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Onterio McCalebb | Running Back

Team: Auburn Tigers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 173

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According to Lions Insider Tim Twentyman, the Detroit Lions hosted Auburn RB Onterio McCalebb on March 26.
McCalebb came in for a pre-draft visit. He's a versatile player that has run and caught the football as well as played on special teams. However, he's only 168 pounds, which limits what he'll be able to offer at the next level. He ran 4.33 and 4.34 40-yard dashes at the school's pro day in early March. Tue, Mar 26, 2013 05:24:00 PM

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Auburn RB Onterio McCalebb ran forty times of 4.33 and 4.34 at the school's Pro Day.

McCalebb also recorded "a 37-inch vertical and 10-10 broad jump, had a 4.31-second short shuttle and 7.01-second three-cone drill, and did 10 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press," per Gil Brandt. The Auburn product's best chance of success in the NFL is as a returner.
Source: NFL.com
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 08:52:00 AM

CBS' Jason LaCanfora writes Auburn RB Onterio McCalebb is projected to be selected on the third day.

The big concern with the running back is his weight or lack thereof. He weighed in only at 168 pounds, which will limit his role in the NFL. McCalebb has a fascinating background story, which gives many reasons to root for him.
Source: CBS Sports
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 09:05:00 PM

Auburn WR/RB Onterio McCalebb ran an unofficial 4.21 forty at the NFL Combine, but the time was officially timed at 4.34 seconds.

McCalebb's fast run came on his second time, and although it is very quick, the Auburn back is light in the pants. He might be limited to a returner role in the NFL, unless a team can find a way to get him the ball in open space.
Sun, Feb 24, 2013 02:41:00 PM

Auburn head coach Gene Chizik hinted that the team would like to have one RB separate themselves each week.

The Tigers are definitely a running back by committee team, but Chizik wants to ride the hot hand of whoever stands out. However, the head coach added it isn't that easy. "Some guys are more perimeter guys. Some guys are more inside guys. We have to use our personnel to the best of our ability, based on what they can do." The two top options are senior Ontario McCalebb, a straight-line speed edge runner, and sophomore Tre Mason.
Source: AL.com
Thu, Oct 11, 2012 12:21:00 PM

Auburn coaches explained that the team will use a running back by committee approach for the 2012 season.

The staff knows what they have in senior Ontario McCalebb, a senior with excellent straight-line speed, but the jury is still out on sophomore Tre Mason, freshman Mike Blakely, and sophomore Corey Grant. The plan is to give all four touches during the program's opener against Clemson or until one ball carrier emerges as the leader.
Source: AL.com
Thu, Aug 30, 2012 10:09:00 AM