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#68 Mark Brazinski
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 305
Year: Senior
Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ
High School: Immaculata HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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Brazinski was a four-year letterwinner who played in five of his 10 career games and made all four of his starts as a 2013 senior. He was in the team’s starting lineup for three consecutive contests during the middle of the season. Some of Brazinski’s top achievements at Cal came off the field as he earned a pair of bachelor’s degrees from the prestigious Haas School of Business and in media studies in his first three years before adding a master’s degree in information management systems in May of 2014. Brazinski was also a member of the Hampshire Honor Society and a national semifinalist for the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy as a senior as well as the Cal football nominee for 2013-14 Football Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year. In addition, Brazinski was one of four Cal student-athletes to receive a post-graduate scholarship from the Pac-12 in June of 2014.

Pronunciation
bruh-ZIN-ski

Career Stats
Game Logs: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

After Cal
► Participated in the 2014 Cal Pro Timing Day and San Francisco 49ers Pro Day
 
Cal Career (2009-13)
► Played in 10 games with four starts, all coming as a senior in 2013, seeing action in two games during both his 2010 and 2011 redshirt freshman sophomore campaigns as well as one contest of his 2012 junior season

Senior (2013)
► Played in five games with four starts, including three in a row in the middle of the season vs. Washington State, at UCLA and vs. Oregon State, and then again in the season finale at Stanford
► A member of the Hampshire Honor Society
► National semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy
► Cal football nominee for 2013 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year
 
Junior (2012)
► Suffered an injury during spring practice that forced him to miss the first 11 games of the season before he played off the bench in the regular-season finale at Oregon State
► Also missed several practices towards the end of spring workouts including the spring game due to the injury after having spent much of the spring as the team’s starting at left guard

Sophomore (2011)
► Named first-team Pac-12 All-Academic
► Played in two home games off the bench against Presbyterian and Utah
 
Freshman (2010)
► Played in two home games off the bench, seeing action in the season opener vs. UC Davis and then against Arizona State
 
Freshman (2009)
► Redshirted
► Did not play
► Selected as the team’s Freshman Lifter of the Year
► Named the nation’s No. 35 incoming freshman offensive lineman by Phil Steele prior to the campaign
 
Immaculata HS (2007-08)
► Competed at the Under Armour All-America High School Football Game following his 2008 senior season
► A Prepstar and SuperPrep All-American as a senior, while also being named first-team All-Area and All-Skyland Conference
► Also played defense and had 18 tackles and 1.0 sack as a senior to lead his team to the state finals and a 10-2 record
► Allowed no sacks and had 85 pancake blocks as a 2007 junior en route to claiming first-team All-Area and third-team All-State honors as his team was 11-1 overall and reached the third round of the postseason before losing its only game of the season

Recruiting Rankings (Class of 2009)
► A four-star recruit and the No. 2 center in the country according to Scout
► Also a four-star recruit by Rivals and rated as the media outlet’s No. 6 center in the country and No. 10 overall player in New Jersey

Other
► Full name is Mark Daniel Brazinski
► Born May 6, 1991
► Parents are Joseph and Mary Anne Brazinski
► Has two brothers that have also played college football, with Brian wrapping up his college career at Penn in 2007 and Paul finishing at Bucknell in 2010
► States the fact that Cal produced centers such as Alex Mack and Marvin Philip, who went on to NFL careers, helped him make his decision to attend Cal

Last Updated
July 28, 2014

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