Jacques McClendon
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-12-10) December 10, 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Tennessee
Career information
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 4 / Pick: 129
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Indianapolis Colts ( 2010)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Games played     25
Games started     5

Jacques Rashaud McClendon (born December 10, 1987) is an American football center who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee.

High school careerEdit

McClendon played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which features the top high school football players in the country. He also was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Tennessee. It is an award given to the most outstanding high school talents in each state for their athletic achievement, academic excellence and exemplary character.[1]

College careerEdit

McClendon appeared in 49 games for Tennessee, including 26 starts. He was a three time Academic All-SEC selection and holds a master's degree in Sports Management.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Indianapolis Colts Edit

On April 24, 2010, McClendon was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round (129 overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft. On September 4, 2011, he was waived.

Detroit Lions Edit

On September 4, 2011, he was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions. His contract expired following the 2011 season, making him a free agent.

Pittsburgh Steelers Edit

McClendon signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2012 season.

Atlanta Falcons Edit

On January 21, 2013, he signed a 2-year, $1.2 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons. On September 1 he was waived.

Jacksonville Jaguars Edit

He was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 1, 2013.[3] He started the final two games of the 2013 season for the Jaguars following injuries to Mike Brewster and Will Rackley. He became a free agent after the 2014 season.

Miami Dolphins Edit

On April 22, 2015, McClendon was signed by the Miami Dolphins. On September 11, 2015, he was released by the Dolphins.[4] On September 14, 2015, he was re-signed by the Dolphins.[5] On September 26, 2015, he was waived by the Dolphins.[6] On December 1, 2015, McClendon was signed by the Dolphins. On December 15 he was once again waived. On December 22, 2015, McClendon was re-signed by the Dolphins.[7]

On March 11, 2016, the Dolphins re-signed McClendon to a 1-year, $840,000 contract.

Second stint with the JaguarsEdit

On August 17, 2016, McClendon was signed by the Jaguars.[8] On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Jaguars.[9]


  4. Nogle, Kevin (September 11, 2015). "Dolphins promote Jonas Gray to 53-man roster; Sam Brenner called up as well". Retrieved October 9, 2015.
  5. Nogle, Kevin (September 14, 2015). "Dolphins sign Jacques McClendon, waive Sam Brenner, Jonas Gray". Retrieved October 9, 2015.
  6. Perkins, Chris (September 26, 2015). "Dolphins sign Sam Brenner from practice squad, waive Jacques McClendon". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
  7. Kelly, Omar (December 22, 2015). "Dolphins place Koa Misi, Chris McCain on injured reserve". Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  8. Crow, Alfie. "Jaguars sign Jacques McClendon, release Rasheed Bailey".
  9. Oehser, John (September 3, 2016). "Down to 53: LB Davis, OG Bernadeau released".

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