Donavon Clark Looking For Best Season Yet

Michigan State fifth-year senior offensive lineman Donavon Clark is looking to have his best season as a Spartan since cracking the offensive line rotation during his red-shirt freshman season in a start against Michigan.

Wherever Michigan State coaches have asked fifth-year senior Donavon Clark to play he's taken the challenge and did his best.

Now Clark looks like he's found a home at right guard as the Spartans look like they have one of the best offensive lines in the Big Ten since Mark Dantonio took over the program.

Spartan Digest spoke with Clark at the Spartans recent media day and he reflected on the work he continues to do to become a better player.



Clark was ranked as one of the top offensive guards in the country coming out of Cincinnati Finneytown High School where he also was a standout in track and field in the shot put and discus where he reached the state championships.


Clark enters his final year as a Spartan having started games at right guard, right tackle and left tackle. In 2012 he earned his first career start against Michigan when Dan France missed the game due to a concussion.

In 2013 Clark appeared in all 14 games with four starts at left tackle while seeing regular action in the Spartans offensive line rotation.

The 2014 season gave Clark the chance to start all 13 games and again he showed his ability to move around with eight games at right guard and five at right tackle after entering the preseason depth-chart as the No. 1 right tackle. Clark collected a career-best 67.5 knockdowns and ranked second on the team with 17.5 dominators during the 833 snaps played.

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