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Jameel McClain
ILB #53
Height:
6-1
Weight:
245
College:
Syracuse
Hometown:
Philadelphia, PA
Experience:
6
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 89 340 219 121 4.5 2 9 1 0 8 -- 8
2014 NYG 2 8 4 4 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 BAL 10 52 29 23 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 BAL 13 79 57 22 0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2011 BAL 16 84 50 34 1 0 4 1 0 8 8 8
2010 BAL 16 71 46 25 1 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2009 BAL 16 30 21 9 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 BAL 16 16 12 4 2.5 2 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Download 2011 Bio Update Transactions

Jameel McClain re-signed with the Ravens (three-year contract) on 3/23/12...Originally signed with the Ravens as a rookie free agent on 5/9/08.

Career

• Has 288 tackles (187 solo), 4.5 sacks, 1 INT, 10 PD and 3 FRs (1 returned for a TD)
• Established a franchise record with 2 safeties in a season (sack of then-Oakland QB JaMarcus Russell and a blocked punt) as a rookie in 2008
• Established a career high with 10 tackles (7 solo) in the 55-20 victory vs. Oak. (11/11/12)
• Recorded his first-career INT in the 30-27 victory vs. Ari. (10/30/11)
• Scored his first-career TD on a 6-yard FR 10/2/11 vs. NYJ
• Posted a career-high 91 tackles in his first year as a full-time starter in 2010
• Recorded a career-high 33 special teams tackles in 2009
• Was the only rookie free agent to make the Ravens’ 53-man roster in 2008

2012: (13/13, 0/0) Started the first 13 games and finished third on the team with 79 tackles (57 solo) and 3 PD despite missing the final three games of the regular season (and all of the postseason) when he was placed on Injured Reserve (neck) on 12/22

• Was a game-day inactive in game 14 vs. Den. (12/16), missing the first game of his career, snapping a 77-consecutive games played streak
• Tied for the team lead with 8 tackles (4 solo) despite leaving the game in the third quarter with spinal cord contusion in game 13 at Was. (12/9)
• Finished second on the team with 7 tackles (6 solo) for a defense that held the Chargers to 20% on third down (3-of- 15) in the 16-13 overtime victory in game 11 at SD (11/25)
• Recorded a career-high 10 tackles (7 solo) in the 55-20 victory in game 9 vs. Oak. (11/11)
• Produced 5 tackles (4 solo) for a defense that held the Browns to 20% on third down (3-of-15) in the 23-16 victory in game 4 vs. Cle. (9/27)...Also collected a FR on special teams against the Browns

2011: (16/16, 2/1) Finished second on the team with 81 tackles for the NFL’s third-ranked defense (288.9 ypg)...Also produced 1 sack, 1 INT and posted career highs with 5 PD and 2 FRs, one of which he returned for his first-career TD (10/2 vs. NYJ)

• Tied for the team lead (Bernard Pollard) with 8 tackles for a defense that recorded a franchise-record-tying 9 sacks in game 11 vs. SF (11/24)
• Led the team with 9 tackles, including a career-high 8 solo, for a defense that forced 3 turnovers in the 31-24 victory in game 10 vs. Cin. (11/20)
• Posted 1 tackle and 1 PD, and on the Jets’ first play from scrimmage returned a fumble 6 yards for his first-career TD (part of an NFL-record-tying 3 defensive TDs) in game 4 vs. NYJ (10/2)
• Started and posted 1 tackle for a defense that recorded a franchise-record 7 turnovers (4 FRs and 3 INTs) in the 35-7 victory in the season opener vs. Pit. (9/11)...Also led the team with 2 special teams stops against the Steelers
• Totaled 3 tackles, despite being slowed by a knee injury, for a team that forced 7 turnovers in two playoff games

2010: (16/15, 2/2) Finished third on the team with a career-high 91 tackles, 2 PD, 1 FR and 1 sack (-3 yards)...Also posted 6 special teams stops Led the team with 7 tackles and his first career FR (that led to a Ravens' TD three plays later) in the 20-10 victory in game 15 at Cle. (12/26)...Also posted 2 special teams stops against the Browns Tied a career high with 9 tackles in the 17-10 victory in game 11 vs. TB (11/28)

  • Led the team, tying a career high with 9 tackles, including 5 solo, in the 24-17 victory in game 3 vs. Cle. (9/26)
    Started and tied for the team lead with 6 tackles (4 solo) as part of a defense that held the Jets to 176 total yards and 1-of-11 (9%) on third down in the 10-9 win in game 1 at NYJ (9/13)
  • Started both playoff games and recorded 9 tackles for a defense that forced 7 turnovers in the postseason
  • Started (first-career postseason start) and led the team with a postseason career-high 6 tackles for a defense that held the Chiefs to 161 total yards and forced 5 turnovers in the 30-7 win in Wild Card Game at KC (1/9/11)

2009: (16/1, 2/0) Finished with 29 tackles from scrimmage for a squad that ranked second in the AFC and third in the NFL in overall defense...Also finished second on the team with a career-high 33 tackles and a FF on special teams

  • Subbed and collected a career-high 9 tackles (6 solo) from scrimmage for a defense that forced 2 turnovers and held the Lions out of the end zone in the 48-3 victory in game 13 vs. Det. (12/13)...Also netted 2 special teams tackles against the Lions
  • Started his first-career game and netted 5 tackles for a defense that forced 3 turnovers in game 10 vs. Ind. (11/22)...Also posted a special teams stop against the Colts
  • Saw action from scrimmage (no tackles) and tied a career high with 4 special teams stops in the 30-7 victory in game 7 vs. Den. (11/1)
  • Tied a career high with 4 special teams tackles (all solo) and posted 3 tackles from scrimmage for a defense that held the Browns to 186 total yards and forced 4 turnovers in the 34-3 victory in game 3 vs. Cle. (9/27)
  • Saw action in both playoff games from scrimmage and on special teams

2008: (16/0, 3/0) Was the only rookie free agent to make the Ravens' opening-day roster...McClain established a new franchise record with 2 safeties (sack of then-Oakland QB JaMarcus Russell and a blocked punt) in a season...He finished third on the team with 17 special teams tackles...Also netted 8 solo tackles from scrimmage and 2.5 sacks (-26.5 yards) as part of the NFL's second-ranked defense

  • Recorded a then-career-high 3 solo tackles from scrimmage in the 27-7 victory in game 16 vs. Jax. (12/28)
  • Recorded 2 special teams tackles and blocked a punt, scoring a safety (which set a Ravens' franchise record with his second safety of the season) in the 36-7 win in game 11 vs. Phi. (11/23)
  • Saw his first-career action from scrimmage in game 7 vs. Oak. (10/26) and had a monster game, posting 2 solo tackles, his first-career sack (-10 yards), which produced the Ravens' first safety since 2006...Also led the Ravens with a career-high 4 special teams tackles in the 29-10 victory
    Played in all 3 postseason games, posting 1 tackle from scrimmage and 3 special teams stops

College
Totaled 170 tackles (82 solo), 21.5 TFL, 11.5 sacks, 3 FRs, 1 FF and 1 INT in his 4-year career at Syracuse…Was one of nine players to start all 12 games as a senior and posted a career-high 77 tackles (39 solo), 1 sack, 1 FR and a blocked FGA...Named second-team All-Big East as a junior, finishing second in the conference and 18th nationally with a career-high 9.5 sacks...Was a semifinalist for the Ted Hendricks Award, given to the nation's best defensive lineman...Started every game as a junior, posting 69 tackles, including 39 solo, 14.5 TFL, 1 FF and 1 FR…His 14.5 TFL ranked sixth on the SU single season list...Saw action in 10 games, primarily on special teams as a sophomore, netting 20 tackles and a sack...Played in 11 games as a freshman and had 11 tackles and a FR…Was a dual major in communications/rhetorical studies and sociology.

High School, Personal: Prepped at George Washington (Philadelphia, PA) HS, where he posted 230 tackles, 22 sacks, 8 FFs and 13 FRs in his career...Posted 111 tackles, 3 sacks, 4 FFs, and had 5 FRs as a captain in his senior season...Earned All-Conference, All-Area, All-Northeast, All-State honors and was his team’s defensive MVP as a senior...Was a grade school boxer, training in the city’s gyms and competing in Golden Gloves tournaments around the area...He compiled a 6-1 record...His one loss was by decision...Jameel’s first pair of boxing trunks were given to him by Smokin’ Joe Frazier.

Community: Since arriving in Baltimore, McClain has forged a strong relationship with the Salvation Army Baltimore Area Command…McClain, who spent a period of his lifetime living out of a Salvation Army shelter, makes a conscious effort to give back to the organization...Annually, McClain hosts 53 Families, a Thanksgiving food drive, and kicks off the annual Red Kettle Campaign as its spokesperson... Promotes the Ravens’ Play 60 initiatives by hosting kickoff assemblies at local schools, including Oakland Mills Middle (2011), Garrison Forest School (2010) and Manchester Elementary (2010)...Guest reader for children at the Festival of Trees, an annual fundraiser for the Kennedy Krieger Institute...In 2012, McClain was featured in a public service announcement promoting the Ravens’ joint efforts with MedStar Sports Medicine to address concussion awareness and prevention...Implemented the Kicks for Kids Challenge to help battle the problem of chronic absenteeism in schools...In the program’s first year, students at Matthew A. Henson Elementary were challenged to a month-long competition for the best attendance record...Winners received a personal shoe shopping trip with McClain...In 2012, joined teammate Courtney Upshaw and Toys for Tots to host a shopping spree for children at a local Toys R Us...Held his inaugural coat drive event, benefitting 300 children of Boys and Girls clubs…The children received a new coat, hat, gloves and scarves...In 2012, supported numerous teammates events, including Vonta Leach’s celebrity billiard tournament to help raise funds for breast cancer research, Ed Reed’s annual Thanksgiving distribution at the SEED School of Maryland, and James Ihedigbo’s celebrity dinner benefitting HOPE Africa...Annually supports the Ravens’ community initiatives, including Holiday Helpers and A Purple Evening, the annual women’s event (2009-12).

 

Download 2011 Bio Update Transactions

Jameel McClain re-signed with the Ravens (three-year contract) on 3/23/12...Originally signed with the Ravens as a rookie free agent on 5/9/08.

Career

• Has 288 tackles (187 solo), 4.5 sacks, 1 INT, 10 PD and 3 FRs (1 returned for a TD)
• Established a franchise record with 2 safeties in a season (sack of then-Oakland QB JaMarcus Russell and a blocked punt) as a rookie in 2008
• Established a career high with 10 tackles (7 solo) in the 55-20 victory vs. Oak. (11/11/12)
• Recorded his first-career INT in the 30-27 victory vs. Ari. (10/30/11)
• Scored his first-career TD on a 6-yard FR 10/2/11 vs. NYJ
• Posted a career-high 91 tackles in his first year as a full-time starter in 2010
• Recorded a career-high 33 special teams tackles in 2009
• Was the only rookie free agent to make the Ravens’ 53-man roster in 2008

2012: (13/13, 0/0) Started the first 13 games and finished third on the team with 79 tackles (57 solo) and 3 PD despite missing the final three games of the regular season (and all of the postseason) when he was placed on Injured Reserve (neck) on 12/22

• Was a game-day inactive in game 14 vs. Den. (12/16), missing the first game of his career, snapping a 77-consecutive games played streak
• Tied for the team lead with 8 tackles (4 solo) despite leaving the game in the third quarter with spinal cord contusion in game 13 at Was. (12/9)
• Finished second on the team with 7 tackles (6 solo) for a defense that held the Chargers to 20% on third down (3-of- 15) in the 16-13 overtime victory in game 11 at SD (11/25)
• Recorded a career-high 10 tackles (7 solo) in the 55-20 victory in game 9 vs. Oak. (11/11)
• Produced 5 tackles (4 solo) for a defense that held the Browns to 20% on third down (3-of-15) in the 23-16 victory in game 4 vs. Cle. (9/27)...Also collected a FR on special teams against the Browns

2011: (16/16, 2/1) Finished second on the team with 81 tackles for the NFL’s third-ranked defense (288.9 ypg)...Also produced 1 sack, 1 INT and posted career highs with 5 PD and 2 FRs, one of which he returned for his first-career TD (10/2 vs. NYJ)

• Tied for the team lead (Bernard Pollard) with 8 tackles for a defense that recorded a franchise-record-tying 9 sacks in game 11 vs. SF (11/24)
• Led the team with 9 tackles, including a career-high 8 solo, for a defense that forced 3 turnovers in the 31-24 victory in game 10 vs. Cin. (11/20)
• Posted 1 tackle and 1 PD, and on the Jets’ first play from scrimmage returned a fumble 6 yards for his first-career TD (part of an NFL-record-tying 3 defensive TDs) in game 4 vs. NYJ (10/2)
• Started and posted 1 tackle for a defense that recorded a franchise-record 7 turnovers (4 FRs and 3 INTs) in the 35-7 victory in the season opener vs. Pit. (9/11)...Also led the team with 2 special teams stops against the Steelers
• Totaled 3 tackles, despite being slowed by a knee injury, for a team that forced 7 turnovers in two playoff games

2010: (16/15, 2/2) Finished third on the team with a career-high 91 tackles, 2 PD, 1 FR and 1 sack (-3 yards)...Also posted 6 special teams stops Led the team with 7 tackles and his first career FR (that led to a Ravens' TD three plays later) in the 20-10 victory in game 15 at Cle. (12/26)...Also posted 2 special teams stops against the Browns Tied a career high with 9 tackles in the 17-10 victory in game 11 vs. TB (11/28)

  • Led the team, tying a career high with 9 tackles, including 5 solo, in the 24-17 victory in game 3 vs. Cle. (9/26)
    Started and tied for the team lead with 6 tackles (4 solo) as part of a defense that held the Jets to 176 total yards and 1-of-11 (9%) on third down in the 10-9 win in game 1 at NYJ (9/13)
  • Started both playoff games and recorded 9 tackles for a defense that forced 7 turnovers in the postseason
  • Started (first-career postseason start) and led the team with a postseason career-high 6 tackles for a defense that held the Chiefs to 161 total yards and forced 5 turnovers in the 30-7 win in Wild Card Game at KC (1/9/11)

2009: (16/1, 2/0) Finished with 29 tackles from scrimmage for a squad that ranked second in the AFC and third in the NFL in overall defense...Also finished second on the team with a career-high 33 tackles and a FF on special teams

  • Subbed and collected a career-high 9 tackles (6 solo) from scrimmage for a defense that forced 2 turnovers and held the Lions out of the end zone in the 48-3 victory in game 13 vs. Det. (12/13)...Also netted 2 special teams tackles against the Lions
  • Started his first-career game and netted 5 tackles for a defense that forced 3 turnovers in game 10 vs. Ind. (11/22)...Also posted a special teams stop against the Colts
  • Saw action from scrimmage (no tackles) and tied a career high with 4 special teams stops in the 30-7 victory in game 7 vs. Den. (11/1)
  • Tied a career high with 4 special teams tackles (all solo) and posted 3 tackles from scrimmage for a defense that held the Browns to 186 total yards and forced 4 turnovers in the 34-3 victory in game 3 vs. Cle. (9/27)
  • Saw action in both playoff games from scrimmage and on special teams

2008: (16/0, 3/0) Was the only rookie free agent to make the Ravens' opening-day roster...McClain established a new franchise record with 2 safeties (sack of then-Oakland QB JaMarcus Russell and a blocked punt) in a season...He finished third on the team with 17 special teams tackles...Also netted 8 solo tackles from scrimmage and 2.5 sacks (-26.5 yards) as part of the NFL's second-ranked defense

  • Recorded a then-career-high 3 solo tackles from scrimmage in the 27-7 victory in game 16 vs. Jax. (12/28)
  • Recorded 2 special teams tackles and blocked a punt, scoring a safety (which set a Ravens' franchise record with his second safety of the season) in the 36-7 win in game 11 vs. Phi. (11/23)
  • Saw his first-career action from scrimmage in game 7 vs. Oak. (10/26) and had a monster game, posting 2 solo tackles, his first-career sack (-10 yards), which produced the Ravens' first safety since 2006...Also led the Ravens with a career-high 4 special teams tackles in the 29-10 victory
    Played in all 3 postseason games, posting 1 tackle from scrimmage and 3 special teams stops

College
Totaled 170 tackles (82 solo), 21.5 TFL, 11.5 sacks, 3 FRs, 1 FF and 1 INT in his 4-year career at Syracuse…Was one of nine players to start all 12 games as a senior and posted a career-high 77 tackles (39 solo), 1 sack, 1 FR and a blocked FGA...Named second-team All-Big East as a junior, finishing second in the conference and 18th nationally with a career-high 9.5 sacks...Was a semifinalist for the Ted Hendricks Award, given to the nation's best defensive lineman...Started every game as a junior, posting 69 tackles, including 39 solo, 14.5 TFL, 1 FF and 1 FR…His 14.5 TFL ranked sixth on the SU single season list...Saw action in 10 games, primarily on special teams as a sophomore, netting 20 tackles and a sack...Played in 11 games as a freshman and had 11 tackles and a FR…Was a dual major in communications/rhetorical studies and sociology.

High School, Personal: Prepped at George Washington (Philadelphia, PA) HS, where he posted 230 tackles, 22 sacks, 8 FFs and 13 FRs in his career...Posted 111 tackles, 3 sacks, 4 FFs, and had 5 FRs as a captain in his senior season...Earned All-Conference, All-Area, All-Northeast, All-State honors and was his team’s defensive MVP as a senior...Was a grade school boxer, training in the city’s gyms and competing in Golden Gloves tournaments around the area...He compiled a 6-1 record...His one loss was by decision...Jameel’s first pair of boxing trunks were given to him by Smokin’ Joe Frazier.

Community: Since arriving in Baltimore, McClain has forged a strong relationship with the Salvation Army Baltimore Area Command…McClain, who spent a period of his lifetime living out of a Salvation Army shelter, makes a conscious effort to give back to the organization...Annually, McClain hosts 53 Families, a Thanksgiving food drive, and kicks off the annual Red Kettle Campaign as its spokesperson... Promotes the Ravens’ Play 60 initiatives by hosting kickoff assemblies at local schools, including Oakland Mills Middle (2011), Garrison Forest School (2010) and Manchester Elementary (2010)...Guest reader for children at the Festival of Trees, an annual fundraiser for the Kennedy Krieger Institute...In 2012, McClain was featured in a public service announcement promoting the Ravens’ joint efforts with MedStar Sports Medicine to address concussion awareness and prevention...Implemented the Kicks for Kids Challenge to help battle the problem of chronic absenteeism in schools...In the program’s first year, students at Matthew A. Henson Elementary were challenged to a month-long competition for the best attendance record...Winners received a personal shoe shopping trip with McClain...In 2012, joined teammate Courtney Upshaw and Toys for Tots to host a shopping spree for children at a local Toys R Us...Held his inaugural coat drive event, benefitting 300 children of Boys and Girls clubs…The children received a new coat, hat, gloves and scarves...In 2012, supported numerous teammates events, including Vonta Leach’s celebrity billiard tournament to help raise funds for breast cancer research, Ed Reed’s annual Thanksgiving distribution at the SEED School of Maryland, and James Ihedigbo’s celebrity dinner benefitting HOPE Africa...Annually supports the Ravens’ community initiatives, including Holiday Helpers and A Purple Evening, the annual women’s event (2009-12).

 

 

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