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Clark named to Comeback Player of the Year Watch List

NEW YORK — UTSA senior wide receiver De'Corian Clark has been named to the Comeback Player of the Year Award Watch List, the College Sports Communicators in association with The Associated Press (AP) and the Fiesta Bowl Organization announced on Tuesday.
Clark is one of 100 college football student-athletes from 67 different schools on this year's watch list for the award that recognizes those who overcome injury, illness, or other circumstances. 
Clark is also a candidate for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team and the Fort Worth O.D. Wyatt High School product appears on preseason watch lists for the Biletnikoff Award and Wuerffel Trophy. A second-team all-conference performer in 2022, Clark hauled in 51 passes for 741 yards and eight touchdowns despite missing the last five games due to an injury. averaged 82.3 receiving yards per game and 14.5 yards per catch last fall.
Clark set the program record for single-game receiving yards with 217 and matched his own single-game touchdown standard with three in the 52-24 win over Texas Southern last September. He hauled in eight passes for 139 yards in the 45-30 road triumph over Middle Tennessee, made seven grabs for 90 yards — including the game-winning touchdown — in the 41-38 overtime victory at Army and also had the game-winning TD on a 10-yard catch in the corner of the end zone to cap off a six-reception, 54-yard day in the 31-27 regular season win against North Texas. He will enter the 2023 campaign with 112 receptions for 1,559 yards and 16 touchdowns for his career.
At the conclusion of each season, in a vote by a panel of college football writers, editors, and sports information directors, three college football student-athletes will be honored as Comeback Player of the Year Award winners at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl. For more information, please visit  

Under the direction of two-time conference coach of the year Jeff Traylor, the Roadrunners are coming off an 11-3 campaign that saw them capture their second straight Conference USA crown and play in a bowl game for the third year in a row. UTSA has been ranked in the top 25 in each of the last two seasons and boasts a combined 23 wins over that span, the fourth-best total among all FBS teams behind only Georgia (29), Michigan (25) and Alabama (24).
UTSA, which has been picked to finish second in the AAC Preseason Media Poll and is receiving votes in both major preseason rankings, will open its 13th season of play on Saturday, Sept. 2, against Houston. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at TDECU Stadium and the game will be televised nationally on FS1.
UTSA will face Texas State for the home opener at 2:30 p.m. the following Saturday at the Alamodome. The Roadrunners will host Army at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, UAB on Oct. 14, East Carolina on Oct. 28, Rice on Nov. 11 and South Florida at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17.
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