McDonough was a first-team selection by the Big 12 coaches after making 31 tackles, a pair of sacks and breaking up three passes. He heads into the Liberty Bowl with 84 career tackles, 13 tackles for loss and five sacks. He earned honorable mention honors on the AP team. McDonough earned honorable mention from the league's coaches for defensive lineman of the year.
Played in all 13 games, starting 12 ... finished with 34 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks ... posted at least one tackle in every game ... made career-high five tackles in win over Iowa ... recorded sacks against Texas A&M and Kansas State ... forced a fumble at Oklahoma ... recorded four tackles against Northern Iowa.
Played in every game last season, making one start ... finished season with 17 tackles ... made four tackles against Kansas State ... in Iowa State's 28-21 over Texas, made a huge fumble recovery of a batted ball one play after the Cyclones had turned it over ... had two tackles for a loss and a sack against Northern Iowa.
Played in one game.
Redshirted initial collegiate season.
Committed to Iowa State over Iowa and Kansas ... had 63 tackles and nine sacks as a junior ... 2007 second-team 4A all-state defensive lineman ... 2007 first-team all-state by Iowa Newspaper Association ... 2006 second-team Des Moines Register Class 4A all-state defensive lineman ... 2007 first-team all-conference ... fourth-rated recruit in the state of Iowa according to Rivals.com ... 26th-rated player in Midwest region per Scout.com ... Scout.com 65th-rated defensive end recruit and Rivals.com 47th-rated defensive end ... earned four letters in football ... coached by Gary Swenson.
Born Nov. 3, 1989 ... son of Erin and Scott McDonough ... kinesiology - health fitness management major.