The Edmond Sun

December 20, 2013

UCO’s Clark named BSN All-American


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — Central Oklahoma wide receiver Marquez Clark received another postseason honor Thursday with his selection to the Beyond Sports Network Division II All-America Team.

Clark was a second-team pick in voting of Division II sports information directors, college coaches, media and BSN staff. The 5-11, 190-pound junior from Texarkana, Texas, was virtually unstoppable at wide receiver this fall while also shining as a kick returner for the Bronchos.

Clark caught a school-record 82 passes for 1,348 yards — the third-best in school history — and five touchdowns, averaging 16.4 yards a catch. He had 100-plus receiving yards in eight of the Bronchos’ 10 games and caught seven-plus passes seven times, pulling in a school-record 13 against Northeastern State.

Clark added 326 yards and two touchdowns on 18 punt returns and 532 yards on 23 kickoff returns in finishing with a school-record 2,249 all-purpose yards. He had three of the top-10 all-purpose games in Central Oklahoma history this fall (365 vs. Emporia State, 338 vs. Missouri Western and 284 vs. Lincoln).

Clark leads NCAA Division II in all-purpose yards per game (224.9), while ranking third in receiving yards per game (134.8) and fourth in punt return average (18.1) going into today’s championship game.