Darrell McClover

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Darrell McClover
Model Darrell McClover.jpg
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Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-08-25) August 25, 1981 (age 34)
Place of birth: Hollywood, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
College: Miami
NFL draft: 2004 / Round: 7 / Pick: 213
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 83
blockpunts: 2
forced fumbles: 2
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Darrell McClover (born August 25, 1981) is a former American football linebacker, having most recently played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami. While at Miami, McClover was part of the most talented linebacker core in the nation[neutrality is disputed] playing alongside New Orleans Saints star Jonathan Vilma and the young leader of the Denver Broncos D.J. Williams.

Professional career[edit]

COMBINE

4.47 40 yd dash

38 inch vertical jump

6.7 in 3 cone drill

4.19 20yd shuttle

26 reps on bench

9 ft 11 in (3.02 m) broad jump

New York Jets[edit]

McClover was drafted in the 2004 NFL Draft out of Miami by the New York Jets and played in all sixteen games in his rookie year, making 25 special teams tackles. He also made 2 special teams tackles in the post season in 2005 and was selected as a pro bowl alternate. In 2005 McClover was named starting weak side linebacker, but had a season ending ankle injury in the pre season which ended that season. McClover spent two seasons with the New York Jets from 2004-2006,

Chicago Bears[edit]

McClover during his tenure with the Bears

He was signed by the Chicago Bears in 2006. In Chicago, he was a standout in special teams, but saw limited action on defense. In 2006 against Tampa Bay, he recorded 8 special teams tackles. McClover has over 80 special teams tackles in his career and also has 2 blocked punts to his credit. He was a part of the 2007 NFC championship team and 2007 Super Bowl team. McClover spent a large part of the 2008 season on special teams. He blocked a punt against Carolina in week 2 and was the leading tackler until being put on injured reserve in week 10. He re-signed with the Bears in September 2009. His last game with the Bears was in January 2010 against the Detroit Lions. He finished his career as a Bear where he recorded 83 special teams tackles and 2 blocked punts and a forced fumble for his career.

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