About McDonald: Upperclass member of Army receiving corps ... will compete for time at the X-WR spot.
2012: Did not appear in a varsity contest.
2011: Did not appear in a varsity contest.
High School: Two-sport athlete at Avon High School ... lettered in football four times and track & field twice ... captained gridiron squad as a senior ... two-time all-state selection at running back ... also played cornerback ... all-conference performer ... rushed for 4,243 yards and 71 touchdowns in scholastic career ... led state with 35 touchdowns as a junior ... boasted single-game rushing high of 275 yards ... ran for five touchdowns in a game twice ... led Avon to only two state playoff appearances in school history ... one of 500 juniors invited to U.A. Army National Combine ... qualified for state track & field championship in 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay, triple jump and shot put ... class president ... National Honor Society member.
Personal: Given name is Ross J. McDonald ... parents' names are Don and Joan McDonald ... uncle, David McDonald, is 1981 West Point graduate ... attained rank of colonel ... maternal grandfather, John Stevenson, served in U.S. Air Force as tailgunner during World War II ... major is undeclared.