36 Facts About Dallas Clark


Dallas Dean Clark was born on June 12,1979 and is an American former professional football player who was a tight end for 11 seasons in the National Football League.


Dallas Clark played college football for the University of Iowa, earned unanimous All-American honors, and was recognized as the top college tight end in the nation.


Dallas Clark was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft and he was a member of their Super Bowl XLI championship team against the Chicago Bears.


Dallas Clark played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Baltimore Ravens.


Dallas Clark graduated from Twin River Valley High School in Bode, Iowa, where he was a multi-sport star.


Dallas Clark earned four letters in football, basketball, and track and 3 letters in baseball.


Dallas Clark was team captain and MVP again as a senior, recording 160 tackles, and earned first-team all-conference and second-team all-state honors.


Dallas Clark attended the University of Iowa, where he played for the Iowa Hawkeyes football team from 1999 to 2002.


Dallas Clark did not see action during the 1999 season, but he finally saw the field in 2000.


Dallas Clark played on special teams and made six tackles during the season as a linebacker.


Dallas Clark started 10 games at tight end for Iowa in 2001, catching 38 passes for 539 yards and four touchdowns on the season.


Dallas Clark played special teams, recovering an on-side kick to clinch a win against Penn State and recording five tackles on the year.


Dallas Clark was the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week against Purdue, when he caught three passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns.


Dallas Clark was the 2002 recipient of the John Mackey Award which is presented to the most outstanding tight end in college football, a first-team All-Big Ten selection, and a unanimous first-team All-American.


Dallas Clark left Iowa with 1,281 career receiving yards in just two years at the tight end position.


Dallas Clark was chosen in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts with the 24th overall pick.


Dallas Clark started 10 games as a rookie and had 340 receiving yards before suffering a broken leg against the New England Patriots.


Dallas Clark started 15 games in 2004 and had 423 yards receiving with five touchdown receptions.


Dallas Clark started 15 games in 2005 and caught 37 passes for 488 yards and four touchdowns.


Dallas Clark started in 11 games in the 2006 season before suffering a knee injury in the November 26 home game against the Philadelphia Eagles.


Dallas Clark returned for the playoffs and played very well leading up to the Colts' first Super Bowl berth since moving to Indianapolis.


In 15 starts in 2007 season, Dallas Clark had 58 receptions for 616 yards, shattering John Mackey Colts record for receptions for a tight end and touchdowns.


On December 28,2008, Dallas Clark broke the Colts' franchise record, held by Hall of Famer John Mackey, for yards in a season by a tight end.


On September 21,2009, Dallas Clark had career high 183 receiving yards and a touchdown in just seven receptions at the Monday Night Football match up against Miami Dolphins, this is the fourth highest receiving yards ever for a Tight end in NFL history.


On November 8,2009 against the Houston Texans Dallas Clark caught 14 balls; a career-high for him.


Dallas Clark was named AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week because of his performance against Houston.


On January 3,2010 against the Buffalo Bills, Dallas Clark caught his 100th reception of the season, the second tight end to do so in NFL history.


Dallas Clark ended the 2009 season with 100 catches for 1,106 yards and 10 touchdowns.


On October 17,2010, Dallas Clark sustained a wrist injury playing the Washington Redskins and was put on injured reserve on Friday, October 22,2010, after season-ending wrist surgery.


Dallas Clark completed the season with 37 catches for 347 yards and three touchdowns.


Dallas Clark's surgically repaired wrist would again hinder his production in the 2011 regular season, limiting him to 34 receptions for 357 yards and two touchdowns in only 11 games.


Dallas Clark signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on May 21,2012.


Dallas Clark finished the season with 47 receptions for 435 yards and 4 touchdowns.


Dallas Clark finished the season with 31 receptions for 343 yards and 3 touchdowns.


On June 18,2014, Dallas Clark signed a one-day contract with the Colts, so that he could retire as a member of the team.


Dallas Clark guest starred in the CBS hit show Criminal Minds as San Diego Police officer Austin Kent in the episode "The Stranger", fulfilling an acting dream.