Kevin McDermott (American football)

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Kevin McDermott
McDermott49ers2013.jpg
McDermott during the 2013 NFL Season
No. 47     Baltimore Ravens
Long Snapper
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-01-12) January 12, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Nashville, Tennessee
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school: Nashville (TN) Ensworth
College: UCLA
Undrafted in 2013
Debuted in 2013 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics
Games Played 16
Tackles 0
Fumble Recoveries 0
Stats at NFL.com

Kevin Patrick McDermott II (born January 12, 1990) is an American football long snapper for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at UCLA.

Early years[edit]

McDermott was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a member of the charter class at Ensworth High School from 2004-2008 and played football, basketball, lacrosse, and baseball. Prokicker.com ranked him as the sixth best long snapper in the nation for the 2008 class and he was selected to the Division II-AA All-Region Basketball Team in 2008 by the TSSAA.[1]

College career[edit]

McDermott enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles in the summer of 2008. A walk-on, he redshirted in 2008 and saw his first game action as a tight end in a win at Washington State in 2009. During the 2010 season McDermott served as a backup tight end and long snapper but did not see the field. In 2011 he was awarded a scholarship by then UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel upon winning the long snapping job. During the 2011 and 2012 seasons, he started 28 straight games, was twice named Academic All Pac-12 Team Honorable Mention (long snappers were not honored on the All Pac-12 Team and were only given honorable mention on the All Pac-12 Academic Team), played in two Pac-12 title games and two bowl games (2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl and 2012 Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl). While at UCLA, McDermott majored in Political Science and minored in Film and Television.[2]

Following the 2012 Holiday Bowl, McDermott was invited to participate in the 2013 Casino del Sol College All-Star Game.[3]

Professional career[edit]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On May 7, 2013, He signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent immediately after the 2013 NFL Draft.[4] On August 31, 2013, McDermott won the starting long snapping job.[5] His first start was a win against the Green Bay Packers on September 8, 2013, at Candlestick Park.

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

On October 20, 2014, McDermott signed with the Baltimore Ravens after incumbent long snapper Morgan Cox tore his ACL.[6]

Personal life[edit]

McDermott's father, Kevin Sr., played basketball at South Dakota State University from 1971-1974.[7] His mother, Deborah, is the current CEO of New Young Broadcasting.[8] On October 28, 2013, Deb was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.[9] His younger brother, Conor, also attended Ensworth High School in Nashville and won the Tennessee Mr. Basketball Award for Division II-AA in 2011.[10] Conor currently is an offensive tackle on the UCLA football team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kevin McDermott UCLA Bio". Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kevin McDermott UCLA Bio". Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kevin McDermott UCLA Bio". Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ "49ers Sign 12 Undrafted Free Agents". 49ers.com. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ "McDermott Seizes Long Snapping Job". Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ Mink, Ryan. "Ravens Sign Long Snapper Kevin McDermott". Baltimore Ravens. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Kevin McDermott UCLA Bio". Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Media General and Young Broadcasting Announce Merger Agreement". Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  9. ^ "B&C Hall Of Fame". Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  10. ^ "2011 Mr. & Miss Basketball Award Winners". Retrieved November 12, 2013. 

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