Ken Clark, one of Nebraska's all-time leading rushers, died of a heart attack in Minneapolis on Saturday. His family confirmed the death. Clark was 46.
Clark was a two-time All Big Eight selection in 1988 and 1989. After splitting I-back duties with Tyreese Knox before knee problems kept him off the field for good in 1987, he rushed for over 1,000 yards in his junior and senior seasons in Lincoln. This put Clark in the school record books. His career total of 3,037 yards remains in the top ten in Nebraska program history, ranking seventh all-time.
In 1988 Clark rushed for 1,497 yards and 12 touchdowns, including a junior record for single game rushing when he accumulated 256 yards and three touchdowns in a 63-42 win against Oklahoma State and Heisman Trophy winning running back Barry Sanders. Clark ran 73 yards for a touchdown on Nebraska's first play from scrimmage in the win.
Clark played three seasons in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts. He was drafted in the eighth round of the 1990 NFL Draft and played in 34 games.