In the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Chargers selected All-Big Ten guard Donavon Clark from Michigan State.
The 6-4, 325-pound Clark concluded his career in East Lansing having started 27 straight games. A third-team All-Big Ten choice as a senior, the versatile Clark started 33 games throughout his college career with 18 coming at right guard, nine at right tackle and six at left tackle. As a senior in 2015, he started 10 games at right guard and four at right tackle.
TRANSACTION HISTORY: Seventh-round pick by Chargers (224th overall), April 30, 2016...signed four-year contract, May 10.
COLLEGE: Third-team All-Big Ten as senior after team-high 83.5 knockdowns...2015 Spartan Offensive Lineman of Week vs. Oregon and Purdue and Unsung Hero of game vs. Western Michigan...redshirted in 2011...played at Michigan State from 2012-15...sociology degree.
PERSONAL: Born in Cincinnati, Ohio...first-team All-Ohio, all-district, all-conference and all-city as senior at Finneytown High in Cincinnati...invited to play for Ohio All-Stars in Big 33 Classic in Hershey, Pennsylvania and nominated to play in 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl...Top 10 in shot put and discus at 2011 state track and field championships...2010 Cincinnati Hills League Track co-Athlete of Year after finishing first in shot put and discus...Division II district champion in discus as sophomore.