Overview
Max Unger is a center for the Seattle Seahawks, who selected him 49th overall in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft Max Unger attended the University of Oregon, where he was a finalist for the 2008 Rimington Trophy as the best center in the nation. Unger is 6-feet, 5-inches tall and weighs 300 pounds.
Prep Career
Unger started playing football in ninth grade at Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Kamuela, HI. By his senior season, he was ranked as the No. 45 guard recruit in the country according to Rivals.com. He signed with Oregon after also considering Oregon State, Wisconsin and Boston College.
Freshman Year
After redshirting the 2004 season, Unger started all 12 games for Oregon at left tackle as a freshman, leading the team in snaps played. He earned first team Freshman All-Pac-10 honors and first team Freshman All-America honors.
Sophomore Year
As a sophomore, Unger earned Oregon's Ed Moshofsky Award as the Ducks' top offensive lineman. He started all 13 games, and helped the Ducks lead the Pac 10 in rushing.
Junior Year
Unger moved from left tackle to center for his junior season, and repeated as Oregon's Ed Moshofsky Award winner. He also earned first team All-Pac-10 honors and was chosen as a first team All-America selection by Sports Illustrated
Senior Year
In his final college football season, Unger was a finalist for the Rimington Trophy as the best center in the nation, but lost out to A.Q. Shipley of Penn State. Unger was originally left off the watch list for the award when it was released in May, but was quickly added. He repeated as a first team All-Pac-10 selection, and earned second team All-America honors from Sports Illustrated and Rivals.com
NFL Career
Unger was selected in the second round (49th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. Before the 2009 season, Unger signed a four-year contract with Seattle.
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