Ryan Terry Clark famed as Ryan Clark is an NFL analyst who regularly appears on NFL Live, SportsCenter, Mike & Mike and First Take as well as he is an American football safety who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisiana State University (LSU). Starting his professional career with New York Giants in 2002, he ended his NFL career by retiring with the team, Washington Redskins in 2014. During his career, he has won a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers, defeating the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII, Pro Bown and SEC Champion (2001). Besides his NFL career, he can also be seen as one of the players for the fictional Gotham Rogues team in “The Dark Knight Rises”.
- Being a former American football safety who played in the National Football League (NFL).
- Being an NFL analyst and regularly appears on NFL Live, SportsCenter, Mike & Mike, and First Take.
- For winning a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers, defeating the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.
What is the Birthplace of Ryan Clark?
On 12th October 1979, Ryan Clark was born in Marrero, Louisiana, the USA. His birth name/real name is Ryan Terry Clark. He holds an American nationality and his ethnicity is American-African. His race is Black. As of 2019, he celebrated his 40th birthday. His Zodiac sign is Libra and he is Christian by religion. He was born to parents, Michael Clark (father) and Sheilia Clark (mother). He grew up along with his siblings, Clemalita Clark, and Chaz Clark. As per his education, he attended Marrero (LA) Shaw High School and later attended Louisiana State University.
What is the Present Career/Job of Ryan Clark after the NFL?
- Ryan Clark started 36 consecutive games for the LSU Tigers football team at Louisiana State University.
- He ranked third on the Tigers in 2001 with 88 tackles, including 63 solos, and also intercepted three passes.
- He recorded five tackles, including a 13-yard sack, in the Sugar Bowl and was LSU’s Special Teams Player of the Year in 1998.
- After that, he went undrafted in the 2002 NFL Draft.
- Ryan Clark’s professional career began with New York Giants when he was signed on 26th April 2002 under a three-year, $906,000 contract as an undrafted free agent that included a signing bonus of $1,000 and made his professional regular-season debut during the New York Giants’ 16-13 loss against the San Francisco 49ers.
- Later, the New York Giants released Clark and replaced him with veteran safety Johnnie Harris on 21st October and again signed Clark to their practice squad on 23rd October where he would remain for the rest of his rookie season.
- He earned his first career start and deflected a single pass during a 14-10 loss against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 7 on 19th October 2003.
- He recorded three solo tackles and made his first career sack during a 37-24 loss against the Carolina Panthers in Week 17 on 28th December 2003.
- He finished the 2003 NFL season with 21 combined tackles (19 solos), two pass deflections, and one sack in 16 games and four starts.
- Later, the New York Giants waived Clark after signing free agent safety Brent Alexander on 28th May 2004.
- After that, Washington Redskins signed Clark to a two-year, $835,000 contract as an unrestricted free agent on 31st July 2004.
- He collected a season-high 11 combined tackles (ten solos) during a 17-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on 14th November 2004.
- He finished the 2004 NFL season with 81 combined tackles (65 solos) and a pass deflection in 15 games and 11 stars.
- He began the 2005 season as the backup strong safety and was inactive for the first two games due to injury; a sprained knee.
- He was inactive for the Redskins’ Week 6 loss at the Kansas City Chiefs due to a chest injury.
- He finished the 2005 NFL season 57 combined tackles (42 solos), a career-high three interceptions, two pass deflections, two forced fumbles, and was credited with half a sack in 13 games and 13 stars.
- Later, the Redskins decided to cut ties with him and signed Adam Archuleta to be their new starting safety.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers signed him to a four-year, $7 million contract that included a signing bonus of $1.65 million on 14th March 2006.
- He recorded nine combined tackles (six solos), one pass deflection, and made his first interception as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers during a 23-12 loss at the San Diego Chargers in Week 5 on 8th October 2006.
- He made 72 tackles playing free safety for the Steelers, along with one interception and three fumble recoveries in 2006.
- He played 13 games and started 12 of them, missing the final three with a groin injury.
- He and the Steelers appeared in Super Bowl XLV against the Green Bay Packers at the end of the 2010 season.
- He was set to become a free agent in the 2014 offseason and returned to Washington on a one-year contract on 31st 2014.
- He recorded his only interception of the season against quarterback Andrew Luck in the loss against the Indianapolis Colts on November 30.
- He announced his retirement from the NFL on 18th February 2015.
- He signed a one day contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers to ensure he retired a Steeler.
- In March 2015, he was signed by ESPN as an NFL analyst and regularly appears on NFL Live, SportsCenter, Mike & Mike, and First Take.
Awards and Achievements of Ryan Clark
Ryan Clark was the Steelers’ recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award in 2008. His awards and achievements include:
- Super Bowl champion (XLIII)
- Pro Bowl (2011)
- SEC Champion (2001)
- Tackles: 929
- Quarterback sacks: 4.0
- Interceptions: 16
- Forced fumbles: 5
Who is Ryan Clark’s Wife?
Ryan Clark is a married man. He was married to his beautiful wife, Yonka Clark. The duo is also blessed with three children named, Jordan Clark, Jaden Clark, and Loghan Clark. Jordan plays football at Arizona State. The couple also walked down the aisle in the year 2004. The couple has been living a happy married life. He often keeps on posting photos of his kids and wife on his Instagram page. He is leading a happy life with his family without any disturbance. The duo is enjoying their life a lot with their kids.
Ryan Clark has a sickle cell trait condition which made it dangerous for him to play at high altitudes, such as in Denver, Colorado. He has been involved with sickle cell disease awareness, research, treatment and programming in Pittsburgh since 2007. In 2012, he announced the formation of Ryan Clark’s Cure League to raise awareness about sickle cell trait and eventually find a cure.
What is the Net Worth of Ryan Clark?
Ryan Clark is a former footballer and as of March 2015, he was signed by ESPN as an NFL analyst and regularly appears on NFL Live, SportsCenter, Mike & Mike and First Take. As of 2020, the net worth of Ryan Clark is estimated to have $12 million. As an NFL analyst, his earning is $60,000 (Salary) per year. From his NFL career, he has altogether made $23.5 million. He earned $1,231,987 as his yearly salary in the final season of his career in 2014. At present, he is satisfied with his job of the analyst (which is his major source of earning) and he is satisfied with his earning as well.
How tall is Ryan Clark?
With an athletic body build, Ryan stands at the tall height of 5 ft 11 in or 1.80 m with the balanced bodyweight of 93 Kg or 205 lb. He is not only a world-class athlete but also has a very attractive individual. He has got a very charming smile and a glowing face. He has got perfect body measurements matching with his height and weight. He maintains his body a lot and he is very conscious of his health. Overall, he has got a healthy body.