There's something about the Arizona Cardinals and wide receivers named Larry.
After participating in the Cardinals' rookie minicamp over the weekend, Colorado State-Pueblo product Larry Clark signed a contract to remain with the organization on Monday.
According to AZcardinals.com reporter Darren Urban, Arizona head coach Bruce Arians mentioned Clark's performance after the first day of rookie minicamp. The 6-foot-3, 208-pound product is an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State-Pueblo, but he began his career with San Diego State.
Though Clark has impressive size for his position, according to NFLdraftscout.com, Clark clocked in with a 4.73-second 40-yard dash time at his Pro Day this March, which is much slower than most of the wide receivers Arians and general manager Steve Keim prefer to take chances on.
Clark played in just five games for the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves a season ago, after transferring from San Diego State. Clark caught 22 passes including four touchdowns over his five-game stint, with his longest reception going for 37 yards last year.
Clark spent three seasons in the Aztecs' program, redshirting during his first campaign in 2012 before appearing in eight games and recording three receptions in 2013. During Clark's final season with the program, he finished fourth on the team with 17 receptions for 242 yards, but never found the end zone.
The addition of Clark gives the Cardinals two wide receivers named Larry, the other being franchise icon Larry Fitzgerald.
Clark faces an uphill road to make the team considering he was only invited to the Cardinals' rookie minicamp on a tryout basis, but his addition to Arizona's 90-man roster is a good start. Plus, he's going to the one team in the NFL with a great track record for receivers named Larry.