Nicholas James "Nick" McDonald (born June 27, 1987) is an American football center who is currently a free agent. McDonald was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Green Bay Packers in 2010. In that year, he won Super Bowl XLV with the team against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at Grand Valley State University.
|Born:||June 27, 1987|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||305 lb (138 kg)|
|College:||Grand Valley State University|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
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He was waived by the Packers on September 3, 2011.
McDonald was signed to the New England Patriots' practice squad on September 4, 2011. He was released from the squad on September 15, but was re-signed the following day. On December 3, 2011, he was promoted to the active roster to replace the released Taylor Price. McDonald was part of the Patriots postseason team for Super Bowl XLVI but his hopes for a second straight championship came short when the Patriots lost the game to the New York Giants. On July 31, 2013, McDonald was waived by the New England Patriots.
On January 16, 2014, McDonald signed a reserves/futures contract with the San Diego Chargers. On July 21, 2014, he was released.
On July 22, 2014, McDonald was claimed by the Cleveland Browns. On May 27, 2015, he was released by the Browns.
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The club started life as the Geelong Tiger Snakes, but in 2010 the club folded due to flagging numbers and the effects of the GFC.
In June 2010 a new committee was formed and the Tiger Snakes were officially retired, with the club re-launching as the Geelong Raiders.
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About 45 minutes after assassinating Kennedy, Oswald shot and killed Dallas police officer J. D. Tippit on a local street. He then slipped into a movie theater, where he was arrested for Tippit's murder. Oswald was eventually charged with the assassination of Kennedy; he denied the accusations and stated that he was a "patsy". Two days later, Oswald was fatally shot by local nightclub owner Jack Ruby on live television in the basement of Dallas Police Headquarters.
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