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Brendan Mahon
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Brendan  Mahon

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Randolph, N.J.

High School:
Randolph

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 318

Position:
G/C

Experience:
SO

H.S. Coach:
Joe Lusardi

 

  • A tremendous opportunity exists for a number of young offensive linemen in 2015, and Mahon is a player looking to build on a 2014 season where he started nine games at left guard.
  • Mahon earned the Red Worrell Award from the coaching staff for the jump he made on the offensive side of the ball during spring practice.
  • A tireless worker in the weight room, Mahon added nearly 15 pounds of muscle to his 6-4 frame during the offseason workouts.
  • Primed to make a significant jump in his impact on the field in 2015, Mahon again will be a central part of the top rotation on the Nittany Lion offensive line when the season begins in September.
  • Mahon is one of 14 returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey.

    ➤ 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 ESPN.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com 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 Rivals.com...Tabbed 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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