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#10 Bret Clark
Position: Safety
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
City/State: Nebraska City, Neb.
High School: Nebraska City

         Drafted in 7th  Round by the Los Angeles Raiders

         Signed with Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL

         1985 Japan Bowl

         1984 First-Team All-American (Football News, Football Writers, Sporting News)

         1984 Second-Team All-American (AP, UPI)

         1984 First-Team All-American (AP, UPI)

         1984 Two-Time Husker Defensive Player-of-the-Week (Wyoming, Colorado)

         1983 Honorable-Mention All-American (AP)

         1983 First-Team All-Big 8 (UPI)

         1983 Second-Team All-Big 8 (AP)

         1982 Sophomore All-American (Football News)


1984 (Senior)

All-American (Football Writers, Football News, and Sporting News) and a consensus All-Big 8 pick, Clark signed with the Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL, but was still a seventh-round choice of the NFL Los Angeles Raiders a few days later.

Nebraska team leader in interceptions (five), passes broken up (eight), and fumble recoveries (three). Tied a school records for passes broken up in a season and a career (19). Also set a new record for defensive backs with 101 career unassisted tackles. Intercepted two passes against Colorado. Played in the 1985 Japan Bowl.
 


1983 (Junior)

An All-Big 8 selection by United Press International last year when he led Nebraska and ranked fourth in the Big 8 in interceptions with five in 12 games, the most for a Husker defender since present NU secondary coach Bob Thornton had five in 1973. Recorded 46 total tackles, ranked third on the squad in unassisted tackles with 37. Season high of seven tackles vs. Wyoming, but his top performance may have come against Oklahoma State when he made four stops, broke up a pair of passes and intercepted a Cowboy pass in the Husker end zone on the last play of Nebraska’s narrow 14-10 win at Stillwater.

 

1982 (Sophomore)
Tied a school record with eight pass breakup as a sophomore in 1982. Led the secondary in tackles with 52 (34 unassisted) and saved his best game for the toughest completion recording a career-high nine in NU’s 28-24 win over Oklahoma, eight in 27-24 loss to national champion Penn State, seven in a 23-19 win over Missouri. Also played key role in a surprisingly easy 41-7 win at Auburn when his defensive adjustment helped shut down Tigers’ wishbone offense in the second half. Football News named him to its sophomore All-American team.

 

1981 (Redshirt Freshman)
Redshirted 

 

1980 (Freshman)
Starting safety for 5-0 Husker freshmen team in 1980, intercepted two passes, returned them 34 yards.

 

Before Nebraska (Nebraska City High School)
All-state performer for Coach Loyd Maskell at Nebraska City High School, he’s one of four former Pioneers expected to play important roles at NU. Others include Greg Orton, Scott Porter and Chad Daffer. Prep team MVP in both football and basketball. 


Personal
Recreation major and the son of Kenneth and Alice Clark. Born Feb. 24, 1961. 

 

Tackles

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Fum.

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Year

UT

AT

TT

TFL

R

PBU

PI

1982

34

18

52

0-0

1

8

2

1983

37

9

46

0-0

1

3

5

1984

30

15

45

1-5

3

8

5

Totals

101

42

143

1-5

5

19

12

Bowl Statistics
1983 Orange Bowl vs. LSU: Tackles 2 UT, 2TT; 1 PBU
1984 Orange Bowl vs. Miami: Tackles 5 UT, 1 AT, 6 TT; 1 PBU
1985 Sugar Bowl vs. LSU: Tackles 3 UT, 3 TT

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