Shea McClellin was signed by the New England Patriots as an unrestricted free agent from Chicago on March 18, 2016 ... Originally drafted by Chicago in the first round (19th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.
2016 (14/4, 3/1)
- Played as a reserve at linebacker in the win at Arizona (9/11) and totaled two tackles.
- Played as a reserve at linebacker in the win vs. Miami (9/18) and totaled two tackles.
- Saw action on defense and on special teams in the win vs. Houston (9/22) and recorded three tackles.
- Totaled two tackles vs. Buffalo (10/2) after seeing time as a reserve on defense and on special teams.
- Was inactive due to injury at Cleveland (10/9) and vs. Cincinnati (10/16).
- Played mostly on special teams in the win at Pittsburgh (10/23), returning to action after missing the last two games due to injury.
- Played as a reserve linebacker and contributed on special teams with a fumble recovery in the win at Buffalo (10/30).
- Blocked a second-quarter extra point attempt to mark the first blocked kick of his career vs.Seattle (11/13) and added one tackle.
- Made his first start as a member of the Patriots at linebacker and registered four tackles in the win at San Francisco (11/20).
- Contributed three tackles as a reserve linebacker and assisted on a special teams tackle in the win at N.Y. Jets (11/27).
- Started at linebacker in the win vs. Los Angeles and led the team with six total defensive tackles and one special teams tackle (12/4). Sacked quarterback Jared Goff for seven yards in the fourth quarter.
- Started at linebacker and had a team-high nine tackles to go along with his second blocked kick attempt of the season in the win vs. Baltimore (12/12).
- Totaled two tackles on defense in the win at Denver (12/18) while playing mostly on special teams and also lining up on offense for one play in the first quarter as a wide receiver.
- Totaled two tackles in the win vs. N.Y. Jets (12/24).
- Totaled three tackles and returned a fourth quarter fumble 69 yards to set a team record for longest fumble return in franchise history.
- Made his NFL postseason debut in the Divisional Round victory vs. Houston (1/14).
- Totaled two tackles in the victory over Pittsburgh in the AFC Championship game (1/22).
- Made his first career postseason start at linebacker in the victory vs. Atlanta in Super Bowl LI (2/5).
2015 (12/11 - Chicago)
- Played in 12 games with 11 starts at middle linebacker and notched 81 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed.
- Was inactive for four games due to injury.
- Tallied a season-high 10 tackles at Green Bay (11/26).
2014 (12/10 - Chicago)
- Appeared in 12 contests with 10 starts at linebacker and collected 36 tackles, one sack and one pass defensed. Also posted two special teams tackles.
- Was inactive for four games due to injury.
- Posted three tackles and a sack at San Francisco (9/14).
- Registered a season-high seven tackles at New England (10/26).
2013 (14/10 - Chicago)
- Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Wk. 9)
- Played in 14 games with 10 starts at defensive end and totaled 30 tackles, a career-high four sacks and one fumble recovery.
- Was inactive vs. Detroit (11/10) and vs. Baltimore (11/17).
- Notched a season - high six tackles vs. New Orleans (10/6).
- Recorded five tackles and a single-game career-high three sacks en route to earning NFC Defensive Player of the Week award at Green Bay (11/4).
2012 (14/0 - Chicago)
- Appeared in 14 games as a reserve at linebacker and defensive end and recorded 14 tackles and 2½ sacks.
- Was inactive at San Francisco (11/19) and at Green Bay (12/16) due to injury.
- Registered first career sack in a 1½ sack performance to go along with four tackles at Green Bay (9/13).
- Played in 49 games with 37 starts over four seasons at Boise State and registered 130 tackles, 20½ sacks and four interceptions with two defensive touchdowns.
- Earned second-team All-American and first-team all-Mountain West honors as a senior.
- Named Boise State's defensive most valuable player in senior year and team's most outstanding defensive lineman as a junior. Also named to the first-team all Western Athletic Conference as a junior.
HONORS AND AWARDS
- 2013 - NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Wk. 9)
- Named Idaho Statesman first-team all-state at running back and linebacker for Marsing High School as a senior. Also named the Western Idaho Conference offensive and defensive player-of-the-year.
- Also played basketball and baseball in high school.