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Jay McDonagh
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1973-02-07) February 7, 1973 (age 47)
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Chicago (IL) Gordon Tech
College:Western Michigan
Undrafted:1996
Career history
* Bologna Phoenix (1997)
Career highlights and awards
* af2 Offensive Player of the Year (2001)
Career Arena statistics
Comp. / Att.:593 / 980
Passing yards:6,571
TDINT:110–33
QB rating:94.48
Rushing TDs:2
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

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.

Early years and college careerEdit

McDonagh attended Gordon Technical High School in Chicago, Illinois.[1]

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.[2]

StatisticsEdit

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
1993 Western Michigan 174 283 61.5 1,974 7.0 16 4 135.9 106 325 3.1 2
1994 Western Michigan 172 293 58.7 2,136 7.3 16 12 129.8 88 228 2.6 2
1995 Western Michigan 183 316 57.9 2,038 6.4 13 8 120.6 125 214 1.7 3
Career 529 892 59.3 6,148 6.9 45 24 128.5 319 767 2.4 7

Source:[3]

Professional careerEdit

Bologna PhoenixEdit

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.[4]

Green Bay BombersEdit

McDonagh played for the Green Bay Bombers of the Professional Indoor Football League in 1998. He was named Offensive Player of the Year and an All-Star after throwing for 56 touchdowns.[2][4]

Buffalo DestroyersEdit

McDonagh was a backup quarterback for the Buffalo Destroyers in 1999.[4] He was briefly traded the Carolina Cobras in March 2000 but the transaction was voided.[5]

Madison Mad DogsEdit

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.[4]

Quad City SteamwheelersEdit

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.[4] He threw for 280 yards and three touchdowns in the ArenaCup victory over the Richmond Speed.[6]

New Jersey/Las Vegas GladiatorsEdit

McDonagh signed with the New Jersey Gladiators in November 2001.[6] He played for the Gladiators from 2002 to 2003, recording 107 touchdowns on 6,357 passing yards.[7]

Colorado CrushEdit

McDonagh signed with the Colorado Crush in November 2003.[8] He was released by the Crush on January 29, 2004.[9]

Columbus DestroyersEdit

McDonagh was signed by the Columbus Destroyers' practice squad on April 2, 2004.[10][11] He was promoted to the active roster on April 6, 2004.[10]

Bologna WarriorsEdit

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.[12]

AFL statisticsEdit

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rtg Att Yds TD
1999 Buffalo 13 32 40.6 179 3 0 82.68 3 5 0
2002 New Jersey 334 536 62.3 3,599 62 15 99.25 24 71 7
2003 Las Vegas 242 407 59.5 2,758 45 18 89.08 43 95 15
2004 Columbus 4 5 80.0 35 0 0 95.83 0 0 0
Career 593 980 60.5 6,571 110 33 94.48 70 171 22

Stats from ArenaFan:[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Holbrook, Mike (November 19, 1994). "Chicago Connection Lighting Up W. Michigan". chicagotribune.com. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141228042859/http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1994-11-19/sports/9411190165_1_western-michigan-great-football-al-molde. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "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.
  3. "Jay McDonagh". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/jay-mcdonagh-1.html. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "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.
  5. "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=45. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "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.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Jay McDonagh". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/players/Jay_McDonagh-1819/. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  8. "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.
  9. "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=98. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=103. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  11. "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.
  12. "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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