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    Danny Clark
    Danny Clark
    Hometown:
    Country Club Hills, Ill.

    High School:
    Hillcrest

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 230

    Position:
    LB

    Lettered:
    1996-99

    1999: Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors by both the coaches and media ... Named one of the team's four captains of the 1999 squad ... Led team with 119 tackles ... Ranks fifth on the Illini's career tackles list with 381, passing Illini great Dick Butkus (374) ... Posted seven tackle game in the Illini's rout of Virginia 63-21 in the Micronpc.com Bowl, to lead the team ... Registered eight double-digit tackle games including 12 against Michigan and 14 each vs. Penn State and Northwestern ... Ranked fourth in the Big Ten in tackles per game with 10.5 ... Had a team season-high three TFL in comeback win over Michigan ... Intercepted his fourth career pass against Michigan State and forced a fumble vs. Indiana ... Made 11 tackles, including two for loss, and one sack at Ohio State ... Ranks sixth on Illinois' all-time career tackles list and fifth on career TFL list.

    1998: Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten and Illini MVP honors with team-leading 115 tackles, including 84 solo stops, 10 TFLs, two interceptions, team-leading seven passes broken up ... Stripped WSU's DeJuan Gilmore in season-opener vs. Cougars, stopping scoring threat and recovering fumble... Led team in tackles in seven games ... Made 12 stops vs. Louisville and Northwestern, adding three TFLs vs. Wildcats ... Made 15 tackles vs. Ohio State ... Added 12 tackles vs. Wisconsin ... Picked off Purdue QB Drew Brees ... Recorded 10 solo stops at Penn State ...Led Illini to win over Indiana with 11 tackles and one interception ... Ended season with 13 tackles at Michigan State.

    1997: Led Illini with 95 tackles, including 70 solos and 13 TFLs ... Also recorded a team-high five sacks ... Two fumble recoveries and three passes broken up ... Picked off pass with diving catch at Louisville ... Made seven tackles vs. Southern Miss, eight tackles (seven solos) at Louisville with an interception, six stops vs. Washington State with one TFL ... Made seven solo stops at Iowa with three TFLs and two sacks ... Recorded 10 tackles with six solos vs. Penn State and five stops at Wisconsin . . . Made six tackles vs. Purdue ... Led Illini with 11 tackles, including nine solos, two TFLs and one fumble recovery at Indiana ... Made career-high 17 stops vs. Northwestern, including nine solos, four TFLs and one sack ... Closed season with nine tackles and fumble recovery vs. Michigan State.

    1996: Started opening five games and made 10 starts overall with 52 tackles, including 32 solos and one TFL ... Piled up nine tackles twice, including eight solos against Iowa.

    1995: Redshirt season.

    High School: Named All-S.I.C.A. as a quarterback and linebacker ... Daily Southtown and Star all-area pick ... Chosen Champaign News-Gazette all-state as a defensive back ... Selected to play in the North-South Shrine Game ... Rushed for 505 yards on 77 attempts (6.6 yds./carry) and seven TDs ... Passed for 913 yards (36-for-95) and five touchdowns ... Helped Hillcrest to 6-4 record in 1994 ... High school coach was Dennis Curtin.

    Personal: Played middle linebacker his sophomore year and played quarterback and outside linebacker his junior and senior years at Hillcrest ... Also lettered in basketball ... Parents are Daniel Clark and Sheila Davis ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


    CAREER HIGHS

    Tackles: 17 Northwestern 11/8/97 & vs. SDSU 9/11/99
    INT: 1 (multiple times)
    Tackles: 17 vs. Northwestern, 11/8/97
    Solos: 10 at Penn State, 10/31/98
    Tackles for loss: 4 vs. Northwestern, 11/8/97
    Sacks: 2 vs. Northwestern, 11/8/97


    DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

    TFL- SACKS- INT-
    YEAR G ST AT TOT YDS YDS YDS
    1996 11 32 20 52 1-1 0-0 0-0
    1997 11 70 25 95 13-55 5-34 1-0
    1998 11 84 31 115 10-25 0-0 2-24
    1999 12 82 37 119 11-65 3-19 1-0
    Career 45 268 113 381 35-146 5-34 4-24

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