2008 (Sophomore): McDermott played in four games for the Aggies in 2008 as NMSU’s backup quarterback. On the season, McDermott recorded 246 passing on 20-of-34 and one interception. Against Nebraska (9/13) he tallied 83 yards thru the air on 4-of-8 passing. Versus AlcornState, McDermott went 6-of-9 for 81 yards passing. He recorded 43 yards passing against San JoseState (10/18) and 39 yards passing versus BoiseState (11/1).
2007 (Freshman): McDermott played in eight games for the Aggies in 2007. On the season, he recorded 430 yards passing on 47-of-77 and two touchdowns. McDermott saw limited action in the Aggies’ first five games before stepping into the quarterback role against BoiseState (10/7) after starter Chase Holbrook was injured. Versus Boise State McDermott passed for 57 yards on 10-of-19 passing. He then started his first collegiate game against Louisiana Tech (10/13), throwing for 319 yards on 29-of-40 passing and two touchdowns. He then passed for 37 yards on 4-of-7 passing against Hawai’i (10/27).
High School: McDermott was a first team all-district, all-region and third team all-state honoree his senior season when he passed for 2,315 yards and 21 touchdowns while leading Cinco Ranch High School to the third round of the playoffs. He averaged 17.8 yards per completion and had two touchdown passes of 99 yards. He completed 36-of-71 pass attempts for 401 yards and four touchdowns his junior year before an injury caused him to miss action.
Personal: McDermott is the son of Joe and Nancy McDermott. He plans to major in business while at NMSU.