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Tahj

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#53

Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 320
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
High School: Waggener

Bio

Career Statistics

2019: Charted as a top reserve at defensive tackle ... in 12 career games, has six tackles, 1.5 TFL and 1.0 sack ... recorded a career-high two tackles at Clemson in 2018 ... tallied first career sack against Wake Forest in 2018 ... has played 119 career snaps.

2018 Game-by-Game Statistics
2018: Played in 12 games, missing the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl against Temple after undergoing an appendectomy December 24 ... totaled six tackles, 1.5 TFL and 1.0 sack ... recorded a season-high two tackles at Clemson ... registered first career sack in the regular season finale versus Wake Forest ... carded single-game stops in consecutive weeks against N.C. Central, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech ... on the field for 119 snaps.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Played at Waggener under coach Jordan Johnson ... consensus four-star prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com ... charted as the No. 10 strong side defensive end by 247Sports.com ... listed as the No. 25 defensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com and the No. 30 defensive tackle nationally by ESPN.com ... consensus top-3 prospect in Kentucky by ESPN.com (No. 3), Rivals.com (No. 3) and 247Sports.com (No. 2) ... served as team captain as a senior ... selected to play for the American squad in the 2017 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl ... one of three players from the state of Kentucky nominated for the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... participated for the Louisville team in the Best of the Bluegrass All-Star game on December 10, 2017 ... following senior year, tabbed a Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association Class 3A first team All-District 3 selection as both an offensive tackle and defensive tackle/end ... as a junior, earned all-state honors from the Courier-Journal (3rd team), Associated Press (HM) and American Family Insurance (2nd team) ... finished tied for the team lead in total tackles with 85 in junior season while helping team to a 6-4 mark and Kentucky High School Athletics Association Class 3A state playoff berth ... recorded 57 tackles as a sophomore with three fumbles recovered including two returned for TDs and earned first team all-district accolades.

PERSONAL: Born August 13, 1999 ... son of Iana and Marcus McClung.

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