|Born:||February 7, 1973|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school:||Chicago (IL) Gordon Tech|
|Career highlights and awards
|Career Arena statistics|
Jay McDonagh (born February 7, 1973) is a former American football quarterback who played four seasons in the Arena Football League with the Buffalo Destroyers, New Jersey/Las Vegas Gladiators and Columbus Destroyers. He played college football at Western Michigan University. He was also a member of the Bologna Phoenix, Green Bay Bombers, Madison Mad Dogs, Quad City Steamwheelers, Colorado Crush and Bologna Warriors.
- 1 Early years and college career
- 2 Professional career
- 3 References
- 4 External links
Early years and college career
McDonagh played college football for the Western Michigan Broncos. He was a two-time All-Conference selection at Western Michigan and three-time team MVP. He earned All-Mid-American Conference second team honors in 1995. McDonagh recorded career totals of 529 completions for 892 attempts, 6,148 yards and 45 touchdowns.
McDonagh played for the Bologna Phoenix in Italy during the 1997 season. The Phoenix advanced to the Italian Super Bowl while McDonagh was voted as league and team MVP.
Green Bay Bombers
Madison Mad Dogs
McDonagh played for the Madison Mad Dogs of the Indoor Football League in 2000. He earned All-League honors while helping his team to an 11–6 record. In defeat of the Billings Thunderbolts, he completed 18 of 37 passes for 172 yards and 5 touchdowns. In a victory against the Minnesota Purple Rage, McDonagh completed 15 of 23 passes for 4 touchdowns and 199 yards.
Quad City Steamwheelers
McDonagh played for the Quad City Steamwheelers of the af2 in 2001. He played in 15 games, finishing with a quarterback rating of 131.9. He completed 303 of 424 pass attempts for 73 touchdowns and seven interceptions during the season. McDonagh averaged 254.8 passing yards per game and helped the team to their second championship by winning ArenaCup II. He threw for 280 yards and three touchdowns in the ArenaCup victory over the Richmond Speed.
New Jersey/Las Vegas Gladiators
McDonagh played for the Bologna Warriors in Italy during the 2005 season. The Warriors advanced to the Italian Super Bowl but they lost to Bergamo Lions 42-14.
Stats from ArenaFan:
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- "Jay McDonagh". cobrazone.tripod.com. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141228035612/http://cobrazone.tripod.com/player_jay_mcdonagh.htm. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
- "Jay McDonagh". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/jay-mcdonagh-1.html. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
- "Jay McDonagh". federalfootball.com. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141228035135/http://www.federalfootball.com/FIFLPA/players/m/mcdonagh_jay.htm. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
- "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=45. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
- "McDonagh goes to New Jersey". qctimes.com. November 23, 2001. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://www.webcitation.org/6V9JO7l4V?url=http://qctimes.com/sports/football/professional/arena/mcdonagh-goes-to-new-jersey/article_c1d190d5-9462-5518-9a40-3654fd5106c3.html. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
- "Jay McDonagh". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/players/Jay_McDonagh-1819/. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
- "Crush Signs QB Jay McDonagh". oursportscentral.com. November 12, 2003. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141228042745/http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=2707134. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
- "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=98. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
- "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=103. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
- "Destroyers make roster moves". oursportscentral.com. April 2, 2004. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141228040939/http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3017912. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
- "Lo spettacolo del Superbowl". ricerca.gelocal.it. July 23, 2005. Archived from the original on November 8, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20161108133324/http://ricerca.gelocal.it/gazzettadireggio/archivio/gazzettadireggio/2005/07/23/ES3PO_ES305.html. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
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