ON McCLADDIE: Earned starting role at cornerback last season ... selected as a team captain for the 2012 season ... has played in all 22 games over the past two years with totals of 59 tackles, five tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, four interceptions and three other pass breakups ... bigger and more physical this year and has good speed, all factors which have led to his continuing development ... coaching staff believes he will be a strong contender for all-conference honors this season.
SOPHOMORE (2011): Started all 11 games at cornerback and finished the year with 42 tackles, with three coming behind the line of scrimmage, two interceptions, five pass breakups and a pair of forced fumbles ... tied for eighth in the Southern Conference with seven total passes defensed ... had career-high six tackles each vs. Furman, Chattanooga and Wofford and two tackles for loss vs. Georgia Southern ... intercepted passes vs. Chattanooga (30-yard return) and Georgia Southern (21 yards).
FRESHMAN (2010): Saw action in all 11 games with starts vs. Georgia Southern and Elon late in his redshirt freshman season ... had 17 tackles, two tackles for loss, two interceptions and a forced fumble ... made a season-high four tackles vs. nationally-ranked Arizona and picked off passes vs. Appalachian State and Georgia Southern.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Evans High School ... lettered four times in football and basketball, three times in baseball and once in track and field ... had totals of 116 tackles and 11 interceptions over his final three seasons ... also caught 26 passes for 262 yards and two touchdowns his junior year ... named to all-county and all-region teams as an all-purpose player as a junior and was named all-area and all-county at defensive back his senior season when he helped lead team to a 10-1 record and region championship.
PERSONAL: Born July 15, 1991 in Augusta, Ga. ... son of Henry and Lynne McCladdie ... brother, Hank, played baseball at Morehouse from 2005-09 ... majoring in physical education - sports management and administration.