Despite the Los Angeles Rams being on their bye week, defensive tackle Aaron Donald just cannot get away from the game of football. When he is not busy terrorizing offensive lineman and quarterbacks alike in the real world, he is doing the exact same thing in the virtual world with Madden 17.
The third-year All-Pro was recently spotted taking part in the Xbox NFL Player Charity Challenge, a bracket-style tournament with the winner being awarded a donation to the charity of his choice.
He made a strong opening statement, leading his team decked out in the throwback uniforms to a 44-19 victory over Ryan Tannehill of the Miami Dolphins.
While Donald was able to get the job done with Los Angeles in spectacular fashion, things in the real world have not been so peachy. However, according to Alden Gonzalez of ESPN, he is confident the Rams will be able to bounce back strong:
“We were on our high horse for a while and got knocked off,” Donald said. “The bye week is going to help us a lot, just to clear our minds and get our bodies back and come back recharged. We still have a lot more football left, so we know what to do. We still have the same mindset–that we need to win games and dominate.”
Donald has enjoyed a stellar season once again with 19 solo tackles and three sacks, despite the injuries to other fellow defensive linemen around him.
In case fans were wondering, Donald chose to go with Case Keenum at quarterback and netted a near-perfect passer rating in the win over Tannehill. Donald now awaits his next match between Von Miller of the Denver Broncos and Greg Olsen of the Caronlina Panthers on Nov. 29.