Rated as one of the top 20 defensive backs in the Lone Star state by Texas Football magazine ... Also a member of Texas Football's 2003 Top 300 list ... Ranked 11th on Waco Tribune-Herald's Central Texas top 25 list ... Two-year starter and three-year letterman for the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs twice earned all-district honors ... Recorded 55 tackles, eight pass breakups, one interception and a forced fumble for the 6-4 Bulldawgs as a senior ... Credited with 48 tackles, three interceptions and nine pass breakups as a junior when Copperas Cove finished 7-4 and earned a Class 4A Division II playoff bid ... One of McDonald's three interceptions as a junior was an 89-yard touchdown return against Odessa Permian ... Also played wide receiver as a prep ... Earned three letters in track ... Coached by Jack Welch at the District 13-5A school
Personal: The son of Wanda McDonald, Anthony Tyrone McDonald was born Feb. 13, 1986, in Neremburg, Germany.