Awards and Honors
Iowa State Defensive Lineman of the Year (2012)
All-Big 12 First Team (Coaches - 2012)
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (Associated Press - 2012)
Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year Honorable Mention (Coaches - 2012)
Phil Steele’s College Football Preview All-Big 12 Second Team (2012)
Started all 13 games … earned All-Big 12 First-Team honors … earned honorable mention from Big 12 coaches for Defensive Lineman of the Year … finished season 36 tackles, 5.5 for loss … had a pair of sacks … made season-high seven tackles at TCU … had five stops vs. Tulsa in the Liberty Bowl game … finished career with 89 tackles, 13 for loss and five sacks … broke up three passes.
Played in all 13 games, starting 12 … finished with 34 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks … posted at least one tackle in every game … made career-high five tackles in win over Iowa … recorded sacks against Texas A&M and Kansas State … forced a fumble at Oklahoma … recorded four tackles against Northern Iowa.
Played in every game last season, making one start … finished season with 17 tackles … made four tackles against Kansas State … in Iowa State’s 28-21 over Texas, made a huge fumble recovery of a batted ball one play after the Cyclones had turned it over … had two tackles for a loss and a sack against Northern Iowa.
Played in one game.
Redshirted initial collegiate season.
Committed to Iowa State over Iowa and Kansas ... had 63 tackles and nine sacks as a junior ... 2007 second-team 4A all-state defensive lineman ... 2007 first-team all-state by Iowa Newspaper Association ... 2006 second-team Des Moines Register Class 4A all-state defensive lineman ... 2007 first-team all-conference ... fourth-rated recruit in the state of Iowa according to Rivals.com ... 26th-rated player in Midwest region per Scout.com ... Scout.com 65th-rated defensive end recruit and Rivals.com 47th-rated defensive end ... earned four letters in football ... coached by Gary Swenson.
Born Nov. 3, 1989 ... son of Erin and Scott McDonough ... kinesiology – health fitness management major.