Signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2023…appeared in 21 games with 15 starts over two seasons at Eastern Kentucky (2021-22)…transferred to Eastern Kentucky from Louisiana State after the 2020 season and switched from a tight end to a defensive end…appeared in three games over two season at Louisiana State (2019-20)…appeared in 18 games over two years at Copiah-Lincoln Community College (2017-18)…recorded eight receptions for 106 yards and two touchdowns.
As a graduate (2022), started all 12 games…led the team with 11.5 tackles for loss and six sacks…added 58 tackles, two pass breakups, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery…named to the Phil Steele second team All-ASUN…All-ASUN selection…as a senior (2021), played in nine games with three starts…totaled 24 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack...as a redshirt junior (2020), did not play…as a junior (2019), played in three games…caught one pass for 12 yards…transferred to LSU from Copiah-Lincoln Community College after the 2018 season…as a sophomore (2018), played in nine games…one of the top junior college prospects for 2019...rated a three-star prospect by 247sports and Rivals...listed as the No. 3 tight end by 247sports...totaled five receptions for 43 yards with one touchdown...played primarily the H-back position... listed at No. 33 in ESPN's JUCO Top 50…as a freshman (2017), played in nine games…caught three passes for 63 yards and one touchdown…graduated from Eastern Kentucky with a degree in general studies in 2023.
High school/Personal: played at Treutlen County (Ga.) High School…son of Amanda McLendon…@mclendon_84_ on Instagram…born Tonyist Karnez McLendon Jr. on Feb. 27, 1999 in Soperton, Ga.