Todd McClure

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Todd McClure
Todd McClure.jpg
McClure in 2008
No. 62
Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-02-16) February 16, 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) Weight: 296 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school: Baton Rouge (LA) Central
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 7 / Pick: 237
Debuted in 2000 for the Atlanta Falcons
Last played in 2012 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played 198
Games started 195
Stats at NFL.com

Todd Michael McClure (born February 16, 1977) is a former American football center who spent his entire 13-year career playing with the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Falcons in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at LSU.

College career[edit]

He graduated from Central High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and from there played college ball. McClure played his college football for the LSU Tigers. As a senior and junior he was a consensus All-Southeastern Conference first-team choice.

Professional career[edit]

McClure was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft. During training camp of his rookie season he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and missed his entire rookie season. During his second season he took over as the Falcons starting center after Calvin Collins was moved to guard. Since then he has missed only one game and has been the Falcons starting center since 2000.

McClure made the first start of his career at center against the Carolina Panthers on October 29. During the 2004 postseason, McClure was part of a line that set the fourth-highest NFL postseason record with 327 rushing yards, including a Falcons record 142 yards by Warrick Dunn and an NFL record for quarterbacks with Michael Vick collecting 119 yards on the ground.[1]

McClure retired after the 2012 season, and during his retirement press conference Falcons owner Arthur Blank stated that McClure would soon join the Atlanta Falcons Ring of Honor. [2]

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