College All-Star Games Begin this Week
UCLA hosts Stanford on Nov. 24 at 3:30 in the Rose Bowl
Academic Team Features Eight Bruins
Joe Sofia leads the list with a 3.96 cumulative grade point average.
Athletics hosted the first-ever student-athlete graduation ceremony.
UCLA - Kevin worked hard to put himself in position to handle the starting long snapping duties and performed well during his career ... Made 28 career starts at long snapper.
2012 - Saw action in all 14 games ... Worked as the snapper on all kicks during the season ... Honorable mention Academic All-Pac-12 team ... Selected to play in the Casino del Sol Collegiate All-Star Game.
2011 - Saw action in all 14 games ... Worked as the snapper on all kicks during the season ... Honorable mention Academic All-Pac-12 team.
2010 - Did not see game action, but served as the back-up long snapper and a reserve tight end.
2009 - Saw his first game action as a reserve tight end in the win at Washington State and served as the back-up long snapper during the season.
2008 - Did not see game action in his first year in the program.
HIGH SCHOOL - Played four seasons at Ensworth HS in Nashville, TN for Ricky Bowers ... Was team captain his senior year and a three-time team captain for his basketball team ... Was the sixth-ranked long snapper in the 2008 class by ProKicker.com ... Was named to the TSSAA Basketball All-Region Tournament Team in 2008 ... Also played lacrosse for three seasons.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Kevin Patrick McDermott ... Born: January 12, 1990... Parents: Kevin and Deborah McDermott... Has one brother, Conor ... Has played the tuba since the fifth grade ... His biggest athletic thrill was winning the state semi-finals in both basketball and football his senior year of high school ... Hobbies include fishing and watching movies ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll in Spring and Fall 2011 ... Political Science major.
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