Jase McClellan Provides Positive Update on Rehab Process
Alabama running back Jase McClellan provided a positive update on his rehab process. In a video taken by Christopher Allen, the sophomore was seen moving around after suffering a season-ending knee injury in the third quarter of Alabama's 42-21 win over Ole Miss on Oct. 2. Although, McClellan won’t return for the College Football Playoff, he is progressing well to be ready for the 2022 season.
At the time of the injury, McClellan ranked second on the team with five total touchdowns, three receiving, one rushing and one return on a blocked punt. He was also second on the team in carries with 40 and in rushing yards with 191. McClellan also added 10 catches for 97 yards.
The Aledo, TX native signed with the Crimson Tide as a four-star recruit in the 2020 recruiting cycle. McClellan was rated as the No. 6 running back and No. 46 player overall according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
As a freshman, he appeared in all 13 games, contributing primarily on special teams. McClellan carried the ball 23 times for 245 yards and two touchdowns, including the Tide's longest rush of the season at 80 yards. Against Kentucky, he carried the ball 10 times for 99 yards and a touchdown, the fourth-most rushing yards in a debut effort from an Alabama back.
Alabama's running back room has been hit hard with injuries this season. In addition to McClellan, sophomore Roydell Williams suffered a season-ending knee injury against New Mexico State and five-star freshman Camar Wheaton has been sidelined all season with a meniscus injury.
The Crimson Tide have leaned heavily Brian Robinson Jr. and Trey Sanders to carry to the workload as they make a run at their 19th national championship.