Powerful offensive lineman with starting experience at both guard positions as well as center... Wide-bodied, agile offensive guard who displays quickness off the snap... Played in 94 career games with 56 starts... Also started two postseason games... Re-signed by the Buccaneers on September 14… Released by Tampa Bay on September 2… Re-acquired by Buccaneers from Steelers in preseason trade for 2009 undisclosed draft pick... Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent on March 12, 2007... One of two rookie offensive linemen to make the Buccaneers opening day roster in 2003... Originally drafted in the fifth round (168th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.
2009: Played in six games with four starts (at Buffalo, vs. N.Y. Giants, at Washington and at Philadelphia) at center… Re-signed by the Buccaneers on September 14… Started at center at Buffalo (9/20) and against N.Y. Giants (9/27)… Made start at center at Washington (10/4)… Started at center at Philadelphia (10/11)… Saw action on special teams against Carolina (10/18) and against New England (10/25)… Released by Tampa Bay on September 2.
2008: Played in 15 games (all but vs. Oakland) for Tampa Bay… Saw reserve action at New Orleans (9/7)… Saw reserve action vs. Atlanta (9/14)… Saw reserve action on special teams at Chicago (9/21)… Saw reserve action on the offensive line and on special teams vs. Green Bay (9/28)… Saw reserve action on special teams at Denver (10/5)… Saw reserve action vs. Carolina (10/12)… Saw reserve action on special teams vs. Seattle (10/19)… Saw reserve action on special teams at Dallas (10/26)… Saw reserve action at right guard and on special teams at Kansas City (11/2)… Saw reserve action vs. Minnesota (11/16)… Saw reserve action at Detroit (11/23)… Saw reserve action on special teams vs. New Orleans (11/30)… Saw reserve action at Carolina (12/8)… Saw reserve action at Atlanta (12/14)… Saw reserve action vs. San Diego (12/21)… Did not play vs. Oakland (12/28).
2007: Started all 16 games and the AFC Wild Card Game at center after signing as a free agent with the Steelers... Has not missed a game since his rookie campaign in 2003... Leader of a unit that allowed QB Ben Roethlisberger to set several offensive records in 2007... Made his first start at center as a Steeler at Cleveland (9/9) helping the team gain 206 rushing yards... Had his second consecutive start at center and helped pave the way for Willie Parker to his 15th career 100-yard rushing game vs. Buffalo (9/16)... Part of a line that allowed the offense to pick up 420 total yards, with 184 coming on the ground... Made third consecutive start at center and anchored an offensive line that allowed the offense to pick up 350 total yards vs. San Francisco (9/23)... Logged 40th career start at Arizona (9/30)... Had 41st career start and helped the offense pick up 342 total yards vs. Seattle (10/7)... Made 42nd career start at center at Denver (10/21)... Part of a line that allowed the offense to gain 379 total yards and allowed Ben Roethlisberger to pass for 290 yards and four TDs... Played in his 55th consecutive game, while starting in his 12th consecutive game at center at Cincinnati (10/28)... Started and was a key factor in Ben Roethlisberger going 13-of-16 passing for 209 yards with a career-high five TDs, while registering a perfect passer rating of 158.3 vs. Baltimore (11/5)... Also a major part in Roethlisberger being able to pass for a TD in 13 consecutive games, which broke Terry Bradshaws previous record of 12 consecutive games... Started in his 14th consecutive game at center helping the offense pick up 401 total yards vs. Cleveland (11/11)... Made 15th consecutive and 46th career start at center at N.Y. Jets (11/18)... Played in his 68th career game, while starting in his 16th consecutive vs. Miami (11/26)... Part of an offensive line that helped pave the way for Willie Parker to gain 87 rushing yards, passing Barry Foster and Dick Hoak on the all-time rushing list for fifth place with 3,975 rushing yards vs. Cincinnati (12/2)... Made his 18th consecutive start in his 70th career game at New England (12/9)... Part of an offensive line that helped Willie Parker rush for 100 yards on 14 carries (7.1 avg.), giving him his eighth 100-yard rushing game of the season vs. Jacksonville (12/16)... Helped Najeh Davenport run for 123 yards on 24 carries (5.1 avg.) and one TD at St. Louis (12/20)... Also allowed Ben Roethlisberger to finish 16-of-20 passing for 261 yards and three TDs, which gave him his third perfect (158.3) passer rating of his career, tying Peyton Mannings NFL record... Made his 21st consecutive start at center, while playing in his 73rd career game at Baltimore (12/30)... Made his second consecutive postseason start at center in AFC Wild Card game vs. Jacksonville (1/5/08)... Gave Ben Roethlisberger time to finish 29-of-42 for 337 yards passing with two TDs... Also helped Najeh Davenport finish the game with two rushing TDs.
2006: Played in all 16 games with 12 starts (nine at left guard and three at right guard) for Tampa Bay... Started at left guard against Baltimore (9/10)... Started at right guard at Atlanta, helping contribute to 311 passing yards by Chris Simms (9/17)... Started at right guard against Carolina (9/24)... Started at right guard at New Orleans (10/8) and helped lead way for 187 rushing yards and 5.7 yards-per-carry average... Saw action against Cincinnati (10/15)... Returned to starting role against Philadelphia (10/22), playing at left guard... Started at left guard at N.Y. Giants (10/29) and vs. New Orleans (11/5)... Started at left guard at Pittsburgh (12/3), against Atlanta (12/10) and at Chicago (12/17)... Started at left guard at Cleveland (12/24) and helped team rush for 153 yards... Started at left guard against Seattle (12/31).
2005: Started all 16 games at right guard… Also started playoff game vs. Washington… One of five members of the offensive line that started all 16 games for the first time in franchise history and one of only three in the NFL to do so… Provided blocking to allow for consensus NFL Rookie of the Year RB Carnell “Cadillac” Williams to establish a new team record with six 100-yard rushing performances this season and a franchise rookie record 1,178 rushing yards… Started at right guard at Minnesota (9/11), his first career start at guard, and helped Williams rush for 148 yards and a touchdown in his debut… Also helped provide time for QB Brian Griese to complete a pair of touchdown passes to TE Alex Smith… Helped lead the way for the Buccaneers to total 191 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns vs. Buffalo (9/18)… Blocking allowed Williams to rush for 158 yards at Green Bay (9/25)… Helped provide time for Griese to pass for 302 yards vs. Detroit (10/2)… Blocking along the offensive line helped RB Michael Pittman rush for 127 yards and one touchdown vs. Miami (10/16)… Member of an offensive line that helped FB Mike Alstott to rush for two touchdowns and a two-point conversion vs. Washington (11/13)… Blocking allowed Williams to rush for 116 yards and one touchdown at Atlanta (11/20)… Helped lead the way for Williams to rush for 112 yards and two touchdowns at Carolina (12/11)… Member of an offensive line that allowed Williams to rush for 150 yards and one touchdown vs. Atlanta (12/24)… Helped the Buccaneers total 149 rushing yards vs. New Orleans (1/1)… Started first career postseason game in NFC Wild Card contest vs. Washington (1/7).
2004: Played in all 16 games with eight starts (at Atlanta, vs. San Francisco, at Carolina, vs. Atlanta, at San Diego, vs. New Orleans, vs. Carolina and at Arizona)... Started eight games at center following C John Wade’s season-ending injury... Part of an offensive line that helped QB Brian Griese finish first in the NFL in completion percentage and RB Michael Pittman rank in the Top 10 in the NFC in rushing yards... Saw action on special teams at Washington (9/12), vs. Seattle (9/19), at Oakland (9/26), vs. Denver (10/3), at New Orleans (10/10), at St. Louis (10/18) and vs. Chicago (10/24)... Replaced an injured C John Wade on the second play of the game vs. Kansas City (11/7) and played the remainder of the game in his place... Started at San Diego (12/12) and helped QB Brian Griese pass for 392 yards and three touchdowns... Started and helped RB Michael Pittman rush for 131 yards vs. New Orleans (12/19).
2003: Saw action in nine games (all but at Philadelphia, vs. Carolina, vs. the New York Giants, at Jacksonville, at New Orleans, vs. Atlanta and at Tennessee) on special teams and as a reserve at guard in his rookie campaign… One of two rookie offensive linemen to make the opening day roster… Dressed but did not see action in the season opener at Philadelphia (9/8) and vs. Carolina (9/14)… Made his NFL debut at Atlanta (9/21) on the field goal/PAT unit… Saw action on special teams vs. Indianapolis (10/6), at Washington (10/12), at San Francisco (10/19), vs. Dallas (10/26), vs. New Orleans (11/2), at Carolina (11/9) and vs. Green Bay (11/16)… Against Green Bay, saw his first career action on offense, playing left guard… Declared inactive vs. the New York Giants (11/24), at Jacksonville (11/30), at New Orleans (12/7)… Saw action on special teams vs. Houston (12/14)… Declared inactive vs. Atlanta (12/20)… Did not see action at Tennessee (12/28).
Two-year starter at Notre Dame... Started 25 of 41 games... Played left guard in his last 23 games... Versatile offensive lineman, who saw action at guard, tackle and center during his time at Notre Dame... One of four captains in 2002... Moved from defense in 1999... One of four Notre Dame offensive linemen drafted in 2003… All-Independent First-Team selection by The NFL Draft Report as a senior... Selected a team captain while starting all 13 games at left guard as a senior... Also won the Guardian of the Year Award, given to the team’s top offensive lineman... Starting left guard in all 11 games as a junior... Backup left offensive guard for Irish in 2000... Saw playing time as a reserve in all 12 games, including the Fiesta Bowl… Played in first career game vs. Kansas as a redshirt freshman in 1999... Made first career start vs. Boston College that same season… Redshirted as a first-year defensive lineman in 1998… Majored in psychology and computer applications.
Married to the former Brooke Barnes and the couple as one son, Owen... During the 2006 offseason, enrolled in the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University... The workshops included 120 current and former players at several schools as a part of an ongoing NFL-NFLPA initiative to assist players in preparing for their post-playing careers... Sang and visited with patients at the North Shore Retirement Home over the holidays in 2005... In October 2005, participated in the NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle... Sang and visited with patients at the North Shore Retirement Home over the holidays in 2003... In October 2003, participated in the NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle... USA Today honorable mention prep All-American... Earned four letters in football at Jenks (Oklahoma) High School... Played on 1997 Jenks team considered by some to be the greatest in Oklahoma prep history, making 95 tackles (56 for loss) plus seven sacks... Coaches listed him with more than 100 pancake blocks as both junior and senior... Had 74 tackles (34 for loss), two fumbles caused and two fumble recoveries as defensive lineman in 1997... Helped 1997 team to 14-0 record and Oklahoma Class 6-A state championship... Three-year starter who did not allow a sack as a junior on offense... Helped Jenks to four straight conference titles, three regional titles and combined four-year mark of 49-3... Captain of team and MVP as senior... Two-time All-Conference and All-City pick... Earned letters in wrestling as freshman and sophomore heavyweight... Father (Michael, a 1964 graduate), sister (Lisa, a 1994 graduate) and uncle (Steve, a 1972 graduate) are Notre Dame graduates... Former prep teammate of 1998 Irish offensive linemen Jerry Wisne (he played with Chicago Bears in 1999) and 2001 defensive lineman Andy Wisne... Born Sean Christopher Mahan on May 28, 1980 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.