2 Auburn seniors to play in Raycom College All-Star ClassicPosted: Updated:
A pair of Auburn University seniors – running back Onterio McCaleb and offensive lineman John Sullen – have a been selected to play in the 2013 RAYCOM College Football All-Star Classic. The game will be played on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. and will be televised by CBS Sports Network.
McCaleb (5-11, 173) played in 50 games during his four-year career for the Tigers and had 406 rushing attempts for 2,586 yards and 24 touchdowns. He averaged 6.4 yards per carry and 51.7 yards per game. He also caught 68 passes for 620 yards and three touchdowns.
He was also an explosive kick returner and had 53 career kickoff returns for 1,360 yards and two touchdowns, including a 100-return during the 2012 season. He finished with 4,570 all-purpose yards (91.5 average) in his career.
As a senior, McCaleb played in all 12 games and 94 rushing attempts for 570 yards and six touchdowns. He added 23 kickoff returns for 523 yards and one touchdown, including a 100-yard kickoff return in the SEC opener against Mississippi State. He caught 18 passes out of the backfield for 132 yards.
He had eight carries for 113 yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers win over New Mexico State in November. He tallied 128 yards and one TD on 11 rushing attempts in the overtime win over UL Monroe.
Sullen played 50 games in his four-year career with the Tigers. He closed out his career with 21 consecutive starts on the Tigers offensive line. In 2012, he started all 12 games at right guard. As a junior (2011), he played in all 12 games and made 11 starts, coming off the bench in the win over Florida Atlantic.
During the Tigers 2010 National Championship season, Sullen played in all 12 games as backup on the offensive line. Led by Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton, Auburn averaged 41.2 points and 499.2 yards per game en route to a 14-0 season and the school's first national championship since the 1957 season.
Sullen played in all 13 games as a true freshman. He earned his first collegiate start at left guard in the Tigers 54-30 win over Ball State on Sept. 26, 2009.