James Clark
James  Clark


New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

High School:
New Smyrna Beach

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 186



Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics


Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

Ohio State Overview: James Clark is coming off his best season with the program, having played in 12 of 13 games in 2015 and earning his first Varsity O letter … he is in his fourth-year with the program and is a junior in eligibility … he has battled through a couple injuries, one that prompted a red-shirt season in 2013, but he enters 2016 having appeared in 18 games for the Buckeyes, which makes him one of the more experienced receivers on the team … a finance major, Clark has earned one Academic All-Big Ten honor and two OSU Scholar-Athlete citations.

2015 Season (Sophomore): Clark played in 12 games for the Buckeyes and earned his first letter … played a season-high 26 plays on offense against Rutgers and also had 18-play games vs. both Virginia Tech and Hawai’i … had a total of 148 offensive and special teams plays for the season.

2014 Season (Freshman): Clark played in three games for the College Football Playoff national champions: Kent State, Illinois and vs. Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game ... he battled through a hamstring issue most of the season as well, which helps explain his action in Games 3, 8 and 13 but no action in between ... the Illinois game represented his first Big Ten action ... he played a persona-best 27 plays vs. Kent State.

2013 Season (Red-shirt): Clark played some as a true freshman, getting into three of the first four games before an ankle injury against Florida A&M and subsequent surgery ended his season and earned him a red-shirt ... he was in for eight total plays in those three games.

More on James: Clark was one of the last in this class to commit and ultimately sign an NLI with Ohio State, doing so on Feb. 6, 2013 (national signing day) … Clark was a first-team Florida 6A all-state pick by The Miami Herald as a senior when he led New Smyrna Beach into the state playoffs … he totaled 87 receptions for 1,954 yards and 29 total touchdowns for his career, playing for coach Lance Jenkins … had 49 receptions for 1,112 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior … had 28 catches for 576 yards as a junior … outstanding as well in track, Clark had a 100-meter dash best of 10.48 … he placed fifth in the 100 and sixth in the 200 at the 2012 Florida outdoor state track championships … the son of Jessie Clark … has an older brother, Jonathan, and an older sister, Camilya.