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Vance McDonald

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No. 89 San Francisco 49ers
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-06-13) June 13, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth: Beaumont, Texas
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Career information
High school: Winnie (TX) East Chambers
College: Rice
NFL draft: 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55
Career history
Roster status: Injured Reserve
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-C-USA (2012)
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Receptions: 10
Receiving yards: 149
Receiving TDs: 0
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Vance Coman McDonald (born June 13, 1990) is an American football tight end for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the 49ers in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Rice.

McDonald is the first 49er player to score a touchdown in Levi's Stadium during the preseason.

Early years

McDonald was born in Beaumont, Texas. He attended East Chambers High School in Winnie, and played for the East Chambers Buccaneers high school football team. He was a three-year letterman, earning all-district 24-2A honors as both a tight end and defensive end as a senior. East Chambers won district titles in both his junior and senior year. He also competed in basketball and was a standout athlete for the East Chambers High School track team. He was a member of the relay team. He also had personal bests of 6.28 meters in the long jump and 12.53 meters in the triple jump.[1]

College career

McDonald attended Rice University, where he played for the Rice Owls football team from 2009 to 2012. He earned Conference USA All-Freshman honors after catching 12 passes in his first season. As a sophomore, he posted a career high eight touchdowns, to go along with 396 yards receiving on 28 receptions. In his final two seasons, he recorded 999 receiving yards on 80 receptions and seven touchdowns. He was a first-team All-C-USA selection at tight end as a senior.

McDonald's position coach at Rice was former NFL Pro Bowl tight end David Sloan.[2]

Professional career

2013 NFL Combine

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Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4 in 267 lb 4.60 s 1.68 s 2.78 s 4.53 s 7.08 s 33.5 in 9 ft 11 in 31 reps

2013 NFL Draft

He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the second round, with the 55th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft.[4]


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