Kellen Moore was the leader of a Boise State offense that won 53 games over the last four seasons. No college quarterback directed his team to more victories over his career. According to Broncos head coach Chris Peterson, on the defensive side the guy in the same role as Moore on offense, was Shea McClellin.
“He always has a good game,” Peterson said. “He doesn’t have a bad game. He’s the Kellen Moore of the defense.”
An Idaho native who was adopted and raised by his grandparents, McClellin grew up on a little farm that sat on Chicken Dinner Road, just off the Snake River in what they call the Treasure Valley of Idaho.
From out of this remote corner of the football world, McClellin heads to the NFL and he could be a defensive end, outside linebacker or inside linebacker. He’s played all three of those spots, even a hybrid position in the Boise State nickel defense that more safety than any other position. Here’s the Shea McClellin story.