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Pat Clarke III
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Clarke in 2017
No. 7 – Washington Valor
Position:Kicker
Personal information
Born: (1991-10-22) October 22, 1991 (age 28)
New Castle, Delaware
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Delaware Military Academy
College:Buffalo
Undrafted:2015
Career history
* Lehigh Valley Steelhawks (2015)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
* Second Team All-Arena (2017)
Career Arena statistics
FG made:4
FG att:6
PAT made:171
PAT att:198
Tackles:6
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Pat Clarke III (born October 22, 1991) is an American football placekicker for the Washington Valor of the Arena Football League (AFL). He has also played for the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks, Spokane Empire, Philadelphia Soul, Beijing Lions and Baltimore Brigade.

College careerEdit

Clarke committed to the University at Buffalo and played four years for the Buffalo Bulls football team.[1][2][3][4][5] He graduated in 2014 ranked second all-time in field goals made at Buffalo, with 36.

Professional careerEdit

Clarke played the 2015 season with the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks of the Professional Indoor Football League. On April 22, 2016, he was signed by the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League. The following day, he made his AFL debut in a 67–50 win over the Cleveland Gladiators, going 7 for 10 on extra point attempts in the game. On May 26, 2016, Clarke signed with the Spokane Empire of the Indoor Football League, and remained with the Empire for the remainder of the 2016 IFL season.[6]

Clarke was selected by the Beijing Lions of the China Arena Football League (CAFL) in the eighteenth round of the 2016 CAFL Draft.[7][8] He earned All-Pro North Division All-Star honors in 2016.[9] After advancing to the 2016 CAFL championship game, Clarke kicked a game-winning 17-yard field goal on the final play to give the Lions a 35–34 win over the Qingdao Clipper in the initial China Bowl.[10] He is listed on the Lions' roster for the 2018 season.[11]

On April 5, 2017, Clarke was assigned to the Baltimore Brigade. He earned Second Team All-Arena honors in 2017.[12]

On March 21, 2018, Clarke was assigned to the Washington Valor.[13] On March 15, 2019, Clarke was again assigned to the Valor.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gaughan, Mark (October 10, 2014). "No cause for concern with UB’s place-kicker". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on January 31, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170201020552/http://buffalonews.com/2014/10/10/no-cause-for-concern-with-ubs-place-kicker/. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  2. DiCesare, Bob (November 4, 2012). "Clarke boots UB’s blues away". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on January 31, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170201020747/https://buffalonews.com/2012/11/04/clarke-boots-ubs-blues-away/. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  3. DiCesare, Bob (October 9, 2013). "UB notebook: Kicker Clarke confident he can rebound". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on January 31, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170201020955/https://buffalonews.com/2013/10/09/ub-notebook-kicker-clarke-confident-he-can-rebound/. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  4. DiCesare, Bob (October 13, 2013). "Clarke’s career-long 51-yard FG sets Bulls on their way". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on January 31, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170201021244/http://buffalonews.com/2013/10/13/clarkes-career-long-51-yard-fg-sets-bulls-on-their-way/. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  5. Riordan, Tim (June 6, 2013). "Top MAC Football Players Of 2013: #65, Patrick Clarke, Buffalo K". UBBullrun.com. Archived from the original on January 31, 2017. https://www.webcitation.org/6nwN6dac0. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  6. "Empire activates kicker Pat Clarke". Spokane Empire. May 26, 2016. Archived from the original on January 31, 2017. https://www.webcitation.org/6nwNdmz1K. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  7. "CAFL DRAFT RESULTS – SEE IT AGAIN – FULL RESULTS HERE". caflfootball.com. June 11, 2016. http://caflfootball.com/cafl-draft-results-are-in/. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  8. Moninghoff, Mick (November 1, 2016). "CAFL Kickers Dance with the Devil". China Arena Football League. Archived from the original on January 31, 2017. https://www.webcitation.org/6nwNxEXqB. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  9. "The CAFL has announced their 2016 All-Pro North division All-Stars". caflfootball.com. November 4, 2016. Archived from the original on November 7, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20161107023207/http://caflfootball.com/the-cafl-has-released-their-2016-all-pro-north-division-all-stars/. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  10. "Beijing Lions Capture First Ever China Bowl On Final Play". americanfootballinternational.com. November 7, 2016. Archived from the original on January 31, 2017. https://www.webcitation.org/6nwO7kwqm. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  11. "Beijing Lions 2017 Roster". caflfootball.com. August 14, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170929184642/http://caflfootball.com/beijing-lions-2017-roster/. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  12. "AFL Announces All-Arena First and Second Teams". arenafootball.com. August 21, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170916034752/http://www.arenafootball.com/articles/afl-announces-all-arena-first-and-second-teams. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  13. "Team Transactions". arenafan.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20180326021459/http://www.arenafan.com/teams/Washington_Valor-227/transactions/. Retrieved March 25, 2018.

External linksEdit

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