A utility defender for the Panthers, McDougal’s family has lost a great deal of money in the oil bust of the late 1980s, and McDougal is frustrated by what he considers the two major emphases of Texas life: oil and football. But McDougal also does not see a way out of these two “industries,” and he plays and enjoys football because he feels it is the thing he ought to do, as a young man in Texas. McDougal is devastated after Permian’s loss to Carter in the state semis.
Jerrod McDougal Quotes in Friday Night Lights
The Friday Night Lights quotes below are all either spoken by Jerrod McDougal or refer to Jerrod McDougal. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Perseus edition of Friday Night Lights published in 1990.).
The tingling sensation stayed with him, and he knew that when he stepped on that field tonight he wouldn’t feel like a football player at all but like someone . . . entering a glittering, barbaric arena.
Jerrod McDougal Character Timeline in Friday Night Lights
The timeline below shows where the character Jerrod McDougal appears in Friday Night Lights. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3: Boobie
...Boobie is an agile, quick, explosive runner, and many on the team, including Winchell and Jerrod McDougal, say he’s “the best player they’ve ever seen.” Boobie’s uncle, LV, acts as Boobie’s... (full context)
Chapter 12: Civil War
...devastated. Winchell worries that he has lost the game for his team, and Chavez and McDougal are nearly beside themselves with sadness. Sharon Gaines, Gary Gaines’ wife, tries to find and... (full context)
Chapter 16: Field of Dreams
On the ride back to Odessa, and afterward, the Panthers are devastated: many, like McDougal and Chavez, cry bitterly, knowing that their seasons and high-school football lives are over. Gaines... (full context)
...is accepted to Harvard, where he does not play varsity football but continues his studies. McDougal works for his father in the West Texas oil business, and Don Billingsley, after formally... (full context)