User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


61° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
MLB
St. Louis
7
Miami
1
MLB
Miami
4
NY Mets
6
MLB (4:05 PM)
Milwaukee
San Diego
MLB (4:05 PM)
Arizona
San Francisco
MLB (Bot 9)
Minnesota
10
Baltimore
9
MLB (4:05 PM)
Seattle
Chicago WSox
MLB (7:05 PM)
Toronto
NY Yankees
MLB (Top 9)
Atlanta
11
Boston
3
MLB (Top 7)
Houston
10
Pittsburgh
4
MLB (Bot 9)
Washington
6
Detroit
4
MLB
Tampa Bay
5
Philadelphia
3
MLB (4:05 PM)
Cincinnati
Cleveland
MLB (4:05 PM)
Los Angeles
Texas
MLB (GAME 2)
San Diego
Oakland
MLB (4:05 PM)
Kansas City
Chicago Cubs
MLB (4:10 PM)
LA Angels
Colorado
NBA (7:30 PM)
San Antonio
New York
NBA (7:30 PM)
Memphis
Detroit
NBA (10:30 PM)
Charlotte
LA Clippers
NBA (8:00 PM)
Milwaukee
New Orleans
NBA (8:00 PM)
Orlando
Houston
NHL (7:00 PM)
Ottawa
Carolina
NHL (7:00 PM)
Pittsburgh
New Jersey
NHL (7:30 PM)
Buffalo
Boston
NHL (7:30 PM)
Montreal
Florida
NHL (8:00 PM)
Minnesota
Nashville
NHL (8:00 PM)
San Jose
Winnipeg
NHL (8:30 PM)
NY Islanders
Chicago
NHL (9:00 PM)
St. Louis
Calgary
NHL (10:00 PM)
Philadelphia
Vancouver
NHL
Arizona
0
Los Angeles
1
NBA
LA Lakers
105
Golden State
108
Updated: Mar 17, 2015 3:03PM
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

It's A Snap! 49ers Long Snapper Kevin McDermott

July 8, 2014, 10:45 PM by Travis Fossing

It's A Snap!  49ers Long Snapper Kevin McDermott
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Long Snapper isn't the highest profile position in the NFL, but the 49ers' Kevin McDermott is part of an exclusive club and playing football at its highest level.

Kevin McDermott tackled the job of long snapping in seventh grade --- because someone had to do it.  After high school, the Nashville, Tennessee native attended UCLA, and eventually signed with San Francisco as an undrafted free agent.

"When you get to choose the city that you go to you can choose a team that fits you best.  Throughout the process, the 49ers kept popping up, and it really worked out," 49ers long snapper Kevin McDermott said.

It wasn't until after he signed that McDermott discovered his special teams coach was SDSU alum Brad Seely.

"I had a great rapport with him.  He came and worked me out privately at UCLA and I really enjoyed that.  He's very knowledgeable, and one of the best special teams coaches in the NFL," McDermott said.

McDermott beat out 14-year veteran and two-time Pro Bowl selection Brian Jennings during the pre-season, and his rookie season was everything he thought it would be.

"I got to play in the NFC Championship game.  My first game was at Candlestick Park against the Green Bay Packers.  I ran the gamut of everything you could when it came to experience in my first year.  So, next year we just have to try and get one step farther and make it to the Super Bowl," McDermott said.

In a league where NFL often means "not for long", McDermott is prepared to prove himself all over again in his second season.

"I don't take for granted that I'm going to be the long snapper for the next two or three years.  I have to focus on this year, and making the team this year, and then performing game after game, because there are only 32 long snappers in the NFL at anytime.  There are no backups signed to a team.  We're only two snaps away from being out on the street," McDermott said.

The streets of South Dakota are familiar to McDermott, who visited often growing up, and still has plenty of family in the Rushmore State.

"My grandparents live here.  My mom and dad each have four siblings.  They're all still back here.  I would be at Hobo Day every year for South Dakota State.  I'd come to Sioux Falls and spend time with relatives.  So, I love South Dakota", McDermott said.

McDermott was back in South Dakota over the fourth of July to introduce his fiance Lauren to his grandparents.  The 49ers report to training camp on July 23rd.

Previous Story

Next Story


Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View sports

You may also like

Adam Anderson No Longer Golf Coach At Dakota Wesleyan

3/26/2015 5:32 PM

Dakota Wesleyan Athletic Director Curt Hart announced Thursday that Adam Anderson will no longer be men's and women’s golf coach at DWU, eff...

Full Story
Daktronics To Provide 18 Displays For New MN Stadium

3/27/2015 11:19 AM

The main display will measure about 68 feet high by 120 feet wide.

Full Story
NFL Suspending TV Blackouts For 2015 Season

3/23/2015 2:20 PM

The NFL will not block any games from local television during the 2015 season.

Full Story
Dan Lennon Invitational Track & Field Meet - Class B

3/24/2015 10:07 PM

Here are the results from the class "B" portion of the Dan Lennon Invitational Track & Field Meet.

Full Story
Dan Lennon Invitational Track & Field Meet - Class A

3/23/2015 9:10 PM

Results from the Dan Lennon Class A High School Track & Field Meet

Full Story


Events