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CJ McLain

By July 20, 2022Former Athletes

Name: CJ McLain

Sport: Football

Former Position: Linebacker

Hometown/ High School:  Madison, MS

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Bio: CJ McLain is a native of Madison, Mississippi and attended Madison Central high school where he was a three star Letterman and selected to play in the Mississippi Alabama All-star game in 1995. He went on to play college football for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. During his 4 year playing career he was selected to the All Conference team multiple years and won the team leadership award his senior year, as well as, being on selected as a finalist in 1997 and 1998 for the Dick Butkus award; awarded to college footballs best linebacker each year. Cj was known throughout the college football world for his speed and tenacious ability to find the ball. His big playmaking ability made him one of the most recognizable names in Razorback history. After College he played in numerous professional football leagues logging 4 sacks in 2000 as a rookie with the AFLONE Nashville Kats and starting in Arena Bowl XV. He was awarded league MVP and Defensive Player of the year in 2006 as team captain of the AF2 Arkansas Twisters. When he retired in 2011 he held the career record for most sacks in the AF2. McLain has continued to impact the Mississippi and Arkansas sports community through camps and public speaking engagements. He has worked as defensive coordinator and defensive line coach with youth, high-school, and arena football teams. After football Mclain has continued to use his personable nature and giant smile to create an extensive career in automotive and RV sales and is currently approaching his 3rd year with Camping World RV sales.