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Ronald McClendon

Ronald  McClendon

Hometown:
Ponchatoula, La.

High School:
Ponchatoula High

Last College:
Butler County CC

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 195

Position:
RB

Experience:
2L

2003: Appeared in 8-of-13 games ... Did not play in the last five games, including the 31-28 win over Oklahoma State in the 2004 SBC Cotton Bowl Classic ... Earned his second letter ... Totaled 834 all-purpose yards ... Rushed for 331 yards on 55 carries with a score and caught four passes for 49 yards ... Returned 18 kickoffs for 454 yards to average 25.2 yards per return ... at Memphis (9/6): Recorded 117 all-purpose yards ... Rushed six times for 20 yards and returned four kickoffs for 97 yards ... vs. Louisiana-Monroe (9/13): Totaled 81 all-purpose yards, including 66 from scrimmage ... Rushed for 39 yards on five carries with a long of 20 ... Caught two passes for 27 yards ... Returned one kickoff for 15 yards ... vs. Texas Tech (9/27): Tallied a career-best 177 all-purpose yards ... Rushed five times for 14 yards and caught one pass for a career-long 22 yards ... Had five kickoff returns for a career-high 141 yards, which ranks as the third-highest single-game total in Ole Miss history ... at Florida (10/4): Gained 107 yards on eight carries to record his first career 100-yard rushing game and give the Rebels their first 100-yard rusher in 16 games ... Had a 41-yard run on Ole Miss? first play of the second quarter, and a series later, scored on a career-long 52-yard run to pull the Rebels within 14-10 ... Returned three kickoffs for 69 yards ... Named the Quarterback Club?s Offensive Player of the Week ... vs. Alabama (10/18): Tied a career-high with 12 rushing attempts for 79 yards, with a long of 32 ... Returned three kickoffs for 90 yards, including a career-long 44-yarder ... Spring 2003: Suffered a hamstring injury while running track during the 2003 indoor season and missed spring football and Red-Blue game ... 2002: Played in all 13 games ... Made his first career start against Nebraska in the MainStay Independence Bowl (12/27) ... Earned his first letter ... Team's leading rusher with 402 yards on 96 carries and three TDs, and had a team-long of 23 yards ... Caught six passes for 32 yards, with a long of 15 ... Returned 15 kickoffs for 252 yards, including a long of 33 ... vs. UL-Monroe (8/31): Rushed six times for 40 yards, with a long of 14 ... Scored on his first career carry as a Rebel, scampering in from 13 yards in the fourth quarter ... Also returned one kickoff for 22 yards ... vs. Memphis (9/7): Had 43 yards rushing on nine carries and returned two kickoffs for 40 yards, with a long of 33, to account for a career-high 83 all-purpose yards ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/21): Scored the game-winning TD on a season-long 23-yard run with 3:12 left in the game to break a 38-38 tie ... The 23-yard run was the longest by a Rebel in 2002 ... Finished with 39 yards on eight carries ... vs. Arkansas State (10/12): Rushed for 49 yards on nine carries, including a 10-yard TD run in the fourth quarter ... at Alabama (10/19): Tied an Ole Miss single-game record with six kickoff returns for 111 yards, with a long of 25 ... Also set career highs for receptions (2) and receiving yards (17), including a career-long 15-yarder ... vs. Auburn (11/9): Set career highs for rushing yards (62) and rushing attempts (12) ... Had 61 yards on 10 carries during the fourth quarter ... Independence Bowl (12/27): Gained 36 yards rushing on 12 carries ... 12 rushing attempts tied his season high ... Preseason 2002: Transferred in January of 2002 from Butler County (Kansas) Community College and participated in spring drills ... Was rated by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 1 junior college prospect ... Named The Sporting News' preseason SEC Offensive Newcomer of the Year ... Had several long runs during spring scrimmages and ended Red-Blue game with 64 yards on 17 carries, including a long run of 24, while scoring on a three-yard run ... Suffered an injury in spring game and had "scope" surgery to repair torn meniscus damage in his left knee ... JUNIOR COLLEGE (2001-2002): Earned junior college All-America honors both seasons at Butler County and was also All-Conference and All-Region at running back and kick returner ... Although he missed three games his sophomore season, still led the Grizzlies in scoring with 72 points as he rushed for 1,102 yards on 153 carries, averaging 6.6 yards per carry, and scored 11 TDs, with a long run of 85 yards ... Also caught nine passes for another 116 yards and returned nine kicks for 305 yards, including a 95-yard TD return ... Ended his sophomore season with over 1,500 all-purpose yards ... During his two years at Butler County, the Grizzlies won the Empire Bowl Championship in 2000, defeating Nassau Community College 30-19 and the Conference Championship in 2001, defeating Garden City Community College 15-14 ... Coached in junior college by Tony Morrell ... Earned two letters in football and also earned All-America honors in track, running the 60 meters and 100 meters ... Graduated in three semesters ... HIGH SCHOOL: Earned SuperPrep All-America honors while playing at Ponchatoula (La.) High School in 1999 when that national publication rated him as the nation's 16th best running back ... All-District four years in football ... As a senior, one rating system had him rated as the No. 4 prospect in the nation behind Brock Berlin, Eli Manning, and Chris Sims ... As a quarterback-tailback in high school, passed for 849 yards and rushed for another 972 his senior season ... Was rated by SuperPrep as the eighth-best player in Louisiana in 1999 ... Coached by Jeff Lyons ... Earned letters in football and track ... Was the state 100-meter and 200-meter champion as a junior and senior ... PERSONAL: Grandson of Fannie Stevens ... Full name is Ronald Dewayne McClendon ... Nickname is "Goldie" ... Born: April 2, 1981 ... Majoring in Criminal Justice.

McCLENDON?S CAREER STATISTICS
?RUSHING?
Year	G-S	Att	Yds	TD	Lg	Avg.	
2002	13-1	96	378	3	23	3.9
2003	8-0	55	331	1	52	6.0
TOTALS	21-1	151	709	4	52	4.7

?RECEIVING? Year G-S Rec Yds TD Lg Avg. 2002 13-1 6 32 0 15 5.3 2003 8-0 4 49 0 22 12.2 TOTALS 21-1 10 81 0 22 8.1

?KICK RETURNS? Year G Ret Yds TD Lg Avg. 2002 13 15 252 0 33 16.8 2003 8 18 454 0 44 25.2 Total 21 33 706 0 44 21.4

?ALL PURPOSE YARDS? Year G Rush Rec PR KR Total Avg./G 2002 13 378 32 0 252 662 50.9 2003 8 331 49 0 454 834 104.2 Total 21 709 81 0 706 1496 71.2

McCLENDON?S CAREER HIGHS

RUSHING ATTEMPTS: 12, 3x, MR: vs. Alabama (10/18/2003)
RUSHING YARDS: 107, at Florida (10/4/2003)
RUSHING TDs: 1, 4x, MR: at Florida (10/4/2003)
LONGEST RUSH: 52, at Florida (10/4/2003)
RECEPTIONS: 2, twice, at Alabama (10/19/2002) and vs. UL-Monroe (9/13/2003)
RECEIVING YARDS: 27, vs. Louisiana-Monroe (9/13/2003)
LONG RECEPTION: 22, vs. Texas Tech (9/27/2003)
KICKOFF RETURNS: 6, at Alabama (10/19/2002)
KO RETURN YDS.: 141, vs. Texas Tech (9/27/2003)
LONG RETURN: 44, vs. Alabama (10/18/2003)
ALL-PURPOSE YARDS: 177, vs. Texas Tech (9/27/2003)
ALL-PURPOSE PLAYS.: 13, vs. Nebraska (12/27/2002)
TOUCHDOWNS: 1, 4x, MR: at Florida (10/4/2003)

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