17 Facts About Aaron Donald

1. Aaron Donald committed to hometown Pittsburgh over other scholarship offers from Toledo, Akron, and Rutgers.

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2. Aaron Donald recorded 11 tackles, including three for loss, and two sacks.

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3. In 2011, as a sophomore, Aaron Donald moved into the starting lineup, and turned in a breakout campaign.

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4. Aaron Donald posted 59 tackles, including a career best 28.5 for loss, 11 sacks, and four forced fumbles.

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5. At the NFL Combine, Aaron Donald set the record for fastest 40-yard dash time for a defensive tackle with a 4.68.

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6. In 2015, Aaron Donald began the season as a starting defensive tackle.

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7. Aaron Donald was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in his NFL career for his performance.

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8. Aaron Donald earned his second NFC Defensive Player of the Week award in 2015 after his performance against the Lions.

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9. Aaron Donald started all 16 games, ending the season with 69 tackles, 11 sacks, a pass defended, and a fumble recovery.

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10. Aaron Donald was a Pro Bowl selection for the second consecutive season.

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11. Aaron Donald was ranked 14th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.

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12. On December 19, 2017, Aaron Donald was named to his fourth straight Pro Bowl.

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13. Aaron Donald finished the 2017 season with 41 tackles, 11 sacks, and a career-high five forced fumbles.

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14. On January 4, 2019, Aaron Donald was named to the AP All-Pro First-team, being the only unanimous selection.

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15. Aaron Donald helped the Rams defeat the Dallas Cowboys in the Divisional Round and the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship to reach the Super Bowl.

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16. Aaron Donald was selected for the 2020 Pro Bowl after finishing the 2019 season with 48 tackles, 12.5 sacks, two pass deflections, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery in 16 games and starts.

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17. On February 6, 2021, Aaron Donald was named 2020 NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the third time in four years.

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