|Birthdate||May 11, 1988|
|Pick||Round: 1, Overall: 19|
Maclin announced Sunday that he is retiring from the NFL.
Analysis: Maclin was forced to sit out the entire 2018 season following surgery on his hamstring, and now, the former Pro Bowl wide receiver will officially call it a career. After posting back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2014 and 2015, Maclin was never the same, and injuries played a big role in his decline. Nevertheless, the wideout still finished with 514 catches for 6,835 yards and 49 touchdowns in his eight-year career.
Mar. 24, 2019 3:41 PM EST
Jeremy Maclin was born to Cleo Maclin May 11, 1988 in Chesterfield, Missouri. He attended Kirkwood High School in Kirkwood, Missouri from 2002 to 2006, lettering in basketball and in football where he established his versatility on both sides of the ball. At wide receiver he was considered Kirkwood's best in that slot, and generally viewed as one of the most promising players to come out of Missouri in 2006.
Maclin redshirted his first year with Missouri. In 2007 he began his run on records held at the school, becoming the first freshman to earn All-American First-Team honors. In his Freshman season Maclin gained 2,776 all-purpose yards, a new NCAA record, and notched 16 touchdowns as a wide receiver, punt and kickoff returner. In 2008, Maclin repeated his First-Team selection and was runner-up for the nation's top receiver honor, the Biletnikoff Award. In his final year he caught more than 100 passes (102), only the sixth player in league history to hit that mark, gaining 1,260 yards (12.4 avg) with 13 touchdowns. In that year he became only the second major college player to gain more than 1,000 kickoff return yards (1,010) in consecutive seasons. See his celebrated 99-yard kick return online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKsUjZWiz7g; other college highlights at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYB-E6wmQHw;
At the 2009 Rookie Draft Maclin was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round. At the Combine he ran a 40 time 4.48, posted a 39” vertical jump and a 10’6” broad jump. He bench pressed 225 pounds 17 times. For more click: http://www.nfl.com/player/jeremymaclin/80429/combine
In his 1st year with the Kansas City Chiefs Jeremy Maclin met his personal goal of gaining more than 1,000 yards in one season as a wide receiver, notching in 1,088 for a 12.5 yard average on 87 receptions and 8 touchdowns. At #61 he was voted one of the top 100 players in the NFL for 2015. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQqfDrvJylc
Injuries plagued Jeremy Maclin in the 2016 season. An ankle and concussion injury in the season opener was followed by a serious groin injury in Week 9 – that injury kept Maclin off the active roster through Week 13. Another ankle injury in Week 17 made his status questionable. His season’s productivity was far below his 2015 season as result. Maclin made 44 receptions for a total of 536 yards and a 12.2 average, with two TDs.
From his rookie year with the Philadelphia Eagles through the 2016 Season, Jeremy Maclin caught 474 passes for 6,395 yards, at a 13.5 average and 46 touchdowns.
The challenges of Maclin’s single-parent upbringing and early school years are exemplified by his charitable organization for schoolchildren, JMacGivesBack, online at Jmacgivesback.com. His Twitter handle is @jmac__19. On Instagram it is: www.instagram.com/jmac___19. Jeremy Maclin is currently on a 5-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs worth $55,000,000 including a $12,000,000 signing bonus, $22,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $11,000,000. (Contract Source: Joel Correy.) For Jeremy Maclin’s Jersey and other gear click here: http://www.nflshop.com/Jeremy_Maclin/