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Kansas City Chiefs Player Profile: Sean McGrath

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The 2014 regular season starts in September and Kansas City Chiefs fans couldn’t be more excited. KC Kingdom wants to help pass the time by providing our readers with player profiles until the very first kick off of the season. Today’s featured player is tight end Sean McGrath.

How did Sean McGrath become a Kansas City Chief?

McGrath played his college ball at Henderson State, a liberal arts college in Arkansas. Henderson State is a member of the Great American Conference in Division II football. It’s difficult for Division II football players to make it into the pros, but McGrath was able to overcome that.

He went undrafted in 2012, but the Seahawks signed him as an undrafted free agent shortly after the draft.

McGrath played in Seattle for a season before being placed on waivers by Seattle. Kansas City scooped him up in September 2013 and he had a very good first year as a Chief.

2013 stats

McGrath was slated to be the third string tight end on the roster, but ended up getting his fair share of starting time due to injuries to Anthony Fasano and Travis Kelce. McGrath started 10 games and had 26 receptions for 302 yards and two touchdowns. Not bad for a guy who was supposed to be a third stringer.


While McGrath may mostly be known for his awesome beard, he came through when Kansas City needed him last year. The Chiefs didn’t have the best of luck when it came to the two tight ends before McGrath on the depth chart, so it was a huge sigh of relief when McGrath played as well as he did.

Fasano and Kelce will more than likely be the two top tight ends for the Chiefs in 2014, but McGrath most definitely will give them a run for their money. It’s scary to think how good the Chiefs’ tight end depth chart is going to look in 2014.

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