Posted: 6/16/2014 4:44 PM
Dallas Clark, who was as instrumental as perhaps any player in the Iowa’s Big Ten football championship of 2002, is retiring as an NFL player.
Clark played 11 years in the NFL, the first nine with the Indianapolis Colts. He spent a season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and was with the Baltimore Ravens last season.
His career totals as a pro were 505 catches for 5,665 yards and 53 touchdowns. He was a member of the Colts’ 2006 Super Bowl-championship team, and had four receptions in the Super Bowl win over Chicago.
He started 118 NFL games. The Colts were 84-31 with Clark in their starting lineup.
Clark was a first-round draft pick by Indianapolis in 2003. In 2002, he had 43 catches for 742 yards and four TDs at Iowa. His 7-yard touchdown catch against Purdue proved to be the game-winner in the Hawkeyes’ 31-28 come-from-behind victory over the Boilermakers that season. He had a 95-yard touchdown reception earlier that game.
Clark will sign a contract with Indianapolis on Wednesday and immediately retire a Colt.
“It’s an honor I can’t even explain,” said Clark in this Colts.com story. “It’s amazing just the love and support I have for the Colts and fans, but to see it come back toward me (is humbling).
“For the Irsay family and Colts family to do this is an honor, something I can’t thank anyone for enough. It’s so special I can’t even express how awesome it is.”
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OlatheHawkeye wrote: One the great Hawkeyes. I would like to see Clark come in as a TE coach for the Hawks sometime in the future.
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OlatheHawkeye wrote: One of the great Hawkeyes of all time. I would like to see Clark come in as a TE coach for the Hawks sometime in the future.
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bltnazah wrote: Dallas and his father-in-law own a winery that they started in 2008. I very seriously doubt he has anything to do with the Colts or the Hawks for a paycheck. He has a young family and is not going to be away from them. For anyone interested go to Train Wreck Winery.
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