Started all 12 games at left guard on the offensive line...Participated in 78.4 percent of the offensive plays...Was in on 659 offensive plays in `09...Made his first collegiate start at left guard in the season opener against Ole Miss...Worked 47 of 78 plays against the Rebels...Recorded 58 of 63 plays against Middle Tennessee...Worked the first six plays of the game against UT Martin...Logged action on 40 of 62 plays against Marshall...Participated in 54 of 57 offensive plays against UCF...Logged 65 of 82 plays against UTEP...Worked 63 of 78 offensive plays against Southern Miss...Was in on all 74 offensive plays against East Carolina, marking a career high...Worked 57 of 75 offensive plays against Tennessee...Worked 70 of 74 plays against UAB...Participated in all but four of the 73 offensive plays against Houston...Was in on all 56 plays against Tulsa...Was part of an offensive line that enabled Curtis Steele to rush for over 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns...Offensive line gave way to just 17 sacks, which ranked third in Conference USA and 39th nationally...Adjusted throughout the season as Memphis used three different starters at quarterback.
Played in 11 of 13 games on the defensive line...Registered at least one tackle in six games...Made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Ole Miss, and had three tackles, including 1.5 for a loss of three yards...Credited with one assisted tackle versus Rice...Assisted on two tackles in the Marshall and Nicholls State games...Logged one assisted tackle in the first quarter against East Carolina...Logged one solo tackle versus UCF...Closed out the season with 10 tackles...Transitioned to the offensive line in spring practice and could add depth up front in 2009.
Redshirted in 2007 as a true freshman...Has great size and strength to play either defensive or offensive line...Missed the 2008 spring game with an ankle injury.
Earned four letters as a defensive tackle and offensive lineman at Everglades High for coach Michael Palmeri...Was a starter on the Gators' offensive line...Helped 2006 team to a 7-4 record and a district championship...Had a game-high 11 pancake blocks and five tackles in a single meeting in 2006...Named to All-Broward Team in 2006 by the Miami Herald...Team captain as a senior...Was a member of the South team in the Broward County All-Star game...Helped his 2005 squad to an 8-1 record and their first ever undefeated regular season...Squad lost in the region semifinals that season...Named honorable mention all-county as a junior...Lettered two seasons on the basketball court and competed in the throws one season for the track squad.
Joel Christopher McCleod is the son of Cecil and Renee McCleod...Born April 20, 1989, in Miami, Fla.