Clark plays in first NFL game

Published 10:02 pm Thursday, August 10, 2017

The NFL preseason schedule starts this week, and former King’s Fork High School and Virginia Tech standout Chuck Clark saw his first action as an NFL player.

The Baltimore Ravens took on the Washington Redskins in Baltimore on Thursday. Back in April, Clark was taken in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL draft.

Clark will get a chance in preseason to protect his spot on the Ravens’ roster as a safety. So far in Ravens training camp, Clark has been finding ways to stand out in limited reps. Ravens reporter Garrett Downing had good things to say about Clark’s practice Wednesday on

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“Safety Chuck Clark has been solid throughout the summer and has shown off good instincts on a safety blitz during team drills,” Downing said. “He timed the blitz perfectly and shot the gap in the middle of the offensive line to get into the backfield for what would have likely been a sack.”

He has had a couple of interceptions since the Ravens started their training camp in late July. The Ravens Director of College Scouting Joe Hortiz praised Clark when Baltimore drafted him back in April.

“He’s a very instinctive player,” Hortiz said. “He’s aggressive as a blitzer, he’s physical and he’s a good tackler. Just watching him, he always seems to be around the ball and in the right position.”