Senior linebacker to receive a $5,000 postgraduate scholarship
33 USD Football players maintained a 3.0 GPA during the fall semester
USD Torero linebacker named to elite FCS academic team
14 Torero Awards handed out at end-of-season football banquet
Senior Troy McClelland named First Team for third straight season
The Toreros clinch the PFL championship with a 32-27 win over Valparaiso.
Football vs. Morehead State 11-8-14
USD Football victory against Stetson Hatters on 10/11/14.
USD defeated Princeton 39-29 at Torero Stadium (9/20/14)
The USD Football team opened up their season with a 23-17 win over Western New Mexico
USD: Fifth-year Torero will start at safety for the defensive unit... This past season started all 11 games for the 8-3 Toreros... Named to All-PFL Second Team Defense... Ranked 5th on the team in tackles with 50 (33 solo)... Added 2 interceptions and 6 pass breakups... Season-high 7 tackles (5 sol0) at Cal Poly... Totaled 4 stops, 1 interception and 3 pass breakups in win over Butler... In 2012 appeared in all 11 games and started the last six, all wins... Ranked 7th on the team with 40 tackles (25 solo) with 7 pass break-ups... Season-high 8 stops in road win at Marist... Tallied 7 tackles (6 solo) in win over Morehead State... Chipped in 6 tackles at Cal Poly... Appeared in seven games in 2011... Recorded 16 tackles (11 solo)... Season-high five tackles against Davidson... Sat out the 2010 campaign as a redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Mt. Carmel High School... Coached by Sanford Carvajal... Named first-team All-North County and Scholar Athlete of the Year as a senior... Helped his team earn their first playoff victory since the 1990s... Recorded 15 TDs on offense and 5 INTs his senior year... Won the Best Junior Award after scoring 8 TDs and totaling 3 INTs... Named All-Valley League as a junior... Honored with the Sundevil Award... Member of the Union Tribune All-Academic team... Also lettered in basketball.
PERSONAL: Born April 3, 1992 in San Diego, Calif... Parents are Rick and Kim McClelland... Was also recruited by Colgate, Southern Utah, Dartmouth, San Diego State, and Cal Poly... Chose USD because of the excellent education, the great football program, and the fact that it was close to home... Notes that he enjoys listening to music and is learning how to play the ukulele... Attended the NFHS Student-Athlete Leadership Conference in Indianapolis, Ind. in 2009... Father played football at Arizona State... After USD hopes to study for and pass CPA exam, travel, and begin career in public accounting with a Big 4 Firm.