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Onterio McCalebb
DB #23
Height:
5-10
Weight:
175
College:
Auburn
Hometown:
Fort Meade, FL
Experience:
1

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      A first-year NFL player, McCalebb is a speedy player who is making a position switch for 2015 ... After spending his college career as a RB, he was switched to CB for 2013 and ’14 seasons, and now has been switched to WR for ’15 ... Also is solid prospect as kick returner ... Originally signed with Bengals as college free agent in 2013, he has spent most of last two seasons on Cincinnati practice squad, with one game appearance ... Tied for second-fastest 40 time at 2013 NFL Combine (4.34) ... At Auburn, joined Kentucky’s Derrick Locke as only players in SEC history to gain more than 2000 rushing, 1000 kick return and 500 career receiving yards.

      A first-year NFL player, McCalebb is a speedy player who is making a position switch for 2015 ... After spending his college career as a RB, he was switched to CB for 2013 and ’14 seasons, and now has been switched to WR for ’15 ... Also is solid prospect as kick returner ... Originally signed with Bengals as college free agent in 2013, he has spent most of last two seasons on Cincinnati practice squad, with one game appearance ... Tied for second-fastest 40 time at 2013 NFL Combine (4.34) ... At Auburn, joined Kentucky’s Derrick Locke as only players in SEC history to gain more than 2000 rushing, 1000 kick return and 500 career receiving yards.

     Career transactions: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 5-1-13 ... Waived by Bengals on 8-31-13 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 9-1-13 ... Signed to Bengals roster on 1-6-14 ... Contract terminated by Bengals on 8-30-14 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 8-31-14 ... Signed to Bengals roster on 9-6-14 ... Waived by Bengals on 9-9-14 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 9-10-14 ... Signed to Bengals roster on 1-5-15.

     2014 recap: Made NFL debut on Sept. 7 at Baltimore, playing on special teams (no statistics) ... On practice squad for Games 2-16 and Wild Card playoff, and signed just after the season to a Reserve/Future contract for 2015 ... Played in all four 2014 preseason games, with three special teams tackles, one pass defensed and a 59-yard kickoff return.

     2013: On practice squad for Games 1-16 and Wild Card playoff ... Played in all four preseason games, with no defensive statistics, but had three kickoff returns for 76 yards (25.3).

     College: Played four seasons (2009-12) at Auburn, seeing action in 50 games ... Finished career as ninth-leading rusher in school history (2586 yards) ... Averaged 25.7 yards on 53 kickoff returns, including TDs of 83 and 100 yards ... Averaged 6.3 yards per rush (406-2586) and 9.8 yards per reception (63-620) ... Scored 29 TDs — 24 rushing, three receiving and two on returns ... Played in every game as a sophomore for BCS National Championship team, and his 810 rushing yards on 95 carries worked out to a school season record of 8.5 yards per carry ... Rushed six-for-47 and had two receptions for 10 yards in national title win over Oregon ... In 2009, became first Auburn freshman to rush for 100 yards or more in his first two games ... Spent 2008 season in prep school at Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, Va.).

     Personal: Hometown is Fort Meade, Fla. ... Attended Fort Meade (Fla.) High School, where he recorded 1995 rushing yards and 27 TDs as a senior ... Interdisciplinary Studies major at Auburn ... Last name is pronounced “mc-KAY-lebb.”

      NOTE ABOUT NFL EXPERIENCE: McCalebb did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2013 or ’14 because he was not on a 53-player roster, a Reserve/Injured list or a Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the required minimum of six games in either season.

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    Posted Aug 8, 2013

    Circle No. 39 in stripes for your viewing of Thursday's preseason opener in the Georgia Dome.

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