All-American linebacker Damone Clark will skip the Texas Bowl

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After the announcement of Neil Farrell Jr opting out of the bowl game to focus on the NFL draft, second-team All-American linebacker Damone Clark will follow suit.

Clark led the Tigers’ defense in tackles this year with 137 total. He currently sits second in the nation with 11.4 tackles per game. He was one of the consistent aspects of the defense along with Farrell. Both will shift focus to making the jump to the next level.

Damone Clark announced his intentions to prepare for the Reese’s Senior Bowl and the draft on social media with a tweet. LSU’s defense will likely turn to Mike Jones Jr as the starting linebacker against Kansas State in the Texas Bowl. Jones transferred in before the season from Clemson.

During his four seasons in Baton Rouge, Clark accounted for 120 solo tackles, 249 combined tackles, 23 TFLs, 10 sacks, one interception, and two forced fumbles. Clark is viewed as one of the top linebackers in the NFL draft and he could increase his stock at the Senior Bowl this January in Mobile, Alabama.

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