Kei’Trel Clark The cornerback from Louisville has produced consistently during his four years of college.
Kei’Trel Clark is a potential
True Senior year
He was born on March 19, 2001, when he was 22 years old to parents Kelvin and Anelia Clark, with Jordan Vaughn, his stepfather, helping Anelia raise him. He was a four-year letter winner in football at Manchester High School and a native of Richmond, Virginia. His 26 tackles, five interceptions, and five touchdowns on punt and kickoff returns during his senior season helped Manchester go 15-0 and win the 2018 Class 6A state championship.
He was a Class of 2018 unranked talent, though, as only Group of Five and FCS teams sent offers to him. He had verbally committed to play for Charlotte, but then changed his mind and decided to play for Liberty and Hugh Freeze.
Clark made an early impression in 2019 as a true freshman. He had 38 tackles with six pass breakups, 3.0 tackles for loss, a sack, and a blocked field goal while starting seven games and participating in all 13.
He would only spend only one season with the Flames, though. Clark would enter the portal because Liberty’s “cultural incompetence within multiple levels of leadership” did not “line up with my code of ethics.” He opted for Louisville over West Virginia, and the NCAA gave him a waiver so that he could join the team right away.
Clark’s first year with the Cardinals was similar to his first season at Liberty in that he made an early impression. He had 10 appearances with eight starts, racking up 36 tackles, 2.0 of which were for a loss, along with an interception and 11 pass breakups. The latter was tied for 12th nationally and finished second in the ACC. He was chosen for the Second Team All-ACC.
Before hurting his left ACL in the second part of the season, Clark had made significant progress in 2021 and was projected to be a first round draft candidate. He only participated in eight games, but he had 40 tackles, 3.5 for loss, three interceptions, and 12 pass defenses, which matched him for the most in the ACC. He was once more named to the Second Team All-ACC.
He made the decision to stay at Louisville for his final year instead of entering the 2022 NFL Draft. After tearing his ACL, Clark struggled at times throughout the first half of the season before regaining his form in the second. A career-high 51 tackles, 4.0 for loss, a sack, an interception, and five pass defenses were all he had to show for the season. He also recovered a fumble for a score, and his only interception was a pick-six. He was selected for the Third Team All-ACC.
Kei’Trel Clark measurements at the NFL Combine were 5 feet, 10 2/8 inches tall (5102), 181 pounds, 8 1/4″ hands, and 29 5/8′′ arms. In 4.42 and 4.21 seconds, respectively, Clark ran the 40-yard sprint and the short shuttle. Finally, Clark jumped 34.5 inches vertically and 122 inches in the broad jump. Clark had a Relative Athletic Score of 7.67 out of 10, placing him 519th out of 2,220 cornerbacks from 1987 to 2023 (76th percentile) based on these measures and data.