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Seventh-Year Veteran Tight End Dallas Clark will blog on bi-weekly throughout the season. In this installment, Clark talks about Thanksgiving Day and a special catch in Baltimore.


Colts TE Dallas Clark Blog-November 27

First, I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. It's a great holiday, one that you would love to sit around and relax and spend with extended family, but unfortunately we have to work, because we have another important division game coming up on Sunday at Houston. Coach Caldwell does do a great job, though, of giving us part of the afternoon off and letting us spend some time with family and friends. My wife and I are hosting this year and having a few guys from the team and their wives coming over. It will be nice and low key, a lot of great food, and we plan on just kind of enjoying each other's company and the holiday. It's a special time of the year, no doubt, and there is so much to be thankful for.

Speaking of thankful, going into last week I was tied with John Mackey for the most receptions in our team's history, and I am grateful I was able to catch that ball. It was a fun and special catch, one that I'll remember for a while. It wasn't a typical five-yard out route that I'll forget about. When I won his award coming out of college, that's when I really learned about him—who he was and what he did for the game and what he did for the position. And the guy really exemplifies the tight end position. It's just sad what has happened to him, now suffering from dementia. I was able to meet him at the awards banquet, and he's a guy that has a heart of gold, and his wife Sylvia is amazing, too, just a great couple. You can tell through all that's happened, he is what football is about, the toughness, the sacrifice. He shows toughness all the way through. When I was drafted here, coincidentally the same franchise he played for, just making the team and being able to contribute was my main goal. Never, ever did I think about passing him in anything. Now here we are seven years later, and just being put in the same sentence as him is truly an honor. It's amazing, something I really don't have words to describe.

Again, Happy Thanksgiving, and I will keep updating you every couple of weeks here throughout the season. GO COLTS!

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