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6-2 / 252
Team captain...started at fullback...appeared in all 13 games...rushed five times for 25 yards on the season and also caught three passes...had three rushes for 11 yards at Syracuse...made two receptions for 11 yards and carried the ball once for nine yards at Wake Forest...caught a career-long 21-yard pass against Clemson...had a rush for five yards against Maryland.
appeared in eight games after recovering from a torn Achilles' in the spring...carried the ball nine times on the year for 37 yards and caught three passes...had a 12-yard carry and a reception for six yards at Virginia...rushed three times for 15 yards at Notre Dame... he and teammate Ryan Lindsey formed the Boston College chapter of Uplifting Athletes and coordinated the first two "Lift for Life" events that helped raise thousands for cancer awareness and research.
Started the first nine games of the season before breaking his leg against Notre Dame...rushed 23 times for 84 yards and a touchdown on the year...also caught 19 passes for 123 years...caught two passes for six yards against Clemson...registered eight receptions for 58 yards as well at North Carolina...caught two passes for eight yards and rushed for two yards and a score against Virginia Tech...recorded three rushes for eight yards and four receptions for 34 yards at NC State...had five carries for 13 yards against UCF...ran the ball five times for 23 yards and had two catches for six yards against Georgia Tech...ran the ball eight times for 36 yards and also had one catch for 13 yards against Kent State.
Emerged as the Eagles' starting fullback as a redshirt freshman...finished the season with two catches for 13 yards and also carried the ball eight times for 14 yards with three touchdowns...had a four-yard grab during the fourth quarter of the Eagles' final home game against Miami, helping the team to its 28-14 win...his two-yard rushing touchdown in the beginning of the fourth quarter of the Clemson game evened the score at 10-10, helping to stage the come-from-behind victory...returned to action as fullback after sitting out three games with injury against Maryland...responded by achieving the first two touchdowns of his career, both stemming from one-yard runs at the goal line...finished the game with four carries on seven yards rushing...had second rushing attempt of career for four yards in game against Army...also recorded first tackle of season...got third start at fullback in win over Georgia Tech...earned second start of the season and had first rushing attempt of career vs. NC State...got the start at fullback in his first collegiate game, vs. Wake Forest in the season opener.
Earned Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic honors as a senior fullback/linebacker at Billerica Memorial High School ... selected to the 2005 Massachusetts "Super 26" Team; gained Defensive Player of the Year honors from the Gridiron Club of Massachusetts ... was a three-time Merrimack Valley Conference all-star selection; shared conference MVP honors in 2005 ... carried the ball 133 times for 963 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2005; also made seven receptions for 102 yards ... made more than 100 tackles in 2005, helping the Indians capture the conference title; made 18 tackles for loss ... played for head coach Peter Flynn.
James Everette McCluskey, born February 10, 1988 ... enrolled in the Carroll School of Management ... James is the son of Nancy McCluskey; has two younger sisters.