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Dallas Clark to retire from NFL

[ 0 ] June 16, 2014 |
Oct 20, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons (94) tackles Baltimore Ravens tight end Dallas Clark (87) during the first half at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons (94) tackles Baltimore Ravens tight end Dallas Clark (87). (Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indianapolis tight end and Iowa all-American Dallas Clark will retire Wednesday with the team that brought him into the NFL.

Clark was Indy’s first-round pick out of Iowa in 2003. In nine seasons, he broke the franchise’s career tight end records for receptions (427) and TD catches (46) and finished second in yards receiving (4,887) and 100-yard games (seven). He also set Colts single season records with 100 receptions and 1,106 yards in 2009 and 11 TD catches in 2007.

Clark’s 2002 performance against Purdue amongst the best in Hawkeye history

The Livermore, Ia., native was released following the 2011 season, part of the rebuilding purge that included the release of Peyton Manning and defensive captain Gary Brackett among others.

Clark landed with Tampa Bay in 2012 and played in Baltimore last year. He finished with 505 receptions, 5,665 yards and 53 TDs.

The Colts announced the retirement Monday.

Category: Iowa Hawkeyes Football

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