DEWill Clarke

West Virginia — Big 12
  • Height: 6'7"
  • Weight: 273
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Age: 22


SUMMARY: Only West Virginia player to be honored as a Iron Mountaineer three times for excellence in the weight room... Played in 29 career games and started 22.

2012 (JUNIOR): Starter at defensive end... Named All-Big 12 Conference Honorable Mention (AP)... Finished with 26 tackles, including 13 unassisted tackles, 1.5 sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss and three pass breakups... Established a career high in tackles for loss (2.5) and recorded three total tackles against Oklahoma... Recorded two tackles for loss and one sack at Oklahoma State... Made return from injury versus Kansas State after sitting out Texas Tech game... Recorded season highs with five tackles and one tackle for loss against Baylor; also matched a season high with one pass breakup... Assisted on sack and tackle for loss while collecting three tackles versus James Madison.

2011 (SOPHOMORE): Defensive end who started 11-of-13 contests...Tied game high with one sack against Clemson in the Orange Bowl... Recorded a career-high nine total tackles at USF, including eight unassisted and one tackle for loss... Finished with four total tackles vs. Pitt, including two solo stops... Registered first career sack and had two tackles at Rutgers; also tied for a team high with one tackle for loss... Recorded three tackles against UConn and a team-high one pass breakup (first of his career)... Recorded three total tackles and assisted on a tackle for loss against LSU... Made first career start against Marshall, registering four tackles.

2010 (FRESHMAN): Played in four games... Sustained an ankle injury in the Marshall game that hampered his performance most of the 2010 season.

2009 (REDSHIRT): Redshirted

HlGH SCHOOL: Coached by Don Schmidt at Taylor Allderdice High... Pittsburgh North-South All-Star.. Two-time Tribune Review All-City League as tight end and linebacker... Pennsylvania Top 40 lineman.

PERSONAL: Birthday is May 4... Son of William and Beverly Clarke... Father starred in basketball at Duquesne.. One of three children... Majoring in criminology and investigations.