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J.T. McDonald
J.T. McDonald

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Flower Mound, Texas

High School:
Flower Mound

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 220

Position:
Running Back

Birthdate:
05/17/1989

Experience:
2L

Major:
Management


Career Note: Two-year letterman has 122 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 40 carries to go along with five catches for 65 yards and a score on offense while returning four kickoffs for 57 yards for his career...expected to provide depth at running back in 2010.

2009: Played in five games as a junior, seeing time against Tulsa (9/4), Houston (10/17), Southern Miss (10/24), LSU (10/31) and UTEP (11/7)...carried the ball just three times all season, all carries coming against Houston when he finished with minus-two yards rushing.

2008: Saw action in seven games as a sophomore, including starts at Tulsa (11/22) and at Memphis (11/29)...finished second on the team in rushing touchdowns (3) while ranking third in total touchdowns (4), carries (37) and rushing yards (124), fourth in points scored (24), fifth in total offense (124) and 10th in all-purpose yards (246)...also hauled in five passes for 65 yards and a score while returning four kickoffs for 57 yards...posted a career-best 108 all-purpose yards vs UAB (11/15) after running for 41 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries while catching three passes for 67 yards and a score...posted a career-high 15 carries and 53 rushing yards at Tulsa.

2007: Did not play as a true freshman.

High School: Three-year letterman at Flower Mound High for coach Cody Vanderford...a two-time first-team all-District 6-5A honoree, helped the Jaguars go 8-3, win the District 6-5A title and advance to the state playoffs for the first time in school history as a senior...named second-team all-region after posting 1,560 all-purpose yards and scoring 18 touchdowns in his final prep season...ran for 1,234 yards and five scores as a junior...also lettered four years in track and field.

Personal: Born Jonathan Taft McDonald on May 17, 1989, in Dallas, Texas...son of Shirley McDonald...cousins, Shawn and Stacy Andrews, play professional football in the NFL...majoring in management.

McDonald's Career Offensive Statistics

Year GP-GS Rush Yds Avg. TD Long Rec Yds Avg. TD Long
2008 7-2 37 124 3.4 3 13 5 65 13.0 1 38
2009 5-0 3 -2 -0.7 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Career 12-2 40 122 3.0 3 13 5 65 13.0 1 38

McDonald's Career Return Statistics

Year GP-GS PR Yds Avg. TD Long KOR Yds Avg. TD Long
2008 7-2 0 0 0.0 0 0 4 57 14.2 0 20
2009 5-0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Career 12-2 0 0 0.0 0 0 4 57 14.2 0 20