The Green Bay Packers exceeded expectations in the 2023 season, in large part because of Kenny Clark, who is fresh from yet another productive campaign.
The 28-year-old defensive linesman was named to the Pro Bowl Games on Tuesday as a replacement for San Francisco 49ers’ Javon Hargrave. This means that Kenny Clark is now a three-time Pro Bowler, so now he is one Pro Bowl shy of Henry Jordan, who has the most such selections with four in a Green Bay Packers uniform.
“It’s definitely right at the top,” said Clark during his recent interview with the Green Bay Packers media when asked to summarize 2023. “I’m proud about how I played, moving around this year, and playing a lot of the five, adjusting to that.”
“I think I’ve been really consistent all year and had my career high in sacks and a lot of things this year,” added Clark.
Kenny Clark shows why “sky’s the limit” for the Green Bay Packers
“You could argue he’s been our most consistent performer on that side of the ball,” said Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur back in December. “You can always bank on the fact that you’re going to get his best effort.
This season, Kenny Clark managed to set new career highs in both sacks (7.5) and quarterback hits (16). With those amount of sacks, the UCLA graduate leapfrogged Bryce Paup to move up to ninth place in the Green Bay Packers’ all-time career sacks list (34).
Furthermore, Kenny Clark led the Green Bay Packers defensive linemen in tackles (44) for the eighth year in a row while equalling his personal bests in tackles for loss (9), forced fumbles (2), and pass deflections (3) in a single season.
“The sky is the limit for our team. I think we’ve seen that,” said Clark. “Just looking forward to the future, knowing that we’ve got something good. Knowing that I’ve got something to build up off of, I’m excited about what we can do.”