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Darren McCaleb
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Darren McCaleb

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Biloxi, Miss.

High School:
D'lberville HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 176

Position:
K

Birthdate:
09/24/1984

Experience:
3vl

10/25/2014

Southern Miss vs. LA Tech Postgame Notes

Southern Miss fell to LA Tech, 31-20

11/18/2006

Football vs UAB 11/18/16

Football vs UAB

09/09/2006

Southern Miss 45, SE Louisiana 0 - Sept. 9, 2006

Southern Miss 45, SE Louisiana 0 - Sept. 9, 2006

Returns as the starting placekicker for the fourth-consecutive season ... Named C-USA Special Teams Preseason Player of the Year ... Had an outstanding junior campaign, the best season ever by a Golden Eagle kicker ... Named All-American by SI.com and honorable-mention by collegefootballnews.com ... Tabbed second-team All-C-USA ... Named the No. 4 kicker in the nation by collegefootballnews.com ... Solid in the clutch and is not afraid of pressure situations ... Semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award ... Three-time Special Teams Player of the Week selected by the coaching staff, against ECU (10/1), UAB (10/21) and Tulane (11/29) ... School Records: In 2005, he set the school's all-time scoring record at 255, breaking the previous record of 234 set by Sammy Winder on an extra-point in the Tulane game (11/26) ... Set the single-season scoring kick record with 107 points in 2005, breaking the previous high of 82 set by Steve Clark (1982) ... His 107 points are the second most in a season, behind Sammy Winder's 120 total in 1980 ... Tied a school record with four field goals against Tulane (34, 33 and twice from 41) and East Carolina (10/1), matching Chris Seroka against Memphis (1988) and Rex Banks against Georgia (1984) ... Set the school record for most points by a kicker against East Carolina with 15, breaking the previous high of 14 set by Chris Seroka against Memphis (1998) ... His 23 field goals were the most in a single season, breaking the previous high of 17 set by Steve Clark in 1982 ... His 38 extra points set the most in school history, breaking the 34 set by Tim Hardaway (1998) and Webb Farrish (1951) ... His 96 career extra points is most all time in school history, breaking the 92 set by Brant Hanna (1998-01) ... Ranks first in school history in made field goals (53), breaking Steve Clark's previous total of 41 (1981-83) ... He is also the school's career leader in highest percentage made at .827 ... 2006 Preseason Honors: Selected Preseason All-American by Street & Smith's and collegefootballnews.com ... Named All-Conference USA by Athlon Sports, C-USA, Lindy's, Phil Steele's (second team), Street & Smith's, The Sporting News ... No. 3 rated kicker by Lindy's and No. 9 by Phil Steele's ... 2005 New Orleans Bowl: Finished with a field goal and was a perfect 4-4 in extra points ... 2005 (Jr.): Finished the season 23-of-28 in field goals (82.1 percent) and 38-of-39 in extra points (.974) ... Finished ranked No. 4 nationally and No. 1 in Conference USA in field goals per game (1.92) ... Finished the season No. 2 in Conference USA and No. 17 nationally in scoring (8.92) ... Tied a school record with four field goals against Tulane (34, 33 and twice from 41) and East Carolina, matching Chris Seroka against Memphis (1988) and Rex Banks against Georgia (1984) ... Had double-digits in points in five games last season (McNeese State, 12, East Carolina, 15, UCF, 14, UAB, 13, Tulane, 14) ... Made the game-winning 34-yard field goal in overtime at Marshall (11/8) ... Tied a career-high with a 47-yard field goal against UAB ... Connected on 3-of-3 field goals (47, 44, 20) against UAB (10/21) ... Also connected on 3-of-4 field goals (24, 20 and 38 yards) against UCF (10/15) ... Also connected on 2-of-3 field goals against Marshall (11/8), a 40-yarder and the game-winning 34-yarder ... Made two field goals (40 and 35 yards) against McNeese State (9/17) ... Made single field goals against Tulsa (27), N.C. State (24) and Memphis (40) ... 2004 New Orleans Bowl: Connected on 1-of-4 field goal attempts, hitting from 45 yards out ... Added four extra points ... 2004 (So.): Named Second-Team All-Conference USA ... Made 16-of-19 field goal attempts, including all 15 attempts during the regular-season ... Led the team in scoring with 75 points ... Also connected on 27-of-31 extra points ... Made three field goals (41, 39, and 21 yards) against Nebraska (9/11) ... Earned Conference USA Special teams Player of the Week (9/13) ... Connected on two field goals against Tulane (9/25), USF (10/2), Memphis (11/12) and UAB (11/27) ... Converted on a long field goal of 45 yards against UAB and North Texas (12/14) ... 2003 Liberty Bowl: Attempted a 47-yard field goal against Utah in the Liberty Bowl (12/31) ... 2003 (Fr.): Named to The Sporting News' Freshman All-American team and the Conference USA All-Freshman team ... Played in 13 games ... Connected on 14-of-17 field goal attempts and made good on 21-of-32 extra points ... His team-best 73 points is the fourth-best season for a kicker ... 9-for-9 in kicks of fewer than 20 yards ... Career-long kick of 47 yards ... Had a season-high string of eight-straight field goals at one point in the season ... Season-high 12 points scored against Louisiana-Lafayette, six extra points and two field goals ... Career-high three field goals at Cincinnati (10/4), including two in the fourth quarter and the game winner ... Also had two field goals against Tulane, including his career-long of 47 and a 41-yarder ... Kicked two field goals with a long of 39 yards against TCU (11/20) ... Prep: Played for Coach Louis Smith ... Helped lead D'Iberville to a 13-1 overall record and the 4A state championship ... Connected on a state-best 16 field goals with a long of 49 and had a state-best 101 points ... Also put 44 of his kickoffs out of the end zone ... Averaged 38.3 on punts ... Finished with five receptions for 51 yards and scored a touchdown with a long of 28 yards ... Returned four punts for 52 yards with a long of 37 yards ... Named all-state by The Clarion-Ledger ... All-district ... Mississippi/ Alabama High School All-Star Game ... North-South All-Star Game ... The Sun Herald's All-Coast Team ... Also lettered in soccer ... Personal: Son of Marty McCaleb and Sandra Delaney ... Majoring in recreation ... Born Sept. 24, 1984.

2005 Game-by-Game Kicking Statistics (FG-FGA- XP-XPA):
Alabama 0-1-3-3; McNeese State 2- 2-6-6; East Carolina 4-4-3-3; Tulsa 1-1-2-2; UCF 3-4- 5-5; UAB 3-3-4-4; N.C. State 1-1-2-2; Marshall 2-3-3- 3; Houston 1-3-3-3; Memphis 1-1-1-2; Tulane 4-4-2-2, Arkansas 1-1-4-4

2004 Game-by-Game Kicking Statistics (FG-FGA- XP-XPA):
Nebraska 3-3-0-0; Tulane 2-2-0-2; USF 2-2-3-3; Houston 0-0-3-4; Alabama 1-1-0-0; East Carolina 0-0-7-7; Cincinnati 2-2-3-3; Memphis 2-2-2- 2; TCU 1-1-2-2; UAB 2-2-2-2; Cal 1-1-1-2; North Texas 1-4-4-4

2003 Game-by-Game Kicking Statistics (FG-FGA-XP- XPA):
UAB 1-1-2-2; Memphis 1-2-2-2; Nebraska 0-0-2-2; Cincinnati 3-3-1-1; Alabama 1-1-0-0; USF 0-0- 3-4; Louisiana-Lafayette 2-2-6-6; Houston 1-2-4-4; Tulane 2-2-2-2; TCU 2-2-4-4; East Carolina 1-1-5-5; Utah 0-1-0-0

McCaleb's Career Statistics

YearFGM/APct.LongXPM/APoints
2005 23/28 .815 47 38/39 107
2004 16/19 .842 45 27/31 75
2003 14/17 .824 47 31/3273
Totals 53/64 .827 47 96/102 255

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