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    Sean Mahan
    Position: Guard
    College: Notre Dame
    Height: 6-3
    Weight: 301
    Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.

    Career Notes | Agility | High School | Personal | Stats

    ANALYSIS

    Positives: Wide-body type with above average balance, agility and foot speed … Plays with toughness and intensity … Very quick off the snap, showing the lateral agility needed for traps and pulls … Gets to the cutoff point instantly and shows proper leg base to prevent from being knocked off stride … Fights and competes to stay with his blocks, displaying good leg drive and explosion at the point of attack … Has the upper body power to out-muscle defenders … Shows good pass set to anchor and sustain … Reacts quickly to stunts and is very effective delivering the inline cut blocks … Walls off and takes up space, using his upper body power to clear rush lanes … Always looking for another defender to hit after his initial block … Drives with his legs and gets sufficient surge on down blocks … Does a nice job of locating his targets on the move.

    Negatives: Needs to work on his pass protection technique, as he does not play at a low enough pad level, causing him to lunge and overextend to compensate … On the ground too much and fails to follow up his blocks on his feet … Struggles vs. the power rush, as defenders can get underneath and swim past on the surge … Catches too often rather than delivering a strong hand punch in his pass set … Displays a good leg base and knee bend, but needs to square up in his blocks more consistently … A little stiff and tends to turn his shoulders and open his hips too quickly, allowing penetration … Has just an average anchor in his base and seems to hesitate moving his feet when having to switch on stunts or pick up the blitz … His lack of explosion as a drive blocker forces him to compensate by using his upper body strength to maul.

    CAREER NOTES

    Two-year starter who has been very effective creating rush lanes for the ground attack … Lined up at left guard in his last 23 games … A tireless worker who loves the game, he takes great pride in the fact than more than 70 percent of the team's rushing touchdowns have come over the left side of the line.

    2002 SEASON

    Selected first team All-Independent by The NFL Draft Report … Recipient of the team's Captains' Award … Winner of the Guardian Life Insurance Guardian of the Year Award, given to the team's top offensive lineman … Registered 102 key blocks/knockdowns, including 10 that resulted in touchdowns as the Irish averaged 143.8 yards per game rushing.
    • Preseason - Limited in spring drills after having a cyst removed from his right wrist.
    • Michigan - Cut blocked linebacker Victor Hobson on a 1-yard touchdown run by tailback Ryan Grant as the team totaled 157 yards on the ground.
    • Florida State - Made 10 knockdowns, including a roll block on linebacker Michael Boulware that gave QB Carlyle Holiday time to unleash a 65-yard touchdown pass to Arnaz Battle as the Irish gained 301 yards.
    • Michigan State - Cleared a rush lane used by Grant for a 6-yard scoring run and later leveled cornerback Cedric Henry to kill the blitz on QB Pat Dillingham's 60-yard touchdown bomb to Battle as Notre Dame collected 325 yards.
    • Stanford - Made 11 knockdowns and opened a hole used by Neal Powers for a 3-yard scoring run as Notre Dame amassed 378 yards.
    • Pittsburgh - Upended linebacker Gerald Hayes as Grant raced through the hole Mahan created for a game-winning 1-yard touchdown.

    2001 SEASON

    Started all year at left offensive guard, registering 86 knockdowns with six touchdown-resulting blocks as Notre Dame averaged 289.7 yards per game.

    2000 SEASON

    Played in every game as a reserve at left offensive guard … Played nearly 17 minutes vs. West Virginia after Jim Jones suffered a turf toe injury.

    1999 SEASON

    Appeared in six games, making his first career start at right tackle vs. Boston College, replacing the injured John Teasdale, but suffered a dislocated right shoulder in the game, keeping him out of the season finale at Stanford … Also missed the Navy game with a high ankle sprain.

    1998 SEASON

    Redshirted as a freshman, performing on the scout team as a defensive lineman … Underwent arthroscopic left shoulder surgery in February.

    INJURY REPORT

    Underwent arthroscopic left shoulder surgery in February, 1998 … Missed the 1999 Navy game with an ankle sprain … Suffered a dislocated right shoulder vs. Boston College, keeping out of the season finale at Stanford in 1999 … Underwent right wrist surgery to remove a cyst in 2002 (3/15).

    CAMPUS AGILITY TESTS

    5.18 in the 40-yard dash … 430-pound bench press … 533-pound squat … 28-inch vertical jump … 8-foot-9 broad jump … 32¼-inch arm length … 9¼-inch hands … Right-handed.

    COMBINE AGILITY TESTS

    ARMHANDTEST402010225VJBJSHUTTLECONE
    31 3/8285.192.971.8430308'9"4.777.75

    HIGH SCHOOL

    USA Today All-America honorable mention, earning four letters in football at Jenks (Okla.) High … Played on the 1997 Jenks team some considered the greatest in Oklahoma prep history, making 95 tackles (56 for loss) plus 7 sacks and listed with more than 100 pancake blocks as both a junior and senior … Had 74 tackles (34 for losses), 2 fumbles caused and 2 fumble recoveries as a defensive lineman as a junior … Three-year starter who did not allow a sack as junior on offense … Helped Jenks to four straight conference titles, three regional titles and a combined four-year mark of 49-3 … Team captain and MVP as a senior … Two-time all-conference and all-city pick … Earned letters in wrestling … Former prep teammate of former Irish linemen Jerry (he played with Chicago Bears in 1999) and Andy Wisne.

    PERSONAL

    Psychology major, enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters … Father, Michael (1964 graduate) and sister, Lisa ('94 graduate) are Notre Dame graduates … Born Sean Christopher Mahan on May 28, 1980 in Tulsa, Okla.

    STATS

    BLOCKING STATISTICS
    YEARGMSGPPLAYSKBTDBDWFPRSSKAHGG
    20011181.2708866134388% vs. PIT
    20021283.275710210165390% vs. MSU
    TOTAL2382.21,46518816299390% vs. MSU
    Based on review of game film by our scouting department … SGP-season grade percentage … GM-games played … PLAY-amount of snaps played in … KB-key blocks (pancake/knockdowns) … TDB-touchdown resulting blocks … DWF-downfield blocks … PRS-pressures allowed … SKA-sacks allowed … HGG-High Grade Game-best graded game for the season

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