96   Brian McDonald
Brian McDonald

Graduate Student

Westwood, Mass.

High School:
Hebron Academy

Last College:
Univ. of Minnesota-Morris

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 219



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. BC

FB vs. BC Photos by Thom Kendall '93

As A Graduate Student In 2014: Game-By-Game Statistics
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).

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.


    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Sept 27
    vs Bowling Green 3:00 PM gametracker
    Saturday, Oct 4
    at Miami (Oh) 2:30 PM
    Saturday, Oct 11
    at Kent State TBA
    Saturday, Oct 18
    vs Eastern Michigan TBA gametracker
    Saturday, Oct 25
    at Toledo 2:00 PM
    Wednesday, Nov 12
    vs Ball State 8:00 PM gametracker
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