- Started all 15 games he appeared in last season, leading the Green Bay defensive line in tackles (78) and ranking No. 2 in both sacks (4½) and solo tackles (39). Also posted eight tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles, 11 QB hits, 10 QB pressures, a pass defensed and a blocked extra point.
- Registered all 4½ of his sacks in the month of December, second most among NFL defensive tackles behind only Rams DT Aaron Donald (five) and the most ever (since 1982) by a Green Bay DT in the month of December (according to STATS).
- Played in all 16 games with two starts in 2016 and registered 33 tackles (14 solo), two tackles for a loss, four QB pressures, three QB hits, two fumble recoveries and two passes defensed.
- Became the youngest player to appear in a season opener for the Packers since Arnie Herber (20 years old) in 1930.
- Appeared in all three 2016 postseason contests and recorded nine tackles (five solo), including a tackle for a loss, a team-high five QB pressures and a QB hit.
- Selected by Green Bay in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft with the No. 27 overall selection, joining former teammate DE Datone Jones (No. 26 overall, 2013) as the only UCLA defensive linemen to be selected in the first round of the draft since DT Manu Tuiasosopo in 1979 (No. 18 overall, Seattle).
Started all 15 games he appeared in and posted 78 tackles (39 solo), eight tackles for a loss, 4½ sacks, two forced fumbles, 11 QB hits, 10 QB pressures and a pass defensed...Led the Green Bay defensive line in tackles and ranked No. 2 in sacks...Registered all 4½ of his sacks in the month of December, second most among NFL defensive tackles behind only Donald (five) and the most ever (since 1982) by a Green Bay DT in the month of December (according to STATS)...Vs. Seattle (Sept. 10): Recorded four tackles (one solo), a QB hit and a pass defensed. On Seattle’s second series, got his left hand up to bat down a QB Russell Wilson pass on third down to force a three-and-out…At Minnesota (Oct. 15): Registered a career-high 10 tackles (five solo), a tackle for a loss, a forced fumble, a QB pressure and a QB hit. Early in the second quarter, fought off a double-team from C Pat Elfein and G Jeremiah Sirles as he went low to punch the ball out from RB Jerick McKinnon, the first forced fumble of his career. The fumble was scooped up by LB Clay Matthews at the Green Bay 19 and returned down the sideline 63 yards to the Minnesota 18, helping to set up a TD pass from QB Brett Hundley to WR Davante Adams three plays later...Vs. New Orleans (Oct. 22): Posted eight tackles (two solo), two QB pressures and two QB hits. Blocked a K Wil Lutz extra point early in the third quarter, the first blocked extra point by the Packers since Sept. 22, 2013, at Cincinnati (Jones)...Vs. Detroit (Nov. 6): Finished with five tackles (two solo) and helped limit the Lions to only 64 rushing yards on 33 carries (1.9 avg.), just the fourth time since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger that the Packers allowed 65 or fewer rushing yards on 30-plus attempts by an opponent…Vs. Baltimore (Nov. 19): Posted three tackles (two solo), two QB pressures and a QB hit. Sustained an ankle injury early in the fourth quarter and did not return...At Pittsburgh (Nov. 26): Inactive (ankle), his first game missed due to injury in his career…Vs. Tampa Bay (Dec. 3): Registered seven tackles (three solo), a career-high 1½ sacks, a forced fumble, two QB pressures and one QB hit. Posted his first career sack late in the second quarter, forcing a fumble by QB Jameis Winston that was caught by DE Dean Lowry at the Green Bay 38 and returned 62 yards for a TD. Late in the fourth quarter, chased down Winston and wrapped him up low for a shared 3-yard sack with Matthews…At Carolina (Dec. 17): Tied for second on the team with nine tackles (career-high seven solo) and added a sack and a QB hit. With just under six minutes remaining in the third quarter, fought off a block from C Ryan Kalil to get to QB Cam Newton for a 6-yard sack on third down to force a Carolina punt…Vs. Minnesota (Dec. 23): Posted a career-high two sacks along with six tackles (three solo) and two QB hits. In the first quarter, came around on a stunt and beat G Nick Easton to get to QB Case Keenum for a 9-yard sack on third down, which forced a Minnesota punt. Early in the fourth quarter, was credited with a 2-yard sack as he chased Keenum out of bounds.
Played in all 16 games with two starts and registered 33 tackles (14 solo), two tackles for a loss, four QB pressures, three QB hits, two fumble recoveries and two passes defensed...Also appeared in all three postseason contests and recorded nine tackles (five solo), including a tackle for a loss, a team-high five QB pressures and a QB hit…At Jacksonville (Sept. 11): Appeared on nine plays on defense and five on special teams in his NFL debut, posting an assisted tackle on defense. Became the youngest player to appear in a season opener for the Packers since Herber (20 years old) in 1930…At Minnesota (Sept. 18): Played 38 snaps and was part of a line that helped limit RB Adrian Peterson to just 19 yards on 12 carries (1.6 avg.), tied for the fourth-lowest yardage total of Peterson’s career to that point, with a long of 5 yards...Vs. Detroit (Sept. 25): Started his first career game, opening in place of an injured DT Letroy Guion, and played a career-high 42 snaps. Registered a season-best five tackles (three solo) and helped limit the Lions to just 50 yards rushing on 23 carries (2.2 avg.) with a long run of 9 yards…Vs. N.Y. Giants (Oct. 9): Appeared on 18 plays and recorded the first fumble recovery of his career, scooping up a QB Eli Manning fumble at the New York 33 late in the first half and returning it 2 yards to the 31 after LB Kyler Fackrell knocked the ball out on a sack. The turnover helped set up K Mason Crosby’s 44-yard FG as time expired in the first half. Added two tackles (one solo), including a tackle for a loss…Vs. Chicago (Oct. 20): Registered four tackles (three solo) in just 15 snaps of action, tying for the lead on the defensive line. Blew past G Eric Kush to get into the backfield to bring down RB Kadeem Carey for a 1-yard loss on a run late in the second quarter…Vs. Minnesota (Dec. 24): Played 20 snaps on defense and made a key takeaway in the second quarter. With just under 10 minutes remaining, dove on a fumbled snap by Easton to give the Packers the ball at the Minnesota 42, field position that led to a 2-yard Jordy Nelson TD catch three plays later. Late in the third quarter, beat Easton to put a hit on QB Sam Bradford and force an incomplete pass…Vs. N.Y. Giants (NFC Wild Card, Jan. 8): Played 22 snaps on defense, recording two assisted tackles and a team-high three QB pressures…At Dallas (NFC Divisional, Jan. 15): Appeared on 26 plays and posted four tackles (three solo), including a tackle for a loss. Late in the third quarter, read a screen pass to RB Ezekiel Elliott, bringing him down behind the line of scrimmage for a 2-yard loss. Added two QB pressures and a QB hit…2016 Draft: Selected by the Packers in the first round with the No. 27 overall choice, the second defensive tackle selected in 2016 behind Louisville’s Sheldon Rankins (New Orleans, No. 12 overall).
Played in all 39 games in his three seasons at UCLA with 29 starts, opening the final 29 games of his career for the Bruins…Finished with 164 tackles (96 solo), seven sacks and 20½ tackles for a loss…Majored in African-American studies…Junior season (2015): Started all 13 games and earned third-team All-America recognition from The Associated Press…Was named first-team All-Pac-12 by both the coaches and the media…Was a team co-captain and appeared on the watch lists for the Bednarik Award, Lombardi Award, Nagurski Trophy and Outland Trophy…Registered career highs in tackles (75), sacks (six) and tackles for a loss (11), ranking second on the team in all three of those categories…Posted a career-high five pass breakups, good for third on the team…Was presented the Henry R. “Red” Sanders Award for the most valuable player on UCLA’s defense and the N. N. Sugarman Award for the best leadership on defense…Also was given the Bobby Field UCLA Captains Award and the Bruin Force Award at the annual team banquet…Posted seven tackles (five solo), including a half-tackle for a loss, and scored the first TD of his career when he hauled in a 3-yard pass from QB Josh Rosen in the third quarter to put the Bruins up, 31-9, vs. Virginia (Sept. 5)…Posted 1½ sacks of current L.A. Rams QB Jared Goff, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, and finished with five tackles (three solo) in the 40-24 win vs. California (Oct. 22)…Registered a career-high three sacks, a career-best two passes defensed and four tackles (all solo) vs. Washington State (Nov. 14)…Led the Bruins with a career-high 11 tackles (eight solo), two tackles for a loss and a sack vs. Nebraska (Foster Farms Bowl, Dec. 26)...Sophomore season (2014): Started all 13 games and earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors…Ranked No. 6 on the team with 58 tackles (31 solo) and added 5½ tackles for a loss, a fumble recovery and a pass defensed…Posted five-plus tackles in six contests…Led the defensive line with a season-high eight tackles (three solo) at Virginia (Aug. 30)…Matched his season high with eight tackles (one solo) and registered 1½ tackles for a loss at California (Oct. 18)…Freshman season (2013): Appeared in all 13 contests with four starts as a true freshman…Registered 31 tackles (18 solo), four tackles for a loss, a sack and a forced fumble…Was presented the Ed Kezirian “Coach K” Award for Academic and Athletic Balance at the team banquet…Posted his first career sack when he brought down QB Cody Kessler for a 3-yard loss in the first quarter, also forcing a fumble on the play that was recovered by the Trojans…Finished with three tackles (two solo) at Southern California (Nov. 30)…Registered two tackles (one solo), including a shared tackle for a loss, on his way to being named the most valuable lineman in the Sun Bowl vs. Virginia Tech (Sun Bowl, Dec. 31).
Given name Kenneth Duane Clark Jr. …Born in San Bernardino, Calif. …High school: Was named the CIF Eastern Division Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2012 at Wilmer Amina Carter High School in Rialto, Calif., posting 71 tackles, 11 sacks, five forced fumbles and a fumble recovery to help his team finish 12-1…Was an All-West Region selection by SuperPrep and was rated a four-star recruit by both Scout.com and Rivals.com…As a junior, registered 31 tackles, 17 tackles for a loss and 8½ sacks…In addition to DT, also saw time at T, G and C on offense…Also lettered three years in wrestling, winning a CIF title as a senior when he defeated future UCLA teammate Alex Redmond…Community involvement: Took part in the 13th annual Packers Tailgate Tour, traveling throughout southern Wisconsin, eastern Iowa and the Milwaukee area to visit fans and raise money for local organizations in each area…Hosted his second annual youth football camp in July in Rialto, Calif. …Autographed items to help raise money for The Salvation Army…Participated in the Packers Give Back Celebrity Bowling event to raise money for the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Promise Scholarship…Visited children’s hospitals and worked at youth football camps while he was at UCLA…Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.