Shaq Mason

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Shaq Mason
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Mason with the Patriots in 2017.
No. 69 – New England Patriots
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (1993-08-28) August 28, 1993 (age 26)
Columbia, Tennessee
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Columbia Central
(Columbia, Tennessee)
College:Georgia Tech
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 4 / Pick: 131
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:60
Games started:55
Player stats at NFL.com

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[1] and was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

College career[edit]

Mason with Georgia Tech in 2014

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.[2]

Professional career[edit]

New England Patriots[edit]

On May 2, 2015, Mason was selected in the fourth round (131st overall) by the New England Patriots.[3] Mason appeared in 14 games with 10 starts for the Patriots as a rookie.[4]

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.[5] Since then, he started every game at right guard for the Patriots.

On February 5, 2017, Mason was part of the Patriots team that won Super Bowl LI. In the game, the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 34–28 in overtime.[6]

In 2017, Mason started all 16 games at right guard for the Patriots. He started in Super Bowl LII, but the Patriots lost 41-33 to the Philadelphia Eagles.

On August 27, 2018, Mason signed a five-year, $50 million contract extension with the Patriots.[7] 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.[8] Mason played every offensive snap in Super Bowl LIII and the Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3.[9]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shaquille Mason bio". ramblinwreck.com.
  2. ^ "Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - Georgia Tech Athletics". Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  3. ^ "Patriots draft Mason". nesn.com.
  4. ^ http://www.patriots.com/team/players/roster/shaq-mason
  5. ^ Cox, Zach (August 21, 2016). "Patriots Guard Shaq Mason Reportedly Has Broken Hand; Timetable Unknown". NESN.com. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - February 5th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  7. ^ Teope, Herbie (August 27, 2018). "Shaq Mason agrees to 5-year, $50M Patriots extension". NFL.com.
  8. ^ "Best player at every position in the NFL in 2018". Pro Football Focus. January 3, 2019. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  9. ^ https://yellowjackedup.com/2019/02/04/georgia-tech-football-former-jacket-shaq-mason-wins-super-bowl-53/