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Tony Clark
Tony Clark

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Garden City, Ga.

High School:
Groves

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 213

Position:
Linebacker

Birthdate:
04/13/1987



2008
A veteran outside linebacker, versatile enough to see action in the secondary... started four games early in the season and started in the Chick-fil-A Bowl... played on a number of special teams and had three kickoff returns... had 21 tackles, 2.5 tackles-for-loss, 1.0 sacks, two pass break-ups, one forced fumble and one blocked punt... came off the bench for five solo tackles and blocked a punt against Miami (Nov. 20)... broke a string of four straight starts vs. Gardner-Webb (Oct. 11) when Tech began the game in a nickel package... had seven tackles, including four solos and 1.5 tackles-for-loss at Virginia Tech (Sept. 13)... received his first career start at Boston College (Sept. 6)... had a huge 10-yard sack -- his first career sack -- and forced a fumble in the process... led the Jackets with two pass break-ups, had two solo tackles and three total tackles in the opener vs. Jacksonville State (Aug. 28)... moved from defensive back to linebacker in the spring of 2007... a key player on Georgia Tech's vastly-improved special teams in 2007... a versatile player... forced and recovered a fumble in the April 19 T-Day Game.

2007
Saw action in every regular season game, predominantly on special teams.... averaged one tackle per game... 10 of his 12 tackles on the season were solos... credited with 0.5 tackles-for-loss... ranked among the ACC leaders in forced fumbles (2) for most of the season... also recovered one fumble... made five total tackles including four unassisted and recovered a fumble in Tech's 69-14 win over Samford (Sept. 8)... made two solo tackles vs. Boston College (Sept. 15)... forced his second fumble in just the fourth game of the season at Virginia (Sept. 22)... made solo tackles against Notre Dame, Samford, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Georgia.

2006
Made 14 tackles on the season... had a then career-high three tackles against Troy... had two tackles and a pass break-up against Samford.

2005
One of eight true freshmen to see action... played on special teams and was credited with one tackle.

High School
Rated among the Top 60 defensive backs in the nation by Rivals.com . . . Honorable mention all-state selection (Class AAAAA) by the Atlanta J-C . . . Most Valuable Player for coach Karl Demasi at Groves High . . . Two-way player who had 25 receptions for 687 yards and nine touchdowns on offense as well as 58 tackles and four interceptions on defense as a senior . . . Also an outstanding sprinter on the track team.

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Top 50 in Georgia
  • No. 29 safety in the nation (Scout.com)

    Personal
    Full name is Anthony Rai Clark . . . Parents are Louise and Kenneth Clark . . . Born April 13, 1987 . . . Majoring in management.

    Career Statistics
    Year G-GS P-A TKL TFL SCK FC FR INT PB
    2005 9-0 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    2006 14-0 11-3 14 0 0 0 0-0 0 1
    2007 12-0 10-2 12 0.5-1 0 2 1 0 0
    2008 13-6 15-6 21 2.5-12 1.0-10 1 0 0 2
    Career 48-6 37-11 48 3.0-13 1.0-10 3 1 0 3
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