74 Thurman McDonald
74 Thurman McDonald
Birth Date: 05/30/1988
Height: 6-5
Weight: 335
Year: RS Senior
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
High School: E.E. Smith H.S.
Position: Offensive Line
2009: Did not play football for the Rams in 2009 due to recurring issues with a knee injury.

2008: Appeared in only two games for the Rams as he was hampered with a knee injury that limited his participation to only a pair of contests...Sat out spring practice to rehabilitate a knee that required patella reconstruction surgery in Nov. of 2008...Will return to full action in the fall of 2009...Made appearances in the Rams' loss to eventual MEAC Champion South Carolina State on Sept. 27 and in the loss at North Carolina Central on Nov. 15.

2007: Played in 10 games for the Rams with seven starts...Started the first seven games of the season for WSSU and appeared in the first 10 games, missing the final contest of the season at Norfolk State (Nov. 22)...Saw significant playing time on a young WSSU offensive line...Recorded no statistics.

2006: Appeared in no games for the Rams...Spent the entire 2006 season as a redshirt...Spent the year as a member of the practice squad.

Personal: McDonald rejoins the Rams in 2009 for his third season as an active member of the WSSU football team after successful 2007 and 2008 seasons and following a redshirt season in 2006...Will compete for playing time as an offensive tackle...A native of Fayetteville, N.C., he is a 2006 graduate of E.E. Smith High School where he was a two-year letterman for the Golden Bulls...The son of Thurman McDonald, Sr., and Charlotte Hood...A physical education major...Born in Fayetteville, N.C. on May 30, 1988...Nicknamed "Big Thurm."...Is a participant in the WSSU Department of Athletics Leadership Academy in 2007.