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Local legend’s jersey retired….again

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Before making his way to the NFL, Reggie Clark proudly wore number 11 during his four years at Providence Day High School.

His record setting rushing career earned him the honor of having his Jersey number permanently retired in 1988, or so he thought.

"I was at a game this year and I noticed number 11 was back out on the field," Clack said, laughing about the unexpected sight. "I started texting some friends saying, when did they un-retire my number?"

Clark's high school classmate, Julie Howren, took it upon herself to bring this to the attention of school leaders.

"They were very responsive and immediately started looking into how this happened," Howren said.

As it turns out, during multiple administrative changes, Clark's jersey was packed-away and forgotten.

The school's new Director of Athletics, Nancy Beatty, was able to help find it.

"We did a lot of digging and found the jersey," Beatty said.

Clark's number 11 jersey is now in a glass frame and ready to be retired – again. A ceremony will once again be held in January.

For Clark, it's not about the number. It's about leaving behind a legacy for his children.

He said with a smile, "Now my daughter can look at it hanging in her school and say, "Hey, daddy did something important. He did something special.""

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