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Nick McDonald

Date of birth : 1987-06-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Salinas, California, USA
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-02-01

Nick McDonald is an American football center/guard who is currently a member of the Green Bay Packers in the NFL.

Signed by Green Bay as a non-drafted free agent on April 30, 2010... A four-year letterman, he played in 44 games with 29 starts during his career at Grand Valley State (Allendale, Mich.)... Started all 15 games at LT for the Lakers as a senior, and was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year... Was the top vote getter among offensive linemen on his way to earning Daktronics, Inc. first-team honors... Also earned first-team All-American honors from the American Football Coaches Association, and was named to The Associated Press Little All-America team... Was a first-team All-America selection from Earned first-team All-GLIAC honors and helped lead GVSU to the 2009 NCAA DII National Championship Game... GVSU lost to Northwest Missouri State, 30-23, in the championship, but finished the season ranked No. 2 in the AFCA Division II Top 25 poll... Helped the Lakers rush for 227.5 yards per game (11th in the country) and have two RBs eclipse the 1,000-yard rushing mark on the season... Part of an offense that put up 450.1 yards per game (No. 12) and 35.9 points (No. 14)... Anchored a line that allowed only 0.6 sacks per game, which ranked No. 3 in the nation... Helped Lakers put up 290 rushing yards in semifinal win vs. Carson-Newman (Dec. 5)... Blocked for GVSU’s 346 rushing yards on 44 carries (7.9 avg.) vs. Tiffin (Oct. 3), one of three 300-yard rushing games the offense posted in ‘09... Earned second-team All-GLIAC honors as a junior in 2008 when he started all 12 games at RG... Key part of an offensive line that helped GVSU average 228.4 rushing yards per game and 429 yards of total offense... Member of an offense that ranked 10th in the nation in scoring (38.5 ppg) and 13th in the country in sacks allowed per game (1.08)... Played in 13 games with two starts as a sophomore, and also saw time on special teams... Appeared in all 14 games as a reserve offensive lineman as a redshirt freshman, and appeared on special teams... Earned Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year during his redshirt season.

Earned a B.S. in criminal justice... Earned All-Macomb Area Conference honors each of his final two seasons at Henry Ford High School in Sterling Heights, Mich. ... Was named all-area and all-county as a senior as a TE and DE... Lettered in football all four years of high school, and also earned one letter each in basketball, baseball, and track... Points to Gail Joseph, a family friend who took him in after his mother passed away from cancer when he was 14, as an inspiration in his life... Helped rebuild houses in Mississippi one summer during college... Enjoys watching movies, golfing and cooking... Lists Justified and Sons of Anarchy as his favorite television shows, and Saving Private Ryan and Blackhawk Down as his favorite movies... Enjoys reading military books, listing Fallen Angels as his favorite... Younger brother, Chris, is a sophomore offensive lineman at Michigan State.

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