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Clark Grateful For 'Ring of Fame' Honor

Redskins great Gary Clark was inducted into the Redskins Ring of Fame at FedExField during halftime of Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.

Former Redskins kicker Mark Moseley was on hand to welcome Clark into the exclusive group of players and officials who have banners insde the stadium.

In his comments at halftime, Clark thanked his legions of fans and said they were the most important part of the team's wins during his tenure with the Redskins.

Clark also said that playing along-side Art Monk was the "highlight of his career." He vowed to do everything he could to help Monk get elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame someday.

Clark was also acknowledged on the field at pre-game, as part of the franchise's 75th anniversary celebration. The Redskins will honor one of the team's legends prior to each game this season.

Clark is still remembered as a legendary part of the original Joe Gibbs era.

In addition to his on-field accomplishments, Clark was generally considered the most spirited of "The Posse," as the successful trio of wide receivers that included Art Monk and Ricky Sanders was known.

Clark began his career in the USFL, but he was drafted by the Redskins in the USFL Supplemental Draft and joined the club in 1985.

During his first season with the Redskins in 1985, Clark finished with 72 catches for 926 yards and five touchdowns despite starting just 10 games.

In his second year as a Redskin, he earned his first of four trips to the Pro Bowl (1986, '87, '90 and '91). He was an integral part of winning Super Bowl XXII and Super Bowl XXVI with the Redskins.

Clark played eight of his 11 seasons with the Redskins, finishing his career with 699 receptions for 10,856 yards and 65 touchdowns.

Clark remains active in the Washington, D.C., area community. An entrepreneur, he has also worked in local media, most recently with WUSA-TV 9 in Washington.

He also stays involved with the Washington Redskins Alumni Association.

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