Todd McClure

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Todd McClure
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McClure in 2008
No. 62
Position: Center
Personal information
Born: (1977-02-16) February 16, 1977 (age 46)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:296 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school: Baton Rouge (LA) Central
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 1999  / Round: 7 / Pick: 237
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:198
Games started:195
Player stats at NFL.com

Ryan Todd McClure (born February 16, 1977) is a former American football center who spent his entire 13-year career playing with the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Falcons in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at LSU.

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College career

He played tight end at Central High School in Central, Louisiana. McClure played his college football for the LSU Tigers. He was initially going to be redshirted before an injury to starter Marcus Carmouche inserted him into the starting lineup. [1] As a senior and junior he was a consensus All-Southeastern Conference first-team choice.

Professional career

McClure was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft. [2] During training camp of his rookie season he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and missed his entire rookie season. During his second season he took over as the Falcons starting center after Calvin Collins was moved to guard. Since then he missed only one game and was the Falcons starting center from 2000 until his retirement after the 2012 season.

McClure made the first start of his career at center against the Carolina Panthers on October 29. During the 2004 postseason, McClure was part of a line that set the fourth-highest NFL postseason record with 327 rushing yards, including a Falcons record 142 yards by Warrick Dunn and an NFL record for quarterbacks with Michael Vick collecting 119 yards on the ground. [3]

McClure retired on March 13, 2013, [4] and during his retirement press conference Falcons owner Arthur Blank stated that McClure would soon join the Atlanta Falcons Ring of Honor. [5]

In July 2022, it was announced that McClure will be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor in October. [6] On October 30, 2022 he was inducted during a home game against the Carolina Panthers.

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References

  1. Staff, The Athletic College Football. "Spurrier, Bowden, Erickson, Cooper and more dish on recruiting: Biggest get? The one who got away? More cheating now?". The Athletic. Retrieved 2021-05-23.
  2. "1999 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2023-03-28.
  3. Atlanta Falcons bio
  4. Todd McClure's retirement announcement via his twitter account
  5. Todd McClure retires, to get spot among Falcons' best
  6. Todd McClure to be inducted into Falcons’ Ring of Honor

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