Overview
Jeremy Maclin is a wide receiver and kick returner for the Philadelphia Eagles, who selected him 19th overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. Maclin played two seasons at Missouri, where he was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's best receiver. Maclin chose to forgo his final two seasons of eligibility and enter the 2009 NFL Draft. Jeremy Maclin is 6-feet, 1-inch tall and weighs 200 pounds.
Prep Career
A star on offense and defense at Kirkwood High School in Kirkwood, MO, Jeremy Maclin originally verbally committed to Oklahoma before signing with Missouri, his home-state school. He was one of the top-ranked prospects in the state, and the No. 39 overall wide receiver according to ESPN's Scouts Inc. As a senior in 2005, Maclin caught 41 passes for 1,042 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also had four rushing touchdowns and threw two passes. Maclin was also an All-Conference safety.
Freshman Year
Jeremy Maclin was expected to contribute as a true freshman in 2006, but he suffered a partial right knee dislocation, causing a torn ACL, LCL and PCL. He redshirted the 2006 season, but thanks to extensive rehab, he was able to play right away in 2007. Returning from his injury, Jeremy Maclin made his college football debut against Illinois in 2007, catching two passes for 43 yards and a touchdown, and returning a punt 66 yards for another touchdown. Jeremy Maclin was the only player in the nation to record touchdowns via receiving (9), rushing (4), punt return (2) and kickoff return (1). He finished the season with 2,776 all-purpose yards, which was an FBS single-season freshman record, and was the fifth-most ever by any player in a season in FBS history. His 80 receptions were second on the team. He led Missouri with 1,055 receiving yards, and led the Big 12 with an average of 198.29 all-purpose yards per game. He was a consensus first team All-America selection as an All-Purpose player.
Sophomore Year
Jeremy Maclin improved his receiving numbers across the board as a sophomore, finishing with 102 receptions for 1,260 yards and 13 touchdowns. He led the nation in all-purpose yards per game, finishing with 2,815 yards in 14 games. He once again scored a rushing, receiving and kickoff return touchdown, and finally broke through for a punt return touchdown in the Alamo Bowl against Northwestern. After totaling just six catches for 51 yards in his first two games of the season, Maclin broke out with six receptions for 172 yards and three touchdowns in Missouri's 69-17 win over Nevada. He was held out of the end zone in three of the Tigers next four games, but finished the season by catching a TD pass in five of the final six games, including each of the last four. He was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver, but lost out to Michael Crabtree of Texas Tech, a fellow Big 12 sophomore. Jeremy Maclin was named a first team All-America wide receiver by rivals.com. He was one of three players to repeat as a first team All-Big 12 selection. He also helped Missouri reach the Big 12 Championship Game, which the Tigers lost to Oklahoma for the second straight season.
NFL Career
Maclin was selected in the first round (19th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles, who traded up two spots to select Maclin. At the start of training camp, Maclin held out while negotiating a contract. After missing a week of training camp, Maclin signed a five-year/$15.5M contract, with $9.5M guaranteed.

Maclin made his NFL debut on Sept. 13, 2009, but didn't record his first reception until a Week later, when he started against the New Orleans Saints. In Week 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Maclin set career highs of six receptions, 142 yards and two touchdowns. He finished his rookie season with 55 receptions for 762 yards and four touchdowns in 15 games.
Personal
Maclin is the son of Cleo Maclin. He spent much of his childhood with the family of Jeff Parres, his youth football coach in Missouri. He lived with them for his final three years of high school.
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