Aaron Charles Donald is an American football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of National Football League. Here’s why he is retiring.

Aaron Donald : Age | Wife | Retire | 40 time | Stats

As a true freshman, Donald played in all 13 games as a reserve defensive end for Pitt. He recorded 11 tackles, including three for loss, and two sacks.

Aaron Donald : Age | Wife | Retire | 40 time | Stats

In 2011, as a sophomore, Donald moved into the starting lineup, and turned in a breakout campaign.

He recorded 47 tackles, including 16 for loss, 11 sacks and one forced fumble, and was named a second-team All-Big East selection.

As a junior, he recorded 64 tackles, including 18.5 for loss, 5.5 sacks, and one forced fumble, earning first-team All-Big East honors.

In his senior season, he became one of the most productive defensive players in the entire NCAA.

He posted 59 tackles, including a career best 28.5 for loss, 11 sacks, and four forced fumbles. He was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and was a unanimous All-American.

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Aaron Charles Donald (born May 23, 1991) is an American football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL).

Aaron Donald : Age | Wife | Retire | 40 time | Stats

Personal information
Born: May 23, 1991 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania    
          Height:           6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Age: 31 years.

He played college football at Pittsburgh, where he received unanimous All-American honors, and was selected by the Rams in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Regarded as one of the greatest defensive players of all time, he has received a record three Defensive Player of the Year Awards, Pro Bowl selections in all eight of his seasons, and seven first-team All-Pro honors. Donald was also a member of the team that won Super Bowl LVI.

The longest-tenured player currently on the Rams roster, Donald is one of two players (Rob Havenstein is the other) remaining who was with the team in St. Louis prior to moving to Los Angeles in 2016.


Aaron Donald, the super famous athlete in the NFL is married to Erica Donald. The couple kept their relationship a secret for many years and at last, got married to each other.

The player’s wife Erica is his number 1 fan. She also has a career in sports where she used to work with the Los Angeles Rams as a community affair and player involvement person.

Aaron Donald : Age | Wife | Retire | 40 time | Stats

She started working there in 2015. Many people believe that Aaron and Erica met each other through their similarities in their teams. But the couple hasn’t disclosed their love story yet.

Both of them remain really private and do not share much about their personal life. Their wedding date is still a secret and neither of them is willing to disclose it.

The information about them getting married was disclosed when Erica changed her surname on her social media accounts.

Erica already has 2 children from her previous relationship and Aaron chooses to celebrate it. The couple has recently given birth to their own child Aaric Donald. Yes, the name of their child is a mixture of their names combined.

The family of 5 live happily together. Erica is a proud wife and celebrates each and every victory of her husband. He also mentions that he misses spending time with his family, especially with his three children due to games.  

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Aaron Donald was determined to retire, and one action by the defensive tackle showed that during the NFL offseason, specifically on May 9.

According to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network Insider, the player’s manager even sent a letter to the Los Angeles Rams informing them of his decision to retire.

As reported by sources close to the case, the document was on “Athletes First” letterhead, addressed to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and stated that Donald had informed the Rams that he was retiring on May 9.

Aaron Donald : Age | Wife | Retire | 40 time | Stats

In addition, the letter had instructions to send it to the league office, but this never happened.

Following this, the two sides negotiated a large contract adjustment for Donald to stay with the defending Super Bowl champions.

The pending contract had three years remaining on its original six-year extension, worth $136 million. However, Donald was looking for more, and he got it.

40 time

At the NFL Combine, Donald set the record for fastest 40-yard dash time for a defensive tackle with a 4.68.

The record was previously held by Tank Johnson, who ran a 4.69 in 2004. He drew comparisons to John Randle afterwards.

Perhaps the greatest defensive tackle in NFL history, Donald absolutely dominated every possible part of the 2014 scouting combine, and still lasted until the 12th overall pick in that draft because some teams thought he was too short.

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On June 16, 2014, the Rams signed Donald to a four-year, fully guaranteed $10.13 million rookie contract. The contract also included a $5.69 million signing bonus and a fifth-year option.

Aaron Donald : Age | Wife | Retire | 40 time | Stats

Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2022
Tackles: 443                           
Sacks: 99.0
Forced fumbles: 23
    Fumble recoveries:        6
Pass deflections: 16

In Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers, Donald choked offensive lineman Lucas Patrick. He was fined $10,300 for his behavior.

Two weeks later, Donald had three sacks, five tackles, three for a loss, and a pass deflection in a 30–23 road victory over the Arizona Cardinals, earning NFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Similar to what happened in Week 12, Donald choked D. J. Humphries in the Wild Card round against the Cardinals and threw a punch.

The Rams won the game 34–11 to advance to the Divisional round.

By Rishabh

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