The son of Wilma (a registered nurse) and Samuel McNabb (an electrical engineer), Donovan was raised in the nearby suburb
of Dolton, IL. Has one older brother, Sean.
Was selected the 2002 recipient of the Wanamaker Award, given to the athlete or team that has done the most to reflect
credit upon Philadelphia and their team or sport during the previous year.
Was a backup guard on two Syracuse (1995-97) basketball teams - the 1995-96 unit fell to Kentucky in the NCAA championship
Was an All-America selection and Chicago Defender News player of the year at Mount Carmel (IL) High, an all-male Catholic
School on the southside of Chicago.
Was a football teammate of Tampa Bay DE Simeon Rice (2 yrs. McNabb's senior and the 3rd overall pick in the '97 NFL draft)
and a basketball teammate of Boston Celtics forward Antoine Walker, both in high school.
Hosts "The Donovan McNabb Show," which airs on KYW-3 (CBS) at 11:00 am on Sunday during the season. The half-hour show
is co-hosted by McNabb and KYW-3 sports director Beasley Reece, a former NFL player.
Began the Donovan McNabb Golden Arm Scholarship in 2000, for students who maintain a 2.5+ GPA at Mt. Carmel High School.
Scholarship winners are selected based on essays they submit about their own lives.
Also joined with former teammate Bobby Taylor to host a Christmas party/silent auction/toy drive to benefit patients
at Temple University Children’s Hospital.
Donated a significant amount of money to the American Red Cross local disasters relief fund in Philadelphia in the wake
of Hurricane Floyd (Sept. 1999) and the 9/11 tragedy (Sept. 2001).
Was selected by the NFL to serve on the "Life as a Rookie" panel for the 2000 rookie symposium.
Says the one thing that people don’t know about him is that, "I am just like them".
Played Pop Warner Football against former Eagles LB Barry Gardner.
Earned a degree in speech communications from Syracuse University.
Was drafter #2 overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1998 draft.
Full name: Donovan Jamal McNabb.