Former Pitt and Penn Hills and current Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald has been named a first-team NFL All-Pro by the Associated Press for the fifth consecutive year.
Donald, 28, is the two-time reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and has also been selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his six professional seasons with the Rams.
Donald finished his 2019 season with 48 tackles, 20 tackles for a loss, 12.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. For his career, he now has 311 tackles, 117 tackles for loss, and 72 sacks.
He finished first with 49 votes at interior defensive line, one vote away from a unanimous selection.
At Pitt, Donald won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award, Lombardi Trophy, Outland Trophy and was an unanimous All-American in 2013 before being a first-round pick by the Rams in the 2014 NFL Draft.
In April, Donald made a seven-figure donation to Pitt, making him the youngest ever seven-figure donor and surpassing the largest donation ever made by a former Pitt letterman.
After his financial contribution, Pitt’s locker room, weight room and training facility on the South Side has been renamed the Aaron Donald Football Performance Center.