Kevin McDermott (American football)

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Kevin McDermott
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McDermott with the Vikings in 2015
No. 47 – Minnesota Vikings
Position:Long snapper
Personal information
Born: (1990-01-12) January 12, 1990 (age 28)
Nashville, Tennessee
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:The Ensworth School
(Nashville, Tennessee)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2018
Games played:74
Total tackles:2
Player stats at

Kevin Patrick McDermott II (born January 12, 1990) is an American football long snapper for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at UCLA, and signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2013.

Early years[edit]

McDermott was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a member of the charter class at Ensworth High School from 2005-2008.

College career[edit]

McDermott enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2008 as a football walk-on. 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, 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.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
238 lb
(108 kg)
4.98 s 1.75 s 2.83 s 4.76 s 7.46 s 27 in
(0.69 m)
8 ft 9 in
(2.67 m)
All values from Pro Day[2]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On May 7, 2013, McDermott signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft.[3] He started in all 16 regular season games and three playoff games, including the 2014 NFC Championship game. McDermott was released during final cuts before the 2014–2015 season.

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

On October 20, 2014, McDermott signed with the Baltimore Ravens after incumbent long snapper Morgan Cox tore his ACL.[4] He played in seven regular season games before being placed on Injured Reserve.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

On April 3, 2015, McDermott signed a two-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings.[5] On August 8, 2016, he signed a four-year extension with the Vikings.[6]

In Week 16 of the 2017 season, McDermott suffered a dislocated shoulder and was placed on injured reserve on December 30, 2017.[7]

Personal life[edit]

McDermott is married to Lauren, a published author and UCLA alum. His father, Kevin Sr., played basketball at South Dakota State University from 1971–1974.[8] His mother, Deborah, was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in October 2013.[9] His younger brother Conor, a former starting left tackle for the UCLA football team, was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft and is currently a member of the Buffalo Bills. McDermott is Catholic.[10] In 2018, McDermott graduated with his Master of Business Administration from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business[11]. McDermott is also a certified pilot (airplanes).


  1. ^ "Kevin McDermott UCLA Bio". Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  2. ^
  3. ^ "49ers Sign 12 Undrafted Free Agents". Retrieved May 7, 2013.
  4. ^ Mink, Ryan. "Ravens Sign Long Snapper Kevin McDermott". Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  5. ^ Gates, Christopher (April 3, 2015). "Oh, Snap! Vikings Sign Kevin McDermott". DailyNorseman. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  6. ^ "Vikings Sign LS Kevin McDermott to Contract Extension". August 8, 2016. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  7. ^ "Vikings Place LS Kevin McDermott on IR, Sign C Cornelius Edison To 53-Man Roster". December 30, 2017.
  8. ^ "Kevin McDermott UCLA Bio". Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  9. ^ "B&C Hall Of Fame". Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  10. ^
  11. ^ Young, Lindsey. "Lunchbreak". Retrieved July 20, 2018.

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