LSU’s Damone Clark Named Best LB in Senior Bowl
MOBILE, Ala. (WAFB) – LSU’s Damone Clark was named Team USA’s top linebacker at Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. The offensive lineman, tight ends and running back groups voted for Clark at the Player of the Week awards ceremony on Friday, Feb. 4.
Clark was a finalist for the 2021 Dick Butkus Award, which goes to the top college linebacker in the nation. In the 2021 season, finished the season ranked 2nd nationally in total tackles with 135 including 78 solo which also ranked #2 nationally. His 15.5 tackles for loss tied him for 20th in the nation and ranked No. 2 in the Southeastern Conference. He also added 5.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, four passes defended and one interception.
During his career at LSU, Clark appeared in 50 games, starting 20 including all 12 during his senior year. He finished with 249 total tackles, 23.5 TFL and seven sacks. He was also given the No.18 shirt for the 2020 and 2021 season. The tradition of the No.18 shirt is synonymous with success on and off the pitch, as well as a selfless attitude.
Clark, is one of four LSU Tigers to play in the Senior Bowl, joining defensive tackle Neil Farrell Jr. and offensive lineman Chasen Hines and Ed Ingram. Clark, Farrell and Ingram will play for Team USA while Hines will play for the National Team.
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