I’ve got some good news and I’ve got some bad news. Let’s start with the good news.
Former Texas Tech left tackle Le’Raven Clark was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts this year in the 3rd round. Until Sunday, he was not on the active roster. But due to some injuries, Clark was called upon to start at right tackle for the Colts in his NFL debut against the Minnesota Vikings.
To say the least, it went very well for the former Red Raider who made the most of his first real opportunity on a big stage. For his individual performance, Clark was given the game ball by head coach Chuck Pagano in the locker room after the game.
As a team, the Colts came out with a dominant 34-6 victory after storming out to a 27-0 lead at halftime over the Vikings. Though it’s a long shot heading into the final two weeks of the season, the Colts kept their playoff hopes alive by staying one game back of Tennessee and Houston in the AFC South standings. Furthermore, they essentially eliminated the Vikings from playoff contention with the victory.
I’m a Minnesota Vikings fan. But if they’re going to lose (as they have done quite often the last couple months), I prefer it to be at the hands of a Red Raider. Great job on an excellent start to your career, Le’Raven Clark, and we know you’ll continue to shine in the NFL.