All-American: Tommy McDonald

Rufus Alexander
Tommy McDonald

Tommy McDonald, HB/DB - 1955, 1956
Tommy McDonald was named to the Associated Press All-America teams in both 1955 and 1956. During the 1955 season, the two time all-conference selection became the first OU player to score a touchdown in every game of a season.

The explosive running back from Albuquerque, N.M., received a number of awards during his career, including the 1956 Maxwell Memorial Award and The Sporting News award. Both awards are given to the player of the year. McDonald was inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 1985.

Not only a great running back, McDonald was also a deadly passer. He completed 28 of 44 passes during his career, good for a 72% average.

He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles during the third round in 1957. He was inducted into the National Football League Hall of Fame in 1998.

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