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Aaron Donald
Team
Round1
Selection13 (13 overall)
PositionDefensive Tackle
SchoolPittsburgh
YearSR
Born5/23/1991
Height6-1
Weight285
High SchoolPenn Hills (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Player Background
Most decorated defensive player in 2013 after winning the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award, Outland Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award during final campaign at Pittsburgh ... Earned unanimous First-Team All-America recognition, the first Panthers player to receive such praise in more than three decades (Hugh Green, 1980) ... Named the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year by the league's coaches and media as he finished the campaign as the nation's leader in tackles for loss with 2.2 per game ... First-Team All-Big East pick as a junior, leading the league with 1.54 TFL per game ... All-Big East Second Team selection by league coaches in 2011 after playing every down lineman position over the course of the campaign ... Registered 59 tackles, 28.5 TFL, 11 sacks, 16 quarterback hurries, four forced fumbles and a blocked extra point over the course of 13 games in 2013 ... Finished career with 181 total stops, a staggering 66.0 TFL, 29.5 sacks and 11 pass breakups ... Uses his body very well, shows strong skills and speed for a big man ... Needs to improve when defending the run and will have to work even harder to compensate for being somewhat undersized.


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