45 Patrick Clarke
45 Patrick Clarke
Height: 6-2
Weight: 193
Year: Jr.
Hometown: New Castle, DE
High School: Hargrave Military Academy
Position: K

Hoof Prints: Earned the starting kicker job late in his freshman season... chose Buffalo for the campus, the coaches and the academics...major is undecided.

Sophomore (2012): Converted on 11 of 15 field goal attempts for the season... also served as the starter on kickoffs, recording 13 touchbacks... made four field goals from over 40 yards... was successful on his first four field goals and six of his first seven attempts of the season... hit a pair of field goals against Pittsburgh (10/20)... hit field goals from 49 and 47 yards, with the 47 yarder coming as time expired to give the Bulls a 27-24 win over Miami (OH) (11/3)... named MAC Special Teams Player of the Week on Nov. 5... had a season-best 11 points after hitting three field goals and adding a pair of extra points in a win over Western Michigan (11/10).

Freshman (2011): Used his strong leg for the team’s kickoffs... took over as the main field-goal kicker in the final three games of the season and was dominant, hitting all six of his field goals and all 10 of his extra points... made his first career field goal on a 43-yard attempt against Eastern Michigan (11/12)... hit three field goals, including a career-long of 49 yards (tied for ninth-longest in program history), and racked up 15 points in a blowout win over Akron (11/19)... knocked in two field goals (27 and 31 yards) in the season finale against Bowling Green (11/25).

Previous School: An accomplished football and soccer player…spent one season at prep school at Hargrave Military Academy where he helped his team to an undefeated record…at the national championship combine he went 10-for-10 on field goals between 30 and 52 yards…in high school, he recorded 16 touchbacks on kickoffs…as a soccer player, he was a first-team All-State selection in 2008-09, recording 40 goals and 33 assists in his three-year career.