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Clarence Denmark
Retired
Date of birth: (1985-09-29) September 29, 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth: Jacksonville, Florida
Career information
Status: out
CFL status: Import
Position(s): WR
Organizations
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 2014
CFL West All-Star: 2014
Playing stats at CFL.ca
Playing stats at NFL.com

Clarence Traneil Denmark (born September 29, 1985) is a formerCanadian football [[wide receiver]. He most recently played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Prior to his time in the CFL, Denmark played for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL. He played college football at Mississippi Delta Community College, Troy University, and Arkansas-Monticello.

Professional career Edit

Jacksonville Jaguars Edit

Denmark was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 2, 2009. Denmark, however, was waived on September 1, 2009. He was later signed to the practice squad on December 5, 2009. Denmark was signed as a free agent on January 5, 2010 and he spent the entire offseason with the team; however he was cut on September 4, 2010. On September 13, 2010, Denmark was signed to the practice squad, but subsequently waived five days later. On November 2, 2010, Denmark was once again added to the Jaguars' practice squad.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Edit

On May 16, 2011, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed Denmark as an import player. Denmark had seven catches for 89 yards and a touchdown in Winnipeg's two pre-season games. Denmark made his first regular season start during Week 2 of the 2011 CFL season: He made four receptions for a total of 38 yards. He would finish his inaugural CFL season as the Bombers second best WR with 818 yards and 5 touchdowns. 2012 was a bit of a down season for Denmark, he only amassed 620 yards and 1 touchdown. He was the leading receiver for the Blue Bombers in both the 2013 and 2014 seasons. In 2013, he accumulated 900 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, in 2014, he finished second in the league in receiving yards with 1,080 and added 3 touchdowns. His performance was recognized when he was named not only a CFL West All-Star, but a CFL All-Star. Denmark played in all 18 regular season games in this 5th season with the Bombers, catching 57 passes for 718 yards. He was released by the Blue Bombers on March 22, 2016.[1] His career totals with the Bombers are 306 receptions for 4,165 yards with 16 touchdowns. He also added 141 rushing yards on 25 carries, and 14 tackles .

Saskatchewan Roughriders Edit

On May 13, 2016, Denmark signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. On June 19, 2016, he was released as part of the Roughriders final cuts.

Second stint with Winnipeg Edit

On July 31, 2016, Denmark was brought back by the Blue Bombers due to injuries to Winnipeg's regular starting receivers. His first game back with the Blue Bombers was a Week 7 victory over Hamilton, in which he recorded seven catches for 69 yards, including a touchdown.[2] He finished the season with 53 catches for 705 yards and eight touchdowns in just 10 games played. In the following off-season, he entered free agency, but eventually re-signed with the Blue Bombers for a seventh season on February 17, 2017.[3] He played in all 18 games in 2017, recording 58 catches for 608 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. In the following off-season, he was not offered another contract by the Blue Bombers and became a free agent.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

He resides in Jacksonville, Florida. He attended Robert E. Lee High School.

References Edit

  1. "Bombers release Turner & Denmark". http://www.bluebombers.com/2016/03/22/bombers-release-turner-denmark/.
  2. Tait, Ed (5 August 2016). "EUPHORIC FEELING: DENMARK'S RETURN A SPECIAL MOMENT". CFL.ca. https://www.cfl.ca/2016/08/06/euphoric-feeling-denmarks-return-a-special-moment/. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  3. Bombers agree to terms with Denmark
  4. "Budget squeeze leads Blue to part with Denmark, Bond". Feb 9, 2018. https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/football/bombers/bond-denmark-part-ways-with-bombers-473579763.html.

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