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Clark Pearson
Clark Pearson

Position:
Head Football Athletic Trainer

Joined AU Staff: June 2009

Responsibility: Head athletic trainer for football. Oversees care, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries for football team.

Experience: Served as the head football athletic trainer at the University of Wisconsin for four years beginning in 2005. Prior to that, was Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Oklahoma from 1997-2005. Conducted a two-year research study while at Oklahoma in conjunction with the Gatorade Sports Science Institute -- "Salt Depletion and Cramping in Collegiate Football Players". Served on the 2001 Big 12 Athletic Training Staff of the Year. At Wisconsin, completed a Post-Surgical Hamstring Protocol Case Report and conducted the Collegiate Lineman Type II Diabetes Study. Participant in the Big Ten/NFL Shoe and Surface Study.

Personal Information: A native of Franklin, Ky. He and his wife, Nancy, have a son, Bradley, and a daughter, Katherine. Earned a bachelor's degree in sports management from the University of Kentucky in 1995, and a master's degree in human relations from Oklahoma in 1997. Is a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association, the Southeastern Athletic Trainers' Association and the Alabama Athletic Trainers' Association. He is a First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor with American Red Cross.

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