MacDonald, Pat, Alberta - LS


Pat MacDonald, Alberta
6/2 - 265lbs. DE/LS
Signed Seattle Seahawks 2010
Signed Carolina Panthers 2009
CFL Calgary and Winnepeg

General Area Workouts for Pro Teams: Free Agent Long Snapper. Can showcase or be available for workouts when CFL Season concludes or contract buyout.

Scouting (Staff)
Personally works with Paul Assad, Pro College Football Player Development and Scouting. Very strong. Technically sound. Gets the ball back quick and keeps it flat and spinning. Gained pro experience after excellent showings at Pro College Football free agent showcase signed to Saints in 07. Shares LS duties in Calgary CFL with former NFL Long Snapper Randy Chevrier.

2010 UPDATE:
Signed Seattle Seahawks 2010
Played for the Winnepeg Blue Bombers after being traded from Calgary in the CFL 2009

The Seattle Seahawks have begun the long process of rebuilding their roster by signing . . . a long snapper. And they found him in Canada, pilfering him from the roster of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. According to TSN, Pat McDonald has agreed to terms with the Seahawks. McDonald had prior stints with the Saints and Panthers before joining the Calgary Stampeders, who acquired his rights via round three of the CFL draft. (Who was their second-round pick that year? A holder?) McDonald won a Grey Cup with the Stampeders in 2008, and he was traded to the Blue Bombers in 2009. The Seahawks currently have two other long snappers on their roster -- Jeff Robinson and Kevin Houser.

More on Player:
Selected in the third round (21st overall) of the 2007 CFL Canadian Draft. He signed on June 9, 2007.
MacDonald dressed in 11 games in his first CFL season. On July 8 against Saskatchewan — his second CFL contest — he recovered a fumble on special teams. Playing sparingly, he did not record another stat until the final game of the season in B.C. where he had a career game, recorded three tackles and a sack. He saw his first CFL post-season action in the West Division semifinal at Saskatchewan.
Career highlights
Dressed for first CFL contest on June 30, 2007 vs. Hamilton
First CFL sack came against B.C. quarterback Dave Dickenson on Nov. 3, 2007
Tackled Ian Smart for no gain for first career CFL tackle against B.C. on Nov. 3, 2007

Pro career
Following his time with the University of Alberta, MacDonald signed as an undrafted free agent with the New Orleans Saints in 2007.
MacDonald joined the U of A in 2005 as a walk-on and was the team's longsnapper. He played eight games in 2006, recorded 26 tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and five tackles for a loss. He was the second Golden Bear to sign with an NFL team, the first being former Washington Redskin Brian Fryer.

MacDonald transferred to the University of Alberta from the University of Calgary.

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