Providence Day to honor 1987 WSOC-TV 'Gridron Great'


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Providence Day will celebrate the retiring of jersey No. 11 for the second time in school history Friday night.

The jersey belongs to 1987 alumnus Reggie Clark, who played football from 1983 to 1987.

Clark was a star on the football field, but also received all-honors in basketball and baseball.  He was drafted in the second round by the Toronto Blue Jays.

On the gridiron, Clark starred at running back and free safety, leading the Chargers to a 9-1 record and the school’s first state championship.

During his senior year, Clark was named “Gridiron Great” by Channel 9 and “Player of the Week.” Former WSOC-TV Sports Director Harold Johnson presented him with his award.

After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1981, Reggie became a free agent for the New England Patriots and went on to play for a number of NFL teams, including the San Diego Chargers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Jacksonville Jaguars.  

The re-retirement of the jersey came at the request of the Providence Day community who wanted to again honor one of its most accomplished athletes.

The ceremony will be held during halftime of the men’s basketball game vs. Charlotte Country Day on Friday night.