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Adrien Clarke
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Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-03-26) March 26, 1981 (age 39)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Career information
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 7 / Pick: 227
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Philadelphia Eagles ( 2004 2005)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Stats at NFL.com

Adrien Carlton Clarke (born March 26, 1981) is a former American football guard. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State.

Clarke was a member of the New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Florida Tuskers and Virginia Destroyers. His wife's name is Tania Clarke. His children's names are Christian Xavier Clarke, Mckenzie Clarke, Adrien Clarke II, Aaron Clarke, Driana Smith, Aiden Clarke, and Parker Clarke. Now he is the owner and CEO of Prograde Performance where he trains young athletes.

College careerEdit

Clarke played college football for the Ohio State Buckeyes and started in 43 games in his career.[1] Following the 2003 season, he was invited to play in the 2004 Senior Bowl.[2] He also won the 2002 national championship against Miami.

Professional careerEdit

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Clarke was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round (227th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft.[1] He was signed to a four-year contract on July 15, 2004.[3] He was placed on the injured reserve list at the beginning of the 2004 season after suffering a torn hamstring.[4]

Clarke made his first NFL start in week 12 of the 2005 season, replacing injured left guard Artis Hicks.[5] He started in four games total in 2005.[6]

Clarke was waived/injured on August 29, 2006 due to a back injury that required surgery.[7][8]

New York JetsEdit

Clarke was signed by the New York Jets to a reserve/future contract on January 22, 2007.[9] Clarke earned the starting left guard job in the preseason[8] and started in 14 games in 2007.[10]

He was waived on February 26, 2008.[10]

Baltimore RavensEdit

On May 16, 2008, Clarke was signed by the Baltimore Ravens, but was released on August 30.[11]

Florida TuskersEdit

Clarke was drafted by the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League in the sixth round (29th overall) of the 2010 UFL Draft. He started the 2010 season at right guard and was resigned in 2011 and will go into camp as the incumbent right guard for the now Virginia Destroyers.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Buckeyes break record with 14 players chosen". The Vindicator. April 26, 2004. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xWpcAAAAIBAJ&sjid=klcNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1532,7398773. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
  2. "BG's Harris on North in Senior Bowl". Toledo Blade. January 24, 2004. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=K11IAAAAIBAJ&sjid=NgQEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1432,2279543. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
  3. "TRANSACTIONS". The New York Times. July 15, 2004. https://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F40D16F63C5E0C768DDDAE0894DC404482. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
  4. Patton, Steve (September 9, 2004). "Birds will face Giants at nearly full strength". Reading Eagle. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=oPghAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iaIFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1329,5272163. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
  5. "Next For Seahawks: Philadelphia Eagles". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. November 30, 2005. http://www.seattlepi.com/football/250238_hnext30.html. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
  6. "Fraley hoping versatility pays off". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. August 24, 2006. http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/today/s_467557.html. Retrieved 2010-10-28.[dead link]
  7. "Eagles Place Bloom On Injured Reserve List". wsbtv.com. August 29, 2006. Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. https://web.archive.org/web/20110629135452/http://www.wsbtv.com/sports/9757699/detail.html. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Crouse, Karen (September 14, 2007). "Jets' O-Line Must Be Great for Offense to Be Good". The New York Times. http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/09/14/jets-o-line-must-be-great-for-offense-to-be-good/. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
  9. Roberts, Lee (January 22, 2007). "Jets sign guard Adrien Clarke". scout.com. http://nyj.scout.com/2/611975.html?refid=400&cmp=otc-k9b140813162&att=5. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Jets cut ties with Dyson, McCareins, Clarke". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. February 26, 2008. http://www.seattlepi.com/scorecard/nflnews.asp?articleID=162876. Retrieved 2010-10-29.[dead link]
  11. "Stills among Ravens' cuts". Frederick News-Post. August 31, 2008. Archived from the original on 2012-03-28. https://web.archive.org/web/20120328175029/http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/sports/display.htm?StoryID=79533. Retrieved 2010-10-29.

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