Carolina State in the 2003 Gator Bowl ... made his first career reception against Maryland in the second quarter for 17 yards and a first down ... made one reception for nine yards versus Michigan ... pulled in a career-long 37-yard reception against Florida State ... played 47:16 and made 199 special teams appearances on the season.

    2001 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 13 games for the Irish, playing quarterback in one game and special teams in every contest ... made five tackles (four solos) on special teams ... made only appearance at quarterback at Texas A&M in the fourth quarter, rushing once and attempting one pass ... played 1:17 at quarterback and made numerous special teams appearances.

    2000 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action in 2000 as a reserve quarterback.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Cardinal Mooney High School in Sarasota, Fla. ... ranked 62nd on Chicago Sun-Times list of top 100 national prospects in 1999 ... one of nine quarterbacks named to Super Southern 100 squad by Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... completed 89 of 151 passes for 1,372 yards and 17 touchdowns as senior in 1999 ... rushed 109 times for 741 yards and 10 touchdowns in 1999 ... earned four letters in football as quarterback, safety, linebacker and defensive end ... first-team all-state quarterback accounted for 2,113 yards and 27 touchdowns overall in 1999, despite missing two and a half games due to pneumonia ... helped his team to third round of the 1999 Florida state playoffs ... helped Cardinal Mooney to 10-3 record in 1999, also making 10 tackles, three sacks, forcing one fumble and recovering another as defensive end in a second-round playoff contest ... accounted for 1,451 total yards as junior in 1998, with three-to-one touchdowns-to-interceptions ratio ... 74 of 126 passing in 1998 as junior produced 710 yards and eight touchdowns and he also rushed for 649 yards and 11 touchdowns ... a starter at quarterback since the seventh game of his freshman season ... chosen team MVP as junior and senior and captain of team as senior ... set school records for total offense yards in season and career ... had 10 tackles and three sacks as defensive end in second-round state playoff game ... scored the only touchdown of game in Sarasota/Manatee County all-star game ... selected for the Florida-Georgia all-star game ... his defensive coordinator at Cardinal Mooney was David Rosenberg, a former Notre Dame linebacker from Sarasota who enrolled in 1987 ... attended Notre Dame football camp in summer of 1999 ... full name is Jared Jack Clark ... second oldest of five children ... a brother, Justin, plays football at Middle Georgia College ... born Oct. 30, 1981, in Gainesville, Fla. ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management-entrepreneurship.

    G-GS PAPCInt. Pct. Yds. TDLGTCYds. Avg. TDLG
    2000
    DNP
    20011-0100 .000000155.005
    200213-0000.000000000.000
    200312-2000.000000100.000
    TOTAL26-2100.000000252.505

    Rec. Yds. Avg. TDLGFR
    2000
    DNP
    200100 0.00 00-0
    2002710414.90370-0
    2003151429.50231-0
    TOTAL2224611.20371-0
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