Former UCLA safety McDonald joins Eags
Posted on April 9, 2013 at 6:40 PM
Updated Thursday, Oct 31 at 1:33 AM
CHENEY - Former UCLA safety Tevin McDonald is enrolled at Eastern Washington and will begin practicing as soon as Thursday, the school confirmed Tuesday afternoon.
McDonald was a two-year starter for the Bruins, but was dismissed from UCLA by head coach Jim Mora Jr. on March 26th for a violation of team rules. McDonald's removal came three months after the Fresno native missed the Holiday Bowl for a previous violation. The Los Angeles Times reported that the suspension was the result of a failed drug test.
EWU head coach Beau Baldwin said in a statement Tuesday, “after consultation with many people and having a long discussion with Tevin, we’ve determined that he deserves the opportunity to continue his collegiate career. We have high expectations of him off the field, in the classroom and on the field.”
McDonald was UCLA's third-leading tackler with 79 as a sophomore. He finished his time with the Bruins with 135 tackles, four interceptions, and 14 passes broken up over the course of 27 games.
In 2011 he earned multiple freshman All-American accolades.
McDonald is the son of former NFL All-Pro safety Tim McDonald.