Bruce M. Clark (March 31, 1957) is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive end in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons during the 1980s. Clark played college football at Penn State University, where he was an All-American. He was the fourth pick overall in the 1980 NFL Draft, but chose to play for the CFL's Toronto Argonauts before joining the NFL's New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs.
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|Born:||March 31, 1958|
New Castle, Pennsylvania
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||273 lb (124 kg)|
|High school:||New Castle|
(New Castle, Pennsylvania)
|NFL Draft:||1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4|
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Clark was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania.
Clark attended Penn State University, where he played for coach Joe Paterno's Penn State Nittany Lions football team from 1976 to 1979. As a junior in 1978, Clark became the first junior to win the Lombardi Award as the best college defensive lineman. He was recognized a consensus first-team All-American as a senior in 1979.
The Green Bay Packers selected Clark in the first round (fourth pick overall) of the 1980 NFL Draft, but he refused to play for them, and instead joined the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL. After two years in Canada, he played for the NFL's New Orleans Saints for seven seasons from 1982 to 1988, and then played for the Kansas City Chiefs in 1989, his final NFL season.
He later played a single season for the World League of American Football's Barcelona Dragons. Clark was drafted in the first round of the supplemental draft by the Barcelona Dragons in 1991. His experience and leadership were key to the Dragons successful first season. Clark started all ten games and was co-leader in sacks with seven that season.
Bruce Clark (or Clarke) may refer to:
Bruce Allan Clark (born 1944), activist for Native American rights
Bruce Clark (actor) (born 1958), actor who appeared on the TV series Here Come the Double Deckers
Bruce Clark (gridiron football) (born 1957), American NFL football player who played for the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs
Bruce Clark (journalist), international security editor of The Economist
Bruce Clark (bishop) (born 1939), Anglican bishop of Riverina, Australia
Bruce Clark (rugby league) (born 1958), Australian rugby league player
Bruce Clarke (musician) (1925–2008), Australian jazz musician
Bruce Clarke (footballer) (1910–?), South African footballer
Bruce C. Clarke (1901–1988), commander of the Continental Army Command
Bruce B. G. Clarke (born 1943), retired US Army officer, author and consultant
Bruce Clark, involved in the BC Rail scandal and brother of BC Liberal leadership candidate Christy Clark
1978 College Football All-America Team consensus selections
1979 College Football All-America Team consensus selections
Lombardi Award winners