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Mark LeVoir biography

Date of birth : 1982-07-29
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-04
Credited as : Football player NFL, tackle for the New England Patriots, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Mark LeVoir is an American football offensive tackle for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Notre Dame.

Mark LeVoir was claimed off waivers by the Patriots from the St. Louis Rams on Sept. 1, 2008 ... Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Chicago Bears (5/5/06) ... Waived by the Bears (9/2/06) ... Signed to the Bears practice squad (9/3/06) ... Signed to the Bears active roster (2/8/07) ... Waived by the Bears (9/2/07) ... Signed to the Bears practice squad (9/3/07) ... Signed to the St. Louis Rams active roster from the Bears practice squad (11/13/07) ... Waived by the Rams (8/31/08).

Career Highlights
2010 (4/0)
* Was inactive against Baltimore (10/17), San Diego (10/24), Minnesota (10/31), Cleveland (11/7) and Pittsburgh (11/14).
* Played on special teams against the Dolphins (10/4).
* Saw time as a backup at right tackle against the Bills (9/26).
* Played in short yardage situations and on special teams in the first two games of the season (9/12, 9/19).

2009 (10/0, 0/0)
* Played in 10 games after being activated to the 53-man roster from the reserve/physically unable to perform list on Oct. 25.
* Made his 2009 season debut in the Patriots’ 35-7 win at Tampa Bay (10/25) at Wembley Stadium in London.
* Saw the majority of his playing time on special teams and as an eligible receiver as a tight end in short yardage situations.
* Saw action at left tackle vs. the N.Y. Jets (11/22) and at New Orleans (11/30).
* Was inactive for the postseason game vs. Baltimore (1/10)

2008 (16/2)
* Played in every game and made two starts at right tackle.
* Claimed off waivers from St. Louis (9/1).
* Made his NFL debut as a reserve in the Patriots’ win over Kansas City on (9/7).
* Saw significant time in reserve at right tackle, filling in for the injured Nick Kaczur at San Diego (10/12).
* Made his first NFL start, getting the nod at right tackle against Denver (10/20) and was part of an offensive line that helped Patriots rushers to 257 yards on the ground, the team’s highest single-game rushing total since 1985.
* Made his second straight start at right tackle and was part of an offensive line that helped Matt Cassel throw for a then career-high 267 yards against St. Louis (10/26).
* Played in reserve at left tackle at Oakland (12/14) and was part of an offensive line that helped Matt Cassel to a career high four touchdown passes, while leading Patriots running backs to 277 yards rushing, the team’s highest total since 1985.
* Saw significant time at left tackle as the Patriots posted their fourth game of the season with 40-plus points, tying a franchise record set in 2007 against Arizona (12/21).

2007 (0/0 - Chicago/St. Louis)
* Began the season on the Chicago Bears practice squad before being signed to the St. Louis Rams active roster (11/13) with seven games left in the season.
* Listed as a day-of-game inactive for each of the final seven games with St. Louis.

2006 (0/0 - Chicago)
* Spent the entire 2006 season on the Chicago Bears practice squad.

College
* Was a three-year starter at Notre Dame, playing from 2002-05 after redshirting in 2001.
* Started every game during his final three seasons.
* Played in 44 games with 36 starts.
* Started every game over final two seasons at right tackle after starting 12 games at left guard in 2003.
* Was the starting right tackle on a Notre Dame offense that set school records for points (440) and yards (5,728) in 2005.
* Member of Irish offensive line that helped Julius Jones rush for a school-record 262 yards vs. Pittsburgh in 2003.

Personal
* Mark Jacob LeVoir was born on July 29, 1982 in Minneapolis, Minn.
* Standout tight end at Eden Prairie (Minn.) High, catching 16 passes for 189 yards and four touchdowns as a senior and 21 passes for 350 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior.
* First-team All-America selection by Parade and USA Today.
* Helped lead Eden Prairie to state championship as a senior.
* Played tight end, fullback, tailback, wideout and punter as a senior.
* His grandfather, Marvin LeVoir, played football at the University of Minnesota.
* Graduated from Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters in May of 2005 with a degree in anthropology and computer applications.

Extra
* Attended the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in February of 2010.
* As a senior at Notre Dame in 2005, Mark played on a Fighting Irish offense that set school records for most points (440) and most yards gained (5,728) in former Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis’ first year as Notre Dame’s head coach.
* Mark helped lead his Eden Prairie, Minnesota, high school football team to the state championship in 2000.

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