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Le'Ron McClain
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McClain with the Chiefs in 2011.
No. 33     San Diego Chargers
Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-12-27) December 27, 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth: Fort Wayne, Indiana
High School: Tuscaloosa County High School
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 4 / Pick: 137
Debuted in 2007 for the Baltimore Ravens
Career history
* Baltimore Ravens ( 2007 2010)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* 2× Pro Bowl (2008, 2009)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Rushing yards     1,278
Rushing average     3.7
Rushing TDs     13
Receptions     92
Receiving yards     564
Receiving TDs     3
Stats at NFL.com

Le'Ron De'Mar McClain (born December 27, 1984) is an American football fullback for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Alabama, and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Early years and collegeEdit

McClain was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana.[1] He played high school football at Tuscaloosa County High School.

He accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Alabama, where he played for coach Mike Shula's Alabama Crimson Tide football team from 2003 to 2006.

Professional careerEdit

2007 NFL DraftEdit

McClain was considered as one of the best fullbacks available in the 2007 NFL Draft,[2][3] and drew comparisons to William Henderson.[4] He was drafted with the 137th pick during the 4th round by the Baltimore Ravens.

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6'1 ft 0 18 in 256 lb 4.88 s 1.66 s 2.88 s 4.47 s 7.14 s 29 12 in 9 ft 5 in 14 rep

Baltimore Ravens Edit

McClain signed with the Ravens on July 27, 2007. He scored his first career touchdown on a Kyle Boller pass against the San Diego Chargers on November 25, 2007. He finished his rookie season with eight carries for 18 yards, nine receptions for 55 yards, and 1 touchdown.

File:Ravens vs Steelers 2008 MNF.jpg

On December 20, 2008, McClain ran for 82 yards to score the final touchdown in Texas Stadium against the Dallas Cowboys. Along with teammate Willis McGahee's 77-yard touchdown run on the previous Ravens drive, he and McGahee became the first players ever to run two 70+ touchdown runs on back-to-back drives. The run was also the longest run by an opponent in Texas Stadium. In addition, McClain had 139 rushing yards on the day.

During the 2008 season, McClain became the team's primary running-back as he rushed for a team-high 902 yards and 10 touchdowns on 232 carries (3.9 yards per carry). He also caught 19 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown. McClain's performance earned him a Pro Bowl selection, in which he scored a touchdown off of a Fumblerooski play handed off by former Denver Broncos Quarterback Jay Cutler. Cutler put the ball between McClain's legs in which he ran in for a touchdown. During his last two years as a Raven, McClain lost carries to Willis McGahee and Ray Rice. He publicly complained about not getting enough touches, which led to his departure.

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

McClain signed a 1-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs on August 3, 2011 after the Ravens signed FB Vonta Leach.

San Diego ChargersEdit

McClain signed a three-year deal with the San Diego Chargers on March 14, 2012.

PersonalEdit

His cousin Rolando McClain plays for the Oakland Raiders.[5]

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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