Enrolled at UAB for winter semester, 2003, ... after an outstanding debut season in 2003, McElveen has followed up with two more solid seasons for the Blazers ... listed as starter at defensive end position heading into fall practice ... part of UAB's excellent depth at defensive end position.
2005: Saw action in 10 games for the Blazers, splitting "starting" duty with David Miller ... made starts in final two contests of the season, at UTEP and at East Carolina ... concluded season with 26 total tackles, including four tackles for loss and two sacks ... also recorded one interception in victory at UTEP ... registered season-high five tackles in win over Rice ... sacks came in contests vs. SMU and UTEP ... blocked a punt against Rice recorded four tackles in games vs. SMU, Memphis and UTEP ... had 1.5 tackles for loss vs. the Mustangs.
2004: Saw action in all 12 games and started three ... had 29 total tackles, which included 18 solo stops ... had five tackles for a loss and three sacks, good for third on the team ... broke up one pass and made a fumble recovery ... had season-high four tackles in games versus TCU and Houston ... shared time most of season at position with David Miller.
2003: Became a key component of defense in initial season ... started all 12 games for Blazers at defensive end ... named to Rivals.com Freshman All-America team and also tabbed to Conference USA All-Freshman unit ... ranked No. 6 overall for UAB in total tackles with 63, including 35 solo stops ... also registered 6.5 tackles for loss and led the team in QB hurries with 21 ... had three sacks and three tackles for loss vs. Memphis ... had a season-best nine tackles vs. TCU and at Houston.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Lakeside High School in metro-Atlanta area ... played on the defensive line one year and earned "Best Lineman~ award for his team ... recorded 85 tackles as a senior, including eight sacks ... also played tight end, wide receiver and free safety during career.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 29, 1984 at Chicago, Ill. ... son of Theresa Murphy and Thomas McElveen ... major is communication studies.