'Give It Your Heart, Give It Your All': Ryan Clark Exemplifies Marine Corps' Honor

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From Ryan Clark's Honor to Vernon Davis' Offensive Mindset, on Memorial Day weekend, we revisit the athletes who exemplify the key traits valued most highly by the Marine Corps.

Over the past few months, Matt Ufford has highlighted the Core of Sports presented by the U.S. Marine Corps. The series has profiled athletes who exemplify the key traits valued most highly by the Marine Corps: Honor, tactical and technical proficiency, mental and physical fitness and an offensive mindset.

On Memorial Day weekend, we want to revisit the series, particularly Ryan Clark's story.

Clark wears a No. 21 jersey in every practice to honor the memory of his former teammate Sean Taylor, the Redskins safety who was murdered in 2007. Additionally, Clark dedicates his free time to sickle cell disease awareness and research. He is an example of what hard work and character can accomplish in a league where careers are typically brutish and short.

Tim Morehouse, a silver medalist in men's sabre at the Beijing Olympics, embodies The Marines' Technical And Tactical Expertise:


Related: Hugs, High-Fives, And Tears: Veterans Share Their Favorite Sports Memories


Brian Stann, a linebacker at Navy turned a Marine infantry officer who earned a Silver Star in Iraq turned UFC fighter, Embodies the Marines' Mental And Physical Fitness:

Vernon Davis describes how being Offensive Minded is crucial to his performance on the field. Details don't just matter; they're critical.

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