As a child playing pop warner football, there was no doubt that Darryl Clack would have a promising athletic career. He did not disappoint. Take a look at just a few highlights of his career.
At Widefield High School, he was the state AAA champion in the 100,200 and 400-meters for three consecutive years and set state records in each as a senior (10.65, 21.22, 47.95). He was tabbed as the Colorado Prep Athlete of the Year in 1982.
Earning MVP honors, in his junior year in college, he was one of the finest and most productive players who had an exemplary career as one of ASU's top backs. His top speed and skill made an impact for Arizona State's Sun Devils where his debut season led the team with 111 carries for 606 yards and eight touchdowns, becoming the first freshman to lead the team in rushing in 30 years. He also led the team with 252 yards on 11 kickoff returns.
His incredible season ended with a critical 15-yard second half touchdown run in ASU's 32-21 Fiesta Bowl win over Oklahoma and earned a spot on the All-Pac-10 second team. He also ran for 932 yards and nine touchdowns, with his 93.2 yards-per-game mark leading the Pac-10. Included in that total was a 221-yard, three-touchdown-effort against Wichita State that is still the seventh highest single-game total ever by a Sun Devil.
To date, Clack ranks sixth in school history in both rushing yards with 2,737 and carries with 523. He also racked up 21 touchdowns on the ground.
Drafted in the second round by his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys, he lived out his childhood dream over four seasons, as a running back and primarily a kickoff returner, taking 83 kicks back 21.7 yards per return. He ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns and caught 22 passes for 213 yards and another score.
He also had stops with the Cleveland Browns, the Toronto Argonauts, and the Orlando Thunder of the World League of American Football where he became the team's starter at running back and received All-World League honors at the end of the season.