Logan Mankins life and biography

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Logan Mankins biography

Date of birth : 1982-03-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Catheys Valley, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-07
Credited as : Football player NFL, guard for the New England Patriots, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Logan Mankins is an American football guard for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Patriots in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Fresno State.

Logan Mankins was drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round (32nd overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft ... Signed by the Patriots (7/25/05).

Career Highlights

* Has never missed an NFL game, starting all 80 regular-season games and nine postseason game since joining the Patriots in 2005.
* Named to the Pro Bowl in 2007 and 2009.
* Was selected to the Associated Press All-Pro Second Team in 2007 and 2009.
* The Patriots' offense has finished in the top 10 in four of his five seasons: 2005 (7), 2007 (1), 2008 (5), 2009 (3).
* In 2008, Mankins started every game at left tackle as part of an offensive line that was a part of the best rushing season for the Patriots in more than 20 years in terms of rushing yards, rushing touchdowns and average yards per carry.
* Mankins and John Hannah are the only Patriots guards to earn Pro Bowl bids since the 1970 AFL-NFL Merger.
* Mankins scored a touchdown in the 2006 AFC Championship Game at Indianapolis when he recovered a Tom Brady fumble in the end zone to give the Patriots a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.
* Mankins is the first Patriots guard to start every game as a rookie since Hall of Famer John Hannah did it in 1973.
* Mankins was named to Pro Football Weekly's All-Rookie Team in 2005.
* In 2005, Mankins became the first Patriots rookie to start every game since Damien Woody did it in 1999.

2010 (1/1)
* Made his second start of the season, helping the Patriots become the first team in 2010 to record over 100 rushing yards (103) against a stingy Steelers defense, including a 17-yard rush by BenJarvus Green-Ellis that was the longest run by any player against the Steelers this season. Also helped power Tom Brady to 350 passing yards.
* Started his first game of the season against the Browns (11/7) at left guard.
* Missed the first seven games of the season, but reported to the team on Nov. 2, 2010. Was activated to the 53-man roster on Nov. 6.

2009 (16/16, 1/1)
* Named a starter on the AFC Pro Bowl squad in 2009, earning his second trip to the All-Star game.
* Started all 16 games at left guard and was part of an offensive line that allowed the fewest sacks (18) by a Patriots line since the NFL moved to a 16-game schedule.
* Also named Associated Press Second-Team All-Pro.
* Part of a Patriots line that powered the offense to 619 net yards, setting a franchise record in a 59-0 victory vs. Tennessee (10/18).
* Started at left guard in the postseason game vs. Baltimore (1/10).

2008 (16/16)
* Started every game at left guard as part of an offensive line that led the Patriots to 356 first downs in 2008, the second highest total in franchise history.
* Was a part of the best rushing season for the Patriots in more than 20 years, totaling 2,278 rushing yards (sixth in team history and the most since 1985), 21 rushing touchdowns (tied for fourth in team history and the most since 1981) and an average of 4.4 yards per carry (fifth in team history and the best since 1983).
* Helped the Patriots rank fifth in the NFL in total offense, averaging 365.4 yards per game - the third-best yards per game average in franchise history.
* Helped the Patriots record a franchise-best three games with 500 or more total net yards.
* Started at left guard and contributed two leveling blocks on Kevin Faulk's pair of 2-yard touchdown runs at San Francisco (10/5).
* Made the start at left guard as the Patriots tallied 257 rushing yards against Denver (10/20).
* Started at left guard and was part of an offensive line that helped Matt Cassel to his second straight 400-yard game at Miami (11/23).
* Started at left guard and was part of an offensive line that helped Matt Cassel to a career high four touchdown passes and led Patriots rushers to 277 yards on the ground, the team's highest single-game rushing total since 1985, at Oakland (12/14).
* Started at left guard as the Patriots posted their fourth game of the season with 40-plus points, tying a franchise record set in 2007, while posting 514 net yards despite wintry conditions against Arizona (12/21).

2007 (16/16, 3/3)
* Extended his games started streak to 48 after starting at left guard in all 16 regular-season contests.
* Earned his first Pro Bowl selection in 2007.
* Was part of a Patriots offensive line that allowed just 21 sacks.
* Helped the Patriots set all-time records for points scored (589) as Tom Brady set an NFL record with 50 touchdown passes.
* Member of an offensive line that created the pocket in which Tom Brady threw for a franchise-record six touchdown passes at Miami (10/21).
* Started at left guard and was part of a line that led Laurence Maroney to his first 100-yard rushing game in the playoffs against Jacksonville (1/12).
* Helped Maroney to his second straight 100-plus yard rushing game in the Patriots' win over the San Diego Chargers in the AFC Championship Game (1/20).
* Started at left guard in Super Bowl XLII (2/3).

2006 (16/16, 3/3)
* Started 16 regular season games and three playoff contests at left guard in 2006.
* Named to SI.com's All-Pro Team and USA Today's All-Joe Team.
* Helped pave the way for the Patriots to record 1,969 rushing yards, the team's second highest total in the last 18 years.
* Member of an offensive line that opened holes for Patriots' rushers to gain 183 rushing yards on 41 carries (4.5 yard avg.) against Buffalo (9/10).
* Part of an offensive line that allowed Patriots' rushers to gain 147 yards against the N.Y. Jets (9/17).
* Member of an offensive front that opened holes for Patriots' ball carriers to gain 238 rushing yards on 41 carries at Cincinnati (10/1).
* At Minnesota (10/30), helped to pave the way for a running game that averaged 5.7 yards per carry, gaining 85 yards on just 15 rushes. Was a part of an offensive line that opened holes for Patriots' rushers to gain 145 yards on just 26 carries (5.6 yard avg.) against the N.Y. Jets (11/12).
* Member of an offensive front that allowed Patriots' ball carriers to gain 171 rushing yards on just 31 carries (5.5 avg.) at Tennessee (12/31).
* Part of an offensive line that allowed just two sacks despite 51 pass attempts at San Diego (1/14). San Diego entered the game as the league leader in sacks.
* Collected his first career touchdown on a fumble recovery in the end zone at Indianapolis (1/21). Gave the Patriots a 7-0 lead by pouncing on a Tom Brady fumble in the end zone during the first quarter for his first career touchdown.

2005 (16/16, 2/2)
* As a rookie, started all 16 regular-season games and both playoff games at left guard.
* Named to Pro Football Weekly's All-Rookie Team.
* Was one of just two Patriots offensive linemen (Stephen Neal) to start every game.
* Was part of an offensive line that allowed just 28 sacks.
* Started at left guard in his first career NFL contest and was a member of an offensive line that did not allow a sack on 38 pass attempts against Oakland (9/8).
* Member of an offensive front that opened holes for Corey Dillon to rush for 106 yards on 23 carries and provided enough pocket time for Tom Brady to throw for 350 yards and three touchdowns against Atlanta (10/9).
* Member of an offensive line that allowed Patriots' rushers to average 4.1 yards per carry against Kansas City (11/27).
* Pounced on a Patrick Pass fumble during the Patriots' touchdown drive in the fourth quarter.
* Member of an offensive line that did not allow a sack and allowed Tom Brady to throw for 341 passing yards in the divisional playoffs against Denver (1/14).

Honors and Awards

2009 : AFC Pro Bowl Starter; Associated Press All Pro: Second Team; Sports Illustrated All-Pro Team
2007 : AFC Pro Bowl Starter; Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-NFL Team ; Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-AFC Team; Sporting News All-Pro Team ; USA Today All-Pro Team ; ESPN.com All-Pro Team ; Associated Press All-Pro: Second Team ; Dr. Z’s SI.com All-Pro Team ; San Francisco Chronicle All-Pro Team
2006 : Dr. Z’s SI.com All-Pro Team ; USA Today’s All-Joe Team
2005 : Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie Team

College

* All-American Dream Team selection and rated the best offensive guard prospect in college football by The NFL Draft Report, despite starting his entire collegiate career at tackle.
* First-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection.
* First offensive lineman in Fresno State history to be selected team MVP.
* Selected to the Outland Trophy Award Watch List in 2004.
* Did not allow a sack or pressure all season, producing 16 touchdown-resulting blocks as a senior.
* First-team Freshman All-American selection by The Sporting News.
* Started every game at right offensive tackle, as the offense exploded or 7,022 yards and 70 touchdowns. Protected David Carr's blind side brilliantly all year, allowing only two sacks.

Personal

* Logan Mankins was born the son of Jill and Tim Mankins on March 10, 1982 in Catheys Valley, California. He attended Mariposa (Catheys Valley, Calif.) High School.
* Was named all-league and his team's most valuable player.
* Enjoys roping and hunting.
* Supporter of the Tufts Floating Hospital for Children in Boston.
* Was an agriculture education major at Fresno State.
* Logan and his wife, Kara, have two children.

Extra
* Entering his sixth NFL season, Logan has launched his career by starting 80 consecutive regular-season games.
* Logan grew up on a 10,000-acre cattle ranch in Catheys Valley, Calif. (population 984), and as a child dreamed of being a professional steer roper. He and his father were a prize-winning roping team .

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