24  D.J. McLendon
D.J. McLendon


Thomasville, N.C.

High School:
Thomasville HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175


Prior to Western: In his final two seasons as a prep, caught 96 passes for 2,093 yards - an average of nearly 22 yards per reception - and 26 touchdowns ... Added 183 career yards rushing on 10 carries (18.3 yds/rush) ... Eclipsed the 1,000-yard receiving mark his senior season with 1,107 yards on 53 catches including 14 TDs ... Hauled in nine passes for 144 yards and two TDs in the state championship game to earn Offensive MVP honors ... Recorded a career-long 97-yard reception as a junior ... Also participated in track & field as a prep, finishing as the state runner-up in the long jump, triple jump and 400-meter dash.

Personal: Full name is Richard Darrell McLendon ... Is the son of Richard and Teresa McLendon ... Has a sister, Quanita ... His cousin is T.A. McLendon who played collegiately at North Carolina State and was the 2002 ACC Rookie of the Year after rushing for 1,101 yards and 18 touchdowns.

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