Eugene McCaslin

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Eugene McCaslin
No. 56
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-07-12) July 12, 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth: Tampa, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: Tampa (FL) Chamberlain
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 7 / Pick: 249
Debuted in 2000 for the Green Bay Packers
Last played in 2000 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Eugene William McCaslin, Jr. (born July 12, 1977) is an American former college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for a single season. He played college football for the University of Florida. He was drafted late in the seventh round of the 2000 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the NFL's Green Bay Packers.

Early years[edit]

McCaslin was born in Tampa, Florida.[1] He attended Jesuit High School in Tampa,[2] but later transferred to Chamberlain High School and played high school football for the Chamberlain Chiefs.

College career[edit]

McCaslin accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida, where he played for coach Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators football team from 1996 to 1999.[3] As a freshman in 1996, he was a member of the Gators team that defeated the Florida State Seminoles 52–20 in the Sugar Bowl to win the Bowl Alliance national championship.[3] Used mostly as a blocking back, he had two games where he rushed for 100 yards or more during the first three seasons of his college career.[3] Prior to his senior season in 1999, he switched to defense and became a starting linebacker.[4]

Professional career[edit]

The Green Bay Packers picked McCaslin in the seventh round of the 2000 NFL Draft, and he played in one regular season game for the Packers during the 2000 season. After a season away from the NFL, he was a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2002 NFL season, but did not see any playing time during a regular season game.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Eugene McCaslin. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
  2. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Eugene McCaslin. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 76, 125, 139–140, 193 (2011). Retrieved January 29, 2012.
  4. ^ GatorZone.com, Football History, 1999 Roster, Eugene McCaslin. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
  5. ^ National Football League, Historical Players, Eugene McCaslin. Retrieved January 29, 2012.