Kicker Cody Clark Joining The Citadel For 2016 Season

Kicker Cody Clark Joining The Citadel For 2016 Season

CHARLESTON, SC - Cody Clark, a three-year starting kicker at Middle Tennessee State, is transferring to The Citadel and will be immediately eligible as a graduate transfer for the 2016 season.

"We are excited about adding Cody to our team," head coach Brent Thompson said. "He has experience we were missing at the kicker position and has been successful competing at a high level. Cody has been an accurate kicker during his career and made many pressure-filled kicks to win games. When he contacted us about transferring to play his final season of eligibility, we felt he was a great fit for what our team needs in 2016."

Clark ended his MTSU career 33-of-47 on field goal attempts and a perfect 148-of-148 on PATs for a total of 247 points scored. Clark left the Blue Raiders as the only kicker in program history with at least 50 PAT attempts without a miss in his career. He ranked fourth on the program's career PATs made list, fifth in career points scored by kicking and seventh in career made field goals. His career field goal percentage of 70.2 is the third-highest percentage in program history.

Last season, Clark was 12-of-16 on field goals and 56-of-56 on PATs. He tied a single-game school record with 10 made extra points in the season-opening win against Jackson State and matched that total two weeks later in a win against Charlotte. He connected on a career-long 46-yard field goal in the third overtime for the winning points in a 27-24 victory at Marshall and also registered field goals at Alabama, at Illinois and against Vanderbilt in 2015.

As a sophomore in 2014, Clark was 9-of-15 on field goals and 46-of-46 on PATs. After making his last eight field goals of the 2013 season, his first make in 2014 gave him the second-longest streak in MTSU history at nine in a row. He made a single-game career-high three field goals and recorded a career-best 14 points scored in a 50-47 victory against Western Kentucky. In 2013, as a redshirt freshman, he was 12-of-16 on field goals and 46-of-46 on PATs. His totals included game-winning field goals against Memphis and at UAB and two made field goals in the Armed Forces Bowl against Navy.

The Citadel opens its conference title defense with two straight SoCon games, beginning at Mercer on Sept. 1 before the home opener Sept. 10 against Furman, which also is the Bulldogs' Military Appreciation game.