The uniform and pads are the same, but the man inside that helmet is much different than everyone else on the practice field.
Richard Clark graduated from high school 36 years ago.
"You can not tell that he is I think 53 years old. He came into camp in very, very, very good shape. Even probably in better shape then some of our returning players," says Vic Wallace, Rockford University Coach. "He's got some talent, and he sure has a lot of 'want to'."
Clark is a free safety. Throughout his career he's also played linebacker, receiver, guard and tight end while bouncing around at junior colleges.
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Clark has been a part of eight college programs over the years, but he says he played very little. He was primarily on the practice squads.
Our compliance officer, our associate AD is checking everywhere he's gone to school," says Wallace.
Wallace says if
I've never been on a winning team. So I'd like to help