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Aaron Donalson
Player Profile:
Aaron Donalson 2828045
Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 225
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Syracuse, N.Y.
High School: Christian Brothers Academy
Other College: Coastal Carolina/Dean JC
Major: History
Experience: 1 Letter

Second-year player for the Blue Hens after single seasons at Coastal Carolina and Dean (Mass.) Junior College • will play key backup role at both outside linebacker positions in new 3-4 defense • has recorded six tackles in 10 games at Delaware • hybrid player with a number of dynamic qualities • has strong pass-rushing ability • had solid spring and recorded three tackles, a sack, and a pass breakup in Blue-White Spring Game in May.

Played a key role for Delaware at defensive end in first year for Blue Hens • recorded six tackles (four solo) in 10 games as a backup • did not see action vs. Wake Forest • had season-high three tackles in debut vs. Delaware State in season opener • had a half-sack vs. Maine • recovered fumbles in consecutive games vs. Towson and Albany and had a pass breakup vs. Albany.

Transfer from Dean Junior College (Franklin, Mass.) and Coastal Carolina • redshirted as a member of the Coastal Carolina football team in 2014 for head coach Joe Moglia • played in 2015 at Dean Junior College for head coach Todd Vasey • at Dean, played in nine games at outside linebacker and recorded 48 tackles, five sacks, three forced fumbles, and five pass breakups • earned first team all-conference honors.

wo-year standout as a linebacker and defensive end at Christian Brothers Academy for head coach Joe Casamento • served as team captain both seasons • earned second team All-State honors as a senior in 2013 • two-time first team all-conference and first team All-Central New York selection • led teams to sectional titles in 2012 and 2013 and regional title in 2012 • recorded 88 tackles, 15 sacks, 10 pass breakups and five forced fumbles as a senior in 2013 when he also had seven touchdown receptions • had 80 tackles, 14 sacks, five forced fumbles, and eight pass breakups as a junior in 2012.

Aaron Lamar Donalson • born Apr. 27, 1996 • history major • son of Linda Donalson and Rodney Fair • one of three children • father is a probation officer and mother is an operating room tech • father played basketball at Oneonta State College (86') and mother played volleyball and basketball at St. Lawrence University (85') • she was the school's first 1,000-point scorer • brother, Jared, was an all-conference basketball player at Cayuga (N.Y.) Community College (2013) • cousin, Lamera, played women's basketball at La Salle Universit • enjoys reading, playing basketball, and video games in his spare time • favorite NFL team is the Philadelphia Eagles.


Year G/S Tackles (Solo)
2016 10/0 6 (4)
 0.5-5/0.5-5 2/0  0/1
TOTALS 10/0 6 (4)
0.5-5/0.5-5 2/0

Tackles: 3 vs. Delaware State, 2016


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