Alex Mack is a center for the Cleveland Browns, who selected him with the 21st overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. Mack attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he was the 2008 winner of the Draddy Trophy, given annually to the top senior scholar-athlete in college football. Mack is 6-feet, 4-inches tall and weighs 316 pounds.
Mack was a standout football player and wrestler at San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, California. He signed with Cal after also considering Northwestern and UCLA.
After redshirting the 2004 season, Mack spent 2005 as a backup to Marvin Philip.
Mack moved into the starting lineup in 2006 and was a first team All-Pac-10 selection. He was selected to ESPN.com's All-Bowl team, after leading the way for two Cal running backs to rush for more than 100 yards in the Bears Holiday Bowl win over Texas A&M.
During his junior season, Mack anchored an offensive line that allowed just 11 sacks, best in the Pac 10. Mack was a finalist for the Rimington Trophy as the top center in the nation as a junior in 2007, losing out to Jonathan Luigs of Arkansas. He repeated as a first-team All-Pac-10 selection and won the Morris Trophy as the Pac-10's top lineman.
Mack's senior season saw him earn more accolades. He repeated as the Morris Trophy winner, joining Lincoln Kennedy as the only players to win the award more than once. He was a first team All-Pac-10 selection for the 3rd time. He was once again a finalist for the Rimington Trophy, losing out to A.Q. Shipley of Penn State. Mack, who graduated with a 3.61 GPA and a bachelor's degree in legal studies, won the Draddy Trophy, commonly referred to as the "academic Heisman". He was the first Pac-10 player to win the award.
Alex Mack was selected in the first round (21st overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. On July 25, one day after the Browns reporting date for rookies, Mack signed a five-year/$15M contract that included $8.3M in guaranteed money.
Mack started all 16 games for the Browns as a rookie.
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