Ray McDonald

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Ray McDonald
McDonald at a 2008 preseason game
No. 91     San Francisco 49ers
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-09-02) September 2, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth: Pahokee, Florida
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 290 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school: Belle Glade (FL) Glades Central
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 3 / Pick: 97
Debuted in 2007 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles 134
Quarterback sacks 13.0
Forced fumbles 3
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Raymondo Antoine McDonald (born September 2, 1984) is an American football defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). McDonald played college football for the University of Florida, where he was a member of a BCS National Championship team. Thereafter, he was selected by the 49ers in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft.[1]

Early years[edit]

McDonald was born in Pahokee, Florida, in 1984.[2] He attended Glades Central High School in Belle Glade, Florida,[3] and played high school football for the Glades Central Raiders.[4] As a junior in 2000, he was a starting defensive lineman for the Glades Central Raiders team that won the Florida Class 3A state championship, and was named Palm Beach County Player of the Year as a senior in 2001.[4]

College career[edit]

McDonald accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida,[4] where he played for coach Ron Zook and coach Urban Meyer's Florida Gators football teams from 2002 to 2006.[5] The Gators coaching staff decided to redshirt him as a true freshman in 2002, and he worked with the Gators scout team.[4] McDonald was a team captain of the 2006 Gators squad that finished 13–1 and defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes 41–14 in the 2007 BCS National Championship Game to win the Gators' second national championship.[5] Following the 2006 season, he was recognized as a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection.[5]

Professional career[edit]

The San Francisco 49ers selected McDonald in the third round (ninety-seventh pick overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft,[6] and he has played for the 49ers during the four seasons since 2007.[7] To date, McDonald has played in 71 games with 24 starts, and has an interception return and a recovered fumble return, both resulting in touchdowns. In 2011 he signed a 5-year 20 million dollar extension with 7 million dollars in guaranteed money.[2] McDonald registered a career-high 5.5 sacks and 39 tackles during the 2011 regular season. On November 16, 2012, McDonald was fined $21,000 for a head shot against the St. Louis Rams.[8] On August 31, 2014, McDonald was arrested and charged with felony domestic violence.[9]

Personal life[edit]

McDonald's father, Ray McDonald, Sr., was a four-year letterman for the Florida Gators from 1982 to 1985 and was a standout wide receiver on the 1985 Gators team that finished 9–1–1.[4][5]

In late 2014, McDonald has been the focus of an investigation into an August 31, 2014 incident in which he is accused of hitting his pregnant fiancee.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ John Crumpacker, "Best chance is to pressure Pack," San Francisco Chronicle (November 22, 2009). Retrieved October 5, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Ray McDonald. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
  3. ^ databaseFootball.con, Players, Ray McDonald. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e GatorZone.com, Football History, 2006 Roster, Ray McDonald. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 89, 97, 98, 99, 125, 154, 183 (2011). Retrieved August 30, 2011.
  6. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 2007 National Football League Draft. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
  7. ^ National Football League, Current Players, Ray McDonald. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
  8. ^ "Fines roundup: Tim Dobbins of Texans fined for Jay Cutler hit". National Football League. 2012-11-16. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  9. ^ "49ers DL Ray McDonald charged with felony domestic violence". CBS Sports. 
  10. ^ Gantt, Darin. "Ray McDonald investigation ongoing, hearing postponed". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 


  • Carlson, Norm, University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2007). ISBN 0-7948-2298-3.

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