|Birth Date:||August 9, 1990|
|Hometown:||Redwood City, Calif.|
Originally a receiver, Cory made the move to the defensive side of the ball during 2011 spring drills...impressive in his work ethic and hustle as a member of the special teams as a redshirt freshman...heads into 2012 projected to play at Renegade linebacker...does all the little things needed to be successful... has made five appearances on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
AT TECH (In 2011): Saw increased playing time his second season on the gridiron for the Golden Eagles, making appearances in all 11 games on the defensive side of the ball...totaled 18 tackles on the year with six coming against Maryville College on Sept. 8...Had nine unassisted stops over the course of the season...recorded one pass breakup against EIU on Sept. 17...
AT TECH (In 2010): Cory was a member of Tech's special teams during his first season in action, and played on kickoff cover squad...played in six contests.
AT TECH (In 2009): Cory was a redshirt member of the Tech roster in his first season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Cory was a two-year varsity starter for Woodside High School in Woodside, California...as a junior he was chosen the team's Most Valuable Defensive Back when he had 64 solo tackles, 48 assists, three fumble recoveries, three interceptions and 12 passes defended...named to the all-county defensive team...also spent some time as the backup QB and running back...as senior, he was named team captain, was the starting quarterback on a CCS semi-finalist team....threw for more than 1,000 yards with 12 touchdowns and rushed for nine touchdowns,...was the team's second-leading rusher with 823 yards...named San Mateo County athlete of the week, Most Valuable offensive player for the team as well as all-league and all-Daily News...also a three-year starting point guard on the varsity basketball team where he was a team captain and named to all-league teams both his junior and senior years.
PERSONAL: The son of Joe and Sue McDonald, both athletic directors and coaches...full name is Cory James McDonald...birthdate is August 9, 1990...majoring in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness.