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Brian McDonald Athlete Profile

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Brian McDonald
Position: Running Back Height: 5-10 Weight: 210 Roster Years: 2000-2001 Hometown: Buena Vista, CA Last School: Cerritos Junior College


parents are George and Juanita ... older brother played receiver at Illinois ... plans to become a teacher after graduating ... recruited by Arizona State and UCLA.

Before BYU

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Buena Park High School in 1998 ... a three-year letterwinner in football ... served as team captain and earned MVP honors as a senior ... an All-CIF tailback and defensive back as a junior and senior ... named all-league as a sophomore, junior and senior ... a four-year letterwinner in basketball and track ... an all-league basketball player and ranked in the top-10 in rebounding in the county.

Other College

Played two seasons at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif. ... an all-state performer as a freshman and sophomore ... earned all-conference honors in both seasons at Cerritos ... recorded over 2,000 career yards, ranking fourth all-time at Cerritos.


Year     Gms   Rsh   Yds   Long   Avg.   TD   Rec   Yds   TD
2000 12 101 464 37 4.6 8 15 79 0

2000 | Junior Year

Played in all 12 games as a junior ... led BYU with eight rushing touchdowns ... ranked second with 455 yards on the season ... averaged 4.5 yards per carry ... registered a season-high 88 yards rushing against Air Force ... recorded 86 yards on the ground on 20 carries at Virginia, leading BYU to a come-from-behind, overtime victory ... scored three rushing touchdowns against the Cavaliers, including two TDs in the third quarter, marking the first time since 1996 a BYU running back scored three rushing TDs ... scored at least one touchdown in six of the Cougars' 12 games, including a three-yard score that gave BYU a 10-7 lead at Utah ... recorded 15 receptions for 79 yards, including a season-high 20-yard reception at Air Force.

2001 | Senior Year

Started five regular-season games for the Cougars before suffering a season-ending injury to right knee...recorded 47 carries for 251 yards and five touchdowns...totaled a season-high 18 carries for 108 yards and three touchdowns against Tulane...made eight receptions for 123 yards and one touchdown, including a 53-yard TD reception at Cal...a member of the 2001 MWC Championship team...helped BYU to a 12-2 record during the season, including a streak of 12 straight wins.