7 p.m. - Saturday, Sept. 5 - TDECU Stadium
Head Coach Tom Herman, selected student-athletes set to participate in Media Day in Newport, R.I.
Senior running back earns third preseason national watch list recognition
Senior running back named to national watch list for second straight season
McDonald named to third preseason national watch list
• 2015 Jim Thorpe Award Watch List
• 2015 Nagurski Trophy Watch List
• 2015 Dave Campbell's Preseason Best Defensive Back in Texas
• 2015 Dave Campbell's Preseason All-Texas First Team
• 2015 Athlon Sports Preseason AAC First Team
• 2015 Phil Steele's Preseason AAC First Team
• 2014 American Athletic Conference First Team
• 2014 Dave Campbell's Preseason All-Texas Second Team
• 2014 Phil Steele's Preseason AAC Second Team
• 2014 Athlon Sports Preseason AAC Third Team
• 2012-13 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2014: Started all 13 games in the 2014 season for the Cougars ... tallied eight total turnovers ... third in the league with five interceptions ... finished fourth in league with three fumble recoveries and eighth in league with three forced fumbles ... finished third on team with 75 tackles ... opened the year with a forced turnover in the first four games ... was eighth in the nation in interception return yards ... tenth in the nation with his three fumble recoveries ... recorded and co-led with nine tackles in Houston's comeback victory in the Armed Forces Bowl ... registered eight tackles at Cincinnati ... tallied six tackles and an interception in win over Tulsa ... finished the day with seven tackles and two turnovers forced vs. Tulane ... recovered a forced fumble in the endzone for a score to keep Houston's forced turnover streak alive at 32 straight games ... also recorded his fourth interception of the season in the game ... racked up six tackles and recorded the lone Houston forced turnover, an interception at USF ... tallied two tackles vs. Temple and at Memphis ... had seven tackles vs. UCF ... had seven straight games where he forced a turnover (2013-UNLV (2014)) with an interception returned for 29 yards vs. UNLV ... recorded a career-best nine tackles, his second forced fumble of the year and recovered a fumble for 28 yards at BYU ... vs. Grambling tallied five tackles, an interception, which was returned 53 yards and forced a fumble ... started vs. UTSA in the 2014 season opener ... totaled six tackles and Houston's first turnover of the year, a fumble recovery.
2013: Starting strong safety in all 13 games ... led The American Athletic Conference and ranked seventh nationally with six interceptions ... racked up 76 return yards on his six interceptions ... fourth on the team with 99 tackles ... hit double-digits in tackles in four games including a career-best 13 stops against BYU and SMU ... had tackles for loss in back-to-back games against UTSA and Memphis ... had a career-high two interceptions at Rutgers ... picked off a fourth-quarter pass he returned for 40 yards to seal Houston's win at Temple ... had interceptions in three straight games against Cincinnati, SMU and Vanderbilt to end the seeason ... recovered a fumble vs. Rice ... broke up passes vs. Rice, Memphis and USF.
2012: Played the final nine games of the season including three starts in the secondary ... finished the season with 35 tackles including one for a loss against East Carolina ... forced two fumbles and recovered another vs. Tulane ... picked off passes against UTEP and Marshall ... broke up one pass at Marshall.
High School: Three-star athlete by Rivals.com and has the ability to play a number of positions at the college level after starring as a dual-threat quarterback for the Eagles ... played at Lawton for Head Coach Boone Copeland ... named the District 1-6A Co-Offensive Player of the Year ... ranked the No. 34 prospect out of Oklahoma by ESPN.com ... completed 49 percent of his throws and passed for 739 yards as a senior ... added 1,274 yards on the ground with 11 TDs in the option system ... rushed for 1,042 yards and threw for 879 yards as a junior ... scored 17 total TDs that season.
Personal: Majoring in kinesiology ... son of Angela Ramirez and Quinton McDonald ... has volunteered with the Salvation Army.
Adrian McDonald's Career Bests