Chosen with the 6th overall pick in the 1984 USFL Draft, James Madison University wide receiver Gary Clark might have been seen by today's standards to be too small to make an NFL roster.  At 5 feet 10 inches tall and 175 pounds, Clark performed more than adequately for the Jacksonville Bulls in 1984-85, leading the team by catching 56 passes in 1984 and helping out on special teams, returning punts and kickoffs as part of the expansion team's inaugural 6-12-0 season.

Though problems sidelined Clark for much of Jacksonville's 1985 season, after its conclusion he would sign with the Washington Redskins, who picked up his NFL rights in a 1984 supplemental draft.  His impact was immediately felt by the 'Skins, catching 72 passes in his rookie NFL campaign.  Clark would go on to be the Redskins player of the year in 1987 - a year in which the team won a Super Bowl - playing with the team through 1992.  After two years with the Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins, Carter retired, returning to his adopted home of Washington, where today he's the owner of G.C.'s New South Beach Restaurant and Martini Lounge in nearby Bethesda, Maryland.  In total his career spanned 13 seasons, catching 765 passes.

GARY CLARK

Jacksonville Bulls

(pictured above at G.C.'s
New South Beach Restaurant
and Martini Lounge)

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