McDonald Falls, Quickly a San Diego Charger

LaMarcus McDonald was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent earlier this week. McDonald attended TCU, same as LaDainian Tomlinson.

LaMarcus McDonald, who was named All-Conference and Conference-USA defensive player of the year as a senior, led TCU with 118 tackles and 81/2 sacks.

McDonald recorded 231 tackles (147 solos) with 161/2 sacks, 56 stops behind the line of scrimmage for losses of 236 yards, 7 quarterback pressures, 9 pass deflections, 4 forced fumbles and 5 fumble recoveries in a career spanning 34 games at TCU.

McDonald isn't the biggest linebacker and he isn't the fastest, but he's an instinctive player that has a knack for making plays behind the line of scrimmage similar to a number of linebackers the Chargers have on their roster currently.

At 6-1, 227 pounds, McDonald is considered undersized to play linebacker, and slow 40 times (in the 4.9-5.0 range) dropped him out of the draft despite getting as high as a fifth round projection by some draft experts.


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