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2001 Football Roster

Joe McClendon

Class: So.
Position: DB
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180 pounds
Previous School: Brunswick
Hometown: Brunswick, GA

Noteworthy: Listed as a co-starter at free safety with Brandon Lynch following spring drills ... Showed signs as a freshman that he could be one of the great ones before he graduates ... A versatile athlete who possesses all the abilities to excel in the Blue Raider secondary ... Has been timed with a 4.4 40-yard dash ... Chose MT over Central Florida, Miami, and Georgia Southern.

2000: Played in all 11 games, including two as a starter at safety (Mississippi State, South Florida) ...Was ninth on the team in tackles with 30 ... Also had three tackles for loss of yards, two pass deflections and an interception ... In his first collegiate start, McClendon collected a career-high 13 tackles (10 solos) at No. 20 Mississippi State ... Had five tackles each against South Florida and Louisiana-Lafayette ... Lone interception came against South Florida and was returned 23 yards ... Both pass breakups came against South Florida.

High School: USA Today honorable mention All-American and an Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class AAAA first team all-state selection ... Was a driving force in leading Brunswick to 14 straight wins in 1999 before falling in the state championship game at the Georgia Dome ... Registered 105 tackles, six interceptions, two of which went for touchdowns, recovered four fumbles, and blocked four kicks as a senior ... Named All-Southeastern Region, first team All-Coast Empire, and was voted the WTOC-TV defensive player of the year in 1999.

Personal: Parents: Letha Dixon ... Born: 3/9/82 ... Major: Undecided.

2001 Game-by-Game Stats