The Chargers’ seventh-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, guard Donavon Clark is back for year number two after taking what amounted to a medical redshirt his rookie season.
Clark suffered a torn ACL during the Chargers second preseason game of 2016 and was placed on injured reserve a short time later, remaining there for the balance of the season.
Clark played collegiately at Michigan State. He 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.
TRANSACTION HISTORY: Seventh-round pick by Chargers (224th overall), April 30, 2016...signed four-year contract, May 10.
2016: Spent season on “Reserve-Injured.”
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.