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William "Will" McDonough (July 6, 1935–January 9, 2003) was an American sportswriter for the Boston Globe.

Biography

McDonough attended the English High School of Boston, where he starred in baseball as a pitcher and in football as a quarterback. After graduating from Northeastern Universitymarker he started at the Boston Globe as a copy boy in 1955, becoming a sportswriter in 1960.

McDonough became a hero among Boston sportswriters after a 1979 altercation with Patriots cornerback Raymond Clayborn, in which McDonough leveled Clayborn after Clayborn had poked him in the eye.

McDonough's TV experience included a stint as part of NBC's NFL Live pregame show from 1991-1993.

McDonough regularly referred to Roger Clemens as the "Texas Con Man" during Clemens' tenure with the Boston Red Sox.

Death

He died of a heart attack at his home in Hingham, Massachusettsmarker at age 67.

Family

One of his sons, Sean McDonough is a sportscaster for ESPN. His other son, Terry McDonough, is Director of Player Personnel for the Jacksonville Jaguars in the National Football League.

Notes and references

  1. Loss of a legend Boston Globe. Accessed 20 October 2007
  2. [1]Boston Globe 10 - 28 - 2000
  3. [2]Boston Globe 11 - 03 - 2002


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