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Sean McGrath

Sean McGrath

84
TE
Height: 
6-5

Weight:

259

Age

30
Henderson State
4 Years Pro

2017 Season

  • rec4
  • yds46
  • avg11.5
  • tds0
stats

A versatile tight end who is a strong pass-blocker with good hands, McGrath played in all 16 games and made five starts for the Chargers in 2016. It was a significant contribution from a player who just few years ago voluntarily walked away from the game.

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A versatile tight end who is a strong pass-blocker with good hands, McGrath played in all 16 games and made five starts for the Chargers in 2016. It was a significant contribution from a player who just few years ago voluntarily walked away from the game.

McGrath originally came into the NFL as an undrafted rookie with the Seahawks in 2012. He earned a spot on the practice squad and late that year was elevated to the active roster as the Seahawks advanced to the NFC Divisional Playoffs.

The following September, after being waived by Seattle, McGrath was claimed by the Chiefs, and he blossomed in Kansas City. He played in all 16 games in 2013 and started nine, catching 26 passes for 302 yards and a pair of scores.

Fast forward to 2014 and McGrath’s demeanor as he reported to the Chiefs’ training camp at Missouri Western had changed dramatically. Instead of checking into the dorms and joining his Chiefs teammates, McGrath instead met with Head Coach Andy Reid and General Manager John Dorsey and informed them that he had decided to retire from the NFL. A studio art major in college, McGrath decided that he was going to hang up his cleats and return to Henderson State to finish his master’s degree. And with that, McGrath spent the 2014 year out of football.

The itch to play returned and McGrath signed with the Indianapolis Colts in 2015. He earned a spot on Indianapolis’ practice squad at the start of the season, and after being released, he signed with the Chargers. McGrath spent five weeks on the Bolts’ practice squad before being elevated to the active roster for the 2015 season finale.

McGrath lists disc golf and yoga among his hobbies. He is known around the NFL for his trademark beard. When he played in Kansas City, teammates simply referred to him as “The Beard.” McGrath’s beard even has its own twitter handle @Beard_O_McGrath.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Signed with Seattle as undrafted free agent, May 11, 2012...waived Aug. 31...re-signed to Seahawks’ practice squad, Sept. 2...released Sept. 3...re-signed to Seahawks’ practice squad, Sept. 8...released Sept. 27...re-signed to Seahawks’ practice squad Oct. 2...signed to Seahawks’ active roster, Dec. 18...waived Aug. 31, 2013...claimed by Kansas City, Sept. 1...waived April 15, 2015...signed with Indianapolis, June 3...waived Sept. 5...re-signed to Colts’ practice squad, Sept. 23...released Oct. 5...re-signed to Colts’ practice squad, Oct. 21...released Oct. 26...signed to Chargers’ practice squad Nov. 10...released Nov. 21...re-signed to Chargers’ practice squad, Nov. 24...signed to Chargers’ active roster, Dec. 28.

2017: Appeared in 15 games with six starts after being inactive for the season opener with a knee injury…Posted four catches for 46 yards (11.5 avg.) and added three special teams tackles…at Denver (Sept. 11): Inactive (knee)…vs. Miami (Sept. 17): Played on five offensive snaps, catching one pass for 10 yards…vs. Kansas City (Sept. 24): Started as the second TE, seeing action on 10 plays on offense and eight on special teams…vs. Philadelphia (Oct. 1): Started the 16th game of his career as the second TE and appeared on six offensive snaps and 11 on special teams…at New York Giants (Oct. 8): Started as the second TE, appearing on 20 offensive plays and nine on special teams...at Oakland (Oct. 15): Saw action on 25 offensive snaps and 11 on special teams…vs. Denver (Oct. 22): Opened the game as the second TE, playing on 23 offensive snaps and 12 on special teams…It marked the 40th game played of his career…at New England (Oct. 29): Registered five offensive snaps and 13 on special teams…at Jacksonville (Nov. 12): Appeared on 18 plays on offense and 18 on special teams…vs. Buffalo (Nov. 19): Registered a 10-yard reception, marking the 30th catch of his career…Appeared on 15 offensive plays and 16 on special teams…at Dallas (Nov. 23): Saw action on seven offensive plays and eight on special teams…vs. Cleveland (Dec. 3): Appeared on five offensive plays and 11 on special teams, posting a special teams tackle on punt coverage…vs. Washington (Dec. 10): Appeared on 17 snaps on offense and 13 on special teams…at Kansas City (Dec. 16): Started as the second TE, totaling 13 plays on offense and 12 on special teams…Posted a special teams tackle on punt coverage, pinning the Chiefs inside their 20 to start the ensuing drive…at New York Jets (Dec. 24): Started at TE for the 20th time in his career, playing 28 snaps on offense and 15 on special teams…Finished with two catches for 26 yards (13.0 avg.), including a 23-yard reception that set up the game-winning TD run by RB Melvin Gordon in the third quarter…Ran a flag-route to get behind S Jamal Adams, hauling in the 23-yard pass at the two-yard line…Added a special teams tackle on punt coverage…vs. Oakland (Dec. 31): Played 22 snaps on offense and 11 on special teams.

2016: Team Captain Nov. 27 at Houston. 

2015: Inactive for Chargers’ Jan. 3 season finale at Denver.

2014: Spent year out of football.

2013: First two NFL catches Sept. 15 at Dallas...season-high five catches and 64 yards along with first NFL touchdown (five yards) for 7-0 lead in 31-7 win vs. N.Y. Giants...season-long 25-yard catch Oct. 6 at Tennessee...six-yard TD catch for 49-31 lead in 56-31 win at Oakland Dec. 15.

2012: NFL debut Dec. 23 vs. San Francisco...saw action in Wild Card win at Washington Jan. 6 and Divisional loss at Atlanta Jan. 13.

COLLEGE: First-team All-Gulf South Conference and first-team Daktronics All-Region as junior...played two seasons (2010-11) at Henderson State in Arkadelphia, Ark., catching 61 passes for 717 yards and four touchdowns...played three seasons (2006-08) at Eastern Illinois, catching 28 passes for 301 yards and three TDs...redshirted in 2009...studio art degree.

PERSONAL: Born in Mundelein, Ill. ...All-East Suburban Catholic and all-area at Carmel Catholic High in Mundelein...played on 2003 IHSA 6A state title team that went 13-0...honorable mention all-area in basketball...member National Honor Society.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesreceivingrushingfumbles
seasonteamggsrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
2017LAC15644611.5230-------
2016SD16522512.5130-------
2015SD00------------
2013KC1692630211.6252-------
2012SEA20------------
TOTAL3237311.725200-0000

Recent Games

receivingrushingfumbles
wkopresultrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
17OAKW 30-10------------
16@NYJW 14-722613230-------
15@KCL 13-30------------
14WASW 30-13------------
13CLEW 19-10------------
12@DALW 28-6------------
11BUFW 54-2411010100-------
10@JAXL 17-20------------
8@NEL 13-21------------
7DENW 21-0------------
6@OAKW 17-16------------
5@NYGW 27-22------------
4PHIL 24-26------------
3KCL 10-24------------
2MIAL 17-1911010100-------
1@DENL 21-24------------

receiving

yearteamgrecydsavgyds/glngtd20+40+1stfum
2017LAC1544611.53.12301030
2016SD1622512.51.61300020
2015SD0----------
2013KC162630211.618.925260160
2012SEA2----------
TOTAL 493237311.77.625270210

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2017LAC15-----------
2016SD16---1-0-----
2015SD0-----------
2013KC16-------0---
2012SEA2-----------
TOTAL 4900-10000000

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017LAC152200-0-----
2016SD164310-0-----
2015SD00----------
2013KC16110000-----
2012SEA20----------
TOTAL 49761000000-0
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receiving splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Buffalo Bills111010101-000
Cleveland Browns1---------
Dallas Cowboys1---------
Denver Broncos1---------
Jacksonville Jaguars1---------
Kansas City Chiefs2---------
Miami Dolphins111010101-000
New England Patriots1---------
New York Giants1---------
New York Jets122613231-010
Oakland Raiders2---------
Philadelphia Eagles1---------
Washington Redskins1---------

receiving splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Outside Own Division1044611.5233-010
vs AFC Teams1144611.5233-010
vs NFC Teams4---------
vs Own Division5---------

receiving splits - split by MONTH

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
December522613231-010
November311010101-000
October5---------
September211010101-000

receiving splits - split by STADIUM

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
AT&T Stadium1---------
Arrowhead Stadium1---------
EverBank Field1---------
Gillette Stadium1---------
MetLife Stadium222613231-010
Oakland Coliseum1---------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High0---------
StubHub Center822010102-000

receiving splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Losses611010101-000
Wins933612232-010

receiving splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Mondays0---------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2---------
Sundays1344611.5233-010

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Buffalo Bills10----------
Cleveland Browns10----------
Dallas Cowboys10----------
Denver Broncos10----------
Jacksonville Jaguars10----------
Kansas City Chiefs21100-0-----
Miami Dolphins10----------
New England Patriots10----------
New York Giants10----------
New York Jets11100-0-----
Oakland Raiders20----------
Philadelphia Eagles10----------
Washington Redskins10----------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division101100-0-----
vs AFC Teams112200-0-----
vs NFC Teams40----------
vs Own Division51100-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December52200-0-----
November30----------
October50----------
September20----------

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
AT&T Stadium10----------
Arrowhead Stadium11100-0-----
EverBank Field10----------
Gillette Stadium10----------
MetLife Stadium21100-0-----
Oakland Coliseum10----------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High00----------
StubHub Center80----------

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses61100-0-----
Wins91100-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays00----------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)21100-0-----
Sundays131100-0-----
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