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10.28.13 | M Football

Clark Named NAIA National POTW

Clarence Clark became the NAIA Special Teams Player of the Week after an incredible game Saturday Clarence Clark became the NAIA Special Teams Player of the Week after an incredible game Saturday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Baker University freshman phenom Clarence Clark not only earned this week's HAAC Special Teams Player of the Week honor, but he also became the first Wildcat since 2007 to be named the NAIA National Special Teams Player of the Week, announced Monday by the national office.

Clark, a freshman kicker from Phoenix, Ariz., made two of the biggest kicks in Baker regular season history to seal the Wildcats 13-10 upset victory over then-No. 6 Missouri Valley on Saturday.

Clark nailed a career-long 59-yard field goal to knot the game at 10-10 in the fourth quarter and then put one through the uprights from 53 yards out for the game-winning score in overtime.

The freshman, who also sees time at wide receiver, has over 500 all-purpose yards and seven touchdowns on the season.

But this week his right foot was the difference, pushing Baker into a three-way tie for second place in the Heart of America Athletic Conference standings (5-1-0).

Clark currently ranks among the top 10 nationally in total field goals (5th, 9), total scoring (5th, 93 points), scoring per game (6th, 11.6 points) and field goals per game (6th, 1.1).

The last time a Wildcat won the NAIA National Special Teams Player of the Week was back in 2007 when Derek Doerfler won the award twice.

The No. 6 ranked Wildcats will next take on Evangel this Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. inside Liston Stadium on the annual 'Black Out' game. All fans are asked to wear black to the game.

To see Clark's game winning overtime field goal against Missouri Valley, please click here.

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