Mike McGlinchey is an offensive attacking tackle of American football, which was taken by the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL) from Notre Dame with the ninth overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft. Here is what you need to know about the first-round selection.
Mike McGlinchey Bio
The 49er Big Mike was born as Michael Sean McGlinchey on January 12, 1994, in Warrington, Pennsylvania, a few minutes outside of Philadelphia by car. He attended the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With his interest in sports and just the right stature, he joined the soccer and basketball teams. Mike started out as a tight end, had a short stint as a quarterback before switching to the offensive lineman, a position he enjoys playing. In his senior year, Mike was named team captain and was chosen by some players to be the offensive lineman of the first team.
After an outstanding career, he continued his explosive play at the University of Notre Dame, which is known for its tradition of success. McGlinchey, as mentioned above, is a proven hybrid and has a history of freaky football play, trying out different positions from quarterback to almost every other offensive and defensive position except cornerback and security. In his first season, he played a Redhirt, but in his second season, he played all 13 games (1 start). Due to his versatility, he became a regular starter in the right tackle after his restart in 2013, and in the 2015 season he started, among other things, the team’s Music City Bowl victory against LSU in the right tackle. Before the 2016 season, he finally switched to the left tackle.
He returned to Notre Dame for his fifth year of eligibility to improve his stock for the draft. During his last college season, he was mainly active in special teams and helped Fighting Irish reach a national seventh place in the Rush Yards (average 269.3 yards per game) in the 2017 season. In addition, McGlinchey was named team captain and also earned consensus on the honors of First Team All-America. In May 2017, he completed his film, television, and theater studies with a diploma.
Mike McGlinchey was selected by the San Francisco 49ers to be the ninth overall winner of the 2018 NFL Draft. After his selection, the 49ers signed a four-year contract with him worth $18.34 million with a full guarantee. The offensive lineman will follow the fire and become a starter through his NFL career after demonstrating his athleticism in the Fighting Irish. He will start his career against the veteran tackle, Joe Staley, and could become his possible successor on the left tackle. Staley has been a constant on the offensive line for more than a decade.
Big Mike comes from a big, crazy football family. Most members of his family played or play college football, with some of them making a career out of the game. Among them are his first-degree cousin, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, and an uncle, John Loughery, who played quarterback at Boston College from 1979 to 1982. He is the oldest of six children (five boys, one girl) born to Mike McGlinchey Sr. and Janet McGlinchey, including a brother, Jimmy McGlinchey, who is autistic.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Athletes are known for their massive physique and impressive figure, but McGlinchey’s mammoth size surpasses imagination when you consider that his parents are not that tall. His father is about 5’11” tall, while his mother is 5′ 8″, and the largest of his relatives is about 6’4″. Thus, only a genetic mutation could explain his giant stature.
Mike McGlinchey is 6’01” (6 feet 8 inches) tall and carries 315 pounds (132 kg). He has an ideal physique and with the combination of his height and weight, he has the strength and athleticism to stand on both sides of the offensive line and compete against top-class talent. In addition, his toughness, fast feet, excellent pass blocking skills, and athletic IQ make him a great developmental pro. Nevertheless, like almost every player who makes it to the league, McGlinchey needs to show strength in the running game and bend better to improve his game.
His other body statistics include his hand size, which measures 10 inches (0.25 m), and an arm’s length of 34 inches (0.86 m).