Jacques  McClendon

65Jacques McClendon


Cleveland, Tenn.

High School:
The Baylor School

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 324





2009 - Games/Starts: 13/13 ... Unsung hero and steady performer at right guard who helped lead way for UT rushing attack ... Helped tailback Montario Hardesty gain 1,345 rushing yards and quarterback Jonathan Crompton throw for 2,800 passing yards ... One of three Vols offensive linemen to start all 13 games ... Scheduled to graduate with master's degree in Sport Management in spring.

2008 - Games/Starts: 11/6 ... Started first six games of 2008 at right guard and has 13 career starts ... Considered one of Tennessee's strongest players ... Vols saved their best offensive line work for last in 2008, rushing 51 times for 222 yards at Vandy ... Did not play in season finale against Kentucky ... Part of Vols offensive line in 2007 that led nation with only four sacks allowed ... Led team with 46 credit hours passed ... Led team with 46 credit hours passed.

2007 - Games/Starts: 13/6 ... Appeared in every game except opener at California ... Moved into starting lineup after left tackle Eric Young suffered season-ending injury ... Maned right guard positiion ... Played key role in overtime win against South Carolina ... Alertly jumped on Vols' fourth quarter fumble to keep game-tying drive alive ... In first start of season, helped Vols' rush for season-best 273 yards against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Had key block on team's second touchdown against Arkansas, springing Josh Briscoe free to give the Vols 20-3 halftime lead ... Vols led country with only four sacks allowed (Rutgers next with 10) ... Starting quarterback Erik Ainge was sacked just three times in 519 pass attempts, setting major college record for minimum 300 attempts ... Team's combined 534 pass attempts meant opponents sacked UT quarterbacks once every 133.5 attempts.

2006 - Games/Starts: 12/1 ... As true freshman, appeared in every game except against Florida ... Worked his way into offensive line rotation and was unit's sixth man throughout second half ... Made first career start in Outback Bowl against Penn State.

HIGH SCHOOL - Parade, EA Sports and Street & Smith All-America ... Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year and Div. II Mr. Football ... Played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Twice named All-State and All-Region ... Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame and WGOW Radio Player of the Year ... Named in 2009 to Chattanooga Times Free Press All-Decade Team ... Times Free Press All-City and Best of Preps ... Team MVP ... Sixty tackles, eight sacks and five TFLs in 2005 ... Added 55 tackles and six sacks as junior ... Student-Sports.com and Ri-vals.com Junior All-America ... Three-year starter on offense and defense ... Started two years for basketball team ... Member of track and field squad (shot put) ... Set school weightlifting records in bench press and squat.


BORN - Dec. 10, 1987.

• 2009 Academic All-SEC
• 2008 Academic All-SEC
• 2007 Academic All-SEC



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