Pascoe in 2014 with the Atlanta Falcons
|No. 80 Detroit Lions|
|Date of birth:||February 23, 1986|
|Place of birth:||Porterville, California|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||265 lb (120 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 184|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2014|
McKenna Sean "Bear" Pascoe (born February 23, 1986) is an American football tight end who plays for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Fresno State.
Early life and education
Born and raised in Porterville, California, Pascoe is the son of Sean and Julie Pascoe. He is an accomplished team roper, which he learned to do on his family's ranch. He attended Ducor Union Elementary school. With recognized athletic ability, he played quarterback at Granite Hills High School. He ranked as offensive player of the year for the East Yosemite League and was also named to the All-Area team.
He was recruited by Fresno State coming out of high school. His younger cousin is Vince Pascoe, who also played tight end for Fresno State.
As a tight end at Fresno State, Pascoe tied the record for most touchdown receptions in a game, with three against Texas A&M in 2007. He also holds the school record for most field goal blocks in a career, with six.
New York Giants
On December 4, 2009, he was promoted to the Giants active roster. He made his first career catch against the Washington Redskins for 9 yards in Week 15 of the 2009 NFL Season. He was waived during final cuts on September 4, 2010. On September 5, 2010, the Giants re-signed Pascoe to the team's practice squad.
Pascoe caught his first career touchdown in the 2011-2012 season NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers who drafted him and released him. Rich Eisen later referenced to the play by comparing Pascoe with Rob Gronkowski. The New York Giants went on to win that game and advance to face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. Jake Ballard was sidelined in the Super Bowl XLVI after he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the fourth quarter, but Pascoe, mostly used as a blocking tight end, caught 4 passes for 33 yards, helping the Giants defeat the Patriots, 21-17.
Pascoe signed with the Detroit Lions on December 15, 2015.
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- Katzenstein, Josh (December 15, 2015). "Lions waive RT LaAdrian Waddle". Detroit News. Retrieved December 15, 2015.