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James Lark Athlete Profile

#7 James Lark

Position: Quarterback Height: 6-2 Weight: 200 Roster Years: 2006 | 2009-2012 Hometown: St. George, UT Last School: Pine View High School


  • Parents are Cliff and Betsy Lark
  • Married to wife Rachel
  • Recruited by Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, Utah and USC
  • Served an LDS mission to St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Speaks Russian
  • Majoring in marketing management

Before BYU

  • Named Deseret News 3A MVP as a senior
  • A Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News First-Team All-State selection
  • Threw for 3,248 yards and 36 touchdowns
  • Finished his career with 6,739 passing yards, third most in state history
  • Tied state mark with 79-career touchdown passes
  • First-team All-State as a junior
  • Threw for 3800 yards passing, 41 TD, 13 interceptions, 650 yards rushing and 7 TD his junior year

2006 | Redshirt Year

  • Member of the scout team

2009 | Freshman Year

  • Valuable member of the squad team

2010 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • MWC Scholar-Athlete
  • Saw action in four games
  • Completed 2-of-3 passes for 37 yards while rushing for 9 yards on 4 attempts
  • Completed one pass for 6 yards vs. UNLV and one pass for 31 yards in the New Mexico Bowl vs. UTEP

2011 | Junior Year

  • Played in two games
  • Completed 2 of 6 passes vs. Idaho for 21 yards and had two rushes for 12 yards
  • Took snaps against New Mexico State

2012 | Senior Year

  • Earned letterman honors
  • Played in eight games and started the final two
  • Went 2-0 in his two starts
  • Completed 73 of 116 passes for 778 yards and eight touchdowns
  • In first career start, completed 34 of 50 passes for 384 yards and six touchdowns, becoming one of just 10 BYU quarterbacks to throw at least six touchdown passes in a game
  • Rushed for first career touchdown and passed for first career touchdown against Weber State
  • Named to the NFF Hampshire Honor Society