96   Brian McDonald
Brian McDonald

Graduate Student

Westwood, Mass.

High School:
Hebron Academy

Last College:
Univ. of Minnesota-Morris

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 219



Program Record Seven Minutemen Earn MAC All-Academic Honors

The total marks a program record as a member of the Mid-American Conference.


UMass Football Drops Season Finale To Buffalo, 41-21

Bulls ground game too much for Minutemen to overcome on Senior Day.


UMass Football Postgame Notes vs. Buffalo


UMass Football Postgame Notes vs. Vanderbilt


UMass Football 2014 Season Preview

A look at the squad ahead of the season-opener versus Boston College on Saturday



FB VS. BUFFALO Photos by Thom Kendall '93



FB vs. BOWLING GREEN Photos by Thom Kendall '93


FB vs. BC

FB vs. BC Photos by Thom Kendall '93

As A Graduate Student In 2014: Game-By-Game Statistics
MAC All-Academic Team ... Was the first string punter for the Minutemen with 57 punts covering 2,150 yards (37.7 per punt) ... Landed 10 of his attempts inside the opposition's 20 yard line, had six more go for touchbacks and sent four punts at least 50 yards ... Made his Minuteman debut with six punts covering 253 yards for an average of 42.2 yards per attempt against Boston College (8/30), with three of those downed inside the 20 and two going for touchbacks ... Booted six punts 235 yards against Colorado (9/6), with two downed inside the 20 yard line ... Threw a fake punt pass to Rodney Mills for a 53-yard touchdown at Vanderbilt (9/13) and punted for 176 yards over five attempts (35.2 yards per punt) ... Punted five times at Penn State for 191 yards, with a long of 41 ... Added six punts covering 194 yards, with a long of 45 and one downed inside the 20 yard line against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Sent five punts 188 yards (37.6 per attempt) with a long of 44 yards in the win at Kent State (10/11) ... Punted twice for 76 yards (38.0 per attempt) with a long of 41 yards during the victory over Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Averaged 38.0 yards on three punts going 114 yards with a long of 40 yards and one touchback at Toledo (10/25) ... Put one punt inside the Ball State 20 yard line and averaged 32.2 yards over four attempts during the win on Nov. 12 ... Set career highs in punts (8), yards (387), longest punt (67) and average yards per punt (48.4) against Buffalo (11/30) in his final game with the Minutemen.

Before UMass: Played at the University of Minnesota-Morris as a junior in 2013 where he was second in the UMAC with a 37.9 yard punt average ... Earned Academic All-UMAC honors for the fall campaign ... Had a season-long punt of 60 yards, with eight of his attempts dropped inside the opposition's 20-yard line ... Averaged a game-high 51.3 yards per kick against Westminster on Oct. 12 ... Started his collegiate career at Sacred Heart in 2010 before he transferred to Fitchburg State, where he played quarterback from 2011-12 ... Was the starting QB at Fitchburg State in 2011, when he completed 77 passes for 807 yards and five touchdowns in 10 games ... Moved over to punter in 2012 where he had a 36.8 yard average along with 12 punts dropped inside the 20 and seven which were fair caught ... Earned NEFC All-Conference and MASCAC All-Academic honors ... Graduated Hebron Academy in Spring 2010 ... Was a member of the Hebron Academy football and basketball teams ... Two-year captain of the football team and earned 2009 all-academic player of the year.

Career Highs
Punt Attempts: 6, 3x, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
Punt Yards: 253, vs. Boston College (8/30/14)
Longest Punt: 49, vs. Boston College (8/30/14)
Passing Attempts: 1, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
Passing Completions: 1, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
Passing Yards: 53, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
Longest Pass: 53, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14) (to FB Rodney Mills)
Passing Touchdowns: 1, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14) (to FB Rodney Mills)

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