Clarke Named PFL Offensive Player of the Week
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Clarke Named PFL Offensive Player of the Week
Ryan Clarke was named the PFL's Offensive Player of the Week Sunday. (Avery Davis)

Sophomore Ryan Clarke (Hopatcong, N.J./Hopatcong) was named the Pioneer Football League's Offensive Player of the Week Sunday following his record-tying performance in Valpo's 42-35 win over Davidson yesterday.

Clarke entered Saturday's tilt with just 14 career completions, but played like a seasoned veteran as he connected with six different receivers for 244 yards and five touchdown tosses. Fellow sophomore Frank Catrine (Springboro, Ohio/Bishop Fenwick) hauled in half of Clarke's completions - nine for 135 yards - including two TDs. Clarke saved his biggest pass of the day for the final seconds of the game when he found Griffin Norberg (Sunrise, Fla./Western) in the flat for a 12-yard, game-winning score. Clarke's five touchdown passes tied a single-game program record.

The Crusaders (1-3, 1-1 PFL) travel to Des Moines, Iowa to face the Bulldogs next Saturday at 1:00 p.m. CT inside Drake Stadium. Links to the audio, pay video, and live stats are posted at