Le'Ron McClain

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Le'Ron McClain
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McClain with the Chiefs in 2011.
No. 37, 33, 44
Personal information
Born: (1984-12-27) December 27, 1984 (age 35)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:262 lb (119 kg)
Career information
High school:Tuscaloosa County
(Northport, Alabama)
NFL Draft:2007 / Round: 4 / Pick: 137
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:1,310
Rushing average:3.7
Rushing touchdowns:13
Receiving yards:557
Receiving touchdowns:3
Player stats at NFL.com

Le'Ron De'Mar McClain (born December 27, 1984) is a former American football fullback who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Alabama, and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens 137th overall in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Early years and college[edit]

McClain was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana.[1] He played high school football at Tuscaloosa County High School for the Wildcats.

He accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Alabama, where he played for coach Mike Shula's Alabama Crimson Tide football team from 2003 to 2006.

Professional career[edit]

2007 NFL Draft[edit]

McClain was considered as one of the best fullbacks available in the 2007 NFL Draft,[2][3] and drew comparisons to William Henderson.[4] He was drafted with the 137th pick during the fourth round by the Baltimore Ravens.[5]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 0 18 in
(1.83 m)
256 lb
(116 kg)
4.88 s 1.66 s 2.88 s 4.47 s 7.14 s 29 12 in
(0.75 m)
9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
14 reps
All values from the NFL Combine

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

McClain signed with the Ravens on July 27, 2007. He scored his first career touchdown on a Kyle Boller pass against the San Diego Chargers on November 25, 2007. He finished his rookie season with eight carries for 18 yards, nine receptions for 55 yards, and 1 touchdown.

McClain (33, standing) playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2008.

During the 2008 season, McClain became the team's primary running-back as he rushed for a team-high 902 yards and 10 touchdowns on 232 carries (3.9 yards per carry). He also caught 19 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown. On December 20, 2008, McClain ran for 82 yards to score the final touchdown in Texas Stadium against the Dallas Cowboys. Along with teammate Willis McGahee's 77-yard touchdown run on the previous Ravens drive, he and McGahee became the first players ever to run two 70+ touchdown runs on back-to-back drives. The run was also the longest run by an opponent in Texas Stadium. In addition, McClain had 139 rushing yards on the day. McClain's performance earned him a Pro Bowl selection, in which he scored a touchdown off of a Fumblerooski play handed off by former Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler. Cutler put the ball between McClain's legs in which he ran in for a touchdown.

During his last two years as a Raven, McClain lost carries to Willis McGahee and Ray Rice. He publicly complained about not getting enough touches, which led to his departure from the Ravens.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

McClain signed a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs on August 3, 2011, after the Baltimore Ravens signed fullback Vonta Leach.

San Diego Chargers[edit]

McClain signed a three-year deal with the San Diego Chargers on March 14, 2012.

On March 3, 2014, McClain was released by the Chargers.[6]

Personal life[edit]

His cousin, Rolando McClain, is a linebacker who last played for the Dallas Cowboys.[7]

On November 5, 2014, he was arrested on felony charges of trafficking[8] in synthetic marijuana.[9]


  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/McClLe00.htm
  2. ^ Coyle, Frank (March 12, 2007), "NFL Draft: Ranking the fullbacks", Rivals.com
  3. ^ "2007 Top NFL Prospects Fullbacks", Scout.com
  4. ^ "Pro Football War Room: Le'Ron McClain", SportingNews.com, April 29, 2007
  5. ^ "2007 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  6. ^ Williams, Eric. "Chargers release FB Le'Ron McClain". ESPN. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  7. ^ Platania, Joe (April 23, 2010), "Second-Rounder Cody To Pair With Ngata Vs. Run", Pressbox, archived from the original on September 12, 2012
  8. ^ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nfl-drugs-mcclain-idUSKBN0IQ23520141106
  9. ^ Brown, Melissa. "Former Alabama FB Le'Ron McClain arrested on drug charges in Tuscaloosa". al.com. Retrieved April 12, 2015.

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