26 Hank McCloud
26 Hank McCloud
Height: 5-9
Weight: 190
Year: R-Sr.
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
High School: Tampa Catholic
Position: RB

2012 Turned in a solid sophomore campaign serving as the backup to two-time All-SoCon running back Jerodis Williams (1,170 yds., 11 TDs), registering playing time in all 11 games...rushed for 521 yards and six touchdowns...ran 12 times for 78 yards and three touchdowns against Presbyterian (31-21 win), scoring on runs of 45, 13, and seven yards...followed up his performance against PC with a 20-carry, career-high 123-yards effort versus Western Carolina (45-24 win), which included a 20-yard TD run...finished his season with a 12-carry, 92-yard performance versus The Citadel...caught nine passes for 78 yards, including three grabs for 30 yards against Georgia Southern...also contributed as a kickoff return specialist, totaling 12 returns for 230 yards...credited with a 36-yard return versus Western Carolina.  2011 — Served as the backup to All-SoCon running back Jerodis Williams (1,055 yds, 9 TDs)...saw action in all 11 games...rushed 58 times for 241 yards and a touchdown...also caught three passes for 37 yards and served in a kick return capacity, averaging 18.8 yards on 16 attempts...ran 12 times for a season-best 61 yards against Western Carolina (47-21 win), also catching a pass for 16 yards versus the Catamounts...had 12 rushes for 54 yards against Presbyterian (63-21 win)...ran five times for 46 yards, including season long rush of 28 yards, versus Georgia Southern...recorded 11 kickoff returns over the season’s final four games, including four for 73 yards against Elon...had three returns for 71 yards in season finale versus Florida...notched his longest return (31 yards) in the fourth quarter against Chattanooga (14-7 win) after UTC had scored to take a 7-6 lead...return to the Paladin 47 set up a game winning touchdown drive for Furman.  2010 — Member of scout team...recipient of Furman’s Purple Pounder Award.

High School:  2010 graduate of (2B) Tampa Catholic High School...football coach was Bob Henriquez...played running back and cornerback...three-year starter...rushed for 3,962 yards and 37 touchdowns in his career...compiled 1,767 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior in helping his squad to an 11-2 record and second state runner-up finish in his final three years...ran for 193 yards in 21-7 state championship game loss to The Bolles School...first team all-county pick and Scholar-Athlete Award recipient in 2009...selected to play in the 2009 Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Game...rushed for career high 230 yards against Southlake-Groveland...starter on three district championship teams...also starred in baseball...playing left field and batting leadoff, hit .381 with a home run, 20 RBI, and 15 stolen bases in 2009 on district championship team...National Honor Society.

Personal: Full name is Henry L. McCloud, Jr....born February 16, 1992, in Tampa, Florida...son of Henry and Donnette McCloud...has a sister, Jazmyne...father was a golden gloves champion and heavyweight boxer...grandfather, Don Cherry, played football at Wichita State University...aunt, Darlene Stowers, played basketball at Texas Southern University and later professional golf on the LPGA Tour...aunt, Damu Cherry ran track at University of South Florida and was a fourth place finisher in the 100m hurdles at the 2008 Olympics...health sciences major.