Logan Mankins

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Logan Mankins

Logan Mankins is a National Football League offensive guard for the New England Patriots. He was born on March 10, 1982 in Catheys Valley, California. He is 6'4" and weighs 310 pounds. He grew up on a 10,000 acre ranch.[1]

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High School Football

He attended Mariposa High School in Catheys Valley California and was named the team's Most Valuable Player (MVP).

College Football Career

Logan Mankins attended Fresno State University from 2000 through 2004. He was a starter at tackle for the Fresno Bulldogs in 2001, when he was a Sporting News first-team Freshman All-America, and 2002 but did not start for the team in 2003 due to injuries. In 2004, his senior season (2004,) he returned to his starting spot and was named the teams MVP.[2] Coming out of college he was rated by the NFL Draft Report as the best prospect to play offensive guard entering the NFL Draft in 2005.

NFL Career

Logan Mankins was drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft.[3] In his rookie season he started all 16 of the regular season games at guard. The last time a Patriots rookie started all 16 games of a season at guard was in 1973 when Hall of Famer John Hannah did it. In week six of the NFL regular season in a game vs the Denver Broncos he was ejected for a punching a Broncos player on the final play of the first half.

In 2006 Mankins once again started all 16 games for the Patriots. Thought by many to be worthy of a Pro Bowl spot some awards and honors he received in 2006 include being chosen to the Dr. Z's Sports Illustrated.com All-Pro and the USA Today's All-Joe Team.

References

  1. USA Today, June 21, 2007, "Patriots' Mankins leads group of emerging NFL linemen"
  2. gobulldogs.cstv.comJune 20, 2005, "Mankins, Southern Named Fresno State Athletes of the Year"
  3. USA Today, April 28, 2005, "Patriots' No. 1 pick Mankins not long on conversation"

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