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Paul McDonald

School: Southern California
Position: QB

Heisman Voting: 6th in 1979

Draft: 4th round, 109th overall of the 1980 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns

Other SR Links: Pro-Football-Reference.com

Passing

Data Coverage (*=bowl stats included)
Passing
Year School Conf Class Pos G Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
*1976 Southern California Pac-8 QB 12 3 7 42.9 34 4.9 4.9 0 0 83.7
*1977 Southern California Pac-8 QB 12 17 27 63.0 191 7.1 7.1 0 0 122.4
*1978 Southern California Pac-10 QB 13 115 203 56.7 1690 8.3 8.6 19 7 150.6
*1979 Southern California Pac-10 QB 12 164 264 62.1 2223 8.4 8.8 18 6 150.8
Career Southern California 299 501 59.7 4138 8.3 8.6 37 13 148.2

Rushing & Receiving

Data Coverage (*=bowl stats included)
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
*1976 Southern California Pac-8 QB 12 2 -5 -2.5 0 2 -5 -2.5 0
*1977 Southern California Pac-8 QB 12 5 -5 -1.0 0 5 -5 -1.0 0
*1978 Southern California Pac-10 QB 13 52 -177 -3.4 0 1 -5 -5.0 0 53 -182 -3.4 0
*1979 Southern California Pac-10 QB 12 34 -74 -2.2 0 34 -74 -2.2 0
Career Southern California 93 -261 -2.8 0 1 -5 -5.0 0 94 -266 -2.8 0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Heisman Voting
1979 92 Points (6th)

Pass Completions
1978 Pac-10 115 (4th)
1979 Pac-10 164 (2nd)

Pass Attempts
1978 Pac-10 203 (5th)
1979 Pac-10 264 (4th)

Pass Completion Percentage
1978 Pac-10 56.7 (2nd)
1979 NCAA 62.1 (3rd)
1979 Pac-10 62.1 (3rd)

Passing Yards
1978 Pac-10 1690 (4th)
1979 NCAA 2223 (10th)
1979 Pac-10 2223 (2nd)

Passing Yards Per Attempt
1978 NCAA 8.3 (6th)
1978 Pac-10 8.3 (1st)
1979 NCAA 8.4 (8th)
1979 Pac-10 8.4 (2nd)

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1978 NCAA 8.6 (3rd)
1978 Pac-10 8.6 (1st)
1979 NCAA 8.8 (4th)
1979 Pac-10 8.8 (2nd)

Passing Touchdowns
1978 NCAA 19 (3rd)
1978 Pac-10 19 (2nd)
1979 NCAA 18 (7th)
1979 Pac-10 18 (2nd)

Passing Interceptions
1978 Pac-10 7 (10th)
1979 Pac-10 6 (8th)

Passing Efficiency Rating
1978 NCAA 150.6 (2nd)
1978 Pac-10 150.6 (1st)
1979 NCAA 150.8 (3rd)
1979 Pac-10 150.8 (2nd)

Total Plays
1978 Pac-10 255 (9th)
1979 Pac-10 298 (6th)

Total Yards
1978 Pac-10 1513 (6th)
1979 Pac-10 2149 (3rd)

Total Touchdowns
1978 Pac-10 19 (4th)
1979 Pac-10 18 (4th)