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Clinton McDonald
DT #98
Height:
6-2
Weight:
297
Age:
28
College:
Memphis
Hometown:
Jacksonville, AR
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

TCKL
1
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 144 93 51 10.5 0 5 2 6 -- 3 0 0 5
2014 TB 13 13 45 34 11 5.0 -- 2 1 3 3 3 0 0 2
2013 SEA 15 1 35 19 16 5.5 -- 2 1 3 3 3 0 0 2
2012 SEA 14 0 25 17 8 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 SEA 15 1 35 21 14 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2010 CIN 8 0 4 2 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 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 65 career games, with 15 starts, recording 144 tackles, 10.5 sacks, five passes defensed, four fumble recoveries and two interceptions.
  • Has played in five career postseason games, with one start, recording 10 tackles and two fumble recoveries.
  • Ranks 10th among defensive tackles over the last two seasons with 10.5 sacks.
  • His two interceptions since 2013 are tied for the most by a defensive lineman in the NFL (Haloti Ngata, Justin Tuck, DeMarcus Ware).
  • Won Super Bowl XLVIII with the Seattle Seahawks.
  • Played for Cincinnati (2009-10) and Seattle (2011-13) before joining Tampa Bay.
  • 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).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Started all 13 games in which he played, collecting 45 tackles, including nine for loss, five sacks, one interception, two passes defensed and two fumble recoveries.
  • Despite missing three games, among NFL defensive tackles, ranked 14th in tackles (45), tied for 16th in run stuffs (4), tied for 15th in sacks (5) and tied for second in interceptions (1).
  • Tied for 10th in the NFL with two fumble recoveries.
  • Started in Buccaneers debut vs. Carolina (9/7) and recorded one tackle.
  • Started vs. St. Louis (9/14) and registered a career-high seven tackles along with his first sack as a Buccaneer.
  • Posted five tackles, including one for loss, at Atlanta (9/18).
  • Notched four tackles in win at Pittsburgh (9/28). Part of a defensive front that limited the Steelers, who entered the game with the NFL’s No. 1-ranked rushing attack, to 85 yards on 27 carries (3.1 avg.).
  • Registered one tackle at New Orleans (10/5).
  • Collected five tackles, including two for loss, vs. Baltimore (10/12).
  • Posted two tackles and a half-sack vs. Minnesota (10/26).
  • Recorded four tackles, including one for loss, and his second career interception at Cleveland (11/2).
  • Notched two tackles and a sack vs. Atlanta (11/9).
  • Registered four tackles, one sack and two quarterback hits in win at Washington (11/16).
  • Recorded one sack, one fumble recovery and two tackles, including one for loss, at Chicago (11/23) for defense that limited the Bears to 204 total yards.
  • Inactive Weeks 13-15 with hamstring injury.
  • Returned to starting role and accumulated six tackles and one fumble recovery vs. Green Bay (12/21).
  • Tallied four tackles, one sack and one pass defensed, which was intercepted by the Buccaneers, vs. New Orleans (12/28).

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:

  • 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.
  • 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 65 career games, with 15 starts, recording 144 tackles, 10.5 sacks, five passes defensed, four fumble recoveries and two interceptions.
  • Has played in five career postseason games, with one start, recording 10 tackles and two fumble recoveries.
  • Ranks 10th among defensive tackles over the last two seasons with 10.5 sacks.
  • His two interceptions since 2013 are tied for the most by a defensive lineman in the NFL (Haloti Ngata, Justin Tuck, DeMarcus Ware).
  • Won Super Bowl XLVIII with the Seattle Seahawks.
  • Played for Cincinnati (2009-10) and Seattle (2011-13) before joining Tampa Bay.
  • 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).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Started all 13 games in which he played, collecting 45 tackles, including nine for loss, five sacks, one interception, two passes defensed and two fumble recoveries.
  • Despite missing three games, among NFL defensive tackles, ranked 14th in tackles (45), tied for 16th in run stuffs (4), tied for 15th in sacks (5) and tied for second in interceptions (1).
  • Tied for 10th in the NFL with two fumble recoveries.
  • Started in Buccaneers debut vs. Carolina (9/7) and recorded one tackle.
  • Started vs. St. Louis (9/14) and registered a career-high seven tackles along with his first sack as a Buccaneer.
  • Posted five tackles, including one for loss, at Atlanta (9/18).
  • Notched four tackles in win at Pittsburgh (9/28). Part of a defensive front that limited the Steelers, who entered the game with the NFL’s No. 1-ranked rushing attack, to 85 yards on 27 carries (3.1 avg.).
  • Registered one tackle at New Orleans (10/5).
  • Collected five tackles, including two for loss, vs. Baltimore (10/12).
  • Posted two tackles and a half-sack vs. Minnesota (10/26).
  • Recorded four tackles, including one for loss, and his second career interception at Cleveland (11/2).
  • Notched two tackles and a sack vs. Atlanta (11/9).
  • Registered four tackles, one sack and two quarterback hits in win at Washington (11/16).
  • Recorded one sack, one fumble recovery and two tackles, including one for loss, at Chicago (11/23) for defense that limited the Bears to 204 total yards.
  • Inactive Weeks 13-15 with hamstring injury.
  • Returned to starting role and accumulated six tackles and one fumble recovery vs. Green Bay (12/21).
  • Tallied four tackles, one sack and one pass defensed, which was intercepted by the Buccaneers, vs. New Orleans (12/28).

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:

  • 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.
  • 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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