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#42 Robert McClain

5-9, 201
Lusby, Md.

A true junior who is battling for a starting cornerback post and will also help the Huskies on special teams.

Career: Has one start amongst his 20 career games played … Recorded 35 tackles, 23 of them solo … Boasts three career interceptions and three pass breakups … Has 13 kickoff returns and two punt returns.

2007: Played in all 13 games at corner back and on special teams, earning a start in the regular season finale at West Virginia (Nov. 24)… Served as the team’s nickel back for much of the year… Recorded 30 tackles on the season, 19 solo, with three interceptions and three other pass breakups… Made a season-high five tackles at West Virginia… Had four stops and an interception in the win over Rutgers (Nov. 3)… Intercepted a pass in the end zone and made three tackles against USF (Oct. 27)… Recovered a fumble at Pittsburgh (Sept. 22)… Made his first career interception against Maine (Sept. 8) and was also credited with a pair of tackles.

2006: Played in each of the final seven games on special teams…Returned 13 kickoffs for a 19.0 average and a pair of punts…Also made five tackles in coverage, four of them solos…Returned four kickoffs at Rutgers (Oct. 29) and three apiece against Cincinnati (Nov. 25) and Louisville (Dec. 2)…Was named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week on three occasions.

High School: An All-State selection in Maryland…Named first-team All-Metro by the Washington Post as a defensive back…Named All-League as both a running back and a defensive back as a senior after earning the honor as a junior on defense only…As a senior tailback, rushed for 1,105 yards and 12 touchdowns while also catching 25 passes for 421 yards and four TDs…A dangerous returner, brought back five kickoffs for a touchdown in 2005, one short of the national single-season record…Also returned a punt 98 yards for a touchdown…Intercepted six passes in 2005 and broke up 19 others to go along with 53 tackles…Attended same high school as former UConn tailback Terry Caulley.

Personal Profile: Robert McClain III…Born on July 22, 1988…An art history major.

2006 7-0 4 1 5 0-0 0-0 0 0
2007 13-1 19 11 30 0-0 0-0 3 3
Totals 20-1 23 12 35 0-0 0-0 3 3


Most Tackles: 5, at West Virginia, 11/24/07
Most TFL:      1, 3x, last vs. Rutgers, 11/3/07

Most Sacks:   26, vs. Maine, 9/8/07


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