Slain NY State Trooper Was A College Football Standout
A 29-year-old New York state trooper slain during a domestic call is being remembered as standout football player at his old college.
Trooper Nicholas Clark was shot and killed early Monday while responding to call about a suicidal and possibly armed man barricaded in his home near the Pennsylvania border.
Clark played college football 2008-2011 at Alfred University, where head coach Bob Rankl on Monday called him the toughest player he ever had the opportunity to coach.
As a linebacker, Clark was a two-time All-America honoree and earned honors from the school's conference. He held the school record for career tackles at 377 until 2017.
Clark tried out for the Buffalo Bills before becoming a state trooper.
Clark's mother is an accounting professor at Alfred University.
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