Football


Anthony McClellan
Anthony McClellan
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
O'Fallon, Ill.

High School:
O'Fallon Township

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 245

Position:
TE

Experience:
1-1

2003: Played in all 12 games, earning four starts ... Had three receptions for 34 yards, one each vs. Missouri, California and Michigan State.

2002: Caught 11 passes for 156 yards ... Eight of his catches came in the final four games of the year ... Had career highs in catches (5) and yards (52) vs. Indiana ... Also scored his first career touchdown vs. the Hoosiers ... Had two catches for 17 yards vs. Ohio State ... Had a 25-yard grab for a score vs. Northwestern ... Had a career-long 42-yard reception at Southern Miss. ... Had one catch vs. Arkansas State and Michigan.

2001: Played in all 12 games for the Illini ... Caught eight passes for 122 yards as a redshirt freshman ... Hauled in catches in seven games ... Was the top pass catcher among tight ends in receiving yardage ... A career-long 30-yard reception was one of his two catches for 54 yards against Northern Illinois ... Tied his career long with a 30-yard reception at Michigan ... Caught a 21-yard pass at Purdue ... Recorded receptions against Louisville (5 yds), Wisconsin (9 yds) and Northwestern (4 yds).

2000: Redshirted the 2000 season.

High School: Averaged 22 yards per catch as a senior at O'Fallon Township High School ... Earned first-team All-State as voted by the Illinois Football Coaches Association ... Three-time All-South 7 Conference selection in football ... Named All-Conference twice in basketball ... Cleared a 6-7 high jump attempt ... Caught the winning touchdown pass on a 67-yard strike in the fourth quarter against rival Carbondale ... Earned nine varsity letters in football, basketball and track ... Listed in the Who's Who Among American High School Students.

Personal: Full given name is Anthony Horace McClellan ... Born Feb. 27, 1982 in Belleville, Ill. ... The son of Anthony and Cassandra McClellan ... Cousin Rodney Byrd played fullback for Illinois from 1993-96 ... Majoring in landscape architecture ... Past summer jobs include working elementary school basketball camps ... Says NBA star Vince Carter is his favorite athlete.

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