As the game of football evolves from a less ground and pound offensive attack to spread passing air arsenal assault, the need for a fullback is becoming less of a valued commodity across the board. This appears to be one of the perils former All-Pro and Alabama Crimson Tide fullback Le’Ron McClain is facing as he is going into his second straight football season without being on a NFL roster.
While the position itself may not warrant a ton of attention, the need for it still exists among teams who still value the traditional style of football where wearing down the opponent through effective ground control is the focal point for their offensive scheme.
McClain has not been shy about letting people know how badly he wants another opportunity in the league. He constantly posts his workout videos on social media and even tweeted at the Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills letting them know his value to them would be more than worth it.
McClain RT @NFL: The @Redskins' plan in 2015?
— LeRon McClain (@LeRon_McClain33) August 2, 2015
During his time in the NFL, McClain more than showed his value of being more than just a punishing blocker, but also one who possesses the skillset to run the ball as effectively as a running back, as well as catching the ball out of the backfield. In 2009, with a depleted Baltimore Ravens backfield, McClain stepped in and just missed the 1,000-yard mark in rushing for 902 yards on 232 carries to go along with 10 touchdowns. His last season was with the San Diego Chargers in 2013.
The time off from football has not slowed McClain down as he trains tirelessly with Johnny Jackson at JDPI Sports Performance in Tuscaloosa, AL. Not only that, McClain, despite not playing in almost two years is keeping his philanthropy efforts alive and well through his Learning Minds Foundation in which he recently gave away $100 Walmart gift cards to help needing families pay for school supplies.
Many teams are constantly looking for that one final piece or missing link to their team. If you ask McClain, he believes he can show you better than he can tell you. #Sweater