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Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald named NFC Defensive Player of the Month

The Rams DL capped off a strong 2018 season with the December award.

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald capped off his stellar 2018 season by winning the NFC Defensive Player of the Month award. For the month of December, Donald racked up six sacks, nine tackles for loss, 13 quarterback hits, and a forced fumble in the five games to end the 2018 regular season.

After finally getting paid, Donald didn’t pack it in and plateau. AD99 finished the regular season with a franchise-record 20.5 sacks, the league-leading figure while setting a new NFL record for sacks by a defensive tackle.

Donald was also named the NFC Player of the Month in October and ironically never won the monthly award before this season, despite winning AP Defensive Player of the Year in 2017.

Congratulations to a great month and amazing regular season for Aaron Donald. Let’s hope the success continues for three more games as the Rams will resume practice today before taking a couple days off.