Position: Defensive Line
Height /Weight: 6-3 / 245
Hometown: Essex Junction, Vt.
High School: Essex HS
Major: Exercise Physiology
At Delaware: Hard-working player in fourth-year with the Blue Hens as a walk-on…one of the team’s most technically sound players and rarely misses an assignment…one of the top returning defensive linemen on the team, ranking second only to All-CAA selection Michael Atunrase among active UD down linemen with 17 games played…will battle for starting spot at left end for the Blue Hens…lone player on the team from the state of Vermont…Capitol One/CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee…tied for team’s highest grade point average.
2010 Season: Enjoyed an outstanding first season as a regular on the Blue Hen defense that led the nation in total defense, allowing just 12 points per game...participated in all 15 games, earning six starts...filled in nicely at end when Chris Morales missed four games with an early-season suspension and when Atunrase was injured for two games late in the campaign…recorded 17 total tackles, including a season-high three against Villanova in the regular season finale...had one sack for seven yards vs. Maine...also a key member on the punt protection that has not allowed a punt to be blocked since the 2005 season...named to the Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference team...Delaware defense led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game)…team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under head coach K.C. Keeler.
2009 Season: Saw action in two games as a reserve defensive lineman in second season with the Blue Hens…played in games vs. West Chester and Towson but did not record a tackle…team went 6-5 under Keeler.
2008 Season: Did not see game action as a true freshman and retained freshman eligibility...team went 4-8.
High School: Played football, ice hockey, and lacrosse at Essex Junction High School...captain of all three teams...three-year starter at defensive end and tight end for head coach Bill Mayville...two-time all-league selection as a tight end and defensive end...three-year starter as a left winger in ice hockey...led team to three straight conference championships...three-year starter in lacrosse as a defender...earned All-American honors as a senior...led team to two league titles...National Honor Society student.
Personal: Ethan Michael Clark...born July 3, 1990...son of Alan Clark...has an older brother...honor student as an exercise physiology major at Delaware with a minor in biology...enrolled in UD Honors Program…Capitol One/CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee...uncle, Ed Harvey, played football and baseball at Connecticut...cousin, Matt Harvey, was a standout pitcher in baseball at the University of North Carolina and was a first round draft pick of the New York Mets in June, 2010...cousin, Jessica Harvey, played softball at UMass-Lowell.
Career Defensive Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Tackles: 9 vs. William & Mary, 2009Back To Football Home Football Story Archive