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Nick McDonald
G #65
Height:
6-4
Weight:
305
College:
Grand Valley State
Hometown:
Sterling Heights, MI
Experience:
2
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 16 3
2012 NE 12 1
2011 NE 4 2
2010 GB 0 0

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Biography

Nick McDonald was signed from the Patriots practice squad to the 53-man roster on Dec. 3, 2011 ... Originally signed by the Patriots to the practice squad on Sept. 16, 2011 …Originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as a rookie free agent (4/30/10) ... Waived by Green Bay (9/3/11) ... Signed to the Patriots Practice squad (9/5/11) ... Released by the Patriots (9/15/11).
CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Nick McDonald was signed from the Patriots practice squad to the 53-man roster on Dec. 3, 2011 ... Originally signed by the Patriots to the practice squad on Sept. 16, 2011 …Originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as a rookie free agent (4/30/10) ... Waived by Green Bay (9/3/11) ... Signed to the Patriots Practice squad (9/5/11) ... Released by the Patriots (9/15/11).

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2012 (13/1, 0/0)
  • Was inactive for both postseason games.
  • Appears as a reserve along the offensive line and as tackle-eligible tight end in short yardage situations.
  • Inactive due to injury vs. Hosuton (12/10).
  • Stepped in at right guard after Dan Connolly left with an injury in the win at Miami (12/2).
  • Started at right guard for the first time in 2012 in place of injured Dan Connolly in win vs. Indianapolis (11/18).
  • Came on in the second half to replace and injured Logan Mankins at left guard in the win vs. Buffalo (11/11).
  • Saw significant playing time at right guard of the overtime win vs. N.Y. Jets (10/21) after Dan Connolly left the game after the first series with an illness.
  • Made his first appearance of the season on special teams vs. Arizona (9/16).
  • Was inactive due to injury for season-opening win at Tennessee (9/9) and at Baltimore (9/23).


2011 (4/2, 1/0)

  • Played in four games with two starts on the offensive line.
  • Was inactive against the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI when Sebastian Vollmer returned to action from injury (2/5).
  • Saw action as a reserve on special teams in the Divisional playoff game against the Broncos (1/14) as well as the AFC Championship against the Ravens (1/22).
  • Played in a reserve role against the Dolphins (12/24) and Bills (1/1).
  • Was inactive against the Broncos (12/18).
  • Started at center against the Redskins (12/11).
  • Made his first career start at center in his first NFL game in the Patriots’ win over Indianapolis (12/4) .


2010 (0/0, 0/0 - Green Bay)

  • Made the 53-man roster but was inactive for all 16 regular-season games and four postseason games.

COLLEGE
  • Played in 44 games with 29 starts at Grand Valley State.
  • Named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior.
  • Started all 15 games at left tackle as a senior and earned first-team All-American honors from the American Football Coaches Association and named an Associated Press Little All-American.
  • Helped lead Grand Valley State to the Division II National Championship game as a senior in 2009.
  • Named second-team All Conference as a junior.

PERSONAL
  • Born June 27, 1987.
  • Credits family friend Gail Joseph as an inspiration in his life after she took him in at age 14 after his mother passed away from cancer.
  • Named All-Macomb Area Conference in final two seasons at Henry Ford High School in Sterling Hills, Mich., where his jersey is retired.
  • Earned a degree in Criminal Justice.

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