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Unfinished business motivates Iowa State’s McDonald


August 5th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Iowa State All-American defensive end Will McDonald says unfinished business is why he returned for his senior season and did not enter the NFL Draft. McDonald is already ISU’s all time leader in sacks and his tied for fourth in Big 12 history.

And what he wanted to take care of was earning his degree.

Early in his career at Iowa State McDonald was moved to linebacker before switching back to defensive end midway through the 2019 season.

Cyclone coach Matt Campbell says earning his degree was the biggest reason McDonald returned.

Campbell believes McDonald is poised for another big season.

Iowa State opens the season September third at home against Southeast Missouri.