Nevada Defensive End Clark May Miss Rest Of Season

Nevada football coach Chris Ault has some bad news about one of the Wolf Pack's best defensive linemen.

Ault says Erics Clark is hospitalized with penumonia and may miss the rest of the season.

He told about 175 boosters at his weekly quarterback luncheon today, quote, "I think he's done for the year."

Ault says it is very serious penumonia and he wants Clark to gain back the weight he has lost before he'll consider letting him suit up again.

The six-foot-six 270 pound senior from Oceanside, California started eight games at defensive tackle last year with 19 tackles.

He's had five tackles in two games this year, including one for a loss and one quarterback sack, but he did not play in Saturday's 27-20 win over UNLV.

Ault says Nevada also will host Fresno State on Saturday without Jonathon Amaya, a sophomore starting defensive back who strained
his knee and left in the first quarter against UNLV.

He says that's a big loss because senior cornerback Paul Pratt is the only one in the defensive backfield with more playing experience than Amaya.