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PRO: The Titans used their first pick (29th overall) in the 2020 NFL Draft on massive Georgia offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson with the expectation that he would compete for playing time at right tackle as a rookie. The 6-foot-6-inch, 350-pounder brings athleticism to the position in addition to his imposing size. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., he declared for the NFL Draft despite having two years of eligibility remaining at Georgia. Following a redshirt season, he started 24 total games for the Bulldogs from 2018 to 2019.
• Wilson enjoys watching cartoons, and he has a particular fondness for "SpongeBob SquarePants." "I can really dissect it deeply and learn a lot from it," he says.
• Wilson is comfortable working in the kitchen, dishing out everything from French toast to mac and cheese and collared greens to his family. He was employed at a summer camp for three summers in high school, spending much of that time in the camp kitchen.
• One of his rituals is eating an ice cream sundae the night before every game.
• Wilson welcomed the opportunity to begin his career in Music City. He listens to a diverse range of music, listing Travis Scott, Brantley Gilbert, Aretha Franklin and Mötley Crüe as a sampling of his many favorites.
• Prior to being drafted by the Titans, Wilson, a video game enthusiast, would choose the Titans when he played Madden NFL because of Derrick Henry. "You can't stop him," Wilson says.
• The Brooklyn, N.Y., native was selected by the Titans in the first round (29th overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft.
• After redshirting in 2017, Wilson played two seasons at Georgia (2018-19), appearing in 25 total games with 24 starts. All of his starts came at right tackle. The Bulldogs finished 11-3 in 2018 and 12-2 in 2019 in his two playing seasons in Athens.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2019), appeared in 11 games with 10 starts at right tackle. He was named second-team Associated Press All-SEC and was the co-winner of Offensive "Up Front" Award.
• Played every offensive snap against Kentucky, Florida, Auburn and Texas A&M, and played over 95 percent of offensive snaps in three others (Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Missouri). Missed Murray State and Arkansas games due to injury.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2018), named to the Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team and the 2018 Coaches Freshman All-SEC Team. He started at right tackle in all 14 games.
• Played on 95 percent of Georgia's offensive snaps during the Bulldogs' eight SEC games, including every snap in the last four conference games.
• Co-winner of the team's Offensive Most Improved Player Award.
AS A TRUE FRESHMAN (2017), redshirted.
• Majored in psychology with a minor in religion at Georgia.
• Splits time between Nashville and Brooklyn, N.Y.
• Attended Poly Prep Country Day School (Brooklyn, N.Y.), where he earned Parade All-America honorable mention. His honors also included American Family Insurance 2016 USA Today All-USA Second-Team Offense, New York City's Mr. Football Award by the National Football Foundation, New York State Sports Writers Association 2016 Class AA Player of the Year Award and Class AA All-State First-Team Offense.
• He was named a five-star prospect by PrepStar Magazine, ESPN.com, Rivals and 247Sports. Nationally, he was PrepStar's second-ranked prospect, ESPN's second-ranked tackle, Rivals' 17th-ranked prospect (No. 1 in New York), 247Sports' 16th-ranked prospect (No. 1 in New York).
• In 2016, played a limited number of plays at quarterback in a wildcat offense and scored three touchdowns on 20 yards in one game.
• Received NYSSWA 2015 Class AA All-State First Team Offense honors in his junior year.
• Also wrestled and played lacrosse in high school.
• Son of Merrell and Sharese Wilson.
• Has one dog, a Yorkie named Jax.
• Follow Wilson on Twitter at @_LayZay_.
• Follow Wilson on Instagram at @7ninee.
• List of favorites includes (TV show) "Criminal Minds" and (movie) "2 Fast 2 Furious."
• Born Isaiah Terrell Wilson on Feb. 12, 1999 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
PRO: The Titans selected Kristian Fulton with the 61st overall pick in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. The 5-foot-11 inch, 197-pound defender displays excellent speed when defending vertical routes and has the versatility to play both outside and in the slot. The New Orleans, La., native helped guide the Tigers to a CFP National Championship title as a senior in 2019. A two-year starter at Louisiana State, Fulton appeared in 28 games with 25 starts and finished his career with 65 tackles, 25 passes defensed and two interceptions.
• As a senior in 2019, Fulton helped LSU secure a National Championship victory over Clemson with a career-high six tackles and one pass defensed. He earned second-team All-SEC honors as a senior.
• Fulton's older brother, Keith Fulton, played wide receiver at LSU. Kristian and Keith were teammates in 2018.
• Fulton wears jersey No. 26 to fuel his competitive fire. "It just reminds me every day that I had eight corners selected before me," Fulton told the Official Titans Podcast. Two plus six equals eight, "So, if you add it up, it's a reminder for me every day."
• His grandfather, Louis Fulton, passed away from coronavirus complications on April 6, 2020, just 18 days before Fulton was drafted.
• The New Orleans, La., native was selected by the Titans in the second round (61st overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft.
• During a three-year career at Louisiana State, played in 28 games with 25 starts and totaled 65 tackles, two tackles for loss, 25 passes defensed, two interceptions and one forced fumble.
AS A SENIOR (2019), started all 15 games and posted 38 tackles, one tackle for loss, 15 passes defensed and one interception. Earned second-team All-SEC recognition by the Associated Press.
• Against Florida (10/12), recorded three tackles and one pass defensed.
• At Mississippi State (10/19), tallied three tackles, two passes defensed and one interception. Allowed one reception on five targets.
• At Alabama (11/9), amassed two tackles and one pass defensed. Allowed one reception on two targets.
• Against Georgia (12/7), posted one tackle and one pass defensed in the SEC Championship. Allowed one reception on five targets.
• Against Clemson (1/13/20), notched a career-high six tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass defensed en route to winning a National Championship.
AS A JUNIOR (2018), started 10 games and tallied 25 tackles, one tackle for loss, 10 passes defensed, one interception and one forced fumble.
• Against Miami (9/2), recorded three tackles and two passes defensed in his first game since 2016.
• Against Southeastern Louisiana (9/8), posted a then career-high five tackles.
• Against Louisiana Tech (9/22), notched three tackles, two passes defensed and one forced fumble.
• Against Georgia (10/13), made one tackle and his first career interception.
• At Arkansas (11/10), amassed one tackle, one tackle for loss and one pass defensed before suffering a season-ending injury.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2017), did not see game action.
AS A FRESHMAN (2016), appeared in three games and totaled two tackles.
• Against Missouri (10/1), saw action in his first career game and posted one tackle.
• Graduated from Louisiana State in December 2019 with a degree in sports administration.
• Attended Archbishop Rummel (Metairie, La.) High School where he was a five-star prospect by 247Sports and a four-star prospect by Rivals, Scouts and ESPN.
• Listed as the No. 1 overall prospect in Louisiana by Rivals and 247 Sports, and the No. 3 corner in the nation by ESPN and Scout.
• Earned Defensive Player of the Year honors on the New Orleans Times Picayune All-Metro list as a senior.
• Named the New Orleans Advocate's Defensive Player of the Year as a junior after tallying 11 interceptions.
• Also played basketball and ran track (hurdles, long jump and triple jump).
• List of favorites: (TV show) "Snowfall," "Power," "Ozark," and "Martin"; (movies) "Harlem Nights," "Maze Runner," and "Harry Potter"; (musicians) Meek Mill and Kodak Black.
• Follow Fulton on Twitter and Instagram at @Kriss1_.
• Son of Michelle and Keith Fulton.
• Has two brothers and one sister.
• Born Kristian Michael Shaw Fulton on Sept. 3, 1998 in New Orleans, La.
PRO: The Titans selected Darrynton Evans in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft. The 5-foot-10-inch, 203-pounder brings a complete skill set to the running back corps, excelling in rushing between the tackles, blocking, and the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. The Appalachian State product has also shown big-play ability having posted 11 rushes of at least 50 yards in his final two seasons for the Mountaineers. As a junior in 2019, Evans scored 24 total touchdowns which ranked third nationally.
• Evans was named the 2019 Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year after posting 1,480 rushing yards and scoring 24 total touchdowns.
• In 2019, Evans joined Stanford's Christian McCaffrey (2015) and East Carolina's Chris Johnson (2007) as the only FBS players this millennium with at least 1,400 rushing yards, five touchdown receptions and a kickoff return for a score in the same season.
• In 2018, Evans was selected first-team All-Sun Belt after compiling a league-leading 1,187 rushing yards and nine total touchdowns. His 6.6-yards per carry was the third-best season average in Appalachian State history for a player with at least 150 attempts.
• In 2019, Evans' mother, Evelyn, a retired probation officer for the Department of Corrections, was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Luckily, doctors caught it early, but she couldn't come to his games for half of the season because of treatment and needing to be close to home. But once she was cleared to attend, she didn't miss another game. At the NFL Scouting Combine in February, Evans raised money and brought awareness to ECANA (Endometrial Cancer Action Network for African-Americans) by getting pledges for every inch of his vertical leap. He raised more than $3,200 with a vertical of 37 inches.
• Evans grew up with and went to high school with San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert, Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety D'Cota Dixon and Washington linebacker Cole Holcolmb. Mostert, who led the NFC champion 49ers in rushing in 2019, was among the first to reach out to Evans on social media during the draft, tweeting three simple words: "We built different!"
• Evans got a headstart on the Titans' playbook during his final season at Appalachian State. Every year, the Mountaineer coaches study one NFL offense and incorporate some of its principles into their own playbook. It just so happened that App State chose the Titans prior to the 2019 season.
• Evans earned a grade point average of 3.34 and was tabbed the Sun Belt's Top Scholar by Street & Smith magazine.
• Evans enjoys playing video games, particularly NBA2K, Call of Duty and Madden, solving rubix cubes and producing music in his spare time.
• The Oak Hill, Fla., native was selected by the Titans in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft.
• In three on-field seasons at Appalachian State (2016, 2018-19), Evans appeared in 39 games and made 22 starts. He was a two-time All-Sun Belt first-team selection and was the Sun Belt's Offensive Player of the Year in 2019. Evans was a two-time Sun Belt Championship Game MVP and MVP of the 2019 New Orleans Bowl. He finished his career with 2,884 rushing yards (ninth all-time at Appalachian State) despite being the primary running back for just 23 career games. Set school records for most career rushes without a fumble (482) and single-season rushes without a fumble (255 in 2019). Had 4,642 all-purpose yards, including 1,439 yards on kickoff returns and 319 yards as a receiver, plus 14 passing yards on a forward-flipped jet sweep. Scored 34 total touchdowns with 25 rushing, six receiving and a program-record three as a kick returner. Totaled 11 runs of at least 50 yards in his final two seasons.
AS A JUNIOR (2019), named Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year after producing 2,064 all-purpose yards, including 1,480 rushing on 255 carries, 198 receiving yards on 21 catches and 386 yards on 16 kickoff returns. Scored 24 total touchdowns (18 rushing, five receiving, one on a kickoff return) to rank third nationally, tie the Sun Belt's single-season record and post the second-highest single-season total in Appalachian State history. Made watch lists for Maxwell, Doak Walker Award and Paul Hornung awards.
• Against Charlotte (9/7), became the first player this millennium to post at least 200 rushing yards (239), score three rushing touchdowns and have a kickoff return for a touchdown (45 yards) in the same game.
• At North Carolina (9/21), rushed for three touchdowns and 78 yards in the 34-31 win.
• Against Louisiana-Monroe (10/19), rushed 17 times for 136 yards with a touchdown and added three catches for 41 yards with another score.
• Against Texas State (11/23), carried the ball 21 times for 154 yards and completed one pass for 14 yards
• Against Louisiana (12/7), named MVP of the Sun Belt Championship Game after posting three touchdowns (one rushing, two on receptions) to help App State build a 21-0 lead in the first quarter.
• Against Alabama-Birmingham (12/21), selected as MVP of the New Orleans Bowl. Rushed 19 times for 157 yards with a touchdown.
AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2018), named first-team All-Sun Belt after registering a league-leading 1,187 rushing yards on 179 attempts, even though he didn't become the team's primary running back until Game 5, following a season-ending injury to starter Jalin Moore. His 6.6-yards per carry was the third-best season average in Appalachian State history for a player with at least 150 attempts. His nine touchdowns included seven rushing, one receiving and one via a kickoff return. Caught 12 passes for 87 yards. Returned 15 kickoffs for 490 yards with a score. As the primary back over the final nine games, rushed for 1,060 yards for an average of 117.8 yards per game. Led the Sun Belt at 91.3 rushing yards per game and second at 135.7 all-purpose yards per game. Rushed for more than 100 yards in seven of the last nine games.
• At Penn State (9/1), posted a 100-yard kickoff return in the first quarter of an overtime loss in the season opener. It marked the second consecutive game with a kickoff return touchdown going back to the Camellia Bowl to end his true freshman season in 2016. The two scores occurred over a span of three returns.
• Against Louisiana (10/20), had a then career-high 183 rushing yards with a touchdown and added 20-yard touchdown catch in the regular season win.
• At Coastal Carolina (11/3), tallied 159 rushing yards on 27 carries with a score.
• Against Georgia State (11/17), rushed the ball 15 times for 127 yards with a touchdown.
• Against Louisiana (12/1), totaled 218 all-purpose yards to become the Sun Belt Championship MVP. Posted 111 rushing yards on 17 carries. Also had a 97-yard kickoff return to set up a short touchdown run.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2017), redshirted because of an injury.
AS A FRESHMAN (2016), played in the final 12 games of the season, contributing as a kickoff returner and as a backup running back. Rushed for 217 yards on 48 carries and hauled in six passes for 34 yards. Returned 25 kickoffs for 563 yards with a touchdown. Finished with 814 all-purpose yards.
• At Akron (9/24), carried the ball three times for 22 yards and caught one pass for 23 yards. Returned six kickoffs for 154 yards.
• Against Toldeo (12/17), returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown in the Camellia Bowl win.
• Graduated with a degree in communication studies with a minor in sports science and coaching from Appalachian State.
• Attended New Smyrna Beach (Fla.) High School and was named honorable-mention 6A All-State and first-team All-Area as a team captain and two-time team MVP.
• Rushed for more than 1,600 yards and 25 touchdowns over his final two high school seasons despite missing six games due to injury.
• As a senior (2105), recorded 940 rushing yards and nine touchdowns in just seven games. Participated in Central Florida East-West All-Star game.
• As a junior (2014), had a breakout campaign, rushing for nearly 700 yards and 16 touchdowns before suffering a broken thumb that forced him to miss the final three games of the season.
• Was an honor roll student and member of the National Honor Society.
• Also participated in track (100, long jump, 200, 4x100), and played basketball.
• Son of Darry and Evelyn Evans and has two older sisters, Kristen and Dasmine, and an older brother, Darryl II.
• Follow Evans on Twitter and Instagram at @ItzLiveee
• Born Darrynton L.A. Evans on July 9, 1998 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
PRO: The Titans selected Larrell Murchison in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-2, 297-pound defensive lineman displays great power and quickness and has the ability to play multiple positions along the defensive front. He was an All-ACC performer as a senior at N.C. State and amassed 11 sacks and 20 tackles for loss in his two seasons with the Wolfpack.
• Murchison was named second-team All-ACC after leading the Wolfpack with a 12 tackles for loss and seven sacks as a senior in 2019.
• After his debut season on the field in 2018, Murchison received N.C. State's Cary Brewbaker Award for Defensive Lineman of the Year, as well as the Alpha Wolf Rising Award, which is given to the Most Improved Player.
• Larrell's fraternal brother, Farrell, who played running back at Winston Salem State, was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2018. Larrell supported him through the treatment and recovery. "My role was to stay strong for him. We're extremely close, and it was hard. But we got through it, and he's now cancer free and about to graduate."
• Murchison grew up working with his mother at her restaurant in Elizabethtown called Glenda's Just Desserts and Lunch Counter, which she has owned for 10 years. He would work doing whatever needed to be done - mopping floors, sweeping, waiting tables and taking orders. "Everything is good, but if you go I'd say start with the fried pork chops, mac and cheese and cabbage."
• Murchison loves everything music and enjoys playing the drums. His dad played drums in the church when he was younger, and he just followed in his footsteps.
• The Elizabethtown, N.C., native was selected by the Titans in the fifth round (174th overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft.
• During a two-year stint as a defensive tackle at North Carolina State, Murchison started in all 25 contests. He finished his Wolfpack career with 85 tackles, 11 sacks, 20 tackles for loss, five quarterback hits, an interception, three passes defensed and three fumble recoveries. He started his collegiate career at Louisburg College and was named a NJCAA junior-college honorable mention All-American.
AS A SENIOR (2019), started all 12 games at defensive tackle and registered 51 tackles. Led the Wolfpack with 12 tackles for loss and seven sacks.
• Named second-team All-ACC choice by the league and honorable mention All-ACC by Pro Football Focus.
• Ranked sixth in the ACC in sacks with 0.58 per game - the No. 52 mark in the FBS.
• At Florida State (9/28), named the ACC defensive lineman of the week for the second time in his career after posting 3.5 sacks against the Seminoles.
• Invited to play at the Reese's Senior Bowl and recorded a tackle and a pass breakup in the game, but was a head-turner during bowl-week practices.
AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2018), started all 13 games at defensive tackle and posted 34 tackles, four sacks, eight tackles for loss, an interception, two passes defensed and a fumble recovery. Ranked second on the team with four sacks.
• Earned the team's Cary Brewbaker Award for Defensive Lineman of the Year, as well as the Alpha Wolf Rising Award, which is given to the Most Improved Player.
• Against Virginia (9/29), tallied four tackles for loss and three sacks in the victory.
• Against Florida State (11/3), posted his first career interception in the win over the Seminoles.
AS A JUNIOR (2017), redshirted the season after transferring from Louisburg College.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2016), posted 41 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks for a Louisburg team that finished with 9-0 record.
• Named a NJCAA junior-college honorable mention All-American and was ranked the No. 42 JUCO nationally according to Scout.com.
AS A FRESHMAN (2015), attended Louisburg College in North Carolina and tallied 18 tackles, 1.5 sacks and six tackles for loss.
• Graduated in the summer of 2019 with a degree in sport management from North Carolina State.
• Attended East Bladen (Elizabethtown, N.C.) High School and was a three-year starter at fullback and defensive end.
• As a senior, rushed for 545 yards with five touchdowns while averaging 7.7 yards per carry. Recorded 83 total tackles, including 31 solo stops on defense.
• Was named first-team all-area at defensive line and second-team all-area at fullback.
• Also played basketball and baseball where he was an outfielder and catcher.
• Son of Glenda and Milton Murchison and has two brothers and two sisters.
• Follow Murchison on Twitter at @Murchboy92.
• Follow Murchison on Instagram at @thraxrell1.
• Born Larrell Montale Murchison on April 24, 1997, in Elizabethtown, N.C.
PRO: The Titans selected quarterback Cole McDonald with a seventh-round pick (224th overall) in the 2020 NFL Draft. He brings prototypical arm strength, size and athleticism to the team's quarterback depth. He passed for 8,032 yards and 70 touchdowns during his career at Hawaii, conducting a wide open offensive attack. He was a two-year starter for the Rainbow Warriors (2018-19) after redshirting for one season and playing one season as a reserve. He became the third Hawaii quarterback drafted in the NFL, joining Colt Brennan and Larry Arnold.
• After going to the University of Hawaii, he got a tattoo of the state of Hawaii on his left arm and grew dreadlocks. The dreadlocks were a result of his relationship with Bryant Moniz, a former Hawaii quarterback who had dreadlocks. "He shared his story with me and how he did it," McDonald says, "and then I decided to do it. Over the years, it became part of my story."
• He helped coach a youth football team during his time in Hawaii.
• McDonald only had one offer coming out of high school. He was set to go to junior college, but at 1 a.m. on signing day, Hawaii called and offered him a spot. Although he never before visited the school, he accepted immediately.
• He is interested in visual and performing arts - "anything that allows people to express themselves."
• During his last two years in Hawaii, he spent time working at weddings doing setup, serving food and cleaning.
• The La Mirada, Calif., native was selected by the Titans in the seventh round (224th overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft.
• After redshirting in 2016, McDonald was a reserve in 2017 before taking control as the starter in 2018. In 33 career games, including 24 starts, he completed 616 of 1,004 passes for 8,032 yards, 70 touchdowns and 24 interceptions. He added 880 yards and 12 touchdowns on 251 career rushing attempts. He finished in Hawaii's top five in nearly a dozen career statistical categories, including finishing fourth in all-time passing yards, attempts, completions, touchdowns and total offense (8,912). During his career he registered 13 career 300-yard games and six games with 400 or more yards. His team was 10-3 when he threw for more than 300 yards and 5-1 with at least 400 yards. Joined Timmy Chang and Colt Brennan as the only quarterbacks in program history to pass for 3,000 yards in two or more seasons.
AS A JUNIOR (2019), appeared in 13 games with 12 starts, completing 326 of 511 passes (63.8 percent) for 4,135 yards, 33 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Added 101 rushing attempts for 383 yards and seven touchdowns. Named second-team All-Mountain West Conference and selected as Hawaii's Alec Waterhouse Team MVP. Ranked third nationally in passing yards, sixth in total offense (322.7 per game), seventh in passing yards per game (295.4), eighth in passing touchdowns and ninth in points responsible for (242). Led the Mountain West with a 147.6 passing efficiency rating. Became the fourth Hawaii quarterback to reach 4,000 passing yards in a season.
• Against Oregon State (9/7), passed for 421 yards and four touchdowns.
• At Nevada (9/28), earned Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week honors after throwing for 312 yards and four touchdowns in a 54-3 win.
• Against Air Force (10/19), matched a career high with 34 completions, passing for 404 yards and three touchdowns.
• At New Mexico (10/26), set a career high with 140 rushing yards, including a career-long 76-yarder.
• Against BYU in the SoFi Hawaii Bowl (12/24), threw for a career high 493 yards and accounted for five touchdowns - four passing and one rushing - in a win. Named the bowl game's MVP.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2018), played in 13 games with 12 starts, completing 285 of 484 passes for 3,875 yards, 36 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also was the team's third-leading rusher with 359 yards on and four touchdowns 134 carries. Ranked sixth nationally in passing touchdowns and placed eighth in passing yards, passing yards per game (298.1), total offense (325.7) and points responsible (246). Finished the season with 40 total touchdowns, the fifth most in UH single-season annals. Registered three games more than 400 yards passing on the season, becoming the sixth UH quarterback in history to do so. Earned All-Mountain West honorable mention, named the team's Coach June Jones Offensive MVP and appeared on the Maxwell Award and Manning Award watch lists.
• At Colorado State (8/25), tallied 418 passing yards in a season-opening win, setting a team record for the most passing yards in a starting debut.
• Against Navy (9/1), set a career high with six passing touchdowns, earning Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week, Davey O'Brien "Great 8" and Manning Award "Stars of the Week" honors.
• At San Diego State (11/24), threw for a then-career-high 452 yards on 29-of-46 passing. Named the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week and added Manning Award "Stars of the Week" honors.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2017), played in six games as a backup. Completed five passes on nine attempts for 22 yards and one touchdown. Added 16 carries for 138 yards and a score.
• Against Western Carolina (9/2), made his first career appearance late in the win.
• At UCLA (9/9), led a fourth-quarter scoring drive that included a 58-yard run and an eight-yard touchdown run, the first of his career. Finished with three rushes for 75 yards against the Bruins.
• Against San Jose State (10/14), completed the first touchdown pass of his career when he found Dakota Torres in the back of the end zone for a four-yard score.
AS A TRUE FRESHMAN (2016), redshirted.
• Majored in business management at Hawaii.
• Attended Sonora (La Habra, Calif.) High School, where as a senior he completed 134 of 215 passes for 2,313 yards and 19 touchdowns and rushed for 1,091 yards and 10 scores. Led the Raiders to the second round of the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division playoffs. Earned All-Freeway League first-team honors and Whittier Daily News second-team All-Area honors. Named MVP of the San Gabriel Valley Hall of Fame All-Star Game.
• As a high school junior, passed for 1,372 yards and eight touchdowns and rushed for 725 yards and six scores.
• As a high school sophomore, accumulated 850 yards passing and 199 yards rushing, with seven total touchdowns.
• Also ran track, competing in the 100-meter, 200-meter and relay teams, and played baseball (shortstop, centerfield, pitcher) and basketball.
• Son of John and Rona McDonald.
• Nickname is "C-Money."
• Has a dog named Lani, which means "heaven" in Hawaiian.
• Follow McDonald on Twitter at @colehunter520.
• Follow McDonald on Instagram at @king_colleee.
• List of favorites includes (TV shows) "The Office," "The Blacklist," and (movie) "300."
• Born Cole Hunter McDonald on May 20, 1998 in Orange, Calif.
PRO: The Titans selected Chris Jackson with the 243rd overall pick in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft. The 5-foot-10 inch, 193-pounder was coveted for his versatility with experience at both corner and safety, as well as for his speed and ball disruption skills. The Tallahassee, Fla., native was a four-year starter at Marshall where his 45 passes defensed rank first in program history. He started 48 games from 2016-19 and tallied 189 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, seven interceptions with one returned for a touchdown, 45 passes defensed, and two fumble recoveries with one returned for a score for the Thundering Herd.
• Jackson's 45 passes defensed rank first in Marshall history and his 48 career starts rank 14th in program history.
• Jackson earned all-conference recognition each year of his collegiate career: named to the Conference USA first team all-conference team after recording a team-high 11 passes defensed as a senior in 2019, earned second team all-conference honors at defensive back as a junior in 2018, garnered all-conference team honorable mention recognition as a sophomore in 2017, and he was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team in 2016.
• A two-time state track champion in high school, Jackson runs a 4.47 second 40-yard dash. 'I still work out like a track athlete when I can,' Jackson said. 'I watch it a lot and keep up with it.'
• Jackson lived with and was primarily raised by his paternal grandmother, Delores Madison, after his mother was killed by a home invader when Jackson was 10 years old.
• He has a love of cars that he attributes to his father and uncle, the latter of which does competitive drag racing. Jackson lists his top three cars as a 1969 Camaro, a 1984 Buick Grand National and a Ferrari F40.
• The Tallahassee, Fla., native was selected by the Titans in the seventh round (243rd overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft.
• During a four-year career at Marshall, started 48 games and posted 189 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, seven interceptions with one returned for a touchdown, 45 passes defensed and two fumble recoveries with one returned for a score on kickoff coverage for the Thundering Herd. Jackson's 45 passes defensed rank first in Marshall history and his 48 career starts rank 14th in program history. He earned all-conference recognition in all four of his collegiate seasons.
AS A SENIOR (2019), started 11 games and recorded 25 tackles, one interception and a team-high 11 passes defensed. Earned first team all-conference recognition.
• Against Cincinnati (9/28), had a season-high five tackles.
• At Charlotte (11/23), notched two tackles and one interception.
• Against Florida International (11/30), tallied three tackles and three passes defensed.
AS A JUNIOR (2018), started all 13 games and posted 61 tackles, one interception, 15 passes defensed and one fumble recovery. Earned second team all-conference honors at defensive back.
• At Old Dominion (10/13), tied a career-high with 10 tackles and posted a career-high four passes defensed.
• Against Florida Atlantic (10/20), amassed six tackles, one interception and three passes defensed.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2017), started 12 games and tallied 62 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one half sack, a team-high three interceptions for 108 yards and one touchdown, a team-high 10 passes defensed and recovered one fumble on kickoff coverage that he returned for a score. Named all-conference honorable mention.
• Against Miami (Ohio) (9/2), posted eight tackles, an interception which he returned 72 yards for a touchdown and one pass defensed.
• Against Kent State (9/16), amassed six tackles, 0.5 tackle for loss, and a 32-yard interception.
• At Charlotte (10/7), notched five tackles, 0.5 tackle for loss, one interception and two passes defensed.
• Against Old Dominion (10/14), recorded six tackles and one fumble recovery on special teams that he returned for a 15-yard touchdown.
AS A FRESHMAN (2016), started all 12 games as a true freshman and tallied 41 tackles, four tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two interceptions and nine passes defensed. Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team.
• Against Florida Atlantic (10/15), recorded five tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one half sack, one interception and one pass defensed.
• Against Charlotte (10/22), posted a season-high eight tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and one 31-yard interception.
• At Missouri (10/1), saw action in his first career game and posted one tackle.
• Graduated from Marshall in December 2019 with a degree in criminal justice.
• Attended FAMU Developmental Research (Tallahassee, Fla.) School where he was rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals.
• Named a Florida 2A All-State wide receiver as a senior in 2015. Also played safety.
• Jackson was a two-time Florida state high school track champion in the 110-meter hurdles and was a runner up in the 300-meter hurdles.
• Also played basketball.
• List of favorites: (TV show) "Spongebob Squarepants"; (movies) "Shrek," and "Coming to America"; (musician) Kanye West.
• Follow Jackson on Twitter @C3Jack and on Instagram @_3cjack.
• Son of D'Wayne Jackson and Tanesha Overstreet.
• Has two brothers and two sisters.
• Born Christopher D'Wayne Jackson on April 13, 1998 in Minneapolis, Minn.