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Donavon Clark
Donavon  Clark

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Finneytown

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 325

Position:
OL

Experience:
4L


08/04/2016

2016 Season Outlook

Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.

05/01/2016

Mark Dantonio Teleconference Coverage: NFL Draft

Five Spartans selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.

04/30/2016

2016 NFL Draft Update: Clark Selected by San Diego in Seventh Round

A two-year starter, Donavon Clark earned third-team All-Big Ten honors from the league's head coaches in 2015.

04/25/2016

Watch Spartan "NFL Dreams" Series

04/24/2016

2015 Spartan Football Awards Banquet Recap

Aaron Burbridge named Most Valuable Player by his teammates.

10/18/2014

Michigan State 56- Indiana 17

10/11/2014

Michigan State 45 - Purdue 31

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio likes his team's resilience.

Now it's time to develop a knockout punch.

Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes and Nick Hill ran for two scores Saturday, but No. 8 Michigan State still needed a late interception return for a touchdown to hold on 45-31 at Purdue

09/27/2014

Michigan State 56 - Wyoming 14

12/29/2013

Michigan State Media Day

12/08/2013

Michigan State 34 - Ohio State 24

11/21/2015

No. 9 Michigan State 17, No. 3 Ohio State 14

Check out the photo gallery from the Michigan State football game against Ohio State.

12/29/2012

Michigan State vs. TCU (AP)

Michigan State vs. TCU (AP)

Bio (PDF)

CAREER NOTES: Selected in the seventh round (No. 224 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers . . . two-year starter on the offensive line . . . versatile lineman saw action in 47 career games, including 33 starts (18 at right guard, nine at right tackle, six at left tackle) . . . finished his career with 27 consecutive starts . . . earned his bachelor's degree in sociology in December 2015 . . . accepted an invitation to play in the 2016 East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 23 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

2015 SEASON (SENIOR): Started all 14 games (10 at right guard; four at right tackle) . . . third-team All-Big Ten choice by the coaches; honorable mention by the media . . . also a third-team All-Big Ten pick by Phil Steele . . . named the team's offensive recipient of the Clarence Underwood Sportsmanship Award . . . started the first two games at right guard, then started four straight games at right tackle before returning to right guard in Week 7 at Michigan . . . collected a team-high 83.5 knockdowns during the regular season . . . was named Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week twice (vs. Oregon and Purdue) . . . had 6.5 knockdowns and delivered a winning grade on Senior Day against Penn State . . . credited with five knockdowns and graded out a winner in the win at No. 2 Ohio State as MSU rushed for 203 yards on the Buckeyes . . . recorded eight knockdowns at Nebraska . . . posted a winning grade and had a team-high 9.5 knockdowns vs. Indiana . . . started at right tackle for the fourth consecutive game at Rutgers; named the fourth game captain against the Scarlet Knights . . . selected Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week after recording a Big Ten Championship grade in his performance vs. Purdue, including a career-high 11 knockdowns . . . had 7.5 knockdowns against Central Michigan . . . posted six knockdowns vs. Air Force, including three dominators . . . named Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week after playing both guard and tackle on the right side in the win over No. 7 Oregon and grading out at a Big Ten Championship level; recorded six knockdowns against the Ducks . . . led the team with 10 knockdowns, including a team-best five dominators, while grading out at a Big Ten Championship level in the season-opening win at Western Michigan . . . named Spartan unsung hero of the game on offense against the Broncos.

2014 SEASON (JUNIOR): Started all 13 games (eight at right guard; five at right tackle) . . . collected a career-best 67.5 knockdowns and ranked second on the team with 17.5 dominators . . . played 833 snaps, second most among Spartan offensive linemen . . . ranked second on the team with 7.5 knockdowns in the Cotton Bowl Classic victory over No. 4 Baylor . . . had a season-best 9.5 knockdowns in regular-season finale at Penn State, including thee dominators . . . recorded five knockdowns, including a team-best two dominators, against Rutgers . . . tallied eight knockdowns vs. No. 14 Ohio State . . . recorded 8.5 knockdowns at Indiana and played a team-high 85 snaps as the Spartans rushed for 330 yards . . . delivered eight knockdowns vs. Wyoming . . . played a team-high 61 snaps and had four knockdowns, including three dominators, vs. Eastern Michigan . . . started his first career game at right guard in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State . . . entered preseason camp listed No. 1 on the depth chart at right tackle, but moved inside to guard for the first half of the season after Connor Kruse suffered an injury in the second preseason scrimmage.

2013 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 14 games, including four starts at left tackle (Western Michigan, South Florida, Youngstown State, Notre Dame) . . . saw regular action in the offensive line rotation throughout the season . . . recorded a career-best five knockdowns vs. South Florida . . . played a season-high 66 snaps in the 2013 season opener vs. Western Michigan.

2012 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in six games (Central Michigan, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Minnesota, TCU) to earn his first letter . . . served as the back-up left tackle, behind Dan France . . . made his first career start at left tackle at No. 23 Michigan, replacing France, who was out with a concussion . . . also started at left tackle at Wisconsin . . . played 119 snaps during the regular season.

2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Indiana.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Represented the Ohio All-Stars in the June 18 Big 33 Classic in Hershey, Pennsylvania . . . ranked among the nation's top offensive guards by Scout.com (No. 13) and CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 14) . . . rated among the country's top offensive tackles by Scouts, Inc. (No. 46) and Rivals.com (No. 47) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 52) . . . also named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among Ohio's Top 25 seniors by ScoutingOhio.com (No. 14) and Rivals.com (No. 25) . . . nominated to play in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl . . . three-year starter for Coach Darryn Chenault at Finneytown High School in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . selected first-team All-Ohio (Division IV) by TriStateFootball.com . . . two-time first-team Associated Press Southwest All-District selection . . . two-time first-team all-conference (Cincinnati Hills League) pick . . . also earned first-team all-city (Division IV-VI) as a senior . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Wildcats average 336.5 total yards per game in 2010, including 172.1 yards on the ground . . . finished in the Top 10 in both the shot put (fifth at 54-9.75) and discus (ninth at 153-8) at the 2011 state track and field championships . . . named 2010 CHL Track Co-Athlete of the Year after finishing first in both the shot put (50-08) and discus throw (146-01) . . . won Division II district title in the discus as a sophomore . . . son of Phil and Jackie Clark . . . born Nov. 12, 1992 . . . graduated in December 2015 with a bachelor's degree in sociology.

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