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Willie McCaleb

Position Defensive End
Height 6'2''
Weight 240 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Grenada, Miss.
High School Grenada HS

2019 (Sr.): Played in each of Kansas’ 12 games of the season … Made six total tackles on the year, two of the solo variety and four assisted. Saw playing time in each of the first two games of the season (Indiana State and Coastal Carolina) but did not record any statistics … at Boston College: His two assisted tackles in Chestnut Hill marked a new career best … West Virginia: Did not record any stats in his playing time against the Mountaineers … at TCU: Played in his fifth-straight game for the Jayhawks … Did not record any stats while in Fort Worth … Oklahoma: Saw playing time against the Sooners, but did not record any stats on the afternoon … at Texas: Did not record any stats in his playing time against the nationally ranked Longhorns in Austin … Texas Tech: Made one solo tackle in KU’s 37-34 Homecoming victory over the Red Raiders … Baylor: Tied his season and career high with two total tackles, one solo and one assisted.

2018 (RJr.): Played in eight games … Recorded three tackles and made a fumble recovery … Nicholls: Made his KU debut in the season-opener … Recorded one tackle on the defensive front … Rutgers: Picked up his first-career forced fumble … Also recorded a tackle in the win.

2017 (Jr.): Redshirted his first season at Kansas.

2015-16 (Fr.-So. at Northwest Mississippi CC): Played in all 12 games as a sophomore under head coach Benjy Parker … Selected Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) First Team … Collected 42 total tackles, including a team-high 16.5 tackles-for-loss … Registered 10 sacks and 12 quarterback hurries to go along with one fumble recovery and one pass breakup in 2016 … Received snaps in all 12 games and made three starts on the interior defensive line as a freshman … Tallied 23 tackles in 2015 … Gathered 5.5 tackles-for-loss … Contributed 2.5 sacks … Disrupted three passes … Intercepted a pass … Blocked a kick … Hurried the quarterback 10 times … Gathered a season-high six tackles against Northeast.

High School: Attended Grenada HS … Helped the Chargers to a 9-4 record and an appearance in the Class 6A playoffs in 2014 … Totaled 48 tackles and 18.0 stops in the backfield … Notched 2.0 sacks … Earned the team’s best lineman distinction as a senior.

Personal: Son of Juanita McCaleb … Has one brother, DeMarcus … Graduated with a degree in communication studies with a minor in sport management in May 2019.