Athlete Profile: Clark is instrumental in football team’s success

Malik Scott, Sports Editor

Senior Braden Clark is a captain of our varsity football team and has been a key factor to the success of the team. At 6’4 and 280 pounds, Braden is among the best offensive linemen in the region.

He transferred into JC during his junior year from Manchester Valley High School in Carroll County, Maryland. He is an experienced player and has been playing football for nine years.

Braden has been recruited by numerous Division I schools around the country such as OK Fordham University, Georgetown University, and James Madison University.

He was also one of the few offensive linemen selected to the 2019 Baltimore Touchdown Club Super 22 team, which consists of the top football players in the Baltimore metro area.

Over the offseason, Braden put in an exceeding amount of work to improve his body in order to have a successful senior year. He lost a total of 60 pounds between his junior and senior seasons, which says a lot about his work ethic and determination.

“My favorite memory would probably be beating Bel Air last year 27-0,” Braden said.

Last year JC football beat Bel Air for the second year in a row.

“My biggest challenge would probably be when I had to get my meniscus repaired. I injured it playing lacrosse,” he said. He missed his entire sophomore season due to his injury.

“Braden has worked extremely hard throughout the offseason, and it has shown throughout the beginning of this season,” senior quarterback Austin Brinkman said.

Braden continues to work hard along with the football team in their pursuit to winning a championship this fall.