PHOENIX (May 15, 2017) - Former Colorado State University-Pueblo wide receiver Larry Clark signed a contract Monday with the National Football League's Arizona Cardinals, as he was the lone tryout player to land a spot on the roster following the organization's Rookie Minicamp.
Clark was mentioned by Head Coach Bruce Arians following the first day of minicamp Friday and at the end of the weekend, has earned a spot on the team's 90-man roster. The Cardinals begin organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday.
For the fourth straight year a CSU-Pueblo wide receiver has signed an NFL contract either as an undrafted free agent (UDFA) or following a rookie minicamp. Kieren Duncan (2012-15) was signed by the Chicago Bears last year and Paul Browning (2010-14) was signed by the Cleveland Browns in 2015 following successful tryouts. Darius Millines (2013) signed a UDFA with the Oakland Raiders in 2014.
Clark spent one season with the ThunderWolves in 2016 after beginning his career at San Diego State University. He only played in five games for the Pack, but finished second on the team in receptions with 22. Clark totaled 248 yards (third on the team) for four touchdowns, which tied for a team high. As a senior he averaged 11.3 yards per reception and had a long catch for 37 yards. His 49.6 yards per game also led the ThunderWolves.
Since 2008 when the program returned, 17 athletes have earned a shot at the NFL with either a rookie mini-camp invitation, training camp invitation or an undrafted free agent signing.
The ThunderWolves have three other players currently on NFL rosters in Ryan Jensen (Baltimore Ravens), Mike Pennel (New York Jets) and Morgan Fox (LA Rams). Three more are on on Canadian Football League rosters (CJ Roberts and Kieren Duncan with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Darius Allen with the BC Lions), while two more are currently competing in the Arena Football League (Paul Browning in Baltimore and Chris Bonner in Tampa Bay).
The ThunderWolves secured the program's sixth RMAC Championship in 2016 with an 8-2 record. The Pack finished 8-3 overall and have totaled eight or more wins in each of the last seven seasons.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.