Dexter McCluster life and biography

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Dexter McCluster biography

Date of birth : 1988-08-25
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Largo, Florida, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-14
Credited as : Football player NFL, running back for the Kansas City Chiefs NFL, Super Bowl

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Dexter Marquise McCluster (born August 25, 1988 in Largo, Florida) is an American football Running Back of the Kansas City Chiefs, formerly of the Ole Miss Rebels. He is 2009 Running Back Trophy recipient of the College Football Performance Awards and was considered one of the top athlete prospects for the 2010 NFL Draft. He was selected in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs on April 23, 2010.

Dexter McCluster's Career

College: All-purpose performer joined Kansas City as the club’s first of two second-round selections (36th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft ... Saw action in 40 contests at Mississippi ... Started 28 games (22 at WR and six at RB) ... Ranks eighth in school annals with 130 receptions for 1,703 yards (13.1 avg.) and seven TDs ... Notched 304 carries for 1,955 yards (6.4 avg.), finishing seventh in Ole Miss history ... Tied for ninth in school annals with 15 rushing TDs ... Added 19 kickoff returns for 374 yards and eight punt returns for 57 yards ... Ranked second in school history with 4,089 all-purpose yards ... Earned All-SEC honors as both a running back and wide receiver his final two seasons ... Named the MVP in back-to-back Cotton Bowl wins for the Rebels.

2009: Played in 13 games with 12 starts (seven at WR and five at RB) ... Caught 44 passes for 520 yards (11.8 avg.) with three TDs and rushed 181 times for 1,169 yards (6.5 avg.) with eight TDs ... Was a team captain and earned first-team All-SEC accolades ... Added two punt returns for 28 yards (14.0 avg.) ... Also completed a 27-yard TD pass and recorded two special teams tackles ... Registered 1,717 all-purpose yards, the second-highest seasonal total in school history ... Rushed for 100+ yards in five of his final six games, including four consective contests ... Was a third-team All-America choice and received the National RB Trophy from the College Football Performance Awards.

2008: Played in 13 games with eight starts (seven at WR and one at RB) ... Totaled 44 receptions for 625 yards (14.2 avg.) with one TD ... Rushed 109 times for 655 yards (6.0 avg.) and six TDs ... Added five pass attempts with two INTs ... Amassed 1,280 all-purpose yards, the eighth-best single-season total in school history ... Was one of two SEC players to rank in the top 10 in the conference in rushing yards, receiving yards, receptions and all purpose yards ... Earned All-SEC second-team honors as an all-purpose back.

2007: Saw action in eight games with three starts at wide receiver ... Missed the first four games with a shoulder injury ... Caught 27 passes for 326 yards (12.1 avg.) with two TDs ... Recorded six carries for 63 yards ... Added six kickoff returns for 100 yards and six punt returns for 29 yards.

2006: Appeared in six games with five starts at WR before missing the final six contests with a shoulder injury ... Notched 15 receptions for 232 yards (15.5 avg) and one TD ... Toted the ball eight times for 68 yards (8.5 avg.) with one TD ... Added 13 kickoff returns for 274 yards (21.1 avg) ... Majored in Journalism at Mississippi.

High School: A Class 5A first-team all-state running back at Largo High School in Largo, Florida ... Rushed for 2,490 yards and 39 TDs ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Was a state qualifier in the long jump and high jump.


• Full name: Dexter Marquise McCluster.
• Single with a daughter, DaKayla (4).
• According to, McCluster was projected to be drafted in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. On April 23, McCluster was drafted 36th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

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