Wednesday, October 24, 2007
By CHAREAN WILLIAMS
October 21, 2007
The Indianapolis Colts wouldn't have won the Super Bowl last season without tight end Dallas Clark.
Clark sprained his right knee in a Nov. 26 game against Philadelphia. It appeared to be season-ending, but the Colts resisted placing him on injured reserve.
He ended up missing only four games, returning for the regular-season finale. Some teammates have called him the team's postseason MVP after he made 21 catches for 317 yards in four playoff games.
Clark has been unstoppable this season.
He is off to the best start of his career with 26 receptions for 300 yards and five touchdowns. Clark is on pace to break the single-season club records by a tight end, owned by Hall of Famer John Mackey.
Clark has lined up at seven positions this season -- both receiver spots, both tight end spots, in the slot on both sides and as an H-back.
"He's a very unique guy in the league today," Colts quarterback Peyton Manning said. "He kind of puts defenses in a bind. He makes them have a conversation about him: 'How are we going to play Clark?' It's nice to have a guy like that on your team."