|57 Lamar McLendon|
An athletic and reliable linebacker who was one of only three true freshmen to experience action on the defensive side of the ball in 2009 ... Will open sophomore campaign looking to bounce back from a left knee injury that sidelined him during the spring ... Because of absence, was not placed on preseason two-deep, but coaches expect a full return to impact-producing role during the fall ... Also gained playing time as a member of the special teams during his rookie year, a unit he is expected to contribute to once again ... Rates as one of the more instinctive and punishing tacklers among ECU's linebacking group.
2009: Played in 12 games during initial season, registering eight total tackles ... Made collegiate debut against Appalachian State in the opener as a member of the special teams unit ... Recorded first collegiate tackle at West Virginia, bringing down Mark Rogers on a second-quarter kickoff return ... Registered another special teams tackle against North Carolina ... Booked a solo stop against UCF and SMU and an assist vs. Marshall and Memphis ... Tackle against the Tigers was first as a linebacker ... Tallied a career-high two tackles, both solo, in the fourth quarter against UAB ... Returned two kickoffs for a total of 19 yards, with a long of 11, against Houston in the Conference USA Championship game ... Played in five games in which the defense held its foe to under 100 yards rushing (UCF/70, SMU/28, Memphis/84, Tulsa/30, Houston/30) ... Finished tied for eighth on the team with five special teams tackles, all on kickoff returns.
High School: A two-time first-team all-region and all-conference performer for coach Bob Paroli at Seventy-First High School ... Helped lead Falcons to a 14-2 record and state title as a senior team captain in 2008 ... A three-year starter ... Selected to represent North Carolina and participated in the 2008 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas All-Star Game ... Lettered in track (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles and 4x400 relay team) ... Member of school's A/B Honor Roll for work in the classroom.
Personal: Full name is Lamar Harold McLendon ... Born June 5, 1991 at Springfield, Pa. ... Son of Eric and Phyllis Mosley ... Major is communications ... Lists drawing and exercise as top hobbies of choice.