Clark Haggans


Clark Haggans
Clark Haggans

Clark Haggans in 2006 with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
No. 53     Arizona Cardinals
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: January 10, 1977 (1977-01-10) (age 34)
Place of birth: Torrance, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
College: Colorado State
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 5 / Pick: 137
Debuted in 2000 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2010
Tackles     455
Sacks     43.5
Interceptions     1
Stats at NFL.com

Clark Cromwell Haggans (born January 10, 1977 in Torrance, California) is an American football linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado State.

Haggans earned a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers in Super Bowl XL.

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College career

Haggans played defensive end at Colorado State University. He was a productive pass rusher at Colorado State, where he walked on as a freshman, eventually earning a scholarship. He was a teammate of former Steelers teammate Joey Porter and former Cincinnati Bengals Linebacker Adrian Ross. Haggans holds the Colorado State all-time sack record to this day, with 33 sacks recorded.

Professional career

Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers drafted Haggans out of the fifth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He became a regular starter at left outside linebacker in 2004 when the team released long-time starter Jason Gildon.

Haggans recorded six quarterback sacks in 2004, and had nine sacks during the 2005 regular season. Haggans was second on the Steelers defense in tackles for Super Bowl XL, and also recorded a sack, helping the Steelers defeat the Seattle Seahawks. In 2008, Haggans became an unrestricted free agent.

Arizona Cardinals

On March 26, 2008, Haggans agreed to a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals. He was placed on injured reserve with a foot injury on December 19, ending his season.

An unrestricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, Haggans was re-signed to a three-year contract by the Cardinals on March 17.[1]

Personal

He participated in football, basketball and track at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Southern California, earning three letters in each sport. During his freshman and sophomore years, Haggans was on football teams that went undefeated. In 1993 and 1994, he was named all-league as a tight end and defensive tackle, while also earning all-division honors. In 1994, Haggans helped lead PVPHS' varsity team to a league title. he has a son named Damon and a daughter named Alianna. He majored in art at Colorado State.

References

  1. ^ Cardinals Re-Sign Haggans yahoo Sports, March 17, 2009

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