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James McClinton

Position Defensive Line
Height 6'1''
Weight 285 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Garland, Texas
High School Lakeview Centennial HS

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Team Captain (2007) All-Big 12 First Team (Rivals.com) (2006) All-Big 12 Second Team (AP, KC Star, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle) (2006) All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (Coaches) (2006) Big 12 Good Works Team (Fall) 2006 (Jr.): Started all 12 games of the season at defensive tackle… Named All-Big 12 honorable mention by the league[apos]s head coaches and second-team All-Big 12 by the Associated Press… Also was named second-team All-Big 12 by the Kansas City Star, Dallas Morning News and Houston Chronicle… Finished fourth on the team with 51 total tackles including 41 solo stops… Finished third in the Big 12 and 34th in the nation with 14.5 tackles-for-loss… Collected six QB sacks and added five hurries… Led the team with three forced fumbles… A team captain… Was named the team[apos]s most improved defensive player… Also earned the Iron Hawk award for his performance in the weight room. 2005 (So.): Played in all 12 games while making 11 starts on the interior line… Collected 27 total tackles including four tackles-for-loss… Had one sack and one quarterback hurry. 2004 (Fr.): Saw action in six games… Recorded an assisted tackle in the Kansas State game… Broke up his first career pass against Missouri. High School: A graduate of Lakeview Centennial HS… Ranked No. 18 on the Dallas Morning News[apos] Top 100 high school prospects list… Earned first-team all-district and all-area honors in 2003… Named defensive MVP of District 12… Recorded 29 solo and 36 assisted tackles as a senior… Also contributed 16 tackles for loss and seven sacks… Named first-team All-District 12 as a junior… Earned letters in football, power lifting and track… Coached by Flint Risien. Personal: Born in Greenwood, Miss… Majoring in communications… Would like to play in the NFL and help people… Son of Rose and James McClinton… Has six sisters. Favorites: Best part of football – It is competitive, fun to play and you can relate it to life; Athlete – Tommy Harris; Non-Sports Hero – Jesus Christ (he saved our lives); Movie – Men of Honor; TV Show – Wayne Brother; Food – I like to eat; Best thing about KU – A good place to grow