Best game ever: Dexter McCluster

June, 23, 2014
Jun 23
Resuming our series on the best games members of the Tennessee Titans have ever played...

Dexter McCluster, running back

Nov. 14, 2009: Ole Miss 42, Tennessee 17
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, Miss.
McCluster: 282 yards, 324 all-purpose yards, 4 touchdowns

"It was at Ole Miss against the Tennessee Vols. I had four touchdowns, I believe 282 rushing, 300-some all purpose. That was probably the best game of my life. I’m usually a player that leads by example on the field, but before that game, I got in front of the team and I said, ‘I’m going to run so hard that someone is going to have to carry me off the field.’ That morning I didn’t know that I was going to go for that many yards and that many touchdowns, but first handoff of the game I broke a long one and I was like, 'OK, something special is about to happen.’ The reason I got up in front of the team and felt that hyped about it was because coach Ed Orgeron, he actually recruited me to Ole Miss, and my first two years I played under him. And he was actually with Tennessee. So I wanted to show him, 'Hey I appreciate you getting me here and this is the product that you brought in.' I didn’t get a chance to talk to him after, my dad did, and he said ‘That’s what I brought him here for, that’s what I saw in high school’ and he was just proud of me."

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter



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