Chuck Clark, the Ravens’ sixth-round draft pick out of Virginia Tech, is getting ready for his first NFL training camp. The defensive back can bring with him some confidence because, several months ago, he challenged and defeated an Olympic medalist in a foot race.
Clark last winter trained at TEST Football Academy in Martinsville, N.J., the same facility that has produced Joe Flacco, Patrick Peterson, Duron Harmon, Brian Hoyer and dozens of current and former NFL players. It was there Clark worked with Ato Boldon, a four-time Olympic medalist who took the gold medal in the 200 meters at the 1997 World Championships.
Bolden, who regularly works with football players on their form for the 40-yard dash, also works with Natasha Hastings, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the 4 x 400 meter relay as well as multiple other titles both national and worldwide.
Another big 4-3 decision for the Niners lies at middle linebacker. Beyond the fact that they would like Reuben Foster and NaVorro Bowman to be healthy enough to be starting options, the question is who’s trusted more alone inside, the natural rookie first-rounder or the stalwart All-Pro slowed by injuries. The other is bound to kick out to the strong side because of his coverage ability.
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