2011 All-Mountain West Conference First Team... McClellin's 46 tackles were tied for the third-most on the team, and his 9.5 tackles-for-loss and 6.0 sacks each ranked second.
Started each of the Broncos' 13 games, running his streak of consecutive starts to 24...named first-team All-Western Athletic Conference...registered 30 tackles (15 solo) on the season, including 13.5 tackles-for-loss - tied for the most on the team - and a team-high 9.5 sacks...ranked tied for 22nd-nationally in sacks (0.73 per game)...tied his career high with six tackles (three solo) against No. 10 Virginia Tech in the Broncos' season-opening win...career-high four TFLs against the Hokies...career-high 2.5 sacks also came against the Hokies...also had 2.0 sacks against Hawai'i (Nov. 6)...recorded TFLs and sacks in eight games...forced one fumble and recovered two, one of which went for a touchdown against Wyoming (Sept. 18)...returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown against Toledo (Oct. 9), becoming the first Bronco defensive player to score on a fumble recovery and an interception in the same season since 1999...received the team's Outstanding Defensive Lineman Award at the season-ending banquet.
Played in 13 games for the Broncos, including starts in the final 11...recorded 36 tackles, six tackles-for-loss and three sacks...also had an interception and two pass break-ups...recorded at least one tackle in 12 games...recorded a season-high six tackles against both Idaho and Bowling Green...lone interception of the year came against Utah State.
Played in 10 games before suffering a leg injury in the Idaho game...registered 14 tackles (four solo) and three forced fumbles on the season...had a quarterback sack and forced a fumble in win over Hawai'i...had a season-high five tackles and forced a fumble in win over New Mexico State...blocked a field goal attempt against Oregon...signed National Letter of Intent with Boise State in February 2007 before grayshirting and joining the team in January 2008.
Three-sport letterman in football, basketball and baseball...named first-team all-state by Idaho Statesman as running back and linebacker...named Western Idaho Conference Offensive Player of Year and Defensive Player of Year...rushed for 1,893 yards and 22 touchdowns while finishing with 126 tackles, six interceptions and seven defensive touchdowns...as a junior named second-team all-conference after rushing for 998 yards and 17 touchdowns and leading Huskies in touchdowns...also averaged 16.7 points and 11.6 rebounds per game in basketball and hit .453 with 21 RBI and 10 stolen bases in baseball as a junior...high school coach was Don Heller.
- To earn the starting job at left end, opposite Pro Bowl right end Julius Peppers, McClellin will have to beat out incumbent Israel Idonije, who at 6-6 and 275 pounds is adept at stopping the run. But Idonije had just 5.0 sacks last season, and McClellin possesses the potential to at least contribute as a situational pass rusher as a rookie. But the Bears feel there's a lot more to his game. "This is an all-downs football player, including special teams," Emery said. "Our special teams coaches gave him a blue level (highest) grade as a special teams player. We are excited about him for several reasons: He's got really quick feet and hands as a pass rusher, he has natural hips as a pass rusher. In his role, his normal starting role at Boise, was as a (middle) linebacker and he would come down and rush on third down or in sub-package situations so there's a lot of versatility to this player." - The Sports Xchange
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