Albert Jamel McClellan (born June 4, 1986) is an American football inside linebacker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Marshall University from 2005 to 2009, and was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent after the 2010 NFL Draft.
McClellan during Ravens practice at Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, August 2012
|No. 59 – New England Patriots|
|Born:||June 4, 1986|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school:||Lakeland (FL) Kathleen|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018|
McClellan was a three-time All-Conference USA selection at Marshall, as well as the C-USA Defensive Player of the Year in 2006. He redshirted in 2007 after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in pre-season, an injury that sidelined him for the year.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 1 in
|9 3⁄4 in
|4.75 s||1.65 s||2.73 s||4.21 s||7.24 s||36 1⁄2 in
|9 ft 11 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
McClellan was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent after the 2010 NFL Draft. McClellan played as the fourth string middle linebacker (Behind Ray Lewis, Jameel McClain, and Dannell Ellerbe). He did not play at all in the 2010 season, but saw limited time the next year. With an injury to Terrell Suggs and the departure of Jarret Johnson to free agency in 2012, McClellan had a chance to compete for a starting outside linebacker spot with Paul Kruger, Courtney Upshaw, and Sergio Kindle. Upshaw appeared to have the edge for most of training camp, but in the third preseason game, McClellan got the start. He would start 11 games during the season, and would record 49 tackles and a sack, both career highs. The Ravens did go on to win Super Bowl XLVII after they beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.
On March 9, 2014, McClellan signed a new two-year contract to remain with the Ravens.
McClellan signed a three-year extension to remain with Baltimore on March 1, 2016.
New England PatriotsEdit
On November 6, 2018, McClellan was signed by the New England Patriots. In Week 14, McClellan blocked two punts on Dolphins punter Matt Haack. In the Divisional round of the playoffs against the Los Angeles Chargers, McClellan recovered a fumble off a muffed punt. The Patriots went on to win Super Bowl LIII 13-3 against the Los Angeles Rams to give McClellan his second Super Bowl title.
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- "Ravens Re-Sign Veteran LB Albert McClellan, Place CB Maurice Canady on IR". BaltimoreRavens.com. September 17, 2018.
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