NEWARK, Del. -- For the second straight season, University of Delaware
senior defensive end Ethan Clark has been named to the Capital
One/College Sports Information Directors District 2 All-Academic
Clark, an exercise physiology major from Essex Junction, Vermont (Essex
High School), was among 23 players named to the team, which is comprised
of NCAA Division I players at both the Football Championship Subdivision
and Football Bowl Subdivision.
Student-athletes must carry a 3.3 or better grade point index, be a
starter or key reserve, and be a sophomore or older. District 2 includes
all schools in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington,
D.C., Kentucky, and West Virginia.
Delaware has now had 18 student-athletes earn 22 CoSIDA District 2
All-Academic awards in 11 seasons under head coach K.C. Keeler.
A Dean's List student who carries a 3.66 grade point average at
Delaware, Clark has earned Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner's
Academic Honor Roll notice three times, is a member of the NFF Hampshire
Honor Society, and won the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Elks Club
Scholar-Athlete Award in 2011. He plans to attend physician's assistant
school following graduation.
Clark is also a volunteer with Special Olympics, Newark Food Bank,
Habitat for Humanity, A.I. duPont Children's Hospital, and March of
Dimes Relay for Life.
On the field, Clark is a former walk-on who earned four letters and was
a second-year starter at defensive end for the Blue Hens in 2012. He
started the first five games of the season before suffering a
season-ending foot injury vs. New Hampshire and finished the season with
10 tackles and recovered a fumble. For his career, he has played in 33
games with 21 starts and recorded 45 tackles. He played a key role for
the 2010 Blue Hen team that went 12-3, captured the CAA title, led the
nation in scoring defense, and advanced to the FCS national championship
Clark was joined on the team by punter Marco Kano of Delaware State;
wide receivers Mark Ross of Lafayette and Ryan Spadola of Lehigh; tight
end Tyler George of Monmouth; running backs Zach Barket of Lehigh and
Greg Kessel of Lafayette; offensive linemen John Urschel of Penn State,
Patrick Ford of Eastern Kentucky, Gus Sutera of Duquesne, Bill Vogel of
Villanova, and Brad Bormann of Lafayette; kicker Eric Spillane of
Monmouth; defensive backs Andrew Sutton of Monmouth, Duron Harmon of
Rutgers, Nicholas Alfieri of Georgetown, and Davon Moore of Delaware
State; linebackers Keegan Wetzel of Navy, Brad Banas of Robert Morris,
and Ben Kline of Penn State; and defensive linemen Nolan Nearhoof of
Robert Morris, Pete Massaro of Penn State, and Brad Bars of Penn State.