Ryan Clark Net Worth, Salary, Wife, Bio, Age, Parents, Career, ESPN

Ryan Clark Biography

Ryan Terry Clark is a well known American retired professional football player who was a safety in the National Football League (NFL) and currently a ESPN NFL analyst.

On the same day that he announced his retirement from professional football in February 2015, he joined ESPN as an NFL analyst. Throughout the year, Clark can be seen on NFL Live, First Take, Get Up and SportsCenter on a regular basis. Clark won his first Sports Emmy in the “Outstanding Personality/Studio Analyst” category at the 44th Annual Sports Emmy Awards in May 2023.

After playing football for the LSU Tigers in college, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Giants in 2002. Clark was a player for the Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers as well. In Super Bowl XLIII, he earned a ring with the Steelers, and in 2011, he was selected to the Pro Bowl.

Because of his sickle cell trait, Clark was not supposed to play at high altitudes, like Denver, Colorado.

Ryan Clark Net Worth

Clark has an estimated net worth of $10 Million. He has been able to secure a decent fortune for himself as a retired professional football player  and current a ESPN NFL analyst.

Ryan Clark Salary

Clark receives a respectable wage from his job . He receives an average annual salary of $1 Million.

Year 2023 2024
Ryan Clark Salary $1 Million $1.5 Million
Ryan Clark Net Worth  $10 Million   $11 Million

Ryan Clark Age

Ryan Clark was born on October 12, 1979, in Marrero, Louisiana. As of 2023 he is 44 years old.

Ryan Clark Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Clark stands proudly at a height of 5 feet 11 inches(1.80 m, 180 cm), he exhibits an exquisite balance in his physique. Weighing approximately 93kg (205lbs), his body measurements are an enviable 34-28-38 centimeters. His eyes and hair color are black.

Ryan Clark Parents

Clark was born and reared in United states to his loving and devoted parents. His parents are his  father Michael Clark and mother Sheila Clark. He has two siblings whose names are Clemalita Clark And Chaz Clark.

Growing up in the United States, he was fortunate to have the support and guidance of parents who instilled in him values, principles and a strong foundation for his personal and intellectual development.

Ryan Clark Wife

Clark embarked on a significant chapter of his life when he married Yonka Clark. In a heartwarming celebration of their love and commitment, the couple exchanged vows and embarked on their journey as husband and wife in the year 2004.

Their wedding day was a momentous occasion, marked by love, joy, and the promise of a shared future. As they stood together at the altar, surrounded by their closest friends and family, Clark and Yonka took those sacred steps down the aisle. The sight of the couple, hand in hand, was a testament to the strength of their bond and the deep affection they held for one another.

Ryan Clark Kids

Clark and his beloved wife are the proud parents of a beautiful family that includes three wonderful children.  Their family unit is a source of immense joy, love, and togetherness. The addition of each child to their lives has brought new dimensions of love and responsibility, deepening the bond between Clark and his wife as they navigate the journey of parenthood together. Their children are Jaden, Jordan and Loghan. The family also has a dog named Harley J.

Ryan Clark Education

Clark’s educational journey was marked by significant milestones that shaped his personal and academic growth. He first attended Archbishop Shaw High School, which is located in the charming town of Marrero. During his time at Archbishop Shaw, Clark received a well-rounded education and began to develop the skills and knowledge that would serve as a strong foundation for his future endeavors.

After completing his high school education, Clark continued his pursuit of knowledge by enrolling at Louisiana State University (LSU). LSU, with its rich history and academic excellence, provided him with a stimulating environment to further his education. During his time at the university, he engaged in rigorous academic studies, expanding his horizons and gaining valuable insights into his chosen field of study.

Ryan Clark Career

In February 2015, Ryan Clark a 13-year NFL safety and Super Bowl champion joined ESPN as an NFL analyst, the same day he announced his retirement from the game. Throughout the year, Clark can be seen on NFL Live, First Take, Get Up, and SportsCenter on a regular basis. Clark won his first Sports Emmy in the “Outstanding Personality/Studio Analyst” category at the 44th Annual Sports Emmy Awards in May 2023.

During his 13 NFL seasons as a player (2002–14), Clark won two AFC Championships and the Super Bowl XLIII. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2006 to 2013, the New York Giants from 2002 to 2003, and the Washington Redskins from 2004 to 2014 for two seasons each.

In 177 NFL games during his career, Clark accumulated 16 interceptions. He was selected for the 2011 Pro Bowl and finished the last four seasons (2011–2014) with 100 tackles. In 2013 and 2014, Clark, who was still playing in the NFL, frequently appeared as a guest analyst on ESPN and participated in the network’s on-site coverage of Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona.


Clark is a key contributor to ESPN’s NFL coverage in addition to co-hosting the MMA-focused show DC & RC. Clark collaborates with ESPN’s Daniel Cormier, a former Octagon legend who is currently an MMA commentator, for the July 8, 2021, premiere.

The weekly program airs on ESPN2, ESPN2, the ESPN app, and @ESPN on Twitter and YouTube. It is also available as an audio podcast. Clark adds to the program the sincere comprehension of MMA and the fervent enthusiasm of a superfan.


Together with Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder, two former NFL players, Clark started “The Pivot Podcast” in 2021. Clark, a Marrero, Louisiana native, earned a mass communications degree from Louisiana State University. Clark was a 36-game starter for the Tigers at LSU and was selected to the 2000 All-SEC second team.

Having experienced a splenic infarction as a result of sickle cell disease during his playing career, Clark has contributed to the fields of sickle cell awareness, research, treatment, and programming.

In an effort to spread knowledge about sickle cell trait and potentially lead to the discovery of a cure, he founded Ryan Clark’s Cure League in 2012. Clark is also a member of the National Black Bank Foundation Board of Directors.

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