Dexter McCluster
Dexter McCluster

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Largo, Fla.

High School:
Largo

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 170

Position:
Running Back/Wide Receiver - RB/WR

Experience:
3L


12/07/2014

Ole Miss Great Charlie Flowers Passes Away

College Hall-Of-Famer Played Three Seasons For Johnny Vaught

Selected in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs with the No. 36 overall pick ... Competed in the 2010 Senior Bowl following his senior year and totaled three receptions for 30 yards, three rushes for four yards and three kick returns for 66 yards ... Participated in the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine ... CAREER: Finished No. 2 on the Ole Miss career all-purpose yardage list with 4,089, behind only Deuce McAllister's 4,889 (1997-2000) ... Ranks seventh among the all-time Rebel rushers with 1,955 yards ... Became just the second back-to-back offensive MVP in the 74-year history of the Cotton Bowl Classic, joining SMU's Doak Walker in 1948-49 ... Two-time All-SEC honoree as an all-purpose player ... Also earned All-SEC accolades as both a wide receiver (2008, 2009) and running back (2009) ... 2009: Chosen first team All-America by the All-American Football Foundation and third team by the Associated Press (all-purpose player) and Phil Steele (wide receiver) ... Received the National Running Back Trophy from the College Football Performance Awards ... Named first team All-SEC as an all-purpose player (AP), second team as a running back (AP, SEC Coaches, Rivals) and second team as a wide receiver (Phil Steele) ... Two-time SEC Player of the Week and one-time National Player of the Week (Tennessee) ... Played in all 13 games and started 12, with eight starts at flanker and four at running back ... Became the first player in SEC history with 1,000 rushing yards (1,169) and 500 receiving yards (520) in the same season ... Recorded the second-highest rushing total in school history ... Became the fourth Rebel all-time to rush for 1,000 yards and posted the sixth 1,000-yard season in Ole Miss history ... Ranked fifth in rushing in the SEC (89.9 ypg) and sixth in all-purpose yards (132.1 ypg) ... Notched five 100-yard rushing outings, all in the season's final seven games ... His 12 total touchdowns accounted for led the Rebels (eight rushing, three receiving, one passing) ... His eight rushing TDs were also a team-high ... Recorded six plays of 50-plus yards, including a career-long 86-yard run for a TD in the Cotton Bowl that marked the fourth-longest run in school history and the longest by a Rebel since 1997 ... Registered a single-season school record of three runs of 70 or more yards ... Averaging 221.7 all-purpose yards and 167.5 rushing yards with 10 TDs responsible for (six rushing, two receiving, one passing) over the last five SEC games and the Cotton Bowl ... He posted at least 145 all-purpose yards in each outing ... Team Captain ... Earned fourth letter ... at Memphis (9/6): Caught six passes for 65 yards and a touchdown and carried the ball nine times for 50 yards and a score ... vs. Southeastern La. (9/19): Recorded three catches for 48 yards ... at South Carolina (9/24): Led the team with 85 yards rushing on 15 attempts ... at Vanderbilt (10/3):

Started at running back and totaled 13 yards on seven carries ... Also caught two passes for 42 yards ... vs. Alabama (10/10): Caught three passes for 22 yards, rushed for 15 yards and returned one punt for nine yards ... vs. UAB (10/17): Caught two passes for 21 yards, rushed once for one yard and returned one punt for 19 yards ... vs. Arkansas (10/24): Became the first Rebel in the modern era (records dating back to 1965) to top the 100-yard mark in both rushing and receiving with team highs of 123 rushing yards and a career-high 137 receiving yards off a career high-tying seven grabs ... Finished with 260 all-purpose yards, which had been the most by a Rebel since McCluster's own career-best 268-yard performance in his Ole Miss debut against Memphis in 2006 ... Notched a 64-yard TD reception ... Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week ... at Auburn (10/31): Rushed for 186 yards on 22 carries including a career-long 79-yard TD run ... Also caught four passes for 17 yards ... vs. Tennessee (11/14): Posted school records of 282 rushing yards and 324 all-purpose yards ... It also marked the most rushing yards ever surrendered by Tennessee ... Four rushing TDs tied four others for the second-most in school history ... Also caught four passes for 42 yards ... Named National Player of the Week (AT&T, Walter Camp Football Foundation - Offensive) and SEC Offensive Player of the Week ... vs. LSU (11/21): Ran for 148 yards on 24 carries ... Also threw a 27-yard TD pass, for his first-ever completion ... at Mississippi State (11/28): Rushed for 82 yards on 16 carries ... Also caught five passes for 63 yards, including a 52-yard touchdown reception ... Cotton Bowl vs. Texas Tech (1/2): Named Offensive MVP for the second straight year ... Topped 100 rushing yards for the fifth time in the last seven games with 184 yards ... His 34 carries marked a career high ... His two TD runs gave him multiple scores for the third time of the year ... Recorded a career-long 86-yard TD that marked the longest rush by a Rebel since 1997 ... It is the second-longest TD run in Cotton Bowl history and also the second-longest TD run in Ole Miss' bowl history, behind Ray Brown's 92-yard TD run against Texas in the 1958 Sugar Bowl ... Preseason:

Earned preseason All-America third team accolades as an all-purpose player from Athlon ... Listed as the nation's No. 5 all-purpose player and No. 14 wide receiver by Lindy's ... Named preseason All-SEC second team as a receiver by Athlon, Phil Steele, Lindy's and the Birmingham News ... Labeled the SEC's Most Underrated Player by the Birmingham News ... Spring: Collected two catches for 34 yards and a TD and rushed once for 21 yards in the Grove Bowl ... 2008: Played in all 13 games with eight starts ... Earned second team All-SEC honors (all-purpose) from the Associated Press and third team status (WR) from Phil Steele ... Tabbed the No. 6 multi-purpose player in the SEC by ESPN.com

... One of only two players (Florida's Percy Harvin) to rank top 10 in the SEC in rushing yards, receiving yards, receptions and all-purpose yards ... Finished seventh in the SEC in all-purpose yards (98.5 ypg) ... Topped the team in rushing yards (655) and rushing TDs (6) ... Tied for the team lead in receptions (44) and ranked third in receiving yards (625) ... Chosen as Offensive MVP of the Cotton Bowl ... Named Midseason All-SEC third team by Phil Steele ... Earned third letter ... vs. Memphis (8/30): Rushed for 64 yards on six carries, including 32-yard TD run from Wild Rebel formation ... Also caught a game-high four passes for 61 yards ... at Wake Forest (9/6): Caught four balls for 64 yards and a TD ... Also threw an interception from the Wild Rebel formation ... vs. Samford (9/13): Posted two receptions for 38 yards ... Also rushed once for seven yards  ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/20): Tied career-high with seven receptions for career-best 132 yards and a career-long catch of 56 yards ... Also rushed seven times for 44 yards ... at Florida (9/27): Rushed 11 times for 60 yards and a career-long 40 yard TD ... Also caught two passes for 17 yards ... vs. South Carolina (10/4): Ran the ball eight times for 40 yards and a TD ... Hauled in six receptions for 99 yards ... at Alabama (10/18): Hauled in three catches for 21 yards ... Also ran seven times for 28 yards ... at Arkansas (10/25): Ran for 52 yards on 11 carries and caught two passes for 19 yards ... vs. Auburn (11/1):

Rushed for a career-high 84 yards on a career-best 14 carries ... Also caught four passes for 47 yards ... vs. ULM (11/15): Rushed for 78 yards on seven carries, including a long of 30 yards ... at LSU (11/22): Posted 37 yards receiving on three catches and ran for 33 yards on 14 carries ... vs. Mississippi State (11/28): Carried the ball nine times for 68 yards and a TD ... Caught one pass for seven yards ... Cotton Bowl vs. Texas Tech (1/2): Named Offensive MVP ... Posted 180 all-purpose yards, rushing 14 times for a career-high 97 yards and hauling in six passes for 83 yards ... Spring: Received the Jeff Hamm Memorial Award for the Most Improved Offensive Player from spring drills ... Tallied eight receptions for 106 yards and five rushes for 35 yards and a 21-yard TD in the Red-Blue Game ... 2007: Saw action in final eight games and started the last three ... Despite missing four games, finished third on the team in receiving yards (326) and receiving touchdowns (2) and fourth in receptions (27) ... Ranked second on team in punt returns (six for 29 yards) and kick returns (six for 100 yards) ... Also rushed six times for 63 yards ... Earned second letter ... vs. Georgia (9/29): Hauled in two passes for three yards ... vs. Louisiana Tech (10/6): Collected three receptions for 48 yards with a 28-yard TD grab ... vs. Alabama (10/13): Led team with a career-high seven catches, amassing 75 yards with a TD ... vs. Arkansas (10/20): Totaled two passes for 21 yards ... Returned two kickoffs for 42 yards ... vs. Auburn (10/27): Hauled in four passes for 35 yards ... Returned punts for the first time in his career, handling two for nine yards ... Also took back a kickoff 33 yards ... vs. Northwestern State (11/3): Three catches for 57 yards ... Returned four punts for 20 yards, including a 19-yarder ... Also broke free for a 25-yard kickoff return ... vs. LSU (11/17):

Five grabs for 73 yards ... vs. Mississippi State (11/23): Hauled in a 14-yard pass ... Also rushed three times for 31 yards ... 2006: Appeared in six games, starting the first five at flanker, before missing the remainder of the season due to injury ... An all-around threat in 2006, compiled the third-most all-purpose yards on the team despite missing the last half of the season ... His 574 all-purpose yards included 274 kick return yards on 13 returns, 232 receiving yards on 15 catches and 68 rushing yards on eight carries ... Team leader with 95.7 all-purpose yards per game ... Scored two touchdowns on the season, one receiving and one rushing ... Earned his first letter ... vs. Memphis (9/3): Racked up 268 all-purpose yards in first career start, which ranks fourth in school history ... Tallied 122 return yards, 86 receiving yards and 60 rushing yards ... Scored first career TD on 31-yard run ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week and National Freshman of the Week by Rivals.com ... Named Rebel QB Club Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week ... at Missouri (9/9): Recorded 126 all-purpose yards in start ... Posted 92 return yards and caught four passes for 37 yards ... at Kentucky (9/16): One rush for 13 yards ... vs. Wake Forest (9/23): Career-high six catches for 60 yards ... vs. Georgia (9/30):

Recorded first career receiving TD on 49-yard strike in start ... vs. Vanderbilt (10/7): Injured on the opening kickoff and did not return ... HIGH SCHOOL: First team All-State 5A selection by Florida Sports Writers Association who helped lead Largo High to 2005 District Championship ... Named All-Suncoast Player of the Year by St. Petersburg Times ... Selected Most Valuable Player of Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South Football All- Star Classic ... Was named Most Valuable Player and Best Back ... Rated No. 21 player in Florida by Orlando Sentinel and also rated No. 54 running back in the nation by Rivals.com

... Rushed for 2,490 yards and 39 TDs as a senior and rushed for 1,424 yards and 14 TDs as a junior ... Coached in high school by Rick Rodriguez ... Earned letters in football, basketball and track ... Earned Iron Man Award for never missing workouts ... Was state qualifier in long jump and high jump ... Honor Roll student ... PERSONAL: Son of Wendy Hall ... Full name is Dexter Marquise McCluster ... Born: August 25, 1988 ... Majored in Journalism ... Named to the 2009 SEC Community Service Team.

RUSHING g att yards td long avg/c avg/g
2006 6 8 68 1 31 8.5 11.3
2007 8 6 63 0 29 10.5 7.9
2008 13 109 655 6 40 6.0 50.4
2009 13 181 1169 8 86 6.5 89.9
TOTAL 40 304 1955 15 86 6.4 48.9

PASSING g cmp-att-int yards td long pct avg/p avg/g effic
2006 6 0-0-0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 8 0-0-0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 13 0-5-2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -80.0
2009 13 1-1-0 27 1 27 100.0 27.0 2.1 656.8
TOTAL 40 1-6-2 27 1 27 16.7 4.5 0.7 42.8

TOTAL OFFENSE g rush pass total avg/g
2006 6 68 0 68 11.3
2007 8 63 0 63 7.9
2008 13 655 0 655 50.4
2009 13 1169 27 1196 92.0
TOTAL 40 1955 27 1982 49.5

RECEIVING g rec yards td long rec/g avg/c avg/g
2006 6 15 232 1 49 2.5 15.5 38.7
2007 8 27 326 2 46 3.4 12.1 40.8
2008 13 44 625 1 56 3.4 14.2 48.1
2009 13 44 520 3 64 3.4 11.8 40.0
TOTAL 40 130 1703 7 64 3.2 13.1 42.6

SCORING g td rush rcv ret pat 2pat fg total avg/g
2006 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 12 2.0
2007 8 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 12 1.5
2008 13 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 42 3.2
2009 13 11 8 3 0 0 0 0 66 5.1
TOTAL 40 22 15 7 0 0 0 0 132 3.3

PUNT RETURNS g no. yards td long avg/r avg/g
2006 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2007 8 6 29 0 19 4.8 3.6
2008 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2009 13 2 28 0 19 14.0 2.2
TOTAL 40 8 57 0 19 7.1 1.4

KICK RETURNS g no. yards td long avg/r avg/g
2006 6 13 274 0 39 21.1 45.7
2007 8 6 100 0 33 16.7 12.5
2008 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2009 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 40 19 374 0 39 19.7 9.4


ALL PURPOSE g rush rcv pr kr ir total avg/g
2006 6 68 232 0 274 0 574 95.7
2007 8 63 326 29 100 0 518 64.8
2008 13 655 625 0 0 0 1280 98.5
2009 13 1169 520 28 0 0 1717 132.1
TOTAL 40 1955 1703 57 374 0 4089 102.2

TACKLES g ua a total tfl pd ff fr blk
2006 6 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
2007 8 3 0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0
2008 13 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
2009 13 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 40 8 0 8 0.0 0 0 0 0
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