|71 Josh Clark
Expected to battle for starting honors at center as a senior after enjoying a strong finish in that position last fall ... A valuable asset to ECU's line because of his flexibility to also compete at guard ... A resilient performer whose perseverance through nagging injuries early in career finally allowed significant playing time during junior campaign before being pushed hard by Taylor Hudson and C.J. Struyk as the incumbent starter in the spring ... Was virtually sidelined for an entire calendar year because of a back injury, which subsequently slowed development in strength and conditioning program ... Did not participate on the scout team as a true freshman and was held out of spring drills in 2009 for continued rehabilitation ... A "coach's son" who features an understanding of strategy, regardless of schemes implemented.
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
2011: Experienced first significant action of East Carolina career, playing in all 12 games and starting six at center, including the final four of the year (Memphis, Navy, Southern Miss, UTEP, UCF, Marshall) ... Earned initial playing time due to injuries along the offensive line, but turned in solid performances to retain starting nod ... Also served in blocking roles on the field goal and PAT units throughout the campaign ... Guided Pirates to a No. 20 national ranking in passing offense (286.1 yards per game) ... ECU finished second in Conference USA in passing offense and fifth in total offense (395.2 yards per game) ... Provided protection for quarterbacks to throw for more than 300 yards in six of the last 10 games ... Aerial attack ended the season with the second-most passing yards in program history (3,433) ... Opened holes for 12 rushing touchdowns in the last seven games ... Provided space for ECU's season-best 186 rushing yards against UCF, the most since tallying 194 versus Marshall on Oct. 23, 2010 ... Pirates averaged 11.4 yards per completion against Southern Miss ... Provided pass protection for quarterback Dominique Davis to set NCAA records for consecutive completions in a game (26/Navy) and season (36/Memphis and Navy) ... Allowed time for Davis to set the East Carolina single-game completion percentage record of 88.9 against the Midshipmen, the second best in NCAA history for a passer converting at least 40 throws ... Pirates averaged 7.0 yards per play and 12.2 yards per completion at Memphis while gaining 524 total yards ... Entered against UAB, helping the Pirates to 361 yards passing, 181 on the ground and 7.3 yards per play.
2010 Game-by-Game Statistics
2009 Game-by-Game Statistics 2009:
2010: Experienced action on the offensive line in one game, in the fourth
quarter against Memphis in the second contest of the season during a 49-27 victory ... Provided pass protection for Brad Wornick's East Carolina
debut ... Also opened holes for Michael Dobson's 19 yards rushing
in first Pirate appearance.
Experienced action in one game as a redshirt freshman ... Was credited with participation (one snap) during the Pirates' 49-13 victory against Rice at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
2008: Redshirted during initial season in ECU program ... Officially signed with the Pirates in February.
High School: A three-year letterman at North Gaston High School ... Played for his father, head coach Bruce Clark, during his prep career ... Earned all-state honors ... Helped lead Wildcats to a 10-2 record and a deep run (third round) into the Class 3A playoffs as a senior ... Brother Justin was Western Carolina's starting quarterback in 2004 and 2005 ... Also recruited by Navy and Southeastern Conference member Vanderbilt.
Personal: Full name is Joshua Bruce Clark ... Born May 8, 1990 ... Major is family community services.