Ricardo McDonald
No. 56, 54     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-11-08) November 8, 1969 (age 50)
Place of birth: Kingston, Jamaica
Career information
College: Pittsburgh
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 4 / Pick: 88
Debuted in 1992 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1999 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Sacks     14.5
Interceptions     1
Games played     119
Stats at NFL.com

Ricardo McDonald (born 1969-11-08) is a former linebacker in the National Football League that played for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Chicago Bears. He played college football for the University of Pittsburgh.

His twin brother Devon McDonald played linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts[1] and the Arizona Cardinals.

He played for Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey under Coach Barrett 'Barry' Rosser. Joe Louis Clark was the school's Principal during his attendance there, as depicted in the film Lean on Me.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 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.
  2. Idec, Keith. "Where are they now? Eastside's Ricardo McDonald", The Record (Bergen County), March 7, 2011. Accessed May 5, 2012. "While many of them suffer from debilitating physical ailments, financial difficulties and marital problems that often lead to divorce in their post-NFL lives, McDonald is in good physical condition, is a happily married father of four and is part-owner of a thriving truck stop 90 minutes outside of Pittsburgh, where the ex-Eastside star was a collegiate standout for the Panthers.... He and his twin brother, former Kennedy star and NFL linebacker Devon McDonald, were among the best high school football players in North Jersey during the 1980s. They also experienced personal tragedy that made them want to provide positive examples to Paterson’s youth."

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