Andrew McDonald (American football)

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Andrew McDonald
No. 69 – San Antonio Commanders
Personal information
Born: (1988-09-08) September 8, 1988 (age 30)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Warren Central
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics
Games played:2
Games started:0
Player stats at

Andrew McDonald (born September 8, 1988) is an American football offensive tackle for the San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). He began his NFL career with the Miami Dolphins after being undrafted out of Indiana University in 2012.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

After going undrafted, McDonald was invited to participate in the Miami Dolphins' rookie mini-camp. In May 2012, he was officially signed by the team.[3]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

McDonald was waived by the Carolina Panthers on August 30, 2014 for final roster cuts before the start of the 2014 season. He was signed to the team's practice squad the next day.[4]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

On September 9, 2014, McDonald was signed away from the Panthers practice squad by the Seattle Seahawks.[5]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

McDonald signed with the Indianapolis Colts on December 2, 2014.[6]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

McDonald was claimed off of waivers by the Cleveland Browns on December 16, 2014.[7] On September 5, 2015, he was waived by the Browns.[8] On the following day, he cleared waivers and was signed to the Browns' practice squad.[9] On October 5, 2015, he was released by the Browns.[10]

Houston Texans[edit]

McDonald was signed by the Houston Texans January 4, 2016 to play in their Wild Card match up, against the Kansas City Chiefs in place of the injured Duane Brown. On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Texans.[11]

San Antonio Commanders (AAF)[edit]

On August 20, 2018, McDonald signed with the San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football.[12]

Personal life[edit]

McDonald was identified in the Wells Report as "Player A," one of the personnel bullied by Richie Incognito and other members of the Dolphins.[13]

In May 2014, McDonald underwent surgery to treat testicular cancer. He recovered in time to participate in the Panthers 2014 training camp.[14]


  1. ^ "Andrew McDonald Bio". Indiana University. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
  2. ^ Gould, Izzy (May 14, 2012). "Miami Dolphins announce signing of OT Andrew McDonald". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
  3. ^ Nogle, Kevin (May 14, 2012). "Miami Dolphins Sign Tackle Andrew McDonald". Retrieved 2014-09-09.
  4. ^ Strickland, Bryan (August 31, 2014). "Panthers sign 10 to practice squad". Retrieved 2014-09-02.
  5. ^ Kelly, Danny (Sep 9, 2014). "Seahawks sign OT Andrew McDonald". Retrieved 2014-09-09.
  6. ^ Wilkening, Mike. "Colts sign OT Andrew McDonald, waive TE Weslye Saunders". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  7. ^ Wilson, Aaron (December 16, 2014). "Browns Add Andrew McDonald, cut Zac Diles". National Football Post. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  8. ^ "Cleveland Browns reduce roster to 53". September 5, 2015. Archived from the original on November 7, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  9. ^ "Browns sign eight to practice squad". September 6, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  10. ^ "Browns sign OL Ronald Patrick to practice squad". October 5, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  11. ^ "TRANSACTIONS: Texans down to 53-man roster". Archived from the original on 2017-08-26. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  12. ^ Songer, Cameron (August 21, 2018). "Former Reagan QB highlights list of 11 players added to San Antonio pro football roster". KENS. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  13. ^ Maldy, Brendan (February 15, 2014). "Andrew McDonald says he is 'Player A' in Incognito report, has "no problem" with Dolphin organization". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
  14. ^ Katzowitz, Josh (June 18, 2014). "Panthers OT Andrew McDonald undergoes cancer surgery". CBS Sports. Retrieved July 3, 2014.

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