Steven Clarke - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#12 Steven Clarke


Height 5'10"
Weight 195
Hometown Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.
High School Boyd Anderson

Clarke enjoyed his finest year with the Commodores as a senior starting cornerback… Started every game at cornerback and set single-season career highs in virtually every stat category, including 32 solo tackles, 42 total tackles and six passes defended… Also has contributed a fumble recovery and interception… Has at least one tackle in every game, and registered a season-high seven solo tackles in win over Georgia… Had 69-yard INT return at South Carolina… Posted key fumble recovery in win at Florida… Also added an important special teams play in victory over Kentucky, returning a blocked PAT to the Vanderbilt end zone for two points.

Clarke played in 10 games during the season, seeing action as a cornerback and kick returner… Finished the year with 10 solo tackles, 18 total tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and a pass defended… Registered season-high five tackles in team[apos]s bowl victory… Contributed four total tackles in Vanderbilt[apos]s win at Kentucky.

Contributed key role in the defensive secondary and on special teams… Played in all 13 games as reserve DB… Averaged 22 yards as kickoff returner… Ended season with career high of 18 total tackles… Shared team high with two fumble recoveries… Also added a sack, forced fumble and pass defended… Second recovery came in win over Kentucky… Had three tackles vs. Army and Tennessee.

Talented freshman who displayed the versatility to play either defensive back or running back… Moved to RB during last two weeks of summer camp when injuries piled up in the offensive backfield… Coaches returned Clarke to secondary before the opener where he saw action in 11 games… Also aided Commodore coverage units… Ended season with 16 total tackles, including 10 solo stops, a quarterback sack, and a QB hurry… Posted career highs in solo tackles (4) and total tackles (8) in loss vs. South Carolina… QB sack and three tackles came one week later at Arkansas.

High School
Captain as junior and senior… Two-year starter in secondary… As senior, earned honorable mention All-State and All-County honors as versatile DB/WR/RB… Helped Cobras to 6-6 record and second round of 5A state playoffs as senior, contributing 87 tackles, two QB sacks, four INTs, eight defensed passes and three forced fumbles… Rushed for 115 yards and three TDs and had one TD reception in limited offensive role… School captured three titles during Clarke[apos]s varsity career… Had impressive performance in postseason Dade vs. Broward All-Star Game, posting two INTs and three defensed passes… Ranks among south Florida[apos]s top sprinters, finishing fifth in 100-meter dash in Florida 5A state meet as senior… Ran 100-meter PR of 10.61 as senior.

Steven Clarke… ‘Steve’ or ‘Steve-O’… Son of Keith Clarke and Jascat Clarke… Born April 19, 1991… Native of Jamaica… Has brothers, Nicholas and Donte, and a sister, Stacy-Ann… Dad works in construction; Mom works as a nurse.