Found December 22, 2011 on
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While waiting for star quarterback Matt Barkley to decide whether or not he will make himself available for the 2012 NFL draft, the USC Trojans got good news about the status of the team’s other No. 7. All-American safety T.J. McDonald has announced his intention to return to USC for his senior season.
The 6’3,” 205-pound safety is listed as the top junior at his position by ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper, and would have almost surely been a first-round pick had he decided to head to the next level.
McDonald’s father, Tim, was a two-time All-American at USC before spending 13 years in the NFL. The elder McDonald was a six-time Pro Bowler and was a member of the San Francisco 49ers when they won Super Bowl XXIX.
The younger McDonald had the following to say about USC and his time at the school:
“USC has been a powerful place for my family and it has been part of my entire life.
“I came to USC at a unique time, when we were on probation, and a bowl ban, and nobody on my ...
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USC safety T.J. McDonald announced Wednesday that he would forgo the opportunity to make himself available for the NFL draft and return to USC for his senior season.
McDonald, named to several All-America teams, said he seriously pondered turning pro, but reconsidered once he returned home to Fresno after finals.
I was gone, he said in a phone interview. I was ready to chase my...
USC junior All-American safety T.J. McDonald announced today that he will return to USC for his 2012 senior season.
USC junior safety T.J. McDonald announced Wednesday that he would be returning for his final season with the Trojans in 2012.
Safety wants to finish what he started with Trojans, passing up a chance to go to the NFL. Matt Barkley still to decide his future.Safety wants to finish what he started with Trojans, passing up a chance to go to the NFL. Matt Barkley still to decide his future.
USC has already lost two outstanding interior linemen in Matt Kalil and Nick Perry to the NFL Draft. Fortunately for the Trojans, they’ll be able to keep their other key defensive players. Safety T.J. McDonald announced today that he would be returning for the 2012 season after finishing third on the team in total tackles…