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Redskins Elevate Clark to Ring of Fame

The Washington Redskins announced Sept. 27 that wide receiver Gary Clark will be inducted to the Redskins Ring of Fame at FedExField during the October 7, 2007 game against Detroit Lions.

"Gary is a well-deserved addition to the Ring of Fame," said Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder. "A Redskin to the core, he has displayed intelligence, toughness, integrity and a winning attitude. That's something we all applaud."

Clark began his professional career with the USFL's Jacksonville Bulls in 1984. Later that year, he was drafted in the second round (55th overall) by the Washington Redskins in the USFL Supplemental draft.

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

In his second year as a Redskin, he earned his first of four trips to the Pro Bowl (1986, 1987, 1990, 1991). He was an integral part of winning Super Bowl XXII and Super Bowl XXVI with the Redskins.

Clark played eight of his 11 NFL seasons with the Redskins, finishing his career with 699 receptions for 10,856 yards and 65 touchdowns. He also had twenty-seven 100-yard games as a Redskin.

After eight seasons with the Redskins, Clark went to the Phoenix Cardinals for the 1993 season. As a Cardinal in 1994, he became the first NFL receiver to catch 50 or more passes in the first 10 seasons of his career.

He retired from the NFL after spending the 1995 season with the Miami Dolphins.

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.

He remains active in the Washington, D.C., area community. He has worked in local media, most recently with WUSA-TV 9 in Washington and stays involved with the Washington Redskins Alumni Association.

Along with his business partner Jimmy Speros, he is starting a Private "Members Only" Social Club in the Verizon Center corridor in Washington, D.C. The club is a sanctuary where people of like minds can together to socialize, network, promote one's business and debate one's ideas and philosophies.

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