Former SJU receiver Evan Clark signs with CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Evan Clark was a two-time All-MIAC selection at Saint John's. (Photo: Jennifer McNelly)
Evan Clark was a two-time All-MIAC selection at Saint John's. (Photo: Jennifer McNelly)

Saint John's University Sports Information

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Former Saint John's University wide receiver Evan Clark signed with the Canadian Football League's (CFL) Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

A native of Phoenix, Clark participated in the Kansas City Chiefs' rookie camp last May. He worked out for the Arizona Cardinals and participated at the University of Minnesota's Pro Day in March. Clark graduated in December 2017 with a communication degree.

Winnipeg went 10-8 in 2018 to finish third in the CFL's West Division. The Calgary Stampeders, which defeated Winnipeg 22-14 in the Western final, won the Grey Cup Nov. 25 with a 27-16 win over the Ottawa Redblacks.

A two-time All-MIAC first-team and three-time All-West Region honoree, Clark led SJU in all three receiving categories in 2017 for the second straight year. He appeared in 10 of the Johnnies' 11 games and caught 29 passes for 496 yards (17.1 avg.) and six touchdowns, and finished third on the team with 202 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. 

His 86-yard touchdown reception Sept. 30, 2017, against Bethel was the fifth-longest pass play in program history. A dynamic kick returner, he completed his position trifecta by playing two games at defensive back in 2017. Clark recorded an interception and a pass breakup, which led to a teammate's interception return for a touchdown.

Clark ended his career with 29 total touchdowns (23 receiving, four rushing, two kick returns), the 15th-most in school history, and tied for ninth in receiving touchdowns and 14th in receiving yards (1,701). Eighteen of Clark's 29 career touchdowns covered 25 yards or more, including 14 over 40 yards. His 1,185 career kick-return yards are good for second in school history.

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