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#12 Preston Cleckley
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Delray Beach, Fla.
High School: Atlantic HS
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Release: 04/01/2012

Enters the season competing for a starting position at wide receiver • Solid receiver that also returns shares time returning punts and kickoffs.

2012 – Junior Season
Played in 11 games and started in seven of those contests • Finished fourth on the team in receptions with 13, amassing 234 yards • Averaged 18 yards per catch • Hauled in two touchdowns on the year • Had three rushes on the season for 37 yards • Caught one pass for 11 yards against Coastal Carolina in the opening round of the FCS Playoffs • Posted one reception for 17 yards and one rush for seven yards in a 24-13 victory at Morgan State • Scored his final touchdown of the year on a 76-yard reception in a 42-17 decision over North Carolina Central • Recorded a season-high matching two catches for 31 yards in the 28-12 win over North Carolina A&T • Registered two catches for 22 yards, a run of nine yards and a kickoff return for 21 yards in an all-around effort during the 38-26 victory at Hampton • Tallied two receptions for 25 yards and his first career touchdown in a 21-14 setback at home to Tennessee State • Began the first of four consecutive games with multiple catches at BCS opponent Miami (Fla.), hauling in two receptions for 27 yards, including a 26-yarder • Had one carry for 21 yards in a 27-14 win at South Carolina State • Began the year with a 20-yard reception in a 38-28 victory over Alabama State as part of the MEAC/SWAC Challenge in Orlando • Also had a kickoff return against the Hornets.

2011 – Sophomore Season
Played all 11 games with five starts in his sophomore campaign as a hybrid running back/wide receiver role • Saw his first action of the season in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge vs. Prairie View A&M, running the ball once for nine yards and catching four passes for 24 yards; his best offensive game of the year • He ran for 16 games in three carries with six receptions for 26 yards on the year • Took charge as a primary punt returner in the second half of the season, logging 108 yards on 15 returns • Had his best return game of the year against Morgan State, with a season-high four returns against Savannah State, and season long of 20 vs. Fort Valley State.

2010 – Freshman Season
Played in nine games as a wide receiver and on special teams • Returned nine kicks for a total of 172 yards • Longest return came against Edward Waters with 36 yards • Also a 35 yard return against Morgan State of 71 on three returns for the game.

Atlantic High School
Four-year letterwinner at Atlantic High School • Also had offers from Appalachian State, Buffalo, Central Michigan, FIU and Ohio.

Born June 26, 1990 to Van and Danise Cleckley in Boynton Beach, Fla. • Majoring in Music Technology at Bethune-Cookman.

2010 9-1 0 0 0.0 0 0
2011 11-6 3 16 5.3 0 9
2012 11-7 3 37 12.3 0 21
CAREER 31-14 6 53 8.8 0 21
2010 9-1 1 9 9.0 0 9
2011 11-6 6 26 4.3 0 11
2012 11-7 13 234 18.0 2 76
CAREER 31-14 20 269 13.5 2 76
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