10   Willie Clark
Willie Clark

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Roselle, IL

High School:
Lake Park

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 210

Position:
WR

Experience:
3L


03/09/2012

Huskies Happy with Pro Day Performances

Job Interview Continues for NIU Football Hopefuls

02/01/2012

Signing Day Press Conference Quotes - February 1, 2012

NIU head coach Dave Doeren discusses 2012 class

01/02/2012

Huskies Head South for Fourth-Straight Bowl Game

NIU faces Red Wolves in 2012 GoDaddy.com Bowl

11/29/2011

Northern Illinois Plays Ohio with MAC Championship on the Line

Huskies Look to Make History in Return Trip to Detroit

11/29/2011

Weekly Press Conference Quotes - November 29, 2011

Doeren, Baxter, Delegal, Hopkins and Palmer discuss upcoming MAC Championship game

01/10/2012

Fans greet Huskies after bowl victory

NIU faithful greeted the Huskies at the team hotel following their bowl win.

01/10/2012

NIU defeats Arkansas State, 38-20

Huskies defeat Arkansas State, 38-20, in 2012 GoDaddy.com Bowl

12/03/2011

Huskies comeback to beat Bobcats, 23-20

NIU defeats Ohio, 23-20, to win its first MAC title in 28 years.

11/26/2011

NIU defeats Eastern Michigan

Huskies defeat Eagles to win MAC West

11/17/2011

NIU retains Bronze Stalk trophy

NIU defeats Ball State, 41-38, in a thriller

12/03/2011

2011 MAC CHAMPIONSHIP

NIU captured its first MAC football championship since 1983, defeating Ohio, 23-20

Caught 85 passes for 1,193 yards and 12 touchdowns in his four seasons with the Huskies. Averaged 14 yards per reception in his career.

2011: Played in all 14 games during the season at wide receiver... Caught 18 passes for 292 yards to rank fifth on the team, while his four touchdown catches were third-best... Averaged 16.2 yards per catch to rank second only to Akeem Daniels... Gained 18 yards rushing on three carries... Caught two or more passes in a game six times... Scored four touchdowns in the month of November... Earned NIU Offensive Skill Player of the Week honors following a career-high 109-yard, two-touchdown performance at Bowling Green (11-8)... Put the Huskies on the board early with a 56.yard catch-and-run and closed out the scoring with a 37-yard touchdown grab... Hauled in a 54-yard touchdown pass against Eastern Michigan (11-25)... Led the Huskies with 70 yards receiving versus the Eagles to earn NIU Offensive Skill Player of the Week honors... Caught a 15-yard shovel pass at Toledo (11-1) for his first score of the season... Recorded 30 receiving yards on three receptions - all of which went for first downs - versus Ball State (11-15)... Made a critical seven-yard reception late in the fourth quarter against the Cardinals to convert on a third down and keep NIU's comeback alive... Hauled in a 24-yard reception at Kansas (9-10) to set up an NIU touchdown.

2010: Despite starting just three games, finished his junior year as NIU's leading receiver with 42 catches for 602 yards and seven touchdowns. Averaged 14.3 yards per catch and 43 receiving yards per game. Caught at least one pass in 13 of 14 games played and had 11 multiple-catch games. Four of his receptions went for 25-plus yards. Named NIU's Wide Receiver of the Year by coaches. Named the NIU Offensive Back of the Week after grabbing three passes, two for touchdowns, for 46 yards, at Akron (10-2). Led Huskie receivers with 62 yards on five receptions against Temple (10-9). Caught a 25-yard touchdown pass versus Buffalo (10-16). Grabbed a pair of passes for 45 yards, including a 33-yard catch, versus North Dakota (9-11). Made a career and team season best seven grabs for 70 yards, including a 21-yard game-winning touchdown catch with 3:42 left on the clock, at Western Michigan (10-30). Recorded four grabs for 43 yards at Ball State (11-20). Snagged a game-high five receptions for 65 yards, with TDs of 18 and 16 yards, at Eastern Michigan (11-26) to share team Offensive Back of the Week honors. Caught four passes for 70 yards, and had a season-long 39-yard touchdown catch to give NIU a 21-20 lead, against Miami (Ohio) in the 2010 MAC Championship game (12-3). Made four receptions for a season-best 88 yards in the 2010 Humanitarian Bowl versus Fresno State (12-18). Collected five tackles on the year, with three in the Buffalo game and two versus Central Michigan (10-23).

2009: Saw action in 12 games, while starting at wide receiver in five contests. Caught 19 passes for 220 yards to rank third on the NIU team in receiving yards and catches. Averaged 11.6 yards per catch. Had a season-high 52 receiving yards on two catches, including a career long 45-yard reception, versus Western Illinois (9-12). Recorded his first collegiate touchdown on a seven-yard catch versus Idaho (9-26). Made a season-high three catches against Wisconsin (9-5), Akron (10-31) and Central Michigan (11-27). Caught a 35-yard pass in the Huskies' victory over Eastern Michigan (11-5).

2008: Given the 2008 Jawan Jackson Award, honoring the walk-on or former walk-on who has made the greatest impact on the team. Played in all 13 games, and started against Toledo (10-18) and in the Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech (12-28). Made three catches for 35 yards against the Rockets. Caught a 35-yard pass to record the longest offensive play of the game at Tennessee (10-4). Blocked a punt and had one reception for six yards, and returned a punt for seven yards in the Indiana State game (9-20). Had one catch for three yards versus Navy (11-25).

2007: Redshirted.

High School: Earned all-state honorable mention accolades and was a member of the PrepStar Magazine All-Region Team as a junior. Caught 43 passes for 700 yards and 10 touchdowns that year. Garnered All-Upstate Eight honors as a senior, despite suffering a foot injury that limited him to four games. Totaled 11 catches for 199 yards in his final season. Listed by the Daily Herald as one of the area's top athletes. Multi-sport athlete earned eight varsity letters, three in both football and track and two in basketball. Won all-conference and all-area honors in basketball in both his junior and senior seasons. Holds the assists and steals records at Lake Park. Won the regional championship in the 400-meter dash.

Personal: Born July 4, 1989. Son of Kimberly and Willie Clark Sr. Majoring in organizational communications. Admires Jerry Rice and Michael Jordan. Elected homecoming king of his high school as a senior.

CLARK'S CAREER STATISTICS
Receiving

Year G/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/Gm
2008 13/2 6 79 13.2 0 35 6.1
2009 12/5 19 220 11.6 1 45 18.3
2010 14/2 42 602 14.3 7 65 43.0
2011 14/0 18 292 16.2 4 56 20.9
Career 53/9 85 1,193 14.0 12 65 22.5

CLARK'S CAREER GAME HIGHS
Catches: 7, at Western Michigan, 10-30-10
Yards: 109, at Bowling Green, 11-8-11
Touchdowns: 2, three times, last at Bowling Green, 11-8-11
Long Gain: 65, at Eastern Michigan, 11-26-10

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