Terrell McClain

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Terrell McClain
No. 97 Washington Redskins
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-07-20) July 20, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: Tampa, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 302 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school: Pensacola (FL)
College: South Florida
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 65
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2016
Tackles: 90
Sacks: 4.5
Forced Fumbles: 1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Terrell McClain (born July 20, 1988) is an American football defensive end for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of South Florida.

College career[edit]

McClain attended Pensacola High School before playing college football at the University of South Florida. He played 50 games and Started 33 games at University of South Florida.

Professional career[edit]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

He was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the third round (65th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he started 12 games at defensive tackle registering 20 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery, before being placed on the injured reserve list with a left knee injury on December 6. He was released on September 2, 2012.[1]

New England Patriots[edit]

McClain signed with the New England Patriots on September 26, 2012. He was waived on October 2, after being active for one game and not recording any statistics.[2]

Houston Texans[edit]

McClain signed with the Houston Texans as a free agent on October 29, 2012.[3] He played in 16 games and finished with a career-high 21 tackles and a fumble recovery.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

McClain signed as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys on March 12, 2014.[4] Although he looked strong and was taking advantage of the added work as Henry Melton recovered from knee surgery during off-season workouts, a high-ankle sprain he suffered in training camp affected his momentum. He played 13 games in a reserve role and finished with 20 tackles (3 for loss), 7 quarterback pressures, one sack and a forced fumble. His best game came against the Washington Redskins, notching 4 tackles, one sack and a forced fumble.

In 2015, he missed time during training camp with a bone bruise and hamstring injuries. He registered 4 tackles in the first two regular-season games, before being placed on the injured reserve list with a sprained big toe injury on September 22.

In 2016, he was able to earn a starting position over new free agent addition Cedric Thornton. He started in 15 games mostly at the three technique position and was considered the best defensive lineman on the team according to the media and observers. In the season opener against the New York Giants he had 5 tackles (one for loss). His best game came against the Cincinnati Bengals, when he registered 6 tackles (1 for loss), 1.5 sacks and 3 quarterback hurries. He did not play in the last game to rest an ankle injury he suffered against the Detroit Lions and be ready for the playoffs. He finished the season with 41 tackles (3 for loss), 2.5 sacks, 8 quarterback pressures and 2 forced fumbles.

Washington Redskins[edit]

On March 10, 2017, McClain signed a four-year contract with the Washington Redskins to replace defensive tackle Chris Baker.[5]

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