University of Iowa Athletics
LB

#25 Jayden McDonald

Height 6-1
Weight 220 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Suwanee, Ga.
High School North Gwinnett

2018 – – Redshirted . . . did not see any game action.

High school honors — Named Georgia High School Defensive Player of the Year by Georgia High School Coaches Association . . . earned first-team all-state, all-region, and all-county honors as a senior…named first-team all-state by GHSA and Atlanta Touchdown Club…named Gwinnett Daily Post Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. Career — Helped prep team earn first-ever state title as a senior, winning 14 straight games after opening the season with a three-point loss…recorded 100 tackles as a senior, with 60 solo stops and 40 assists, including 12 tackles for loss and 12 sacks…recorded four interceptions and scored four touchdowns, while causing three fumbles and recovering two fumbles…holds individual single-season school records for most defensive touchdowns (four) and tackles for loss (96)…team also set single-season school records for defensive touchdowns (10) and sacks (60.5)…team captain and Most Valuable Player as a senior…also lettered in basketball and track.

Personal — Born 11/28/99…business major…parents are Kristi Green and Jason McDonald…high school coach was Bill Stewart.