Auburn Defensive End Stanley McClover To Enter NFL Draft
Jan. 5, 2006
AUBURN - Auburn junior defensive end Stanley McClover will forgo his senior year and make himself eligible for the 2006 National Football League Draft.
A Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., native, McClover played in 24 games during his Auburn career, registering 66 tackles, 23.5 tackles for loss and 15.5 quarterback sacks. This season, the 6-3, 260-pound McClover played in 11 contests and led the team with 13.5 tackles for loss and eight quarterback sacks, while ranking 12th on the squad with 31 tackles.
"After careful thoughts and prayers, I have decided to forgo my senior season at Auburn to pursue my dream of a career in the NFL," McClover said. "I returned home following the bowl game and had long talks with my parents and prayed a lot about my future. I also received the coaches' input and weighed that into my decision. I feel like this is the right opportunity for me to take my game to the next level.
"I wouldn't be where I am today without Auburn and want to thank the coaches for everything they have done for me. The entire coaching staff, especially Coach Tuberville, Coach Price and Coach Gran, have always supported me and always been there for me.
"Lastly, I am going to miss my teammates and the Auburn fans. Auburn fans are the best in the country and playing in front of them in Jordan-Hare Stadium is second to none. I had a great experience at Auburn and will never forget it."
McClover was an Associated Press All-SEC Honorable Mention pick the last two seasons and was a coaches' first-team All-SEC selection last year.
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