35  Mike McDonald
Mike McDonald

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Wilmington, NC

High School:
Eugene Ashley HS

Last College:
Lackawanna CC

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
07/30/1986

Experience:
TR


2009:


Played in 11 of 12 games on the defensive line and special teams...Finished the year second on the team in sacks (3)...Totaled 10 tackles with five solo stops, 3.5 TFLs, a forced fumble and a pass breakup...Had three tackles on special teams...Made his Memphis debut on special teams in the season opener against Ole Miss...Had one solo tackle against Middle Tennessee on a Memphis kickoff...Had a career high four tackles against UT Martin, including two assisted sacks for nine and eight yards...Had one solo tackle on defense against UCF...Lone tackle against UTEP came on a sack for a loss of eight yards in the fourth quarter...Made one solo tackle against Southern Miss that was a sack for a loss of five yards...Had two assisted tackles against East Carolina, including a TFL for a loss of three yards in the second quarter...Did not play against UAB...Had his first career pass breakup against Houston on a failed third down conversion.

Junior College:


Played two seasons for coach Mark Duda at Lackawanna Community College in Scranton, Pa....Totaled 38 tackles and 17 sacks in 2008...Also logged two fumble recoveries for touchdowns as a sophomore...Registered four sacks against Albright...Named Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2008...Lackawanna lost in the North Star Bowl Game to Rochester, 19-13...Selected as Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week twice in 2008 (Sept 8 & Sept. 22)...Was a second-team All-American...Registered 13 sacks as a freshman...Earned league Player of the Week honors twice in 2007 (Nov. 6 & Oct. 15)...Logged 70 tackles, 30 sacks, four defensive scores and 10 pass breakups in two seasons at Lackawanna.

Prep:


Prepped at Eugene Ashley High...Lettered three years in football and track...Logged 50 tackles and 17 sacks as a senior...Logged 40 tackles and 16 sacks as a junior...Was all-conference in football and track and field...Was an all-state honoree in the high jump.

Personal:


Michael McDonald is the son of Rick Middleton and Vanessa Middleton...Born July 30, 1986, in Wilmington, N.C.

McDonald's Career Defensive Statistics
YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT
2009 11/0 5 5 10 1 0 0 3.5-23 3-22 0-0

McDonald's Career Highs
Tackles 4 (vs. UT Martin 2009)
Solo Tackles 1 (5 games, lastat Southern Miss2009)
Assisted Tackles 3 (vs. UT Martin 2009)
Tackles For Loss 1 (3 games, last at Southern Miss 2009)
Sacks 1 (3 games, last at Southern Miss 2009)
Pass Breakups 1 (at Houston 2009)

McDonald's Game-By Game
Defense Opponent UT AT TT TFL SK FF PBU INT
9/6/09 Ole Miss 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0
9/12/09 MTSU 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0
9/19/09 UT Martin 1 3 4 1-9 1-9 0-0 0 0-0
9/26/09 Marshall 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0
10/3/09 UCF 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0
10/10/09 UTEP 1 0 1 1-8 1-8 0-0 0 0-0
10/17/09 Southern Miss 1 0 1 1-5 1-5 0-0 0 0-0
10/27/09 East Carolina 0 2 2 0.5-1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0
11/7/09 Tennessee 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0
11/14/09 UAB DNP
11/21/09 Houston 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0
11/27/09 Tulsa 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0

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