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Dallas Clark


Height: 6-3

Weight: 257

Position: TE

College: Iowa

Drafted: Pick 24 of the 1st round by Indianapolis
Analysis
Positives: Has a solid frame with good muscle definition in the chest and arms...Has sudden quickness off the ball and the ability to elude defenders upfield...Catches the ball cleanly with arms extended and maintains concentration working in traffic...Has a very quick swim move in his release...Above average route runner who shows patience in the zone...Has the pick-up speed needed to turn upfield after the catch...Turns and adjusts properly to the ball in flight and has above average run-after-the-catch speed...Bends his knees properly to deliver good pop behind his blocks.
Negatives: Does not show a strong burst in his release...Adequate to face up as a blocker, but lacks the leg drive need to drive off...Tries to get a little fancy in his upfield moves and needs to spend more time trying to break tackles rather than escape them... Can catch the low ball, but needs to show better ball security running with the pigskin.
Career Notes
Fourth-year junior with another year of eligibility remaining...Came into his own in 2001, winning the prestigious John Mackey Award the following year, given to the top tight end in college football...Caught 81 passes for 1281 yards (15.8 avg) and eight touchdowns in the last two years.
2002 Season

Consensus All-American and All-Big Ten Conference first-team choice...Winner of the coveted Mackey Award, given annually to the nation's top tight end...Started every game, finishing second on the team with 43 receptions for 742 yards (17.3 avg) and four touch- downs.


Utah State...After getting limited opportunities to catch the ball in the team's first three games, he hauled in 5 passes for 67 yards.
Penn State...Followed with 4 catches for 88 yards.
Purdue...Had 3 receptions for 116 yards with touchdowns of 7 & 95 yards...His 95-yarder tied Quinn Early (vs. Northwestern in 1987) for the longest catch in school history.
Indiana...Gained 82 yards on 5 grabs.
Michigan...Snared 5 passes for 68 yards.
Wisconsin...Caught 5 passes for 97 yards and a 23-yard touchdown.
Northwestern...Added a 28-yard scoring grab among his 3 catches for 45 yards.
Minnesota...Made 3 catches for 33 yards in the season finale.
Southern California (Orange Bowl)...Closed out his career with 4 receptions for 97 yards.
2001 Season

All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention...Earned team Hustle Award for offense and Iron Hawk award accolades...Started ten games, playing in every contest (came off the bench vs. Wisconsin and Northwestern)...Game captain vs. Purdue and Michigan... Second on the team with 38 receptions for 539 yards (14.2 avg) and four touchdowns...Also recorded 5 tackles (4 solos) on special teams.


Kent State...Had 5 catches for 84 yards.
Miami (Oh.)...Scored his first career touchdowns on grabs of 18 & 32 yards, finishing with 4 receptions for 74 yards.
Penn State...Hauled in 7 passes for 116 yards and recovered an on-side kick in the closing minutes to preserve a 24-18 win.
Indiana...Snatched 4 passes for 55 yards.
Michigan...Had a 5-yard touchdown reception.
Wisconsin...Missed most of the game after spraining his ankle on a 14-yard grab.
Minnesota...Made 4 catches for 96 yards and a 15-yard touchdown.
Texas Tech (Alamo Bowl)...Gained 30 yards on 4 receptions.
2000 Season

Saw action as a reserve outside linebacker, playing mostly on special teams while appearing in every game...Finished with 6 tackles (3 solos) and two stops for losses.


Penn State...Had a stop for a 6-yard loss.
Northwestern...Added a pair of hits, including one behind the line of scrimmage.
1999 Season

Did not see any game action, sitting out the year with an undisclosed injury.


1998 Season

Redshirted as a freshman after joining the team as a walk-on.


Campus Agility Tests
4.72 in the 40-yard dash.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE

32 10 1/8 22 37 1/2 10'3"


High School
Earned second-team All-State honors as a senior and was honourable mention as a junior, adding first-team All-Conference accolades as a junior and senior, second-team as a sophomore and earned honourable mention recognition as a freshman at Twin River Valley (Livermore, Ia.) High...As a senior, he recorded 160 tackles and had 140 tackles as a junior...Holds the school record for tackles in a game...Team captain as a senior and was team MVP as a junior and senior...Earned four letters in football, basketball and track and five letters in baseball.
Personal
Open major...Son of Doug Clark...Born 6/12/79...Resides in Livermore, Iowa.
RECEIVING STATISTICS
YEAR GP GS NO YARDS AVG TD LONG R/G GM/AVG

2001 12 10 38 539 14.2 4 40 3.17 44.92

2002 13 13 43 742 17.3 4 95 3.31 57.08

TOTAL 25 23 81 1281 15.8 8 95 3.24 55.70


KICKOFF RETURNS
YEAR NO YARDS AVG TD LONG

2001 1 0 0.0 0 0


DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
YEAR GP GS TK SO AS FR FC INT TFL PBU SACK BK

2000 12 00 6 3 3 0 0 0-0 2-7 0 0.0-0 0

2001 12 00 5 4 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0

2002 12 00 3 2 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0

TOTAL 36 00 14 9 5 0 0 0-0 2-7 0 0.0-0 0

Larry Johnson


Height: 6-1

Weight: 228

Position: RB

College: Penn State

Drafted: Pick 27 of the 1st round by Kansas City
Analysis
Positives: Powerful tackle-breaker with excellent balance, strength and agility...Runs low to the ground and shows above average hip swerve and strong leg drive...Catches the ball well coming out of the backfield, extending properly, rather than trying to body catch...Has the agility to spin away from tacklers and the power to gain yardage after initial contact...Can make defenders miss in the open with his juking moves...Displays the vision to find the seam on the move and runs with good body lean...Has the awareness to pick and slide through the holes...Maintains balance well while driving forward...Has a sharp outside burst and shows explosive acceleration around the corner...Can slide laterally with ease and securely protects the ball running through traffic...Very flexible adjusting to the ball in flight...Good special teams performer who served as the rush end.
Negatives: Gets off the ball quickly, but does not explode through the holes, as he needs time to accelerate in order to go the distance...Does not have much lateral bounce, but is an effective downhill runner who can turn the corner...Body catches, but still has reliable hands...Needs blocking technique refinement and must show more aggression in this area...Rounds his cuts in his pass routes.
Career Notes
Emerging talent who had one of the finest seasons in college football as a senior, his first year as a starter...An outstanding special teams performer, he became only the ninth player in NCAA history to rush for over 2000 yards in a season...Despite starting only twelve games, he finished his career with fifth on the school's all-time record list with 2953 yards on 460 carries, topped only by D.J. Dozier (3227, 1983-86), Curtis Enis (3256, 1995-97), Blair Thomas (3301, 1985-87, 89) and Curt Warner (3398, 1979-82)...His 26 touchdowns rushing rank sixth in school annals...Added 681 yards and seven scores on 65 receptions (10.5 avg), 64 yards and two touchdowns on three punt returns and ranks second on the school's career-record list with 1347 yards and a score on 59 kickoff returns, surpassed only by Kenny Watson's 1506 yards (1996-2000)...His 5045 all-purpose yards broke the previous PSU all-time record of 4982 by Warner.
2002 Season

Became one of the most decorated players in school history, earning consensus All-American and unanimous All-Big Ten Conference first-team honors...Recipient of the Maxwell Player of the Year, Doak Walker, Walter Camp Player of the Year and Chevrolet Offensive Player of the Year awards...Finished third in the voting for the Heisman Trophy...Four-time Big Ten Player of the Week choice...Became the first 2000-yard rusher in college football history to average over 7.5 yards per carry (7.7 avg) as he shattered the school season-record with 271 carries for 2087 yards and 20 touchdowns, topping the previous mark of 1567 yards by Lydell Mitchell in 1971...Second on the team with 41 receptions for 349 yards (8.5 avg) and three scores...Added 219 yards on 11 kickoff returns (19.9 avg)...Became the first player in college football annals to lead the nation in rushing and all-purpose yardage (2655) in the same season...His 2655 yards broke the old school season-record of 1831 all-purpose yards by O.J. McDuffie (1992)...Gained at least 100 all-purpose yards in every game, except vs. Ohio State...Ran for over 100 yards eight times, one shy of the PSU season-record of nine by Ki-Jana Carter (1994)...Set another school season-record with four 200-yard performances, breaking the previous mark of three by John Cappelletti in 1973.


Central Florida...Gained 175 all-purpose yards on 18 runs for 92 yards, 4 catches for 30 yards and a 23-yard score and a 53-yard kickoff return.
Nebraska...Totaled 123 yards on 19 runs, including 2 & 7-yard scores, adding 4 catches for 35 yards and a 17-yard kickoff return.
Louisiana Tech...Rushed 17 times for 147 yards and a pair of scores...Caught 3 passes for 25 yards and a 19-yard touchdown.
Iowa...Facing the second-ranked run defense in the country, he carried 18 times for 68 yards and a 1-yard score, caught 6 passes for 93 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown and gained 72 yards on 5 kickoff returns while turning the ball over once on a fumble.
Wisconsin...Had 14 attempts for 111 yards and a 24-yard score, 41 yards on 5 catches and a 19-yard kickoff return.
Michigan...Ran 17 times for 78 yards and a 17-yard touchdown and snared 5 passes for 46 yards.
Northwestern...Collected 257 yards with a pair of scores on 23 carries. Ohio State...Against the nation's #4 run defense, he lost the ball on a fumble, but did gain 66 yards with a 1-yard score on 16 runs and 32 yards on 6 receptions.
Illinois...Turned the ball over on a fumble, but made up for that miscue with 31 carries for 279 yards and an 84-yard score, the sixth-longest run from scrimmage in school history.
Virginia...Gained 251 all-purpose yards on 31 runs for 188 yards and a 5-yard score, 3 catches for 23 yards and 2 kickoff returns for 40 yards. Indiana...Carried 28 times for a school game-record 327 yards with touchdowns of 59, 43, 1 & 41 yards...His 327 yards shattered the old school record of 256 yards by Curt Warner vs. Syracuse in 1981.
Michigan State...Had his fourth-straight game with over 250 all-purpose yards, as he totaled 279 yards with 4 scores on 19 attempts and had a 10-yard reception.
Auburn (Capital One Bowl)...Closed out his career with 20 runs for 72 yards and 2 catches for 8 yards.
2001 Season

Played in every game, starting five contests...Led the team with 71 carries for 337 yards (4.7 avg) and two touchdowns...Snatched eleven passes for 136 yards (12.4 avg) and a pair of scores... Returned 17 kickoffs for 454 yards (26.7 avg) and a touchdown...Scored twice on blocked punts for a total of 55 yards in returns.


Miami...Gained 150 yards on 5 kickoff returns.
Wisconsin...Had a 50-yard scoring catch.
Iowa...Returned a blocked punt by Omar Easy 15 yards for a touchdown.
Northwestern...Rushed 10 times for 68 yards and had a 23-yard kickoff return.
Ohio State...Added 68 yards on 14 runs and 74 yards on 4 kickoff returns.
Southern Mississippi...Blocked a punt and returned the ball 40 yards for a touchdown.
Illinois...Rushed 8 times for 31 yards, made 2 catches for 18 yards and returned 3 kickoffs for 130 yards, including a 97-yard score, the seventh-longest kickoff return in school history.
Indiana...Had 3 receptions for 45 yards with a 37-yard score, carried 7 times for 54 yards and a pair of touchdowns and returned a kickoff 23 yards.
Virginia...Finished the season with 39 yards on 5 attempts and 12 yards

on 2 receptions.


2000 Season

Played in every game, starting the season opener vs. Southern California...Second on the team with 75 carries for 358 yards (4.8 avg) and three touchdowns...Caught nine passes for 122 yards (13.6 avg) and a score...Returned 18 kickoffs for 444 yards (24.7 avg).


Southern California...Blocked a punt, returning the ball 9 yards, carried 5 times for 21 yards and had a catch for a 6-yard loss.
Louisiana Tech...Ran for a 2-yard touchdown that he set up with a 65-yard kickoff return.
Illinois...Added 43 yards on 7 runs and returned 3 kickoffs for 87 yards.
Indiana...Carried 8 times for 58 yards and a 12-yard touchdown.
Michigan State...Gained a season-high 94 yards with a score on 10 attempts and 46 yards on a pair of kickoff returns.
1999 Season

Reserve tailback, gaining 171 yards and a touchdown on 43 carries and 74 yards with a 60-yard score (first time he ever touched the ball, coming vs. Arizona) on four catches (18.5 avg)...Had 13 kickoff returns for 230

yards (17.7 avg).
Injury Report
No injuries reported.
Campus Agility Tests
4.56 in the 40-yard dash...370-pound bench press...330-pound power clean...33-inch vertical jump.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE

31 1/2 9 1/4 21 19


High School
Attended State College (Pa.) Area High, playing for Coach Dave Lintal...In his senior year, he ran for 2159 yards and 29 touchdowns, and for at least 180 yards in six of the Little Lions' 12 games... He also recorded 31 tackles and seven sacks as a senior...USA Today honorable-mention All-American and a second-team All-State selection his senior year and was named Allegheny Conference Player of the Year in 1997...His 374 rushing yards against Punxsutawney High set a school record...Also played in the 1998 Big 33 Classic.
Personal
Integrative Arts major, graduating in December, 2002...His father, Larry, is the Nittany Lions' defensive line coach, while his brother, Tony, is a junior wide receiver for the Lions...His sister, Teresa, is a junior third baseman on the Penn State softball team...One of nine Nittany Lions from State College...Mother's name is Christine...Born Larry Alphonso Johnson on 11/19/79...Resides in State College, Pennsylvania.
RUSHING STATISTICS
YEAR GP GS NO YARDS AVG TD LONG GM/AVG

1999 10 00 43 171 4.0 1 40 17.10

2000 12 01 75 358 4.8 3 58 29.83

2001 11 05 71 337 4.7 2 31 30.64

2002 13 12 271 2087 7.7 20 84 160.54

TOTAL 46 18 460 2953 6.4 26 84 64.20


RECEIVING STATISTICS KICKOFF RETURNS

YEAR NO YARDS AVG TD LONG NO YARDS AVG TD LONG

1999 4 74 18.5 1 60 13 230 17.7 0 40

2000 9 122 13.6 1 61 18 444 24.7 0 65

2001 11 136 12.4 2 50 17 454 26.7 1 97

2002 41 349 8.5 3 36 11 219 19.9 0 53

TOTAL 65 681 10.5 7 61 59 1347 22.8 1 97
PUNT RETURNS SPECIAL TEAM TACKLES

YEAR NO YARDS AVG TD LONG TK SO AS FR BK

2000 1 9 9.0 0 9 0 0 0 0 1

2001 2 55 27.5 2 40 0 0 0 0 1

TOTAL 3 64 21.3 2 40 0 0 0 0 2


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