Hudson Clark - Football - Arkansas Razorbacks

#17 Hudson Clark

DB | *R-Sr | 6-2 | 190 | Dallas, Texas | Highland Park HS

2023 First-Team Academic All-American (CSC)
2023 NFF Hampshire Honor Society Member
2022 First-Team All-SEC (USA Today)
2023, 2022 Burlsworth Trophy Nominee
2022 Jim Thorpe Award Player of the Week
2022 Fall Dean’s List – Walton College of Business
2020 SEC Freshman of the Week
2020 Jim Thorpe Award Player of the Week
2020, 2021, 2022 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

2022 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Posted career bests in games (13), starts (10) and tackles (67) while seeing playing time and starting in multiple positions in the secondary while earning first-team All-SEC honors from USA Today … Former walk-on nominated for Burlsworth Trophy … His 67 tackles ranked fourth on the team with his 11 pass breakups leading the team … His two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries were tied for the team lead … Made three tackles, forced a fumble and broke up a pass in season-opening win over Cincinnati (Sept. 3) … Recovered a fumble and made three tackles with pass breakup in win over South Carolina (Sept. 10) … Broke up a pass and made one tackle vs. Texas A&M (Sept. 24) … Recorded his first tackle for loss of the season against Alabama (Oct. 1) to go with three stops and a forced fumble … Saw his first significant action at safety at Mississippi State (Oct. 18), making eight tackles and break up three passes … Enjoyed a monster performance in win at BYU (Oct. 15), earning SEC Defensive Player of the Week and Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Player of the Week honors after recording a career-best 11 tackles, recovering a fumble and picking off a pass to set up a touchdown before halftime … Made four tackles, including one for loss, in win at Auburn (Oct. 29) … Recorded seven tackles vs. Liberty (Nov. 5) … Broke up a pair of passes and made nine tackles vs. LSU (Nov. 12) … Notched eight stops in win over Ole Miss (Nov. 19) … Logged a career-best two tackles for loss as part of his four stops at Missouri (Nov. 25) … Made four tackles in AutoZone Liberty Bowl victory vs. Kansas (Dec. 28).

2021 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Played in 12 games with four starts … Finished with 22 tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass breakup … According to Pro Football Focus, played in 545 snaps with 392 on defense and 153 on special teams … Recorded nine games with at least one tackle ……Totaled five games with multiple tackles … Recorded one assisted stop in win over Texas (Sept. 11) … Logged one solo tackle in win against Texas A&M (Sept. 25) … Registered two stops at Georgia (Oct. 2) … Made one solo tackle at Ole Miss (Oct. 9) … Logged first start of the season against Auburn, filing three tackles against the Tigers (Oct. 16) … Carded his second game of the season with three tackles in win over Mississippi State (Nov. 6) … Recorded one solo stop in road victory at LSU (Nov. 13) … Tied his career high in tackles with seven and a tackle for loss in win over Missouri (Nov. 26) … Finished with three tackles and a pass breakup in Outback Bowl win against Penn State (Jan. 1).

2020 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in eight games and made seven starts at cornerback as a walk-on … Team’s fifth-leading tackler, posting 47 stops (32 solo) and tied for the team lead making three interceptions … Tied for fifth on the team breaking up three passes … Saw his first collegiate action in the win at Mississippi State (Oct. 3), playing 49 snaps and making two tackles … Earned his first career start the following week at Auburn (Oct. 10), making seven tackles, all solo, with a pass broken up … Turned in a career performance against Ole Miss (Oct. 17), registering five tackles and three interceptions in the win … He tied the school record for second-most picks in a single-game and tied for third in the SEC record book … First freshman in Arkansas history to intercept three passes in the same game and first SEC freshman since Mississippi State’s Darren Williams in 2003 against Troy … Earned SEC co-Freshman of the Week, Jim Thorpe Award Player of the Week and PFF College MVP for his performance against the Rebels … Registered nine tackles at Texas A&M (Oct. 31), wrapping up seven solo stops … Broke up his second pass of the year and made three tackles in the win over Tennessee (Nov. 7) … Logged seven tackles at Florida (Nov. 14) … Totaled first double-digit tackle game, making a career-high 10 stops with his first career tackle for loss at Missouri (Dec. 5) … Did not play in the season finale against Alabama (Dec. 12) … During the season, head coach Sam Pittman announced on SEC Network that Clark will receive a scholarship in January … According to Pro Football Focus, saw action in 592 defensive and 53 special teams snaps … Recorded a season-high defensive grade of 81.7 against Ole Miss.

2019 (FRESHMAN): Did not play during the 2019 season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas, winning three 5A state championships … First team all-state selection as a senior and first team all-district all-district as a senior and junior … 31-1 as a varsity starter for his career, losing only his first start … Tabbed academic all-state in 2015 and 2016 … Team captain as a senior for the Scots, helping the team to a spotless 16-0 record and the program’s third consecutive 5A State Championship … Finished the year with 40 tackles, 31 solo, three for loss and nine interceptions … Earned Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Player to Watch and Dallas Morning News Player of the Week in senior season … Posted 55 total stops as a junior in 2017, with 46 unassisted, along with 14 passes defended, two interceptions, two fumbles recovered and a fumble forced, pushing Highland Park to a 15-1 overall mark … A three-sport athlete, also lettering in basketball and track and field as a junior and senior.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 17, 2001 … Son of Travis and Jennifer Clark, both graduates of the University of Arkansas … Dad, Travis, works for the Dallas Cowboys as Senior Director of Suites & Events … Grandfather, Ronnie Clark, is in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame after a 27-year tenure as head football coach of Berryville … Graduated Magna Cum Laude in the Fall of 2022 with a degree in finance and a minor in marketing … Pursuing his MBA in finance at the Walton College of Business.