Iowa State's Will McDonald IV enters the season as an Associated Press preseason All-American

Iowa State football’s Will McDonald is living up to predictions

AMES — Almost four years ago, Iowa State defensive line coach Eli Rasheed predicted greatness, despite the football player having just three games on his college football resume. “I think he can be one of the most dominant pass rushers in school history,” Rasheed said then.

Ya think?

Talk about first impressions.

Will McDonald IV has been impressive, and impressive, ever since. That’s why the Cyclones’ gifted senior is a 2022 Associated Press preseason first-team All-American.

Already the best defensive end in Iowa State history, McDonald enters his final season with a Cyclone-record 29 career sacks. He’s coming off a season in which he broke his own season sacks record with 11.5. He needs five more to become the Big 12 Conference’s career sacks leader, a distinction Texas A&M’s Von Miller has held since 2010.

If that’s not dominance, then nothing is.

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