2005 -- This season, McCloskey started the first seven games and played virtually every snap when the game was in doub t. A key performer in UCLA's early season success running the football. In the first quarter of the Oregon State game, he strained his right shoulder and did not return. He missed the final five games of the year, including the Sun Bowl, due to the shoulder injury.
2004 -- Against Oklahoma State, he returned to the starting lineup for the first time since the fifth game of the 2003 season ... He played every snap of the first four games, but missed the Arizona game due to a sprained ankle suffered in practice ... He returned against California and played the entire contest ... He also went the distance against Arizona State and Stanford ... Did not play against Washington State due to headaches ... He returned to the lineup against Oregon's vaunted defensive line and helped the Bruins net 227 yards on the ground ... He also played every snap versus USC and Wyoming ... Played in 10 of 12 games (10 starts) and played at least 65 snaps eight times ... UCLA rushed for at least 200 yards in six of his 10 games ... McCloskey was a second-team All-Pac-10 selection in 2004 and one of the winners of UCLA's Jerry Long "Heart" Award.
2003 -- Started the first five games of the season and played virtually every snap until his injury, including 75 at Oklahoma and 71 versus San Diego State ... In the first quarter of the Washington game, he suffered a fractured left ankle and was sidelined for the remainder of the season.
2002 -- Selected second-team Freshman All-America by The Sporting News for his fine play ... Starter in all 13 games ... Played virtually every snap and was on the field for at least 60 plays in each game ... Had six KO blocks at San Diego State ... Earned a blocking grade of 91% at Oregon State ... Led the team with a 91% mark at California ... Had a 91% grade in the game at Washington, which ranked second on the team ... Graded at 92% in the win at Arizona ... Also made 11 KO blocks at Arizona.
2001 -- Did not see action in his first year in the program and still has one season of eligibility remaining.
HIGH SCHOOL -- Earned three varsity letters as both an offensive and defensive lineman for coach Bruce Ingalls at Laguna Hills, CA High School ... PrepStar All-West honorable mention ... Ranked among the nation's top 60 players at his position by rivals.com ... All-CIF SS Division VI ... Selected L.A. Times All-Orange County ... Named first-team all-league ... First lineman at his school to be named team MVP ... Team captain ... Consistently graded out at 92-96% in blocking efficiency in his junior and senior seasons ... Orange County Football Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete award winner. PERSONAL -- Full Name: Michael Joseph McCloskey ... Born: November 24, 1982 in Laguna Hills, CA ... Parents: William and Margaret McCloskey ... Has one sister, Katherine ... Lists defeating Mission Viejo High for the first time in school history as his biggest thrill in sports to date ... Names longtime NFL lineman Bruce Smith as the athlete he admires most ... Hobbies include baseball, snowboarding and paintball ... Physics and History are his favorite classes ... Earned spot on the Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2001 and Winter 2002 ... Psychology major.
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