For the second and perhaps last time, brothers T.J. McDonald and Tevin McDonald are set to square off. Senior T.J. plays for USC, while his sophomore brother, Tevin, attends rival school UCLA. As if the USC/UCLA rivalry needed any more fuel after several bouts of vandalism, there is a sibling rivalry in the mix.
Both brothers are fighting for bragging rights as the two safeties face each other this Saturday in what’s sure to be a heated match.
Their father and former Trojan safety, Tim McDonald, will be attending the game this week, and each son is looking to impress his dad. As good as their father was at the defensive back position, these brothers are just as impressive. T.J. already has 83 tackles and two interceptions this year, while Tevin has 62 tackles and one interception on the season.
Even though T.J. has the more impressive stats, Tevin is playing for the better team, according to BCS rankings. UCLA is ranked No. 17 and USC is right behind them at No. 18.
If you want to check out how T.J. feels about playing his little brother this week, check out this interview below.