2019 Season Outlook
Redshirt freshman Braxton Clark is a key part of a talented group of young players in the Nebraska secondary poised to hit the field in 2019. The 6-4, 210-pound Clark provides a big, physical presence at cornerback for Nebraska and he will look to earn time at a position where starters Lamar Jackson and Dicaprio Bootle both return for the 2019 season.
Clark utilized the NCAA’s new redshirt rule in 2018, playing in the maximum of four games allowed. In addition to his work in the secondary, Clark is a strong candidate to see action on special teams.
Clark gained valuable experience in his first season on campus, playing in the maximum four games allowed to preserve his redshirt season. The true freshman made his Husker debut at cornerback in the fourth quarter at No. 19 Michigan. He also saw action in the Huskers' wins against Minnesota and Bethune-Cookman, recording his only tackle of the season against BCU. Clark's final appearance of the season came in the season finale at Iowa.
Before Nebraska (Dr. Phillips HS)
Clark pledged his commitment to Nebraska in January of 2018. He was a standout cornerback for Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, which won the 2017 Florida Class 7A state title.
Clark finished with 41 tackles, two tackles for loss, two interceptions and a team-high seven pass breakups in 2017 while leading Dr. Phillips to a 13-2 record as a senior. He helped Dr. Phillips and Coach Rodney Wells to a 12-3 record as a junior and a 9-4 mark as a sophomore.
Clark was a consensus three-star prospect. He was listed among the nation’s top 100 cornerback recruits in the 247Sports Composite rankings and among the top 80 safety prospects in the country by ESPN. Clark had offers from Virginia Tech, Boston College, Ole Miss, Rutgers and Central Florida among others.
Braxton was born on Oct. 4, 1999, and he is the son of Will and Christie Clark. He is a finance major. Clark has volunteered time with the Nebraska Football Road Race, local hospital visits and at the Malone Center.