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Jim McDonald (American football)

Jim McDonald
Position: Halfback/Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1915-06-09)June 9, 1915
Place of birth: Springfield, Ohio
Date of death:

May 1, 1997(1997-05-01) (aged 81#REDIRECT

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Place of death: Knoxville, Tennessee
Career information
College: Ohio State University
NFL draft: 1938 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
(By the Philadelphia Eagles)
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts-yards: 25-80
Receptions-yards: 7-112
Touchdowns: 0
Stats at

James Allen McDonald (June 9, 1915 – May 1, 1997) was a college and professional American football player, and later the football head coach at the University of Tennessee for one season.

College playing career

McDonald was a halfback and quarterback for the Ohio State University football team from 1935 to 1937. In his senior year he was a team co-captain, and was named as an All-America selection. McDonald's most memorable play that year was only worth one point. He was kicking a point after touchdown against Northwestern and the ball was blocked. The holder, Mike Kabealo, grabbed the ball, pitched it back to McDonald. McDonald ran the ball around the right side for the point. The final score was 7–0.

McDonald was also a three-year starter as a guard on the Ohio State basketball team from 1936 to 1938. As a senior, he served as team captain.

McDonald was inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame in 1986.

Professional playing career

McDonald was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles as the second pick in the 1938 NFL Draft, but never played for that team. He played two seasons with the Detroit Lions, picking up a career total of 80 yards.

Coaching career

McDonald was an assistant football coach at the University of Tennessee under head coach Bowden Wyatt from 1955 to 1962. He succeeded Wyatt as head coach in 1963, but stayed at that position for only one year. McDonald remained at Tennessee as an assistant athletic director.


McDonald's son, James McDonald, Jr., was a starting defensive end for the Volunteers in 1967.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Tennessee Volunteers (Southeastern Conference) (1963)
1963 Tennessee 5–5 3–5 9th
Tennessee: 5–5 3–5
Total: 5–5

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