Former Bruin Tevin McDonald transfers to Eastern Washington

Former Bruin S Tevin McDonald is headed to EWU.(USATSI)
Former Bruins S Tevin McDonald is headed to EWU. (USATSI)

UCLA's loss is now Eastern Washington's gain, as former Bruins safety Tevin McDonald has decided to transfer to the FCS powerhouse.

McDonald was dismissed from the UCLA program back in March for violating team rules, which reportedly included failing a drug test.

"After consultation with many people and having a long discussion with Tevin, we've determined that he deserves the opportunity to continue his collegiate career. We have high expectations of him off the field, in the classroom and on the field," EWU head coach Beau Baldwin said in a statement released Wednesday.

McDonald could begin practicing with the Eagles as soon as Thursday. Because he is transferring from the FBS to the FCS division, he will be eligible to play this fall.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound junior is the son of former USC All-American and NFL all-pro safety Tim McDonald and the brother of USC All-American safety T.J. McDonald. He led the Bruins secondary last year with 79 tackles. He also had one interception and eight pass deflections.

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