Kansas Jayhawks

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 … 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 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.