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CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Has played in four games off the bench, with two in each of the past two seasons ... has recorded no stats other than participation.
2012: Suffered an injury during spring practice that forced him to miss several practices at the end of the period and the spring game after having spent much of the spring as the team's starting at left guard.
2011 (Game-By-Game Stats): Named first-team Pac-12 All-Academic ... played in two home games off the bench against Presbyterian and Utah.
2010 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in two games off the bench, seeing action in the season opener vs. UC Davis and then against Arizona State.
2009: Redshirted ... did not play ... selected as the team's Freshman Lifter of the Year ... named as the nation's No. 35 incoming freshman offensive lineman by Phil Steele prior to the campaign.
IMMACULATA HS: 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 ... competed at the Under Armour All-America High School Football Game following his 2008 senior season ... listed as a Prepstar and SuperPrep All-American ... named first-team All-Area and All-Skyland Conference in his senior campaign ... 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 ... gave up 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 and reached the third round of the playoffs before losing its only game of the year.
PERSONAL: 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 has produced recent centers such as Alex Mack and Marvin Philip, who have gone on to NFL careers, helped him make his decision to attend Cal ... on track to graduate from Cal with a pair of bachelor's degrees in media studies and business in the summer of 2012 ... will begin graduate school in information management systems in the fall of 2012.
LAST UPDATED: September 14, 2012