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Conor McDermott






Conor McDermott was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round (211th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. 


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Conor McDermott was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round (211th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.


  • Began college career as a tight end before changing positions to offensive tackle.


2016 - Senior Year

  • Started all 12 games at left tackle.
  • Named to the watch list for the Outland Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award.
  • Named second-team All-Pac-12 Conference as selected by the coaches.

2015 - Junior Year

  • Started 12 games at offensive tackle.
  • Was a Second-team All-Pac-12 Conference selection.
  • Anchored an offensive line that surrendered just 14 quarterback sacks, the second-lowest total in school history.
  • Helped pave the way on the ground for running back Paul Perkins, the third-leading rusher in school history who posted a second-straight 1,000-yard season.

2014 - Sophomore Year

  • Made his first career start as a blocking tight end vs. Oregon (10/11).
  • Started the last seven games of the season at left tackle.
  • Helped block for Pac-12 rushing leader Paul Perkins.

2013 - Redshirt Freshman Year

  • Saw his first playing action on special teams and as a reserve along the offensive line.
  • Saw action as a reserve at Stanford (10/19), but was injured and sat out the balance of the season.
  • Granted a substitute year of eligibility due to medical hardship. 

2012 - Freshman Year

  • Did not see game action in his first year in the program.


  • Played four varsity seasons of football at tight end, offensive and defensive tackle for Ensworth, HS in Nashville, TN. His teams posted a 39-8 record in those four seasons. Was named to the 2010 Tennessee All-Conf. team after his squad won the 2010 State HS football championship. 
  • Was the team captain for his football team in 2009 and 2011.
  • Also played basketball for three seasons. Team was ranked #1 in the state in 2011 and he averaged 15.2 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 1.8 spg in his senior season. Was a finalist for the McDonald's All-America team and was named Tennessee's Mr. Basketball for Div. II-AA 
  • Team won the state basketball championship in 2009, pitching in with 17 points and 13 rebounds.
  • Has one brother, Kevin, a long snapper on the UCLA team from 2009-2012 who has gone on to play in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens and Minnesota Vikings 
  • Earned a spot on the Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll in Fall 2012.
  • Father played basketball for South Dakota State.
  • Majored in political science at UCLA.