Zakoby McClain is an American football inside linebacker who is a free agent. He played college football at Auburn.
McClain attended Valdosta High School in Valdosta, Georgia. Coming out of high school, McClain was a 4-star prospect.
He was ranked the 13th best outside linebacker prospect and 24th best prospect from the state of Georgia. McClain committed to Auburn over LSU, Tennessee, and many other programs.
McClain played very little his freshman season. As a sophomore, McClain became a full-time starter, and in the 2019 Iron Bowl against rival Alabama, he had a 99-yard Pick Six that helped propel the Tigers to a 48–45 upset.
In his junior season, McClain led the nation in total tackles with 113. In his senior season, McClain was named to the Second-team All-SEC Team. On December 27, McClain announced he would skip Auburn’s bowl game and enter the NFL Draft.
McClain signed with the Baltimore Ravens after going undrafted in the 2022 NFL Draft. He was waived on August 30.