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Will Clarke
DE #93
Height:
6-6
Weight:
275
College:
West Virginia
Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 47 33 25 8 7 0 3 0 0 0 -- 0
2017 TB 12 11 10 1 2.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2016 CIN 16 15 10 5 4 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2015 CIN 12 4 3 1 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2014 CIN 7 3 2 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Third-round 2014 draft choice ranked third on 2016 team in sacks (4.0), while playing multiple roles in D-line rotation ... Saw action in every game, after playing in 12 plus Wild Card playoff in 2015.

Third-round 2014 draft choice ranked third on 2016 team in sacks (4.0), while playing multiple roles in D-line rotation ... Saw action in every game, after playing in 12 plus Wild Card playoff in 2015.

 

     Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in third round of 2014 NFL Draft (88th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-27-14.

 

     2016 highlights: Played in Games 1-16 ... Had four sacks among his 15 tackles, with one pass defensed ... Nine-yard sack (first solo of career) against Ben Roethlisberger on Sept. 18 at Pittsburgh ... Three-yard sack of Trevor Siemian on Sept. 25 vs. Denver ... Sacked Ryan Tannehill Sept. 30 vs. Miami, third consecutive game with a sack ... Two tackles and a QB hit on Oct. 23 vs. Cleveland ... His two tackles Dec. 24 at Houston included three-yard sack of Tom Savage in third quarter.

 

     Previous seasons: 2014—Rookie played in seven games (Games 3 and 10-15), with three tackles and a fumble recovery, and also played in Wild Card playoff at Indianapolis ... Inactive (coaches’ decision) for eight games and active/DNP for one ... Made NFL debut on Sept. 21 vs. Tennessee (no statistics) ... On Nov. 16 at New Orleans, recovered fumble by RB Travaris Cadet at Bengals 33 in fourth quarter. 2015—Played in 12 games (Games 1-11 and 14) and in Wild Card playoff ... Inactive (coaches’ decision) for four games ... Had four tackles in regular season, including a shared sack, and one pass defensed ... On Sept. 20 vs. San Diego, scored first career entry in sack column, teaming with Geno Atkins for three-yard drop of Philip Rivers in third quarter ... On Sept. 27 at Baltimore, his pressure on QB Joe Flacco helped lead to Adam Jones’ INT in second quarter ... One tackle in Wild Card playoff vs. Pittsburgh.

 

     College: Played four seasons (2010-13) at West Virginia, with a redshirt year in 2009 ... A starter in his last three seasons, he closed career with 41 games played and 34 starts ... Was successful both at DE and at DT during his West Virginia career (made 22 starts at DE before starting 12 at DT as senior) ... Totaled 110 tackles, with 9.5 sacks and 28.5 tackles-for-loss, and had seven passes defensed ... Only player in WVU history to win three “Iron Mountaineer” awards for excellence in the weight room.

 

     Personal: Hometown is Pittsburgh, Pa. ... Played TE and OLB at Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, twice earning All-City honors on both offense and defense from Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ... Also excelled in prep basketball, averaging 16.0 points per game for a 20-6 team as a senior ... A criminology major at West Virginia, he was named to WVU’s Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll and to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

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