Ray McDonald


Idaho high school All-American at Caldwell High School and was compared to NFL great Jim Brown. Dubbed "Thunder Ray" after his first Battle of the Palouse game where he led the team to first

  • Vandal victory over neighboring WSU in a decade
  • Led the nation in rushing with 1,329 yards in 1966
  • Averaged over 100 yards rushing per game for his collegiate career. He rushed for 36 touchdowns and 2,916 yards in 27 games played as a Vandal, an average of 108 yards per game
  • Timed in the 100 yard dash at 9.9 seconds and was a first-team All American
  • Threw the shot put and discus and was a national-class hurdler on the Vandal track team
  • Selected by the Washington Redskins as a first round draft pick in 1967
  • Played in the East-West and Senior football games

Sports: Football, Track
School and/or Teams: University of Idaho
Years: 1963-1967
Roles: Football, Track, Basketball
Hometown: Caldwell, Id

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