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Brendan Mahon
Brendan  Mahon


Randolph, N.J.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 320



H.S. Coach:
Joe Lusardi

➤ 2015 ➤ Sophomore Season
Season: Appeared in 13 games with 11 starts…Started games at left guard and right tackle. at Temple (9/5): Helped Akeel Lynch run for 78 yards and one touchdown. Buffalo (9/12): Aided Penn State in piling up 200 yards rushing…Was a part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack for the first time since the 2013 season finale victory at Wisconsin. Rutgers (9/19): Paved the way for a pair of 100-yard rushers: Saquon Barkley (195 yards) and Akeel Lynch (120)…Helped Barkley and Lynch become first Penn State tandem to rush for 100-yard since Lynch (108) and Bill Belton (108) passed the century mark against Eastern Michigan…Helped the backfield collect a pair of 100-yard rushers in a Big Ten game for the first time since 2010 (Northwestern) when Evan Royster (134) and Silas Redd (131) topped the mark…The 330 yards rushing by Penn State were the most since the Nittany Lions ran for 338 at Illinois in 2009…The Nittany Lions rushed for 200 or more yards in consecutive games for the first time since 2009 at Illinois (338) and vs. Eastern Illinois (285)…The 471 yards of total offense were the most since Penn State had 511 in 2014 against UCF in the Croke Park Classic. San Diego State (9/26): Helped protect Christian Hackenberg, who threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns… Indiana (10/10): Protected Christian Hackenberg during his 17th career 200-yard passing game (262 yards), which allowed him to become the second quarterback in Penn State history to amass 7,000 yards passing in a career…Helped Penn State control the ball for 35:35, its most in a Big Ten game since having 36:29 against Purdue in 2013. at Ohio State (10/17): Helped pave the way for Saquon Barkley’s 194 yards rushing, the third-highest total by a true freshman…Protected Christian Hackenberg who threw for 120 yards and one touchdown. vs. Maryland (10/24): Entered as the full-time right tackle after an injury in the second half… Protected Christian Hackenberg to the tune of 315 yards and three touchdown passes…Helped the offense pile up 363 yards of total offense…The offense posted nine pass plays of 20-plus yards, including all three touchdown passes. Illinois (10/31): Started on the offensive line that helped Christian Hackenberg throw for 266 yards and break a tie with Matt McGloin for the most 200-yard passing games in school history with his 19th career 200-yard passing effort. at Northwestern (11/7): Blocked for 100-yard rusher Saquon Barkley and 200-yard passer Christian Hackenberg…The 205 yards passing by Hackenberg extended his school record to 20 such contests. Michigan (11/21): Helped protect Christian Hackenberg, who threw his school-record-tying 46th career touchdown pass…Blocked for Saquon Barkley, who rushed for 68 yards, including a career-long-tying 56-yard scamper. at Michigan State (11/28): Blocked for Saquon Barkley’s fifth 100-yard rushing effort of the season…Barkley broke the Penn State freshman season rushing record and surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the season…Protected Christian Hackenberg for his school-record extending 21st career 200-yard passing effort…Hackenberg also tossed two touchdown passes to take over the top spot on PSU’s career passing touchdowns list with his 47th and 48th career scoring strikes, breaking a tie with Matt McGloin (46, 2009-12).  


➤ 2014 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season
Appeared in 12 games and made his first nine career starts at left guard in 2014...Was instrumental in protecting quarterback Christian Hackenberg in the passing game and blocking for the trio of successful running backs: Bill Belton, Akeel Lynch and Zach Zwinak...Helped Hackenberg amass 2,977 yards and 12 touchdowns, including six 200-yard passing games. UCF (8/30): Made his first career start in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland...Helped the Nittany Lions register 511 yards of total offense, including a school-record 454 yards passing by Hackenberg. Akron (9/6): Helped the Nittany Lions total 425 yards of total offense, including 319 yards passing by Hackenberg, who broke the school record with 773 yards passing in consecutive games. At Rutgers (9/13): Protected Hackenberg, allowing him to throw for 309 yards in the 13-10 come-from-behind win. Northwestern (9/27): Part of the O-Line unit that helped Hackenberg log his fourth 200-yard passing game of the season, as he threw for 216 yards. At Michigan (10/11): Made his sixth career start. Ohio State (10/25): Earned the start...Blocked for Hackenberg, who completed 31 passes for 224 yards, helping the Nittany Lions take the No. 13 Buckeyes to double-overtime. Maryland (11/1): Helped the Nittany Lions to five scoring drives in a start against Maryland. At Indiana (11/8): Suited up and made the start at left guard...Opened up holes for Belton's 137-yard rushing effort, including opening the running lane up the middle on Belton's 92-yard touchdown run, the longest rushing touchdown in school history by one player. Temple (11/15): Helped Penn State rush for a season-high 254 yards, including 130 yards from Lynch and 92 yards from Belton. Michigan State (11/29): Saw time on the offensive line. Boston College (12/27): Helped the Nittany Lions to a thrilling 31-30 overtime victory in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.  

➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season
Redshirt season.  

➤ High School
Cornerstone of the offensive line for coach Joe Lusardi at Randolph High School...A two-time all-state selection, while also earning all-metro, all-county and All-Northwest Jersey Conference accolades as a junior and senior...As a sophomore, helped the Rams to the Group 4 State Championship...Team captain for the East squad in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Game, where he roomed with future Nittany Lion teammate Garrett Sickels...Ranked a four-star recruit by, and and was a member of the ESPN300...Consensus Top 20 offensive line recruit and was rated the No. 4 overall recruit in New Jersey by the top offensive lineman in the state by The Newark Star-Ledger following the 2012 season.  

➤ Personal
Full name is Robert Brendan Mahon...Son of Robert and Jeni Mahon...Has two older sisters, Ashley and Chelsea...Enjoys hunting and fishing...Plans to major in landscape contracting and wants to have his own business upon graduation...Born January 17, 1995 in Livingston, N.J.


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