• Born in Jacksonville, Florida on November 8, 1949​, Charles attended Stanton High School and then went on to play for Bethune Cookman College from 1969 to 1973, where he was a tight end. However, when he played his most inexperienced position, fullback, he earned the title of Rookie of the Year for 1973.

    Clark was a 12th-round draft pick for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1973 to 1978, where he rushed for 2,978 yards and 25 touchdowns and caught 151 passes for 1,139 yards and two touchdowns, Clark is also ranked top 10 amongst running backs for the Cincinnati Bengals. He then went on to play for the Houston Oilers from 1979 to 1980. 

    Charles passed away from a blood clot on October 25, 1988. The City of Jacksonville renamed Sherwood Forest Playground “Charles ‘Boobie’ Clark Park and Pool” in his honor.

    Charles was inducted into the Bethune Cookman College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001. 

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