Clark in line for second career start

Published 10:04 pm Thursday, December 6, 2018

After starting his first regular season NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons, Chuck Clark will likely start a second game.

The Suffolk native got his first official start last Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons at strong safety. He had stepped in for an injured Tony Jefferson. Clark finished the game with three tackles and was part of a Baltimore Ravens defense that held the Falcons to 160 yards, their lowest total in years.

Jefferson is highly unlikely to play for a second straight week, which will put Clark back in the starting lineup.


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“I thought Chuck did a really good job stepping in,” defensive coordinator Wink Martindale said. “That open field tackle to start the game really got him going. I was really happy for him and watching his role expand, and he really stepped in and did a good job for us.”

Clark will go from seeing one explosive offense to another in the Kansas City Chiefs. The Ravens currently have the No. 1 ranked defense in the league and will certainly have a big challenge on their hands.

Baltimore is in the middle of making a playoff push. With only a couple of weeks left in the regular season, if the Ravens continue to play well, Clark may also be in line for his first playoff appearance since being drafted into the NFL in 2017.

Clark was a standout at King’s Fork High School, where he was an All-District and All-Region performer. He went on to play at Virginia Tech, where he starred at defensive back for four years before being selected in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.