Mason with the Patriots in 2017.
|No. 69 – New England Patriots|
|Born:||August 28, 1993|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||310 lb (141 kg)|
|High school:||Columbia Central|
|NFL Draft:||2015 / Round: 4 / Pick: 131|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
Shaquille Olajuwon Mason (born August 28, 1993) is an American football offensive guard for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. Mason played at Georgia Tech from 2011 to 2014 and was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Mason played 11 games as a true freshman in 2011. From 2012 to 2014, he started in 39 of the Yellow Jackets' 41 games, including every game as a junior and senior. Mason was first team All- ACC in 2013 and 2014 as well as first team All American in 2014.
New England Patriots
Mason broke his hand during the 2016 preseason and did not start in the season opener against the Cardinals but split time at right guard with rookie Ted Karras. Since then, he started every game at right guard for the Patriots.
On August 27, 2018, Mason signed a five-year, $50 million contract extension with the Patriots. He started 14 games at right guard in 2018, missing two with a calf injury. He was given a grade of 82.1 by Pro Football Focus in the regular season, the highest grade of any guard in the league. Mason played every offensive snap in Super Bowl LIII and the Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3.
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- "Best player at every position in the NFL in 2018". Pro Football Focus. January 3, 2019. Retrieved January 19, 2019.