|City/State:||Idaho Falls, Idaho|
|High School:||Bonneville HS|
2011 — All-Pac-12 honorable mention by the conference coaches and third team selection by Phil Steele … Recipient of the Ed Moshofsky Trophy as team’s outstanding offensive lineman … Pac-12 all-Academic first team … Started 13 games at right guard and one at right tackle … Part of an offensive unit that ranked third in the nation in scoring, fifth in rushing and sixth in total offense … Led all offensive linemen with a 500-pound squat during winter conditioning.
Started 11 of 13 games at right tackle ... Helped pave the way for the nation’s leading rusher and fourth-best rushing offense in the FBS (286.23) ... Came off the bench in wins at Washington State and USC ... Named to the preseason all-Pac-10 third team by Phil Steele Publications ... Member of the Oregon Iron Club for the second straight year, totaling 1,137 pounds in clean, squat and bench during winter testing ... Shared top honors on the team with a 500-lb. squat.
2009 — Oregon's starting right guard in 12 of 13 games ... Did not start against USC due to injury but still played 39 snaps ... Was in on 70 or more plays in six of 13 games, including 94 snaps at Arizona ... Recorded 54 pancake blocks, just behind Jordan Holmes' team-high 55.
Saw action in seven games as a redshirt freshman … Drew his first career start, playing right tackle, in Oregon’s Holiday Bowl victory over Oklahoma State … Took part in 27 snaps vs. Utah State, as well as 17 at Washington State and 16 against Arizona State … Displayed steady improvement as the season wore on to position himself to break into the rotation on a regular basis the next three years … Spent the majority of his time at left tackle during 2008 spring drills, yet provides the flexibility to play both guard and tackle.
The elder statesman among underclassman on the team … Redshirted after being away from the game for a two-year religious mission commitment.
BEFORE OREGON— The three-year offensive and defensive line starter and 2003 team captain earned first-team all-state offensive honors as a senior after receiving second-team accolades following 2002 … Also selected to all-area contingent as well as first-team all-High Country Conference acclaim on both sides of the ball in 2003 after capping junior year receiving first-team all-league offensive attention … Became the focus of Bees’ offensive attack as league’s scoring leader (34.0 avg.) often ran the football directly behind his escort … Loomed as conference’s best defensive lineman for team which completed year with a 4-5 ledger, and led team in quarterback sacks in each of his final two seasons … Also a starter for the school’s 2003 4A state champion basketball team which again ranked No. 1 in the state his final year.
PERSONAL — Born Mark Vaughn Asper in Rexburg, Idaho. Wife: Michelle. Has two daughters. Parents: Vaughn and Virginia Asper. Family: Two brothers, three sisters. High School (Coach): Bonneville (Alex Hexford) 2004. Major: Spanish. Redshirt: 2007.CAREER STATISTICS