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TRACK & FIELD
Mon, Dec 30
Football 3:45 PM
Valero Alamo Bowl
San Antonio, Texas
PERSONAL — Born Maxwell McCandless Unger on April 14, 1986 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Parents: Keith and Cynda Unger. Family: One sister. High School (Coach): Hawaii Preparatory Academy (Tom Goodspeed) 2004. Major: Art. Redshirt: 2004. Expected to complete graduation requirements prior to the start of fall term.
2009 — Senior Bowl participant ...
2008 — It came as no surprise that the two-time first-team all-conference standout continued to get better with age, drawing All-America acclaim from Pro Football Weekly, SI.com and Rivals.com during his final year in Eugene ... Tied for second in the country with 51 consecutive starting assignments, he displayed his versatility by opening two games at his former left tackle outpost while returning to his familiar center position for the other 11 outings ... Captained a line that helped the ’08 Ducks set school standards for rushing yards (3,641) and rushing touchdowns (47) ... The Pac-10’s academic all-conference honorable mention selection was named the Ducks’ top offensive lineman (Ed Moshofsky Award) for the third year in a row ... Also earned the team’s pancake club award ... Grabbed national attention heading into his final collegiate season as he was included on watch lists for the Rimington (nation’s best center) and Outland trophies (top interior lineman in the country), as well as the Rotary Lombardi Award (bowl subdivision’s top lineman) ... One of the program’s strongest offensive linemen ever, posted position’s second-best power clean lift (363 lbs.) of all time during 2008 winter testing.
2007 — Selected Oregon’s Outstanding Offensive Lineman (Ed Moshofsky Award) for the second straight season, the first-team all-conference choice was chosen as a first-team All-American by SI.com ... That was despite him making the transition from left tackle, where he had started the previous 25 consecutive games as a freshman and sophomore, to center, where he excelled in 13 starts as a junior ... Picked as the Ducks’ offensive player of the week against Fresno State and California and was a major key for an offense that led the Pac-10 in rushing for the second year in a row and ranked sixth nationally ... Was surpassed in snaps taken among his offensive line teammates in only one of 13 games, and accumulated a high of 103 plays at Arizona.
2006 — The 13-game starter at left tackle earned second-team all-conference accolades in addition to receiving Oregon’s Ed Moshofsky Award as its top offensive lineman ... Played a major role in Oregon finishing second in the Pac-10 in fewest quarterback sacks allowed (16) as well as leading the league in rushing offense (14th nationally) for the first time since 1955 ... Helped the Ducks rush for 315 yards at Arizona State as well as 316 yards vs. Washington ... Honored along with the entire offensive line as team’s “offensive player of the week” for their play against Washington, in addition to earning the offense’s weekly honors against Arizona State and USC ... Logging a season-low 66 snaps against BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl, his six games of 80 plays or more was led by his 87 reps at Washington State.
2005 — Protected the blind side of a quarterback admirably for 12 consecutive starts and did so well ... Was a major reason why Oregon rose from last in the Pac-10 in QB sacks allowed in 2004 (41) to third in 2005 (20) ... Took part in 80 snaps or more in 10 of 12 appearances at left tackle, including 100 plays at Arizona State, to receive the team’s Ironman Award following the season as the player who played the most snaps ... Was part of the starting offensive line that was awarded the program’s weekly offensive player-of-the-game acclaim for their performance at Arizona State ... His performance didn’t go unnoticed from those on the outside as well as he not only earned Pac-10 Conference honorable mention accolades from the league’s coaches but was selected a first-team Freshman All-American on more than one front ... The freshman all-conference first-team pick (The Sporting News) also benefitted from all his hard work off the field, receiving league academic honorable mention acclaim in the classroom.
HIGH SCHOOL — Ranked among nation’s top 50 offensive guards by Rivals.com despite playing organized football only since the ninth grade ... The 2002 second-team all-state offensive honoree (Honolulu Star-Bulletin) was a first-team all-Big Island Interscholastic Federation pick on both sides of the line of scrimmage ... Recorded close to 100 pancake blocks as a junior for the 2002 BIIF champions (8-2 record).