Clark penciled in for Outland list
Clark’s teammate senior defensive lineman Kerry Hyder has been named to the preseason watch lists for the Nagurski Trophy.
The individual honors are the first for Texas Tech since the Football Writers Association of America began rolling out the preseason honors from college football’s major awards.
Clark, a 6-foot-6, 325-pound sophomore from Rockdale, is coming off a stellar freshman season that earned him first-team Freshman All-America honors by the FWAA and Second Team Freshman All-America honors by Scout.com.
He started all 13 games in 2012 and was part of an offensive line that helped pave the way for a running back corp that rushed for 1,674 yards - the most by Tech since the 1998 season.
The Outland Trophy winner is chosen f rom t hree fi nalists w ho are part of the FWAA All-America Team.
The FWAA All-America Committee, after voting input from the entire membership, selects the 25-man team and eventually the three Outland finalists.
Committee members, then by individual ballot, select the winner.
Only interior linemen on offense or defense are eligible for the award; ends are not eligible.
The list will be trimmed to six or seven semifinalists on Nov. 20. Five days later three Outland Trophy finalists will be named by the FWAA.