On Friday, the National Football League announced the league’s All-Pro teams, and one former Pitt defensive player made the list for a seventh consecutive season.
Los Angeles Rams and former University of Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald is the first player in the Super Bowl era to be named to the All-Pro first team for seven consecutive seasons. Donald is joined by Pittsburgh Steeler Cam Heyward as the interior defender on this year’s first-team list.
Donald has had another successful season with the Rams tallying 12.5 sacks, 38 solo tackles, 19 tackles for a loss, and four forced fumbles in 17 games. He has also been selected for his eighth consecutive Pro Bowl as well.
In his time with the Panthers, Donald won 2013 ACC Defensive Player of the year in the team’s first season in the ACC.
Donald will take the field once again on Monday night in a Wild Card game as the Rams host former Panther running back James Conner and the Arizona Cardinals at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN.