2014 - Saw his first career start as a blocking tight end against Oregon ... Started the last seven games of the season at left tackle.
2013 - Saw his first game action as a reserve at offensive tackle.
2012 - Did not see game action in his first year in the program and worked on the scout team in practice.
HIGH SCHOOL - 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 ... Earned two stars from rivals.com ... Named to the 2010 Tennessee All-Conf. team ... Team won the 2010 State HS football championship ... Reached the state semifinals in 2007 and 2008 ... Team advanced to State HS quarterfinals in 2009 ... 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 ... Finalist for the McDonald's All-America team ... Named Tennessee's Mr. Basketball for Div. II-AA ... All-Mid-State first team selection by Nashville Tennessean ... Team won the state basketball championship in 2009 (17 points, 13 rebounds) ... Was the team captain for his football team in 2009 and 2011.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Conor Francis McDermott ... Born in Nashville, TN ... Parents: Kevin and Deborah McDermott ... Has one brother, Kevin, a former long snapper on the UCLA team (2008-12) ... Lists his biggest athletic thrill as winning the state champioship in football and basketball his senior year, as well as earning the Mr. Basketball Award for Tennessee ... Admires New York Knicks player Amare Stoudamire ... Dad played basketball for South Dakota State ... Earned a spot on the UCLA Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll for Fall 2012.