Clark: ‘We have to go out there and play like we want it’

Darrell Clark isn’t your average football player at Grambling State University. 

Although he has endured many hardships while at Grambling, the wide receiver has no problem in overcoming adversity. 

On June 19, 2019 Clark was shot in his back and leg in Jefferson Parish along with his younger brother who was fatally wounded. 

This caused Clark to miss the 2019 football season.

 2021 is Clark’s first full season since his injury. 

“I feel great heading into the season, my last ride as a G-Man and I wanna make it special,” Clark said. 

Clark has been at Grambling State since 2015 so he knows what it takes to win games. 

“We have to go out there and play like we want it, nobody can ever say they out worked us,” Clark said. 

After having an 0-4 spring football season where they lost two home games in the Clark knows tradition. 

“Our tradition is we never lose in the hole , no matter what never lose in the hole,” Clark said. 

Clark was excited for the first home game of the season. 

True freshman quarterback Noah Bodden led Grambling to a win throwing for three touchdowns against Alabama A&M, who were the SWAC champions in the spring. 

“The spring season doesn't matter, it’s about us taking care of business now,” Clark said.

Clark said he hopes to become more active in the offense.  

“I have to get more active and contribute if we want to win any game this season, I haven’t been in my bag and it’s time to get active,” Clark sasid. 

Clark said he is happy to see Bodden playing well. 

“Noah is what we need right now , I love playing with him , he’s gonna get me and the other receivers the ball on demand making our offense become a little successful,” Clark said. 

Darrell Clark