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Aaron Donald
DT #99
Height:
6-1
Weight:
285
Age:
24
College:
Pittsburgh
Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
48
SCK
9.0
FF
2
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 48 38 10 9.0 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 2 0
2014 STL 16 12 48 38 10 9.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 MIN L 6-34 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @TB W 19-17 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 DAL L 31-34 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @PHI L 28-34 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 SF L 17-31 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 SEA W 28-26 5 4 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @KC L 7-34 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
9 @SF W 13-10 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @ARI L 14-31 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 DEN W 22-7 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @SD L 24-27 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 OAK W 52-0 1 1 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @WAS W 24-0 4 2 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 ARI L 6-12 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 NYG L 27-37 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @SEA L 6-20 7 2 5 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Rams in the first round (13th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft (5/8/14).

PRO: Named to 2015 Pro Bowl...appeared in 16 games and started 12 as a Ram in 2014...posted 9.0 sacks, which led all rookies and are the most ever by a Rams’ rookie...was first Rams’ rookie selected to the Pro Bowl since RB Jerome Bettis in 1993.

2014 SEASON: Finished the season with 72 tackles (49 solo), 9.0 sacks and 38 quarterback pressures...from weeks 10-15, he had a sack in five straight games...also posted a team-high 17 tackles for loss on the season and coaches credited him with 32 quarterback pressures and 12 quarterback hits...his 9.0 sacks are the most ever by a Rams rookie regardless of position...vs. Minnesota (9/7): Made his NFL debut...recorded six tackles (five solo)...at Tampa Bay (9/14): Saw action on defense and special teams...recorded six tackles (five solo)...recorded his first career sack...vs. San Francisco (10/13): Made his first career start at defensive tackle...tallied seven tackles (five solo)...vs. Seattle (10/16): Started at defensive tackle...notched six solo tackles and 1.0 sack...at Kansas City (10/26): Started at defensive tackle...tallied three solo tackles and one forced fumble... at San Francisco (11/2): Started at defensive tackle...registered one solo tackle and 1.0 sack...vs. Denver (11/16): Started at defensive tackle...registered two solo tackles and 1.0 sack...at San Diego (11/23): Started at defensive tackle...notched seven tackles (four solo) and 1.0 sack...vs. Oakland (11/30): Started at defensive tackle...tallied five tackles (three solo) and 1.0 sack... at Washington (12/7): Started at defensive tackle...notched five tackles (two solo) and 1.0 sack...vs. Arizona (12/11): Recorded his 10th career start at defensive tackle...registered six tackles (two solo) and 1.0 sack...at Seattle (12/28): Started at defensive tackle...posted seven tackles (four solo) and 1.0 sack...led all rookies with 9.0 sacks.

COLLEGE: Recipient of the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (nation’s most outstanding defensive player), Chuck Bednarik (defensive player of the year), Outland Trophy (nation’s best offensive or defensive interior lineman) and Rotary Lombardi Award (nation’s most outstanding lineman or linebacker)...also named Athlon Sports National Defensive Player of the Year, CBSSports.com National Defensive Player of the Year and Lindy’s Sports National Defensive Player of the Year...named All-American first-team by The NFL Draft Report, American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Athlon Sports, ESPN.com, Football Writers Association of America, Lindy’s Sports, SI.com, Sporting News, USA Today and Walter Camp Football Foundation...was also the recipient of the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year Award by the league’s coaches, media and Athlon Sports...added All-ACC first-team honors...earned unanimous first-team All-American status, he became the first Pitt defensive player to accomplish that feat since legendary defensive end Hugh Green in 1980...started 30-of-51 games at Pittsburgh - 25 at strong-side defensive tackle and five at strong-side defensive end...recorded 181 tackles (115 solos) with 29.5 sacks for minus 200 yards, 66.0 stops for losses totaling 315 yards, 43 quarterback pressures, 11 pass deflections and six forced fumbles...ranks fourth in NCAA FBS history with his 66.0 tackles-for-loss...his 29.5 sacks and 28 solo sacks both ranked third among active play- ers, as his lost yardage via sacks (200) placed fourth...his 66 tackles-for-loss are the most by a Panther since the NCAA began recognizing that category in 1999... in 2013, earned Player of the Week honors for his performance vs. Virginia from the Bednarik Award and Athlon Sports...received National Player of the Week from the Bednarik Award vs. Georgia Tech and was also named ACC Player of the Week for that effort...closed out the regular schedule with Lott IMPACT Player of the Week and Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week recognition for the Syracuse clash...in 2012, earned third-team All-American honors from The NFL Draft Report after he led the team with 5.5 sacks for minus 36 yards, 18.5 stops for losses of 78 yards and eleven quarterback pressures...in 2011, received All-Big East Conference second-team honors from the league’s coaches...played in all thirteen games as a reserve defensive tackle in 2010.

PERSONAL: Attended Penn Hills (Pa.) High School, playing football for head coach Ron Graham...regarded as one of the most dominating defensive linemen in Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League Class AAAA ranks...selected first team All-State Class AAAA by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers Association each of his final two seasons...The Pennsylvania Football News All-Class AAAA, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WPIAL Class AAAA Player of the Year, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Fabulous 22” and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review “Terrific 25” choice compiled 63 tackles, including fifteen for loss and eleven sacks as a senior... also started at offensive guard and was a three-year starter on both sides of the ball...the Indians advanced to the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs in each of Donald’s three years as a starter...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic and was rated one of the country’s top 25 defensive tackles by Scout.com... his brother Archie played linebacker at Toledo...born Aaron Charles Donald...majored in Communications...son of Anita Goggins and Archie Donald...resides in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania...partici- pated in numerous community events, including Coach Fisher & Friends Celebrity Softball game, the 6th Annual Playground Build at Marygrove, United Way Kickoff to Charity Luncheon, St. Louis Rams Training Academy Youth Camp and the All-Community Team Ticket Prgram - Donald’s Drop Squad.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Rams in the first round (13th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft (5/8/14).

PRO: Named to 2015 Pro Bowl...appeared in 16 games and started 12 as a Ram in 2014...posted 9.0 sacks, which led all rookies and are the most ever by a Rams’ rookie...was first Rams’ rookie selected to the Pro Bowl since RB Jerome Bettis in 1993.

2014 SEASON: Finished the season with 72 tackles (49 solo), 9.0 sacks and 38 quarterback pressures...from weeks 10-15, he had a sack in five straight games...also posted a team-high 17 tackles for loss on the season and coaches credited him with 32 quarterback pressures and 12 quarterback hits...his 9.0 sacks are the most ever by a Rams rookie regardless of position...vs. Minnesota (9/7): Made his NFL debut...recorded six tackles (five solo)...at Tampa Bay (9/14): Saw action on defense and special teams...recorded six tackles (five solo)...recorded his first career sack...vs. San Francisco (10/13): Made his first career start at defensive tackle...tallied seven tackles (five solo)...vs. Seattle (10/16): Started at defensive tackle...notched six solo tackles and 1.0 sack...at Kansas City (10/26): Started at defensive tackle...tallied three solo tackles and one forced fumble... at San Francisco (11/2): Started at defensive tackle...registered one solo tackle and 1.0 sack...vs. Denver (11/16): Started at defensive tackle...registered two solo tackles and 1.0 sack...at San Diego (11/23): Started at defensive tackle...notched seven tackles (four solo) and 1.0 sack...vs. Oakland (11/30): Started at defensive tackle...tallied five tackles (three solo) and 1.0 sack... at Washington (12/7): Started at defensive tackle...notched five tackles (two solo) and 1.0 sack...vs. Arizona (12/11): Recorded his 10th career start at defensive tackle...registered six tackles (two solo) and 1.0 sack...at Seattle (12/28): Started at defensive tackle...posted seven tackles (four solo) and 1.0 sack...led all rookies with 9.0 sacks.

COLLEGE: Recipient of the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (nation’s most outstanding defensive player), Chuck Bednarik (defensive player of the year), Outland Trophy (nation’s best offensive or defensive interior lineman) and Rotary Lombardi Award (nation’s most outstanding lineman or linebacker)...also named Athlon Sports National Defensive Player of the Year, CBSSports.com National Defensive Player of the Year and Lindy’s Sports National Defensive Player of the Year...named All-American first-team by The NFL Draft Report, American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Athlon Sports, ESPN.com, Football Writers Association of America, Lindy’s Sports, SI.com, Sporting News, USA Today and Walter Camp Football Foundation...was also the recipient of the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year Award by the league’s coaches, media and Athlon Sports...added All-ACC first-team honors...earned unanimous first-team All-American status, he became the first Pitt defensive player to accomplish that feat since legendary defensive end Hugh Green in 1980...started 30-of-51 games at Pittsburgh - 25 at strong-side defensive tackle and five at strong-side defensive end...recorded 181 tackles (115 solos) with 29.5 sacks for minus 200 yards, 66.0 stops for losses totaling 315 yards, 43 quarterback pressures, 11 pass deflections and six forced fumbles...ranks fourth in NCAA FBS history with his 66.0 tackles-for-loss...his 29.5 sacks and 28 solo sacks both ranked third among active play- ers, as his lost yardage via sacks (200) placed fourth...his 66 tackles-for-loss are the most by a Panther since the NCAA began recognizing that category in 1999... in 2013, earned Player of the Week honors for his performance vs. Virginia from the Bednarik Award and Athlon Sports...received National Player of the Week from the Bednarik Award vs. Georgia Tech and was also named ACC Player of the Week for that effort...closed out the regular schedule with Lott IMPACT Player of the Week and Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week recognition for the Syracuse clash...in 2012, earned third-team All-American honors from The NFL Draft Report after he led the team with 5.5 sacks for minus 36 yards, 18.5 stops for losses of 78 yards and eleven quarterback pressures...in 2011, received All-Big East Conference second-team honors from the league’s coaches...played in all thirteen games as a reserve defensive tackle in 2010.

PERSONAL: Attended Penn Hills (Pa.) High School, playing football for head coach Ron Graham...regarded as one of the most dominating defensive linemen in Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League Class AAAA ranks...selected first team All-State Class AAAA by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers Association each of his final two seasons...The Pennsylvania Football News All-Class AAAA, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WPIAL Class AAAA Player of the Year, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Fabulous 22” and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review “Terrific 25” choice compiled 63 tackles, including fifteen for loss and eleven sacks as a senior... also started at offensive guard and was a three-year starter on both sides of the ball...the Indians advanced to the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs in each of Donald’s three years as a starter...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic and was rated one of the country’s top 25 defensive tackles by Scout.com... his brother Archie played linebacker at Toledo...born Aaron Charles Donald...majored in Communications...son of Anita Goggins and Archie Donald...resides in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania...partici- pated in numerous community events, including Coach Fisher & Friends Celebrity Softball game, the 6th Annual Playground Build at Marygrove, United Way Kickoff to Charity Luncheon, St. Louis Rams Training Academy Youth Camp and the All-Community Team Ticket Prgram - Donald’s Drop Squad.

 

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