Adrian McDonald
Adrian  McDonald


Lawton, Okla.

High School:
Eisenhower HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 205


• 2015 Phil Steele's AAC Third Team
• 2015 The American Athletic Conference's Second Team

• 2015 Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalist
• 2015 Wuerffel Trophy 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

2015: Ended his career with Houston career record for interceptions with 17 and second on the UH career chart for interception return yards with 286 ... also ranks third on the Houston career fumble recoveries chart with seven and fifth on the UH career forced fumbles list with seven ... team captain, started in all 14 games at safety for the Cougars ... was second on the Houston team with 92 tackles ... totaled seven tackles in Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl win over Florida State ... had six tackles including one for a loss of four yards in the win over Temple in the American Championship game ... tied a season-high with 10 tackles in win over Navy ... tallied eight tackles and a half tackle for loss in win over Memphis ... had seven tackles and a forced fumble in win over Cincinnati ... broke the school record for career interceptions with his 17th career pick in shutout win over Vanderbilt ... also added five tackles, the first sack of his career vs. the Commodores ... tied the UH career record with his 16th career interception, while also tallying eight tackles in win at UCF ... recorded four tackles and a fumble recovery in win over SMU ... had seven tackles and a pass breakup in win at Tulsa ... racked up a team-best 10 tackles, forced a fumble and returned a fumble eight yards in win over Texas State ... notched his 15th career interception in a win at Louisville ... also tallied seven tackles vs. the Cardinals ... returned his 14th career interception 11 yards against Tennessee Tech ... also recorded five tackles and two quarterback hurries against the Golden Eagles.

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
Tackles: 13, 2x, last vs. SMU (2013)
Tackles for Loss: 1, 4x, last at Tulane (2015)
Sacks: 0.5, Vanderbilt (2015)
Interceptions: 2, at Rutgers (2013)
Interception Return: 53, Grambling (2014)
Fumbles Forced: 2, Tulane (2012)
Fumbles Recovered: 1, 7x, last vs. SMU (2015)
PBU: 1, 8x, last at UConn (2015)
QBH: 1, Vanderbilt (2015)

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