After spending his college career as a running back at Auburn, McCalebb switched to CB after being signed by the Bengals as a college free agent ... Spent entire 2013 season on Bengals practice squad ... Tied for the second-fasted 40 time at the 2013 NFL Combine (4.34) ... At Auburn, joined Kentucky’s Derrick Locke as only players in SEC history to gain more than 2000 rushing, 1000 kick return and 500 career receiving yards.
2013 HIGHLIGHTS: On practice squad for Games 1-16 ... Played in all four preseason games with no defensive statistics, but had three kickoff returns for 76 yards (25.3).
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 5-1-13 … Waived on 8-31-13, and signed 9-1-13 to Bengals practice squad.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Played four seasons (2009-12) at Auburn, seeing action in 50 games ... Averaged 25.7 yards on 53 kickoff returns, including TDs of 83 and 100 yards ... Averaged 6.3 yards per rush (406-2586) and 9.8 yards per reception (63-620) ... Scored 29 TDs — 24 rushing, three receiving and two on returns. 2012—Rushed 43-for-570 (6.1), with six TDs ... Logged 100-yard kickoff return for a TD to start second half at Mississippi State and finished season with 22.7-yard KOR average ... Had caught one or more passes in 23 consecutive games before streak was snapped Oct. 27 vs. Texas A&M. 2011—Second on team in rushing yards (641), rushing TDs (five), receptions (32) and receiving yards (344) ... Led team in all-purpose yards (1323) and ranked seventh in SEC ... Earned second-team All-SEC honors from league coaches. 2010—Played in every game for BCS National Championship team ... His 810 rushing yards on 95 carries worked out to a school season record of 8.5 yards per carry ... Third on team in rushing yards (810) and second in rushing TDs (9) ... Rushed six-for-47 and had two receptions for 10 yards in national title win over Oregon. 2009—Appeared in 11 games with two starts and became first Auburn freshman to rush for 100 yards or more in his first two games — 148 vs. Louisiana Tech and 114 vs. Mississippi State. 2008—Spent a season in prep school at Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, Va.) ... Rushed for 755 yards in eight games.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Fort Meade (Fla.) High School, where he rushed for 1995 yards and 27 TDs as a senior ... Rated 38th-best running back in the nation by Scout.com ... Ranked 34th player in SuperPrep Florida 111 ... Named to Florida Super 75 by Jacksonville Times-Union ... Named to Orlando Sentinel Top 100 in Florida.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Fort Meade, Fla. ... Majored in Interdisciplinary Studies at Auburn ... Last name is pronounced “mc-KAY-lebb.”
He is the other side of the coin, the rest of the story, the postscript, the sidebar, and anything else that gets lost in the snap, crackle and pop of life.
Unofficially, Onterio McCalebb believes his NFL Scouting Combine 40-yard dashes were 4.27 seconds and 4.21. Two weeks later at the Auburn pro day, it was 4.29.