Ryan Clark
Director of Football Operations

rclark@tractionsports.com

 

After going undrafted, former Louisiana State University football safety, Ryan Clark, battled his way to a 13-year NFL career from 2006-2013.  His career included appearances in two Super Bowls. While a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, a life-threatening illness nearly derailed Ryan’s career in 2007. He became aware of this illness during a game in Denver when the high altitude triggered a dangerous reaction with his sickle-cell trait. He missed the rest of the season but returned as the Steelers' free safety in 2008. That year, Ryan's teammates voted him the Ed Block Courage Award winner, which is given to a player who has overcome significant adversity. Now, Ryan is an integral Traction partner and trainer where he brings his experience to help the athletes he trains prevent injuries and achieve goals.