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2015 NFL DRAFT
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Matt Clark

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 181 | College: Auburn
 
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Analysis

Positives: Strictly considered as a kickoff specialist, but what an amazing leg. Sent 77 percent of his kickoffs in 2006 (51 of 66) into the end zone after finishing with 26 touchbacks in 49 attempts (53.1 percent) in 2005. Kicks have both distance and hang time.

Negatives: Limited to kickoff specialist, with no field-goal or extra-point attempts at Auburn. Being one-dimensional, must eliminate mistakes (four career kickoffs went out of bounds).

2006 Season

Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 25 after posting six touchbacks against Buffalo … Serves as Auburn's kicker on kickoffs … 49 of his 62 kickoffs (78 percent) have gone for touchbacks … Averaging 64.5 yards (out of a possible 65) per kickoff … Leads the nation with 49 touchbacks … Kicked off four times against Alabama, finishing with three touchbacks … All three of his kickoffs went for touchbacks against Georgia … Posted five touchbacks in six kickoffs against Arkansas State … Indians managed just 12 yards on the kick they returned … Kicked off six times against Ole Miss, posting two touchbacks … For the second straight week, posted six touchbacks in six opportunities against Tulane … Finished with six touchbacks on six kickoffs against Florida.

Named the Coaches' Co-Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts against the Gators … Kicked off three times against Arkansas, posting one touchback … Finished with two touchbacks on four kickoffs against South Carolina … Masked an onside kick in the third quarter that Auburn recovered at its own 48 setting up a scoring drive … Had a streak of 16 straight touchbacks broken against South Carolina … Posted six touchbacks in six kickoffs against Buffalo … Named the Coaches' Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts against Buffalo … Had two touchbacks in two attempts against LSU … Finished with six touchbacks on seven kickoffs against Mississippi State … Placed seven of nine kickoffs as touchbacks against Washington State … Named the Coaches' Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Washington State.

2005 Season

Served as the team's kickoff specialist … Joined the squad prior to Auburn's game with Ball State … Kicked off 49 times, averaging 62.5 yards per … Finished with 26 touchbacks … Second in the SEC in touchdback percentage (53.1 percent).

High School

High School Coach: Thomas McFerrin … Played kicker … Also lettered in soccer his sophomore, junior and senior seasons and was a three-year starter.

Personal

Played at same high school that produced current Auburn player Rodgeriqus Smith … Born August 9, 1984 … Son of David and Susan Clark … Has one sister, Veronica, 24 … Majoring in industrial design.

 
 

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