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Raiders Pick CB Dexter McDonald in 7th Round

Posted May 2, 2015

With their final pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Raiders selected Kansas CB Dexter McDonald in the 7th round.

2014 (Sr.): Started all 12 games at corner... Named the Big 12 Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 6, marking the first time a KU defender has taken home that honor since 2010... Ranked second on the team and fifth in the league in pass breakups with 13 and recorded two interceptions... Set a career- high with two interceptions to go along with two more disrupted passes and two tackles in a win over SEMO... Had three tackles at Duke... Made two tackles andhadapassbreakupagainstCentralMichigan... Recorded four tackles and had a forced fumble againstTexas...Tiedacareer-higheighttacklesand had one pass breakup at West Virginia... Started, but played just two downs against Oklahoma State before leaving the game with an injury... Had two tackles against Texas Tech... Broke up one pass and had a tackle at Baylor... Collected three tackles and tied a career-high with four pass breakups against Iowa State... Disrupted two passes and wrapped up three tackles against TCU... Totaled three tackles at Oklahoma... Turned in four tackles and a game-high two pass breakups at K-State.

2013 (Jr.): Earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors from the conference coaches... Started all 12 games at cornerback... Ranked second on the team and eighth in the Big 12 with 12 pass breakups... Collected 29 tackles and two interceptions on the season... Opened the season with two pass breakups in the win over South Dakota... Registered three pass breakups at Rice... Also recorded his first career interception against the Owls... Had a career-best eight tackles in the win over LA Tech... Also had two pass breakups vs. the Bulldogs... Recorded two tackles and a pass breakup vs. Texas Tech... Had two solo stops vs. Oklahoma, at Texas and TCU... Credited with five tackles at Oklahoma State... Tallied two tackles and two pass breakups vs. West Virginia... Recorded his second interception of the season at Iowa State... Had four tackles against Kansas State.

2012 (So. at Butler CC): Played one season at Butler CC... Tabbed the 80th-best junior college prospect in the country by ESPN.com... Played in five games at Butler CC in 2012... Recorded five tackles, one interception and one sack.

2011 (RFr. at Kansas): Saw action in seven games during his redshirt freshman season at KU... Recorded 17 tackles, including nine solo stops.

2010 (Fr. at Kansas): Redshirted his first season at Kansas... Named KU compete team defensive player of the week vs. Nebraska... Named KU special teams compete team player of the week vs. Baylor.
High School: An all-state first team selection in the state of Missouri... Earned Kansas City all-metro second-team honors... Set a school record with nine interceptions as a senior... Returned one pick for a touchdown... Registered 60 tackles... Rated as one of the top five recruits in the Kansas City area... Was a four-year letterman at cornerback and wide receiver... Also competed in basketball and track.

Personal: Born in Kansas City, Missouri... Son of Dana and Dexter McDonald... Related to former Kansas basketball All-American Brandon Rush... Majoring in liberal arts and sciences.

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