Countdown to Kickoff - 85 days

Countdown to Kickoff - 85 days

To get ready for the 2011 football season, BlueRaiderZone is doing an in-depth look at Middle Tennessee's roster. One player per day, we're counting down the days until kickoff. Today's featured player is junior DE Omar McLendon

Omar Mclendon

Class:
Position: DE
Height: 6-4
Weight: 236 pounds
Previous School: Villa Rica
Hometown: Temple, GA
Honors: 2010 - Earned the most improved defensive lineman award and the most improved strength training award for defensive linemen.

2010: Played in all 13 games and was in on 471 total snaps ... Had 30 or more snaps in a game 12 times ... Earned nine winning grades from the coaches ... Registered 18 total tackles for year to go with one TFL ... Collected four tackles in 37 snaps against Minnesota ... Had two stops at Louisiana and ASU ... Also recorded two tackles against FAU.

2009: Saw action in 11 games and had 106 total snaps ... Saw a season-high 22 snaps against Memphis ... Earned two winning grades from the coaching staff ... Finished the year with four total tackles and an assisted sack ... Played in his first collegiate game against Memphis at defensive end ... Had one tackle each against North Texas, Troy, FAU and FIU ... Turned in a half sack in win over FIU.

High School: A two-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Named the Defensive Player of the Year by the Times Georgian in 2008 ... Voted first team Region 5-AAAA ... Collected 86 tackles, 11 sacks, seven forced fumbles, and four recovered fumbles his senior year at Villa Rica as team went 8-3 ... Also lettered in basketball ... Played for Coach Rob Cleveland ... Runs a 4.7 40.

Full Name: Harold Omar McLendon ... Parents: Doug and Ola McLendon ... Born: 2/13/91 ... Major: Undecided.

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