Quarterback Cole McDonald has been added as a team captain, head coach Nick Rolovich confirmed today.
McDonald joins running back Dayton Furuta, slotback Jason-Matthew Sharsh, defensive lineman Azia Se‘ei and rush end Kaimana Padello.
Last week, Furuta underwent ankle surgery and will miss an extended amount of playing time. During a team meeting the night before the Sept. 14 Washington game, Furuta called and requested that McDonald serve as his replacement as captain. McDonald joined the other captains during the coin toss preceding the start of the Washington game.
Now McDonald is officially a captain.
“I think he’s grown into a more effective leader,” Rolovich said of McDonald, a fourth-year junior from La Mirada, Calif. “He’s not the man he’s going to end up being in this life, but he’s grown that way and knows (being a leader) is important.”
McDonald needs 86 passing yards to reach 5,000 in his 15-start career. Seven other UH quarterbacks have reached that milestone.
Breaking update: Senior cornerback Rojesterman Farris II has been invited to the rebooted Hula Bowl all-star game.
— Nick Rolovich (@NickRolovich) September 20, 2019