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Clinton McDonald
DT #98
Height:
6-2
Weight:
297
College:
Memphis
Hometown:
Jacksonville, AR
Experience:
8
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 97 240 157 83 19 0 6 2 0 6 -- 3
2017 TB 14 29 18 11 5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2016 TB 12 36 25 11 3.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015 TB 6 31 21 10 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 TB 13 45 34 11 5 -- 2 1 0 3 3 3
2013 SEA 15 35 19 16 5.5 -- 2 1 0 3 3 3
2012 SEA 14 25 17 8 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 SEA 15 35 21 14 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CIN 8 4 2 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 97 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 TB 14 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 TB 12 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 TB 6 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 TB 13 -- -- 0 -- 2 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2013 SEA 15 -- -- 0 1 1 0 0 -- -- -- --
2012 SEA 14 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 SEA 15 1 0 0 -- 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0
2010 CIN 8 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Acquired By Bucs: 

Signed by Tampa Bay on March 12, 2014, as an unrestricted free agent from Seattle.

 

Originally Entered NFL: 

Originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round pick, (249th overall) of the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2009 NFL Draft. 

 

Career Highlights: 

Has played in 83 career games, with 33 starts, recording 2011 tackles, 14.0 sacks, five passes defensed, five fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

Has played in five career postseason games, with one start, recording 10 tackles and two fumble recoveries.

Since 2013, ranks 20th among defensive tackles with 147 tackles, tied for 15th with 14.0 sacks, and tied for 27th with four passes defensed.

His two interceptions since 2013 are tied for the most by a defensive lineman in the NFL.

Won Super Bowl XLVIII with the Seattle Seahawks.

Played for Cincinnati (2009-10) and Seattle (2011-13) before joining Tampa Bay.

Posted career-high eight tackles at Houston (9/27/15) and vs. Denver (10/2/16).

Has notched a career-high 1.5 two times – vs. Jacksonville (9/22/13) and vs. Denver (10/2/16). 

Tallied first career sack against Jacksonville (9/22/13), dropping Jaguars QB Chad Henne for a nine-yard loss.

Recorded first career interception against Minnesota (11/17/13).

Registered first career fumble recovery at St. Louis (11/20/11).

Made first career start at San Diego (11/27/11).

Made NFL debut against Pittsburgh (11/8/10).

 

2016 Highlights: 

Started all 12 games that he played and recorded 36 tackles, including six for loss. Added 3.5 sacks. 

Started and recorded one tackle in season-opening win at Atlanta (9/11).

Started and registered three tackles at Arizona (9/18).

Logged six tackles, including two for loss, vs. Los Angeles (9/25).

Tied career highs with eight tackles, including two for loss, and 1.5 sacks vs. Denver (10/2). 

Missed Games 5-8 with a hamstring injury. 

Returned to action with a sack in 36-10 win vs. Chicago (11/13).

Posted three tackles in win at Kansas City (11/20).

Recorded one tackle in 14-5 win vs. Seattle (11/27).

Collected four tackles in win at San Diego (12/4).

Logged three tackles in win vs. New Orleans (12/11).

Tallied four tackles and a sack at New Orleans (12/24).

Registered two tackles in win vs. Carolina (1/1).

 

College/Personal: 

Played four seasons at Memphis (2005-08), starting 33-of-48 games played, totaling 141 tackles and 11.5 sacks.

Voted first-team All-Conference USA as a senior, recording a team-leading 7.0 sacks.

Against Arkansas State as a senior, tied a school record with 4.0 sacks, earning C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Attended Jacksonville High School (Jacksonville, Arkansas).

A three-year letterman on the football team, earned Class 5-A all-state honors and was named to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s 5-A Top Prospects list.

Son of Larry and Bonnie McDonald

Born Clinton Myers McDonald on January 6, 1987 in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

 

Community: 

Hosts annual “Iron Sharpens Iron” Football and Cheer Camp in his hometown of Jacksonville, Arkansas for children.

In May 2016 and 2017, served as an honorary guest speaker at the Buccaneers annual General H Norman Schwarzkopf Military Family of the Year Awards at One Buccaneer Place.

In September 2016, represented the Buccaneers at the opening of “Glazer Family Field” at the Jackson Heights NFL YET Center.

In May 2016, greeted and addressed Team USA before it competed in the Invictus Games, the international Paralympic-style sports event for wounded, injured, or sick armed service members and veterans. 

Is active in the Buccaneers’ annual “Special Olympics Day” at Training Camp, leading the athletes through football drills and activities. 

Helped hand out candy to trick-or-treaters from Buccaneers Academy schools attending Lowry Park Zoo’s ZooBoo KIDS Halloween event in October 2015.

Paired up with United Way volunteers and students to install a “Learning Garden” at Davis Elementary in September 2015. 

In August 2015, visited patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa.

In March 2015, visited Hunter’s Creek Middle School in Orlando to lead students in PLAY 60 drills, present the school with a $10,000 PLAY 60 grant, and congratulate Bobby Sena for being named the national winner of the NFL PLAY 60 Super Kid competition.

Along with the defensive line, purchased toys and hosted a surprise shopping spree for underprivileged families in the “D-Line Does Christmas” event in December 2014, 2015 and 2016.

On Veterans’ Day 2014, greeted military service members at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital.

In September 2014, participated in a Buccaneers Academy ribbon-cutting ceremony and helped build an outdoor class at Sheehy Elementary in Tampa. 

In June 2014 and 2015, had his head shaved by children battling cancer as part of the Buccaneers Cut for a Cure to raise funds and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Acquired By Bucs: 

Signed by Tampa Bay on March 12, 2014, as an unrestricted free agent from Seattle.

 

Originally Entered NFL: 

Originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round pick, (249th overall) of the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2009 NFL Draft. 

 

Career Highlights: 

Has played in 83 career games, with 33 starts, recording 2011 tackles, 14.0 sacks, five passes defensed, five fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

Has played in five career postseason games, with one start, recording 10 tackles and two fumble recoveries.

Since 2013, ranks 20th among defensive tackles with 147 tackles, tied for 15th with 14.0 sacks, and tied for 27th with four passes defensed.

His two interceptions since 2013 are tied for the most by a defensive lineman in the NFL.

Won Super Bowl XLVIII with the Seattle Seahawks.

Played for Cincinnati (2009-10) and Seattle (2011-13) before joining Tampa Bay.

Posted career-high eight tackles at Houston (9/27/15) and vs. Denver (10/2/16).

Has notched a career-high 1.5 two times – vs. Jacksonville (9/22/13) and vs. Denver (10/2/16). 

Tallied first career sack against Jacksonville (9/22/13), dropping Jaguars QB Chad Henne for a nine-yard loss.

Recorded first career interception against Minnesota (11/17/13).

Registered first career fumble recovery at St. Louis (11/20/11).

Made first career start at San Diego (11/27/11).

Made NFL debut against Pittsburgh (11/8/10).

 

2016 Highlights: 

Started all 12 games that he played and recorded 36 tackles, including six for loss. Added 3.5 sacks. 

Started and recorded one tackle in season-opening win at Atlanta (9/11).

Started and registered three tackles at Arizona (9/18).

Logged six tackles, including two for loss, vs. Los Angeles (9/25).

Tied career highs with eight tackles, including two for loss, and 1.5 sacks vs. Denver (10/2). 

Missed Games 5-8 with a hamstring injury. 

Returned to action with a sack in 36-10 win vs. Chicago (11/13).

Posted three tackles in win at Kansas City (11/20).

Recorded one tackle in 14-5 win vs. Seattle (11/27).

Collected four tackles in win at San Diego (12/4).

Logged three tackles in win vs. New Orleans (12/11).

Tallied four tackles and a sack at New Orleans (12/24).

Registered two tackles in win vs. Carolina (1/1).

 

College/Personal: 

Played four seasons at Memphis (2005-08), starting 33-of-48 games played, totaling 141 tackles and 11.5 sacks.

Voted first-team All-Conference USA as a senior, recording a team-leading 7.0 sacks.

Against Arkansas State as a senior, tied a school record with 4.0 sacks, earning C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Attended Jacksonville High School (Jacksonville, Arkansas).

A three-year letterman on the football team, earned Class 5-A all-state honors and was named to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s 5-A Top Prospects list.

Son of Larry and Bonnie McDonald

Born Clinton Myers McDonald on January 6, 1987 in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

 

Community: 

Hosts annual “Iron Sharpens Iron” Football and Cheer Camp in his hometown of Jacksonville, Arkansas for children.

In May 2016 and 2017, served as an honorary guest speaker at the Buccaneers annual General H Norman Schwarzkopf Military Family of the Year Awards at One Buccaneer Place.

In September 2016, represented the Buccaneers at the opening of “Glazer Family Field” at the Jackson Heights NFL YET Center.

In May 2016, greeted and addressed Team USA before it competed in the Invictus Games, the international Paralympic-style sports event for wounded, injured, or sick armed service members and veterans. 

Is active in the Buccaneers’ annual “Special Olympics Day” at Training Camp, leading the athletes through football drills and activities. 

Helped hand out candy to trick-or-treaters from Buccaneers Academy schools attending Lowry Park Zoo’s ZooBoo KIDS Halloween event in October 2015.

Paired up with United Way volunteers and students to install a “Learning Garden” at Davis Elementary in September 2015. 

In August 2015, visited patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa.

In March 2015, visited Hunter’s Creek Middle School in Orlando to lead students in PLAY 60 drills, present the school with a $10,000 PLAY 60 grant, and congratulate Bobby Sena for being named the national winner of the NFL PLAY 60 Super Kid competition.

Along with the defensive line, purchased toys and hosted a surprise shopping spree for underprivileged families in the “D-Line Does Christmas” event in December 2014, 2015 and 2016.

On Veterans’ Day 2014, greeted military service members at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital.

In September 2014, participated in a Buccaneers Academy ribbon-cutting ceremony and helped build an outdoor class at Sheehy Elementary in Tampa. 

In June 2014 and 2015, had his head shaved by children battling cancer as part of the Buccaneers Cut for a Cure to raise funds and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

 

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