LSU’s Clark and York earn SEC Weekly Honors

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Published: Nov. 29, 2021 at 11:21 AM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WAFB) - Senior linebacker Damone Clark and junior placekicker Cade York have been named SEC Players of the Week for their performances in LSU’s 27-24 win over Texas A&M on Saturday, Nov. 27.

Clark was named Co-Defensive Player of the Week, the senior from Baton Rouge finished the game with 10 tackles which led the team, 3.5 tackles-for-loss, and 2.5 sacks. The last two sacks game on the Aggies final drive to seal the upset win over the 15th ranked team.

LSU linebacker Damone Clark (18)
LSU linebacker Damone Clark (18)(Josh Auzenne | WAFB)

The former Southern Lab Kitten brought his total tackles up to 135, which leads the nation, and is the fourth-ranked total tackles in LSU school history. Clark was also named a finalist for the Dick Butkus Award, which goes to the nation’s top college linebacker.

LSU’s defense held the Aggies to season lows in rushing yards with 54 and total yards at 296.

York made field goals from 47 and 50 yards out and connected on all three PATs. The junior from McKinney, Texas extended his consecutive PATs to 118, which is a school record.

LSU kicker Cade York (36)
LSU kicker Cade York (36)(Josh Auzenne | WAFB)

He also moved past LSU great Kevin Faulk into second place in career scoring with 326 points. York also extended his school record of career 50-yard field goals to 15. For his career, York is 15-of-19 (78.9%) from 50-yards are more. The NCAA career record is 66.6%. It is held by Pitt’s Alex Kessman.

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