The 6'6" 280 pound McClam is a native of Coward, South Carolina. Playing defensive tackle at Old Dominion, McClam made 97 tackles with ten sacks during three seasons with the Monarchs. He spent one season at Louisburg College.
McClam owns a single game NCAA record with three blocked PAT's. He did it in 2009 against the Chowan Hawks.
Following his senior season at Old Dominion, McClam played for the South All-Stars in the FCS Senior Scout Bowl at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach.
McClam will practice for two days in Detroit starting on May 11th. He will graduate this Friday with a degree in Communications.