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TCU alumni connect with each other at Guy Fieri’s Dive & Taco Joint in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. on Friday Oct. 7, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Tristen Smith)
How TCU's alumni chapters keep the Horned Frog spirit alive post-grad
By Addison Thummel, Staff Writer
Published May 11, 2024
TCU graduates can stay connected with the Horned Frog community with alumni chapters across the nation.

A TCU Football safety is playing with a new purpose this season

Bud Clark is looking forward to the new season, which has come with a big change.
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Safeties Bud Clark and Namdi Obiazor celebrate. Clark had an interception in the game, Obiazor’s was overturned. Oct. 22, 2022. (Esau Rodriguez/Staff Photographer)

Last year, TCU safety Bud Clark leapt in front of a Michigan player to intercept a pass from JJ McCarthy.

That put the Frogs on the board first en route to their win at the Fiesta Bowl, which sent them to the National Championship.

In his sophomore season, Clark looks to build on his five interceptions last year.

He has also become a fan favorite due to his infectious personality and endless dance moves.

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A lot has changed for Clark from this season to the last; he not only changed his number from 26 to 21, but he now has a child.

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Clark is heading into the season with a renewed outlook on the game of football since entering fatherhood.

“I got someone to do this for. It’s for me but also for my family. I’m just trying to get that done for my son.”

Clark has channeled this newfound purpose on the field by taking on the role of a veteran leader. With the departure of Tre’vius Hodges-Tomlinson to the Rams in the NFL Draft, Clark is now one of the key catalysts of the Horned Frog defense. He and senior Josh Newton are expected to take charge of the secondary.

Clark and his team of defenders look to bounce back this weekend against Nicholls State after losing by three points to Coach Prime and the Colorado Buffaloes in a game that the Frogs made a lot of defensive mishaps.

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