The Thunder's "Iron Man", Jake McDonough was used on both sided of the line in his second season with the Portland Thunder. A defensive lineman by tratde, McDonough saw action in 14 games in 2015, starting six times at offensive guard.
McDonough tallied nine starts last season recording 9.5 tackles, one tackle for loss, and three pass breakups. Prior to the Thunder, McDonough was signed as an undrafted free agent for the New York Jets. At the end of 2013, McDonough was a practice squad member of the Indianapolis Colts. The Washington Redskins invited McDonough to be a training camp participant in 2014.
The former Iowa State Cyclone left quite a mark in his senior season where he garnered honors that included: Iowa State Defensive Lineman of the Year (2012), All-Big 12 First Team (as voted on by coaches), All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (AP, 2012), Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year Honorable Mention (2012), and Phil Steele’s College Football Preview All-big 12 Second Team (2012). He recorded 89 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, five sacks, and three pass breakups in a stellar senior season. In his junior season, he posted 34 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and two sacks where he played in all 13 games, starting in 12 of them. His sophomore season, McDonough played in every game finishing with 17 tackles and started one game.
2015: WK1 LA: DNP WK2 TB: DNP WK3 SPK: WK4 @ARI: 1.5 TKLS, 1.0-2 TFL; 1 BrUp WK5 @SJ: DNP WK6 @PHI: Entered Game WK8 LA: Entered Game WK9 @ORL: .5 TKL WK10 SJ: Entered Game WK11 @LA: 1.0 TKL, 1.0-1 TFL WK12 ARI: 1.0 TKL WK13 SPK: 1 BrUp WK14 @LV: 0.5 TKL WK16 JAX: START AT OG WK17 @SJ: START AT OG WK18 @SPK: START AT OG WK19 LV: START AT OG WK20 @ARI: START AT OG
2014: Week 1 vs SJ: Start...Week 2 vs Iowa: Start, 1 PBU...Week 3 vs LA: 2.0 tkl, PBU...Week 5 vs SPK: Start...Week 6 vs SJ: 1 tkl... Week 16 vs NO: 2.0 tkl... Week 17 at CLE: 0.5 tkl... Week 18 vs LA: Start, PBU...Week 19 vs ARI: 1.0 tkl...