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  Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
McArthur, CA

High School:
Fall River

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 295

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
11/11/1980

Experience:
3V

Continues his ascent as one of the conference's best offensive linemen ... christened his Cal career with an impressive debut season in 2000 in which he nailed down first team Freshman All-America honors ... followed that effort with solid performances in 2001 and 2002 ... resilient player who is the only Cal offensive lineman to start all 34 games over last three seasons ... arrived at Cal as 255-pounder, but has really benefited from the school's weight program ... has long arms and good athletic ability, which translates into being a top pass protector ... standout high school basketball player who has very good agility for man his size ... 2002 ... asked to move from the right to left side of the line, and responded well at left tackle as the key pass protector of quarterback Kyle Boller ... the Bears tied for the Pac-10 lead for fewest sacks allowed (25) and Wilson's individual effort was recognized when he was awarded All-Pac-10 honorable mention notice following the season ... should be prime candidate for even greater conference honors in 2003 ... 2001 ... was one of three players who started every game on the offensive line during the season, with others being guard Scott Tercero and now-graduated tackle Langston Walker ... earned two team awards at season's end: the Andy Smith Award for most playing time and the Big Hit Award for most big hits during the season ... 2000 ... had an excellent freshman campaign as he graded out at 89 percent or better in 10 of his 11 starts ... not only named first team Freshman All-American, but also was a first team All-Pac-10 selection by Football News ... named third team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News ... 1999 ... redshirted his first season at Cal.

High School/Personal: A PrepStar All-America selection, rating as the No. 10 offensive line prospect in the West ... ended his senior year with 16 receptions for 480 yards and two touchdowns at a tight end ... helped team rebound from a 1-8 season as a junior to a 10-1 mark and the Evergreen League co-championship as a senior ... an excellent prep basketball player who helped his team to a No. 3 finish in the state (Division V) as a junior and was a first team all-state selection as a senior (Div. V) ... spent the summer as a garlic harvester in 2000 ... American studies major ... parents are Jack and Terese Hayes ... born Nov. 11, 1980 in San Jose, CA.


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