Aside from being good-looking, recognizing the right size, and weighing in proportion to his height, Aaron Donald is also impressive as a defensive player in the National Football League, where he currently plays for the Los Angeles Rams.
He came out of Penn Hills High School and is also a prodigy of the Pittsburgh Panthers soccer program before moving to the NFL where he is now ready to take out as many offensive guards as possible. Here we’ll stroll down the memory lane of his biography, know who his family members are, and take a look at his body measurements, for which he is considered invaluable as one of his team’s strongest defenders.
Aaron Donald’s Bio
Aaron Donald (Aaron Charles Donald) began life as a child born on May 23, 1991, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he grew up. He often played soccer with his peers as a pastime, but when he entered high school, the boy took the game much more seriously when he started playing for his high school team.
Under coach Andrew Slome, Aaron learned the basics of football as an offensive guard at Penn Hills High School. He had a total of 63 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, with 11 sacks and was named twice in the first team of the All-State Class AAAA of his last season. The boy was rated three stars by Rivals.com and was also considered the 37th best defensive tackle in the entire nation.
With such a promising college soccer career ahead of him, Aaron Donald has had scholarships from the University of Toledo, the University of Akron, the University of Pittsburgh, and Rutgers University. Of these, he chose to stay near his home in Pittsburgh where he played for the Panthers.
In Aaron’s opening season (2010), the boy played in all 13 games of the season he played as a reserve defensive tackle, taking 11 tackles, 3 for a defeat, and 2 sacks. With the beginning of his second season (2011) he got more playing time as a starter, which gave him better statistics: 47 tackles, 16 for a defeat, 11 sacks with 1 forced fumble. By this time Aaron Donald had already set the course for greater achievements in college football. In the third season (2012) of college football, he had 64 tackles, 18.5 for a defeat, 5.5 sacks, and a forced fumble. Finally, in his last season (2013) he had 59 tackles, a career-high of 28.5 for a defeat, 11 sacks, and 4 forced fumbles. Aaron was named Best Defensive Player of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and was unanimously voted All-American and ACC Defensive Player of the Year.
He entered the NFL as the 13th overall candidate in the first round of the St. Louis Rams selected NFL Draft 2014. His four-year contract as a rookie was worth $10.13 million, with a $5.69 million bonus at contract signing and an option for a fifth year. After kicking off his first regular-season game against the Minnesota Vikings, he got off to a good start. Donald played a total of 16 games in his first season, of which he started 12. He started all 16 games he played in 2015 and 16 as well as all 14 games he played in the 2017 season. The Rams invoked the fifth-year option in his contract. He was nominated for 4 Pro Bowl games in a row, 3 times in the first-team All-Pro, 2 times in the first-team All-Pro, as well as in the NFL Top 100 Players in 2016 and 2017, among other numerous awards he has selected, albeit with some fines on the way for various offenses.
For the four consecutive seasons, Aaron Donald has played football as a professional defensive tackle. His career statistics show him with 205 tackles, 39.0 sacks, 9 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries.
Aaron has Archie Donald as his father, while Anita Goggins is his mother. He also has a brother named Archie Donald Jr. Since they live in Pittsburgh, we all know which team supports the family, even though Donald was once a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, football has brought him on the side of the St. Louis Rams, and for the sake of his success, his family members certainly support him every time he plays for the St. Louis Rams.
More than that, Aaron did something remarkable for his father after winning the 2014 Rookie of the Year award. He got him a truck, which he was very excited about, and was captured in the air with his fist to celebrate. There is no question that the family is closely connected and must be very proud of the heroic deeds their son performs in the richest sports of the world.
The soccer player still has to start his own family, but we are sure that at the right time he will walk down the aisle with Jaelynn Blakey, his Bae, who already has two children for him, Jaeda and Aaron Jr. if they stay together until then.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight
Aaron Donald is undoubtedly well-built, standing at a height of 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in), where he weighs up to 127 kg (280 lb). After what we have seen him do over and over again in his football career, the Los Angeles Rams jersey with the number 99 on defense has undoubtedly made good use of his size. Since he joined the NFL, however, he has lost some weight as he weighed 129 kg (285 lb) in his preliminary draft. The handsome giant has an arm length of 32 5/8 in (0.83 m), while his hands measure 9 7/8 in (0.25 m).