28 September 1990
2008 NAB AFL Draft Pick No. 37
2009 AFL Debut (Round 13)
Originally from the Oakleigh Chargers, Zac is an exciting prospect for the Dockers with his combination of height and speed.
Coming from a basketball background, Zac is a ruckman who can play as a key tall both forward and back and has the ability to run all day.
During the 2009 season, Clarke was allocated to play for East Perth Football Club in the WAFL and after two impressive games was named in Fremantle's senior squad for their Round 3 match against Adelaide. Clarke eventually made his debut in the round 13 clash against the Magpies after averaging an impressive 16 hit outs in the WAFL. Following an impressive debutant season, Clarke played a total of 5 games throughout 2009.
In season 2010, Zac played a further 3 games for the Club where he showed promising signs and was constantly learning from fellow big man Aaron Sandilands.
Zac played a strong 2011 season, playing a total of 13 senior matches and averaging 13 disposals. He kicked his first career goal in Round 17 against Sydney and went on to kick 5 more bringing his career total to 6. Given his ability to play as a key tall either forward or back, Clarke is seen as a long-term ruck prospect for the Dockers.
Zac played 15 games in 2012, where he was used as a utility up forward and in the ruck. Zac still has a relatively light frame for his height and will continue to get stronger and as he mirrors the game of one of the elites in the competition, teammate Aaron Sandilands. In 2013 and beyond he will be looking to become the number 1 ruckman at Fremantle and tackle the best in the competition each week.