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Ryan Clark
FS #25
Height:
5-11
Weight:
205
College:
LSU
Experience:
12
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 161 827 575 252 3.5 0 47 15 0 129 -- 37
2013 PIT 16 104 61 43 0 -- 4 2 0 50 25 37
2012 PIT 15 102 74 28 0 -- 7 2 0 26 13 26
2011 PIT 16 100 71 29 1 -- 5 1 0 10 10 10
2010 PIT 16 90 57 33 0 -- 7 2 0 34 17 23
2009 PIT 15 89 68 21 0 -- 8 3 0 0 -- 0
2008 PIT 14 87 52 35 0 -- 6 1 0 0 -- 0
2007 PIT 6 22 17 5 1 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2006 PIT 13 72 48 24 0 -- 2 1 0 -1 -1 -1
2005 WAS 13 57 42 15 0.5 -- 2 3 0 10 3.3 6
2004 WAS 15 81 65 16 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2003 NYG 16 21 19 2 1 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2002 NYG 6 2 1 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO (159-135/8-8): Ryan Clark re-signed a four-year contract with the Steelers on March 9, 2010...placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured List on November 14, 2007 with a spleen injury and missed the remainder of the 2007 season…signed a multi-year contract with the Steelers (UFA from Washington) on March 14, 2006…signed by the Redskins on July 31, 2004…released by the N.Y. Giants on May 27, 2004…added to the Giants’ practice squad October 23, 2002…released by the Giants on October 21, 2002…originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Giants on April 22, 2002.

PRO (159-135/8-8): Ryan Clark re-signed a four-year contract with the Steelers on March 9, 2010...placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured List on November 14, 2007 with a spleen injury and missed the remainder of the 2007 season…signed a multi-year contract with the Steelers (UFA from Washington) on March 14, 2006…signed by the Redskins on July 31, 2004…released by the N.Y. Giants on May 27, 2004…added to the Giants’ practice squad October 23, 2002…released by the Giants on October 21, 2002…originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Giants on April 22, 2002.

2013 (14-14):Ryan Clark started at free safety for the first 14 games…has recorded at least 10 tackles in three games this season (9/8 vs. Tennessee, 9/16 at Cincinnati and 10/27 at Oakland)…has two interceptions on the season (1, 10/27 at Oakland and 1, 11/10 vs. Buffalo).

  • 9/8 vs. Tennessee: Recorded a career-high 15 tackles.
  • 9/16 at Cincinnati: Totaled a team-high 11 tackles.
  • 10/13 at N.Y. Jets: Recorded his 14th career interception and 11th as a Steeler…tied for the lead in tackles (7) for defensive backs.
  • 10/27 at Oakland: Started his 100th career game as a Steeler…led the defensive backs in tackles (11).
  • 11/10 vs. Buffalo: Returned an interception 37 yards to the Buffalo 13-yard line in the fourth quarter...marked his second interception of the season, the 15th of his career and 12th as a Steeler.
  • 11/17 vs. Detroit: Recovered a fumble that was forced by NT Steve McLendon on the Lions’ fake field goal attempt in the fourth quarter.

2012 (15-15): Ryan Clark started 15 games…led or tied for the team lead in tackles seven times (Weeks 2, 6, 8-12 and 15)…his 106 tackles were good for third on the team…registered at least 100 tackles for the fifth straight season…tied for second on the team in interceptions (2), forced fumbles (2) and fumble recoveries (1)…was part of a secondary that finished first in the NFL in pass defense…also named Steelers’ Walter Payton Man of the Year…9/9 at Denver: Inactive…9/16 vs. N.Y. Jets: Started at free safety for the sixth-consecutive home opener…tied for the team lead with eight tackles…was part of a secondary that held QB Mark Sanchez to 138 passing yards…9/23 at Oakland: Started at free safety…picked off QB Carson Palmer on the Raiders’ first offensive play and returned it a career-long 26 yards to the Oakland 36-yard line…the Steelers scored a touchdown on their ensuing drive…10/7 vs. Philadelphia: Forced a fumble on QB Michael Vick on the Steelers’ one-yard line that was recovered in the endzone by LB Larry Foote for a touchback…10/11 at Tennessee: Led the team with nine tackles…10/21 at Cincinnati: Tied S Will Allen (5) for the most tackles in the secondary…10/28 vs. Washington: Led the team with six tackles…left the game in the second quarter with a concussion and did not return…11/4 at N.Y. Giants: Led the defensive backs with seven tackles…was part of a secondary that held QB Eli Manning to 125 passing yards…11/12 vs. Kansas City: Led the team with 10 tackles…left the game late in the fourth quarter with a possible concussion and did not return…11/18 vs. Baltimore: Registered his second forced fumble of the season to tie his single-season career high set in 13 games in 2005 when he played for the Washington Redskins…was part of a secondary that held the Ravens to 153 net passing yards…11/25 at Cleveland: Had a season-high 13 tackles…was part of a secondary that held QB Brandon Weeden to 158 passing yards…12/2 at Baltimore: Intercepted QB Joe Flacco at the Pittsburgh 49-yard line with 6:03 left in the second quarter…marked his second interception of the season, the 13th of his career and 10th as a Steeler…was part of a secondary that held the Ravens to 177 net passing yards…12/9 vs. San Diego: Tied for the team-high in tackles (7) for defensive backs…12/16 at Dallas: Had a team-high 11 tackles…12/23 vs. Cincinnati: Recovered an A.J. Green fumble that was forced by CB Cortez Allen…marked his first fumble recovery since 9/26/10 at Tampa Bay…12/30 vs. Cleveland: Tied for third on the team with eight tackles.

2011 (16-16/0-0): Started all 16 regular-season games at free safety...named to his first Pro Bowl…led the team during the regular season with 100 tackles, becoming the first Steelers’ safety to lead the team in tackles, dating back to the 1970s…marked the fourth consecutive season he recorded at least 100 tackles…registered one sack, his first since 2007…had one interception, four pass breakups and one forced fumble...did not play in the lone postseason contest in Denver due to sickle-cell trait…9/18 vs. Seattle: Had six tackles…was part of a defense that held the Seahawks to 159 yards passing…9/25 at Indianapolis: Totaled six tackles and one pass breakup…was part of a defense that held the Colts to 153 yards passing…10/16 vs. Jacksonville: Started at FS and played in his 120th career game…had nine tackles and one pass breakup…was part of a defense that held the Jaguars to 109 yards passing…10/23 at Arizona: Registered seven tackles…recorded his first interception of the season and the 11th of his career…10/30 vs. New England: Started at FS for the 70th time as a Steeler…had a team-high eight tackles…was part of a defense that held the Patriots to 198 yards passing…11/13 at Cincinnati: Made his 100th career start at FS…had seven tackles…was part of a defense that held the Bengals to 170 yards passing…11/27 at Kansas City: Played in his 125th career game…had three tackles…was part of a defense that held the Chiefs to 167 passing yards…12/8 vs. Cleveland: Had seven tackles…was part of a defense that held the Browns to three points…12/24 vs. St. Louis: Played in his 105th career game…had eight tackles…1/1 at Cleveland: Recorded his first sack of the season and first since 9/9/07 at Cleveland, sacking QB Seneca Wallace for a seven-yard loss...AFC Wild Card Game 1/8 at Denver: Was inactive due to sickle-cell trait.

2010 (16-16/3-3): Started all 16 regular-season games at free safety...finished third on the team with 122 tackles, a career high...had two interceptions, seven pass breakups and one fumble recovery...was part of a defense that had 21 interceptions...started all three postseason contests at free safety, finishing with 21 tackles, which tied for first on the team...added one interception (his first career postseason interception), one forced fumble and two pass breakups...also tallied one special teams tackle...9/12 vs. Atlanta: Recorded seven tackles...helped hold the Falcons to 58 yards rushing...9/19 at Tennessee: Played in his 100th career game...had six tackles and one pass breakup...was part of a defense that forced six Tennessee turnovers... 9/26 at Tampa Bay: Made his 50th career start for the Steelers...had five tackles...recorded one fumble recovery...10/3 vs. Baltimore: Finished with 13 tackles and one pass breakup...10/17 vs. Cleveland: Started his 80th career game at free safety...had six tackles... posted his first interception of the season on the Browns’ first drive of the game and returned it 11 yards...11/8 at Cincinnati: Had six tackles...was a part of a defense that held the Bengals to only 54 yards rushing...11/14 vs. New England: Recorded 12 tackles...12/12 vs. Cincinnati: Made his 60th career start in the secondary as a Steeler...had seven tackles and one pass breakup...was part of a defense that held the Bengals to 190 yards of total offense...12/23 vs. Carolina: Had 12 tackles and one pass breakup...was part of a defense that held the Panthers to a season-low 72 yards passing and forced two turnovers...1/2 at Cleveland: Posted his second interception of the season and returned it 23 yards in the second quarter...AFC Divisional Game 1/15 vs. Baltimore: Had eight tackles...forced his second career postseason fumble and recorded his first career postseason interception in the third quarter...was part of a defense that held the Ravens to 125 yards passing and forced three turnovers...AFC Championship Game 1/23 vs. N.Y. Jets: Had five tackles and one pass breakup...had one special teams tackle...Super Bowl XLV 2/6 vs. Green Bay: Made his sixth career postseason start at free safety...had a team-high eight tackles.

2009 (15-15): Started 15 games at FS...finished second on the team with 110 tackles and tied for the team lead with three interceptions... also surpassed 500 career tackles…9/10 vs. Tennessee: Finished with six solo tackles...surpassed 400 career tackles (405)...9/20 at Chicago: Finished with seven solo tackles and one pass defense...9/27 at Cincinnati: Recorded eight solo tackles, two pass defenses and one QB pressure...10/11 at Detroit: Made his 65th career start at FS...recorded seven solo tackles and one interception for no gain...10/18 vs. Cleveland: Recorded three solo tackles and one interception for no gain...11/15 vs. Cincinnati: Recorded eight solo tackles and one pass breakup...11/22 at Kansas City: Totaled 10 solo tackles and two pass breakups...11/29 at Baltimore: Made his 70th career start at FS...recorded seven solo tackles...12/10 at Cleveland: Recorded 11 solo tackles...1/3 at Miami: Made his 75th career start at FS...recorded eight solo tackles, one pass breakup and an interception.

2008 (14-14/3-3): Started 14 regular-season games...missed games on 11/3 at Washington and 12/28 against Cleveland due to shoulder injuries...selected as the Steelers’ 2008 winner of “The Chief Award” for his cooperation with the media, an award voted annually by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America...received the team’s Ed Block Courage award...named to the USA Today All-Joe team...finished second on the team with 113 tackles (55 solo)...also contributed one interception and eight passes defensed...had five tackles on special teams...started all three postseason games...finished with 14 postseason tackles (11 solo)...forced the first fumble of his postseason career late in the fourth quarter of the AFC Championship Game...9/7 vs. Houston: Played in his 70th career game...tied for second on the team with eight tackles (five solo)...added one tackle on special teams...9/14 at Cleveland: Tied for the team lead with two passes defensed...9/21 at Philadelphia: Finished second on the team with nine tackles (five solo)...9/29 vs. Baltimore: Made his 50th career start and recorded eight tackles (three solo) and had one pass defensed...had one solo tackle on special teams...10/5 at Jacksonville: Finished second (tied) on the team with seven tackles (three solo)...had one QB pressure...10/19 at Cincinnati: Played in his 75th career game...finished with eight tackles (four solo)...recorded one solo tackle on special teams...10/26 vs. N.Y. Giants: Finished second on the team with nine tackles (seven solo)...seven solo tackles led the team and were a season high (tied)...had one pass defensed...had one solo tackle on special teams...11/3 at Washington: Inactive due to a shoulder injury...11/9 vs. Indianapolis: Returned from a shoulder injury to start at FS...had five tackles (one solo) and one pass defensed...11/20 vs. Cincinnati: Finished with 12 tackles (six solo), the most in his first three years with the Steelers...11/30 at New England: Played in his 80th career game...finished with eight tackles (five solo), one QB pressure and two passes defensed...12/7 vs. Dallas: Recorded eight tackles (three solo)...had one solo tackle on special teams...12/14 at Baltimore: Registered seven tackles (two solo)...surpassed 100 tackles in a season for the first time in his career (101)...recorded his first interception of the season in the first quarter...12/21 at Tennessee: Made his 60th career start...led the team with 12 tackles (seven solo) and had one pass defensed...left the game late in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury...12/28 vs. Cleveland: Inactive due to a shoulder injury...AFC Divisional Game 1/11 vs. San Diego: Finished with one solo tackle...AFC Championship Game 1/18 vs. Baltimore: Made his fourth postseason start at FS...finished second on the team with eight solo tackles...caused his first postseason fumble late in the fourth quarter...Super Bowl XLIII 2/1 vs. Arizona: Finished with five tackles (two solo).

2007 (6-6/0-0): Started six games at FS...missed three consecutive games in Weeks 8-10 due to a spleen injury...was placed on the Reserve/Injured List on November 14, 2007 with a shoulder injury...finished the season with 24 tackles, one sack, two passes defensed and a forced fumble...9/9 at Cleveland: Started at FS...had three solo tackles, including a sack for a loss of 12 yards...also broke up one pass and registered the third forced fumble of his career...9/16 vs. Buffalo: Logged four solo tackles and one pass defensed...also had two special teams tackles... 9/23 vs. San Francisco: Started at FS and had four solo tackles…9/30 at Arizona: Racked up five solo tackles and one quarterback hit...10/7 vs. Seattle: Made his fifth consecutive start, but his first at SS, due to an injury to Troy Polamalu...registered four solo tackles...was part of a defensive unit that allowed only 144 total yards, 38 rushing yards, 106 passing yards and only eight first downs...10/21 at Denver: Returned to his starting role at FS...racked up four solo tackles...part of a defensive unit that allowed Denver running backs to pick up only 54 rushing yards...missed next three games due to a spleen injury. Placed on the Reserve/Injured List on November 14, 2007.

2006 (13-12): In his first season with the Steelers, started 12 games and finished with 75 tackles...had one interception and three fumble recoveries...9/7 vs. Miami: Started his first game as a Steeler at FS...registered six solo tackles...also recorded a pass defensed and one tackle for a loss...9/24 vs. Cincinnati: Started at FS and recorded eight tackles (six solo)...hit Bengals WR Chris Henry over the middle, causing the ball to be intercepted by Ike Taylor...10/8 at San Diego: Recorded his first interception as a Steeler...tied a game-high with eight tackles (seven solo)...10/29 at Oakland: Recorded six tackles (four solo)...added one solo special teams tackle...was part of a defense that held the Raiders to 17 yards passing...11/12 vs. New Orleans: Recorded five tackles (four solo) and recovered two fumbles, the first fumble recoveries of his career...added one solo special teams tackle...11/19 at Cleveland: Recorded six tackles (five solo) and one pass defensed...recovered a fumble, his third recovery in the last two games...12/3 vs. Tampa Bay: Recorded four solo tackles before leaving the game with a groin injury that forced him to miss the next game...12/17 at Carolina: Saw action but didn’t start...recorded one tackle before re-aggravating his groin injury...added one special teams tackle...missed the final two games with a hamstring injury.

2005 (13-13/2-2): Finished the season with 72 tackles (48 solo), three interceptions, two forced fumbles and a half sack, starting all 13 games he played in...missed first two games of the season due to injury...10/2 vs. Seattle: Started at safety...recorded three tackles (all solo)...10/9 at Denver: Started at safety...recorded eight tackles (four solo)...10/16 at Kansas City: Inactive because of an injury...10/24 vs. San Francisco: Started at safety...recorded two tackles (one solo)...10/30 at N.Y. Giants: Recorded career-highs with 14 tackles and 11 solo tackles, and also tallied his first career interception (Eli Manning) and one pass deflection...11/6 vs. Philadelphia: Recorded five tackles (three solo) and made a game-saving play, intercepting Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb on fourth down on the Redskins 7-yard line with 1:32 remaining in the fourth quarter...11/13 at Tampa Bay: Recorded six tackles (four solo) and two special teams tackles...11/20 vs. Oakland: Recorded four tackles (three solo)...11/27 vs. San Diego: Registered six tackles (four solo), a half-sack for 4.5 yards...12/4 at St. Louis: Recorded three tackles (two solo) and one special teams tackle...12/18 vs. Dallas: Started at safety...recorded six tackles (three solo) and one forced fumble...recorded one special teams tackle...1/1 at Philadelphia: Started at safety...recorded five tackles (three solo), one interception for four yards and one forced fumble.

2004 (15-11): Stepped in for the secondary when Matt Bowen and Andre Lott went down due to injuries...played in 15 games and made 11 starts...led all Washington defensive backs with 91 tackles (65 solo) and finished fourth on the team...added 10 special teams tackles...10/10 vs. Baltimore: Set a then career high with 12 tackles (10 solo)...10/17 at Chicago: Recorded nine tackles (six solo)...10/31 vs. Green Bay: Recorded nine tackles (six solo)...11/7 at Detroit: Recorded 11 tackles (eight solo)...11/14 vs. Cincinnati: Matched a then-career high with 12 tackles and 10 solo.

2003 (16-4): Had a breakout season with the Giants, playing every game while starting four...recorded 23 tackles (17 solo) one sack, two passes defensed and five special teams stops...10/19 vs. Philadelphia: Notched four tackles with one solo and a pass defensed...11/9 vs. Atlanta: Recorded six tackles (three solo) and a pass defensed...11/16 at Philadelphia: Recorded three solo tackles...11/24 at Tampa Bay: Notched five solo stops...12/21 at Dallas: Recorded two solo tackles...12/28 vs. Carolina: Recorded three solo tackles and his first career sack for a loss of seven yards.

2002 (6-0): Played in the first six games on special teams...was signed to the Giants practice squad where he was for the remainder of the season... 9/15 at St. Louis: Recorded his only tackle of the season.

COLLEGE: Ryan Clark started 36 consecutive games at free safety for LSU. 2001: Ranked third on the Tigers with 88 tackles (63 solo) and recorded three interceptions. 2000: Was selected to the All-SEC second team by the league’s coaches. 1999: Started all 11 games...led the Tigers in tackles (110), interceptions (3), pass breakups (10) and forced fumbles (3). 1998: Named LSU’s Special Teams Player of the Year.

PERSONAL: In 2012, he started Ryan Clark’s Cure League to raise money for sickle cell disease research, clinical care, and increased awareness about the disease (www.cureleague.org)…is married to Yonka and has three children, Jordan, Jaden and Loghan...son of Michael and Sheilia Clark...Full name: Ryan Terry Clark.

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