82 James Clark

James Clark Ohio State
usaUnited States
New Smyrna Beach, FL
High School
New Smyrna Beach
Past Teams
Ohio State
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Post-OSU Update: James Clark transferred to Virginia Tech (as a graduate transfer) in March of 2017 with one year of eligibility remaining. Clark played in eight games for the Hokies in 2017, making eight catches for 92 yards. (updated: Dec. 2023)

Major: Finance (2015-16), Business (2014)

Weight: 186 (2014-16), 170 (2013)

2016 Media Guide: James Clark is coming off his best season with the program, having played in 12 of 13 games in 2015 and earning his first Varsity O letter … he is in his fourth-year with the program and is a junior in eligibility … he has battled through a couple injuries, one that prompted a red-shirt season in 2013, but he enters 2016 having appeared in 18 games for the Buckeyes, which makes him one of the more experienced receivers on the team … a finance major, Clark has earned one Academic All-Big Ten honor and two OSU Scholar-Athlete citations.

2015: Clark played in 12 games for the Buckeyes and earned his first letter … played a season-high 26 plays on offense against Rutgers and also had 18-play games vs. both Virginia Tech and Hawai’i … had a total of 148 offensive and special teams plays for the season.

2015 Media Guide: James Clark is a third-year sophomore with the program … he has battled a couple injuries, one that prompted a red-shirt season in 2013, but he has managed to appear in six games for the Buckeyes … a finance major, Clark is an Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete.

2014: Clark played in three games for the College Football Playoff national champions: Kent State, Illinois and vs. Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game … he battled through a hamstring issue most of the season as well, which helps explain his action in Games 3, 8 and 13 but no action in between … the Illinois game represented his first Big Ten action … he played a persona-best 27 plays vs. Kent State.

2014 Media Guide: Red-shirt freshman James Clark played some as a true freshman last year, getting into three of the first four games before an ankle injury against Florida A&M and subsequent surgery ended his season … he was in for eight total plays in those three games.

2013 Media Guide: James Clark was one of the last in this class to commit and ultimately sign an NLI with Ohio State, doing so on Feb. 6, 2013, the first day for prospects to sign their national letters of intent.

High School: Clark was a first-team Florida 6A all-state pick by The Miami Herald as a senior when he led New Smyrna Beach into the state playoffs … he totaled 87 receptions for 1,954 yards and 29 total
touchdowns for his career, playing for coach Lance Jenkins … had 49 receptions for 1,112 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior … had 28 catches for 576 yards as a junior … outstanding as well in track, Clark has a 100-meter dash best of 10.48 … he placed fifth in the 100 and sixth in the 200 at the 2012 Florida outdoor state track championships.

Personal: The son of Jessie Clark … has an older brother, Jonathan, and an older sister, Camilya.


SeasonTeamGGSTgtRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLost
2013Ohio State30000000000
2014Ohio State30000000000
2016Ohio State130NA6477.8012000


2013Ohio State30000
2014Ohio State30000
2016Ohio State130211