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McDonald carrying on USC torch

It was as a junior at Fresno (Calif.) Edison High School that T.J. McDonald made the decision to follow in the footsteps of his father, former All-Pro safety Tim McDonald, attending USC. Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine, McDonald said he never looked back. In fact, it is with a career under defensive mind Monte Kiffin - and those great bloodlines - that he believes he is this draft...
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Senior Bowl: McDonald gets a pick

Senior T.J. McDonald skipped out on the NFL Draft last year to return to USC for his final season of eligibility. McDonald is participating on the North team at the Senior Bowl and looks to prove he's prepared to take the next step.
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

USC players fought after bowl loss?

It is being reported that 10 to 15 members of the USC Trojans football team were involved in an altercation following the team's loss in the Sun Bowl.

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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

McDonald playing for infinite bragging rights

LOS ANGELES --- T.J. McDonald is a USC Trojan through and through. When he was "younger than I can remember" one of his most prized possessions was a USC sweatsuit. It was the first sweatsuit he ever owned and he loved it. The fact that the letters U, S, and C were on it couldn't make him happier, and he always loved USC. As he puts it, he's living a dream. After...
Via Fox Sports West
November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

McDonald continues to grow up a Trojan

LOS ANGELES --- Hes one half of USCs 7s Up duo, along with quarterback Matt Barkley. T.J. McDonald had a decision to make. Like his much heralded teammate and roommate last December, McDonald chose to return to school instead of entering the NFL Draft. As the leader of the Trojans defense, the USC two-time captain is living a dream. For the son of six-time All Pro and former Trojan...
Via Fox Sports West
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Preview: USC Trojans’ Safety TJ McDonald

2012-2013 Preseason NFL Draft Prospect Evaluations (Safeties) #7 TJ McDonald S, USC HT      6-3     WT     205 YR      SR      Pos      S Notables: Will be a 3rd Year Starter (23 Career Starts) 2011 Sporting News 1st Team All-American 2011 1st Team All Pac-12 163 Career Tackles Pros Makes plays on the ball in open space in the passing...
Via CJ Sports NFL Talk
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

USC Football: Robey, McDonald land on three preseason watchlists

The star-studded USC offense, led by senior quarterback Matt Barkley, will be the focus of considerable media attention this football season, but the much-maligned defense earned some headlines of its own last week, as cornerback Nickell Robey and safety T.J. McDonald were recognized on preseason watch lists for the Nagurski, Thorpe, and Bednarik awards. Senior safety T.J. McDonald...
July 16, 2012  |  Discuss

FSNext TV: McDonald Anxious for Season

Voluntary workouts on the field have begun for the Trojans. USC senior safety T.J. McDonald took a few minutes to discuss what the Trojans will be working on over the summer...
June 12, 2012  |  Discuss

McDonald leads the Trojans young defense

LOS ANGELES - When T.J. McDonald picked off a Matt Barkley pass at USC's practice on Thursday, it was reminder of what the Trojans could have been missing heading into 2012. It was a pass from one 7 to another. From one senior leader to another. From one Trojan who decided to forgo NFL riches for "Unfinished Business," yes, to another. Before Barkley stood up at...
Via Fox Sports West
March 24, 2012  |  Discuss

USC's T.J. McDonald to return for senior season

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...
Via Fox Sports West
December 21, 2011  |  1 Comment
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