When it comes to adversity at the collegiate level, Kyriq McDonald is a prime example of looking trouble in the eye and keep on moving forward. A current defensive back for FCS level Missouri State University, Kyriq’s collegiate career began playing for his hometown idol Nick Saban and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. After only contributing to special teams, Kyriq decided to transfer to the University of Cincinnati.
His time at Cinnncinati was short-lived. Against the Ohio State University, Kyriq collapsed on the field and suffered a seizure. Even after recovering completely and being cleared by medical professionals not associated with the University, the University of Cincinnati denied Kyriq the opportunity to play football again for their school.
Unfortunately, Kyriq still needed to earn his degree, and his options with football seemed to slip away. His decision instead of giving up and going home as he put himself through school by delivering pizzas, and once he graduated, Kyriq made the decision to join Missouri State University and show off his skill at the FCS level.
In this edition of the Slightly Personal Podcast, Kyriq McDonald and Host Christopher DiCerbo discuss Kyriq’s rollercoaster of a collegiate career, if he has any limitations regarding his previous health concerns, what it’s like to go from the FBS level to FCS level of college football and much more!