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Darrell McClover
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McClover with the Bears, 2008
No. 57, 58, 98
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1981-08-25) August 25, 1981 (age 42)
Hollywood, Florida, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
College:Miami (FL)
NFL Draft:2004 / Round: 7 / Pick: 213
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:83
Blocked punts:2
Forced fumbles:2
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Darrell McClover (born August 25, 1981) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL). He was selected by the New York Jets in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft and also played for the Chicago Bears. He played college football at the University of Miami. While at Miami, McClover played alongside New Orleans Saints star Jonathan Vilma and Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams.

Professional career

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NFL Combine

At the NFL Combine, McClover ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds. He had a vertical jump of 38 in (97 cm). He did the three-cone drill in 6.7 seconds. McClover did the 20 yard shuttle in 4.19 seconds. He did 26 bench press reps. He had a broad jump of 9 ft 11 in (3.02 m).

New York Jets

McClover was selected in the 2004 NFL Draft out of Miami by the New York Jets and played in all sixteen games in his rookie year, making 25 special teams tackles.[1] He also made 2 special teams tackles in the post season in 2005 and was selected as a pro bowl alternate. In 2005 McClover was named starting weak side linebacker, but had a season ending ankle injury in the pre season which ended that season. McClover spent two seasons with the New York Jets from 2004-2006.

Chicago Bears

He was signed by the Chicago Bears in 2006. In Chicago, he was a standout in special teams, but saw limited action on defense. In 2006 against Tampa Bay, he recorded 8 special teams tackles. McClover has over 80 special teams tackles in his career and also has 2 blocked punts to his credit. He was a part of the 2007 NFC championship team and 2007 Super Bowl team. McClover spent a large part of the 2008 season on special teams. He blocked a punt against Carolina in week 2 and was the leading tackler until being put on injured reserve in week 10. He re-signed with the Bears in September 2009.[2] His last game with the Bears was in January 2010 against the Detroit Lions. He finished his career as a Bear where he recorded 83 special teams tackles and 2 blocked punts and a forced fumble for his career.

References

  1. ^ "2004 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2023-05-06.
  2. ^ "Bears sign LB McClover, CB Smith waived". ESPN.com. 2009-09-29. Retrieved 2023-09-27.