Ryan Clark Speaker Profile
Ryan Clark Biography
Ryan Clark was born October 12, 1979 in Marrero, Louisianaand is a safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. Hewas signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He playedcollege football at LSU.
Clark has also played for the Washington Redskins.
He signed with the Steelers as a free agent on March 15, 2006 replacing formersafety Chris Hope who signed with the Tennessee Titans.
In 2006, Clark made 72 tackles playing free safety for theSteelers, along with one interception and three fumble recoveries. He played 13games and started 12 of them, missing the final three with a groin injury.During training camp before the 2007 season, he remained starter despiteplaying a position battle with second year Anthony Smith.
Clark ended his 2007 season early after having his spleenand gall bladder removed, after a game in the thin air of Denver caused healthproblems with Clark's blood due to sickle cell trait (because of this, wheneverhis team plays in Denver, Clark does not play). Clark lost 30 pounds after theremoval, but has returned to the Steelers in 2008.
To honor his former Redskins teammate, the late Sean Taylor,Clark wears Taylor's #21 during practices.
Clark was active in the community while with the Giants, participating in the2002 United Way Hometown Huddle byconducting a football clinic at the Highbridge Center for members of AlianzaDominicana, a local United Way agency that services families in WashingtonHeights. He joined forces with students from the Leadership In Public ServicesHigh School located at Ground Zero for Operation PaintFest.Sponsored by the Foundation for Hospital Art, the participants createdpaintings of hope that would later be donated to the five New York hospitalsinvolved in the September 11th tragedies.
Clark suffers from sickle-cell trait, which can causecomplications during extreme exercise conditions and hypoxia from highaltitudes. In 2007 during a game against Denver at Invesco Field at Mile High,because of the altitude he had to be rushed to the hospital in the middle ofthe game to have his spleen and gallbladder removed. Since recovering from hiscrisis in 2007, Clark has been involved with sickle cell disease awareness,research, treatment and programming in Pittsburgh.
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