San Francisco 49ers Special Teams preview: New year, same look

Remember when place kicker Phil Dawson made 89 percent of his field goals and punter Andy Lee kicked an average of 48.2 yards per punt? Well expect the same this upcoming year. Dawson and Lee are already locks to make the squad and long snapper Kevin McDermott is also included in that list. The only one who is really trying to improve at training camp is Colton Schmidt. He is likely...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: 100-year-old grandma of 49ers long snapper is ready to party

I say again, my Grandma is a boss. Always ready to have fun, even at 100 years old.— Kevin McDermott (@KMcD47) December 6, 2013This past Thursday marked the 100th birthday for the grandma of San Francisco 49ers long snapper Kevin McDermott.To celebrate this momentous milestone, grandma apparently had herself quite a good time, thanks to some quality smokes...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers rookie McDermott impresses as long snapper

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer Kevin McDermott became a long snapper almost by default. As one of 15 players on his middle school team in Nashville, Tenn., the coach asked everybody to line up and give long snapping a try. McDermott enjoyed it, and showed some natural talent, too. A high school coach told McDermott's father he might have a college...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers' cut roster down to 53 men

The San Francisco 49ers’ made several roster moves on Saturday in an effort to cut down to the league-mandated 53-man active roster, according to's Mike Sando. Among the notable cuts was wide receiver Austin Collie, who has spent over a year dealing with serious concussion issues. The fact that he was able to stay healthy through training camp was certainly a step...
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September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers release Jennings to get to 53

The San Francisco 49ers released two-time Pro Bowler Brian Jennings, the team's longest-tenured player. Jennings was the 49ers' long-snapper the past 13 seasons. He had played in a franchise-record 208 consecutive games, and was among 21 players waived Saturday by the defending NFC champions. Considered one of the NFL's elite players at his position since the 49ers...
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Jennings, You’ll be missed

For 13 seasons Brian Jennings has been the teams long snapper and today he was released by the 49ers. Taking his place at the long snapper position is undrafted rookie Kevin McDermott out of UCLA. Upon his release Jennings issues the following statement to Today, I feel as though I’ve been honorably discharged from the team I love. First, I’d like to thank the...
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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