Clark named MWC's top special teams performer
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Football - Mon, Oct. 9, 2017

MOUNT VERNON – Cornell running back/return man Devan Clark (SR/Upland, Calif.) has been selected Midwest Conference Football Special Teams Performer of the Week for the period ending Oct. 8.

Clark accumulated 288 all-purpose yards – the second-best single-game total in school history – in Saturday's 42-26 setback to Illinois College in Jacksonville, Ill. The Ram senior threatened Ben King's school record of 314 yards, set in a 1995 contest against Coe.

Clark accounted for two touchdowns, highlighted by an 8-yard TD return off a blocked punt by Milton Spradley (JR/Sorrento, Fla.) in the fourth quarter. Clark blocked a punt earlier in the game that led to a second-quarter field goal.

Clark totaled 185 yards in the return game, 153 coming off four kick returns. He ran back a kick 70 yards in the first quarter that led to a Ram field goal. Clark also rushed for a game-high 86 yards on 19 carries and caught three passes for 17 yards.

Through five games, Clark ranks second in the MWC in all-purpose yards at 143.6 per game. He also leads the team with 388 rushing yards.

The Rams (2-3 overall, 0-1 MWC South Division) play host to unbeaten Lake Forest (5-0 overall, 1-0 MWC) for a 1 p.m. kickoff Saturday at Ash Park Stadium.