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Warren McClendon

Warren McClendon
No. 71 – Los Angeles Rams
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (2001-04-11) April 11, 2001 (age 23)
Brunswick, Georgia, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school:Brunswick (GA)
College:Georgia (2019–2022)
NFL draft:2023 / Round: 5 / Pick: 174
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Games played:6
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Warren Christopher McClendon (born April 11, 2001) is an American football offensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia.

Early years

McClendon grew up in Brunswick, Georgia and attended Brunswick High School.[1] He was rated a four-star recruit and committed to play college football at Georgia.[2]

College career

McClendon played during his true freshman season before redshirting the year.[3] As a redshirt freshman, he started nine of Georgia's ten games and was named a Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America.[4] McClendon started all 15 of Georgia's games at right tackle as the Bulldogs won the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship.[5] He was named first team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) as a redshirt junior.[6] McClendon suffered a knee injury in the 2022 SEC Championship Game and missed the 2022 Peach Bowl.[7]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span Bench press
6 ft 4+18 in
(1.93 m)
306 lb
(139 kg)
34+12 in
(0.88 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
20 reps
Sources:[8][9]

McClendon was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the fifth round, 174th overall, of the 2023 NFL draft.[10]

Personal life

McClendon's uncle, Willie McClendon, played running back at Georgia and in the NFL for the Chicago Bears.[11] His cousin, Bryan McClendon, also played at Georgia and for the Bears and is currently the Bulldogs' passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach.[12]

References

  1. ^ Goldstein, Andrew (January 8, 2022). "Georgia tackle Warren McClendon got his start in Brunswick". WSAV.com. Retrieved January 6, 2023.
  2. ^ Butt, Jason (July 16, 2018). "Warren McClendon commits to Georgia". The Telegraph. Retrieved January 6, 2023.
  3. ^ Dasher, Anthony (February 17, 2020). "Redshirt Review: Warren McClendon". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 6, 2023.
  4. ^ Towers, Chip (January 18, 2021). "OT Warren McClendon becomes Georgia's seventh All-American of 2020". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved January 6, 2023.
  5. ^ Crowell, Evan (July 13, 2022). "Warren McClendon Due For First-Round Talk". SI.com. Retrieved January 6, 2023.
  6. ^ Hill, Jordan D. (December 6, 2022). "12 Georgia football players selected to 2022 Coaches' All-SEC team". 247Sports.com. Retrieved January 6, 2023.
  7. ^ Towers, Chip (December 29, 2022). "Bowl status unchanged for Georgia's Warren McClendon, Ladd McConkey". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved January 6, 2023.
  8. ^ "Warren McClendon Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved April 26, 2023.
  9. ^ "2023 NFL Draft Scout Warren McClendon College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved April 26, 2023.
  10. ^ Jackson, Stu (April 29, 2023). "READ: Rams select Georgia OT Warren McClendon Jr. with 174th pick in 2023 NFL Draft". TheRams.com. Retrieved July 2, 2023.
  11. ^ Johnson, Bailey (December 3, 2020). "Warren McClendon continuing family legacy at Georgia". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved January 6, 2023.
  12. ^ "Warren McClendon followed family path to play for UGA football". Athens Banner-Herald. March 2, 2021. Retrieved January 6, 2023.
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