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Insider: Lobos receive Super Bowl Honor Roll ball in honor of Mike Clark

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Hayden Henry

By Hayden Henry
Feb. 3, 2016 at 10:51 p.m.
Updated Feb. 3, 2016 at 10:51 p.m.

He was born in Marshall but graduated a Lobo en route to a Super Bowl champion.

This past week, Longview High School received a gold ball from the NFL on behalf of Mike Clark as a part of the league's Super Bowl Honor Roll to celebrate Super Bowl 50.

Clark, a 1959 Longview High School graduate, attended Texas A&M from 1959-1963 and spent 11 years in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburg Steelers, Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys.

He had two stints with the Cowboys, appearing in Dallas’ 16-13 loss to the Baltimore Colts at the Orange Bowl in Miami in Super Bowl V and earning a ring with the Cowboys in a 24-3 victory over the Miami Dolphins the following season in Super Bowl VI in New Orleans.

Clark booted field goals of 14 and 30 yards and added an extra point against the Colts, and had a 9-yard field goal and three PATS against Miami.

He finished his career with 724 points, making 133 of 232 field goal attempts.

Following his retirement from football, Clark went into banking. He died on July 24, 2002 at the age of 61.

(Van Craddock contributed to this report)



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