McClendon played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which features the top high school football players in the country. He also was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Tennessee. It is an award given to the most outstanding high school talents in each state for their athletic achievement, academic excellence and exemplary character.
He was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars on September 1, 2013. He started the final two games of the 2013 season for the Jaguars following injuries to Mike Brewster and Will Rackley. He became a free agent after the 2014 season.