GREEN BAY, Wisc. (WBAY) There's no undrafted rookie making as much noise in camp as Michael Clark. The Packers basketballer turned wide receiver is becoming a human highlight reel.
"Football is totally new to me,” said Packers wide receiver Michael Clark.
He may be raw talent, but in his three weeks with the team, Clark has already done something the rest of the rookies have not—catch a touchdown pass at Lambeau Field.
“This is my second year playing. I played last year, and going this year this is my second year playing, you know I’m on the biggest stage of professional football,” said Clark, “…still learning the game cause you know I’m still scratching the surface on my talent but just keep showing improvement and ultimately them trusting in me."
The preseason is all about capitalizing on opportunity, something Clark understands. He played just 17 snaps against Philly and made two catches on three targets for 19 yards with one touchdown.
“When I look at the preseason games it's about trying to create as many situations as possible for your players,” said Packer Head Coach Mike McCarthy, “…so it's not as much about beating the other guy, it's more about putting your players in position to compete.”
His competitive spirit has already earned him at least the admiration of Aaron Rodgers, who said earlier this week he's enjoyed having Clark at camp.
“[Aaron is] Kind of just saying he believes in me and stuff and kind of being a big brother kind of sort of you know making sure I’m on the right path and stuff and making sure my head is right because I didn't practice all of OTAs," said Clark.
Now it's all about building up for Clark wo has a lot to learn about his position and a long way to climb up the depth chart.