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Devon McDonald
No. 57, 55     
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-11-08) November 8, 1969 (age 50)[1]
Place of birth: Kingston, Jamaica [2]
Career information
College: University of Notre Dame[2]
NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 4 / Pick: 107
Debuted in 1993 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1996 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements
Games played - started     63-4
Tackles     32
Sacks     1.0
Stats at NFL.com

Devon Linton McDonald (born November 8, 1969[1] in Kingston, Jamaica[2]) is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for three seasons for the Indianapolis Colts and one season for the Arizona Cardinals.[1] McDonald later played for the Tampa Bay Storm in the Arena Football League.[4]

Early life and collegeEdit

McDonald played linebacker at Kennedy High School in Paterson, New Jersey.[5] He then went on to play linebacker for the University of Notre Dame where he was team captain as a senior and an Honorable Mention All-American 1992.[3] He was a member of the 1988 national championship football squad.[4][6] He was named co-MVP in the 1993 Cotton Bowl.[2][4]

Professional footballEdit

McDonald was the Colts 4th round draft pick in the 1993 NFL Draft.[4][7]He played both outside linebacker and on special teams during his 3 seasons with the Colts. Devon was named the Colts Special Team Player of the Year in 1994. The fans of the Colts named Devon “Unsung Hero of the Year” in 1993. He was then signed by the Cardinals in 1996 and played with them for one season. McDonald then played with the Tampa Bay Storm for 2 seasons from 2000 to 2002.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

McDonald lives with his wife, Shereasher, and 2 daughters.[2] He is an ordained minister who is active with Sports World Ministries.,[2] an organization that speaks to students about life choices.[8] His twin brother Ricardo McDonald played linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals and Chicago Bears.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Devon McDonald". NFL. http://www.nfl.com/players/devonmcdonald/profile?id=MCD248075. Retrieved 15 April 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Chval, Craig (September 28, 2006). "Catching Up With Devon McDonald". http://www.und.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/093006aaf.html. Retrieved 15 April 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Devon McDonald's Bio". http://sportsworld.org/devon-mcdonald-2. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Cotey, John (May 4, 2001). "A strong body, and now he has the head to match". St. Petersburg Times. http://www.sptimes.com/News/050401/Sports/A_strong_body__and_no.shtml. Retrieved 15 April 2010.
  5. "The best college football players all-time from Passaic, Bergen counties". The Record (Bergen County). December 18, 2009. http://www.northjersey.com/sports/79593652.html?c=y&page=2. Retrieved 15 April 2010.
  6. "Notre Dame: 1988 National Championship Football Team To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Reunion This Weekend". September 8, 2008. http://www.ncaa.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/090808agf.html. Retrieved 15 April 2010.
  7. "THE N.F.L. DRAFT: TEAM BY TEAM". NY Times. April 27, 1993. http://www.nytimes.com/1993/04/27/sports/pro-football-the-nfl-draft-team-by-team.html?pagewanted=1. Retrieved 15 April 2010.
  8. "Mission and Values". Sports World Ministries. http://www.sportsworld.org/about/mission_vision/. Retrieved 15 April 2010.
  9. Seeing Double in San Francisco. Boys' Life. September 1997. pp. 27. http://books.google.com/books?id=Bf8DAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA27&lpg=PA27&dq=%2B%22devon+mcdonald%22+%2Bfootball&source=bl&ots=x__CTSOKie&sig=mcaVRnyNSMSdjivVIY2uqzWU5N0&hl=en&ei=wXHGS6nNJo-w9gTQoantBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CB8Q6AEwBjha#v=onepage&q=%2B%22devon%20mcdonald%22%20%2Bfootball&f=false. Retrieved 15 April 2010.
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