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Darrell McClover
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Free Agent
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-08-25) August 25, 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth: Hollywood, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
College: Miami (Fla.)
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 7 / Pick: 213
Debuted in 2004 for the New York Jets
Career history
* New York Jets ( 2004 2005)
Roster status: Unrestricted free agent
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles     83
blockpunts     2
forced fumbles     2
Stats at NFL.com

Darrell McClover (born August 25, 1981) is an American football linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami. While at Miami, McClover was part of the most talented linebacker core in the nation playing alongside New Orleans Saints star Jonathan Vilma and the young leader of the Denver Broncos D.J. Williams.

Professional careerEdit

COMBINE

4.47 40 yd dash

38 inch vertical jump

6.7 in 3 cone drill

4.19 20yd shuttle

26 reps on bench

9 ft 11 in (3.02 m) broad jump

New York JetsEdit

McClover was drafted in the 2004 NFL Draft out of the University of Miami by the New York Jets and played in all sixteen games in his rookie year, making 25 special teams tackles. He also made 2 special teams tackles in the post season in 2005 and was selected as a pro bowl alternate. In 2005 McClover was named starting weak side linebacker, but had a season ending ankle injury in the pre season which ended that season. McClover spent two seasons with the New York Jets from 2004-2006,

Chicago BearsEdit

He was signed by the Chicago Bears in 2006. In Chicago, he was a standout in special teams, but saw limited action on defense. In 2006 against Tampa Bay he recorded 8 special teams tackles. Darrell has over 80 special teams tackles in his career and also has 2 block punts to his credit. He was apart of the 2007 NFC championship team and 2007 Super Bowl team. McClover spent a large part of the 2008 season on special teams. He blocked a punt against Carolina in week 2 and was the leading tackler until being put on injured reserve in week 10. He re-signed with the Bears in September 2009. Last game with the Bears was Jan 2010 against the Detroit Lions. Darrell finished his career as a Bear where he recorded 83 special teams tackles and 2 block punts and a force fumble for his career.


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