2011:Named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention by the conference's coaches. 2009:The Sporting News Freshman All-Big 12.
Tabbed Second Team All-Big 12 by the league's coaches, Third Team All-Big 12 by Phil Steele Magazine and All-Big 12 Honorable Mention by the Associated Press ... Selected to Senior Bowl and College Football Performance Awards Watch Lists before the season ... Started at free safety in all 12 games ... Finished eighth in the Big 12 with 92 tackles and tied for 10th with three interceptions ... Returned four punts for 39 yards, avering 9.8 yards per return ... Set a career-high with two interceptions, including one he returned 30 yards, against South Dakota State ... Became first Jayhawk to record multiple interceptions in a game since Darrell Stuckey in 2008 ... Collected a career-best 12 stops against TCU and matched that total against Oklahoma State and at West Virginia.
His TCU game totals included nine solo stops, two forced fumbles, 1.5 TFLs and his first sack of the season ... Added eight tackles at Northern Illinois ... Had an assisted TFL against NIU ... Recorded a career high 10 solo tackles against Oklahoma State and 12 total stops ... Also added a 19-yard punt return against OSU ... Tallied a team-best eight tackles at Oklahoma, including seven solos ... Picked off a pass and collected six solo tackles at Texas Tech ... Recorded 12 stops, including a solo TFL, in season finale at West Virginia.
Started at strong safety in all 12 games ... Finished 12th in the conference with 90 tackles ... Tied for sixth in Big 12 with 67 solo tackles ... Tallied 11 tackles in three-straight games: at Texas, at Iowa State and against Baylor ... Recorded eight unassisted tackles against McNeese State ... Followed up with five tackles and a pass breakup against Northern Illinois ... Recorded first career sack and a pass breakup at Georgia Tech ... Had six tackles against Texas Tech and at Oklahoma State ... Collected nine stops against Oklahoma, including one tackle behind the line of scrimmage ... Also added a pass breakup ... Made eight stops against Kansas State ... Upped his career-best numbers with 11 tackles at Texas, including eight solo stops ... Made a career-high 10 solo stops at Iowa State, including two behind the line of scrimmage ... Also forced a fumble and recorded first interception of the season at ISU ... Recorded 11 tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage, against Baylor ... Also forced a fumble and added two pass breakups against the Bears ... Made five solo stops at Texas A&M ... Scored first collegiate touchdown on a 57-yard interception return against Missouri ... Also tallied eight tackles and one TFL against the Tigers ... Had two punt returns for 23 during the year.
Started on both offense and defense, while returning kickoffs during the year... Started eight of the first 10 games at wide receiver before starting at safety in the final two contests of the season... Offensively he tied for third on the team with 19 catches for 240 yards and one touchdown... Also rushed six times for 31 yards... Had a season-high five catches for 44 yards and a touchdown against then-No. 15 Georgia Tech... His 65 yards on four catches against Kansas State were a season-best... Caught at least one pass in each of the first nine games... Moved to safety where he started against Oklahoma State and Missouri... Recorded eight tackles against OSU and five vs. Missouri... Also had an interception and a pass broken up against Missouri... Had 16 tackles on the year... Returned 14 kickoffs for a 19.1 average with a long of 33.
Named to The Sporting News Freshman All-Big 12 team... Played in every game as a true freshman, seeing time on offense, defense and special teams... Was the fourth wide receiver and started six games... Recorded 33 receptions for 318 yards on the year... Caught two passes for 49 yards, including a season-long 42-yarder in season-opener against Northern Colorado... Had a season-best seven catches for 46 yards against Southern Mississippi... Reached 40 receiving yards three times on the year as he also had 48 at UTEP... Caught at least one pass in 11 of 12 games (shutout against Nebraska)... Returned 21 kickoffs for an 18.8 average with a long of 47 yards... Also returned three punts for three yards... Saw time on defense for the last half of the season starting with the Colorado game... Recorded an interception and had a season-best three tackles at Texas Tech... Had five tackles on the year.
Played running back and defensive back for three years at Scioto HS... An all-district second team selection... Recorded 37 tackles and one interception in seven games as a senior... Offensively, rushed 87 times for 432 yards and six touchdowns, while catching eight passes for 135 yards and one score... Completed four of five passes for 78 yards and another touchdown... Returned 12 punts for a 21.4 average and one touchdown and four kickoff returns for a 22.0 average... As a junior he led the team in rushing with 1,008 yards and 10 touchdowns on 173 carries in 10 games... Also had 27 receptions for 288 yards and two scores... Defensively he had 29 tackles, one interception and five PBUs... As a sophomore he was second on the team in rushing with 386 yards and five touchdowns on 87 carries... Caught 25 passes for 331 yards and two touchdowns as well... An all-district basketball selection... Was on the honor roll.
Son of Nikki McDougald and Anthony Hairston... Has three siblings... Major is communication studies... Cooking is one of his hobbies.