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    Vince Clarke
    Vince Clarke


    El Cajon, Calif.

    High School:
    Granite Hills

    Height / Weight:
    6-6 / 315



    General: An extremely athletic lineman who persevered through numerous injuries and made his greatest contribution in final season (2005) ... One of the offensive line's fastest players ... Plagued with injuries his first four years at NU ... Was capable of playing any position up front, including center ... Earned undergraduate degree in June (2005) and began work on a master of arts degree in communication studies in September.

    2005: Academic All-Big Ten ... Started first college game against Michigan ... Saw extensive action as a key reserve the first eight games.

    2004: Beset by injuries and did not see action.

    2003: Reserve offensive tackle that overcame some early season injuries.

    2002: Did not see action due to injury.

    2001: Redshirted.

    High School: Second-team all-conference in only his second year of playing organized football ... Recorded 88 pancakes during his senior year ... Received the Dick Klawitter Leadership Award ... Puts the shot and throws the discus in track ... Has lettered twice in football and track ... San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team ... Honor roll all four years ... Football coach was Mitch Burton.

    Personal: Born Maurice Vincent Clarke on 7/9/83 ... Son of Vinny and Maurice Clarke ... Chose NU over Colorado State, UNLV, Arizona State and New Mexico ... Graduated in June with a degree in communication studies and a minor in business institutions.