Sean McDermott
No. 84, 80, 49, 40
Position:Long snapper
Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1976-12-05) December 5, 1976 (age 47)
Lufkin, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Arlington Heights (Fort Worth, Texas)
Expansion draft:2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:38
Total tackles:12
Player stats at PFR

Sean Hewitt McDermott (born December 5, 1976) is a former American football long snapper and tight end in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Kansas.

Early life and college career

Born in Lufkin, Texas, McDermott graduated from Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth, Texas in 1995.[1][2] At the University of Kansas, he walked on the Kansas Jayhawks football team and played at long snapper from 1995 to 1999, sitting out the 1998 season due to a foot injury.[2][3]

Professional career

McDermott was not selected in the 2000 NFL Draft and was not signed by any team afterwards, so he spent the 2000 season completing his college degree and working part-time as a bartender and bouncer.[3]

After sending a highlight video to various NFL teams, McDermott was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on June 4, 2001.[3][1] He played at long snapper in all 16 games for the Buccaneers in 2001. In 2002, he was signed by the upstart Houston Texans in the 2002 NFL expansion draft and again played at all 16 games at long snapper.[1] McDermott played in the first five games of the 2003 season for the Miami Dolphins before being released on October 14 in favor of Jeff Grau.[4] On December 10, 2003, McDermott signed with the New England Patriots. He played one game before being placed on the injured list December 17.[5] The Patriots would win Super Bowl XXXVIII.


  1. ^ a b c "Sean McDermott". Houston Texans. Archived from the original on June 10, 2003. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Sean McDermott". University of Kansas. Archived from the original on February 21, 2001. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Driven to Succeed". Tampa Bay Buccaneers. September 14, 2001. Archived from the original on April 10, 2003. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  4. ^ Marvez, Alex (October 15, 2003). "Dolphins release long snapper McDermott; sign Grau". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Archived from the original on October 17, 2003. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  5. ^ "Press Release: Pats sign LS Brian Kinchen, place Sean McDermott on IR". New England Patriots. Retrieved September 26, 2020.