Aaron Charles Donald (born May 23, 1991) is an American football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Pittsburgh, where he was recognized as a unanimous All-American. He was drafted by the Rams with the thirteenth pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He has been selected to five Pro Bowls, won the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, and has been named twice as the AP Defensive Player of the Year, having won the award back-to-back in 2017 and 2018. Donald is known for his prodigious physical strength and is ranked as one of the top defensive players in the NFL. .