96  Albert McClellan
Albert McClellan
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lakeland, Fla.

High School:
Kathleen

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 254

Position:
DE

Experience:
3L

2009 PRESEASON FIRST-TEAM MEDIA AND COACHES ALL-CONFERENCE USA SELECTION

2008 FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE USA SELECTION

2006 FIRST TEAM MEDIA ALL-CONFERENCE USA SELECTION

2006 FIRST TEAM COACHES ALL-CONFERENCE USA SELECTION

2006 MEDIA CONFERENCE USA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

JUNIOR SEASON (2008)
Earned first-team All-Conference USA honors...started all 12 games at defensive end and recorded 58 total tackles with 4.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks despite consistently facing double-teams...also credited with five pass break ups...McClellan enters 2009 with 30 career tackles for loss and 17 quarterback sacks...his 17 career sacks rank seventh all-time at Marshall.

R-SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007)
Redshirted after suffering a pre-season knee injury that sidelined him for the year.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006)
Started all 12 games at defensive end for the Thundering Herd en route to earning first team All-Conference USA honors on both the media and coaches teams...Was named the 2006 Media Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year and earned All-America mentions after finishing fourth on the team with 77 tackles...Ranked sixth in the NCAA in tackles for loss, seventh in sacks and tied for 10th in forced fumbles...Led Conference USA with 19 tackles for loss and 11 sacks...Recorded nine tackles in the season opener at West Virginia...Made five tackles in the home opener against Hofstra...Registered eight tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack at Tennessee...Made seven stops against UCF...Recorded eight tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, a forced fumble and a pass break-up in a 31-24 win at UAB...Recorded eight tackles against Memphis and nine the following week against Tulane...Enjoyed a career day at East Carolina, making nine tackles - eight solo, a school-record 6.5 tackles for loss, a career-best 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a pass break-up...Followed with five tackles, three TFL and three sacks in the home finale against the UTEP Miners...Made four tackles in the season finale at Southern Miss.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2005)
Played in 11 games for the Herd, starting five at defensive end as a freshman...Finished with 40 tackles (26 solo stops) with seven TFL, three sacks, a fumble recovery and two pass break-ups...Had six tackles, two TFL and a sack against Kansas State on Sept. 10...Had a fumble recovery and returned it 11 yards at UCF on Sept. 24...Had two tackles with a TFL and a sack at Virginia Tech...Added five tackles with two TFL and a sack at UTEP on Oct. 22...Had a season-high seven stops (four solo) against Southern Miss...Finished season with six solo tackles at Memphis on Nov. 26...named to the College Football News.com Freshman All-America and C-USA All-Freshman teams.

HIGH SCHOOL
A Florida Class 3A first-team All-State selection at Kathleen High under head coach Drew Taylor ... as a senior recorded 65 tackles and 12 sacks ... as a junior recorded more than 70 tackles and 12 sacks ... was recruited by Georgia and South Florida among others ... also played basketball.

Personal
Son of Albert McClellan and Constance Barr ... has one brother, Julius, who played football at UNC A&T...majoring in business management.