Unger in 2009
|No. 60 Seattle Seahawks|
|Center / Guard|
|Date of birth:April 14, 1986|
|Place of birth: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii|
|High School: Kamuela (HI) Hawaii Prep|
|Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)|
|NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49|
|Debuted in 2009 for the Seattle Seahawks|
|* Seattle Seahawks ( 2009–present)|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Pro Bowl (2012)|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Maxwell McCandless Unger (born April 14, 1986) is an American football center for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Oregon, and was chosen by the Seahawks in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
In his time playing for the Ducks, Unger was twice named to the all-Pac-10 first team, while also being named to the second team all-Pac-10 and honorable mention. Unger started on the offensive line all four years for the Ducks.
2009 NFL DraftEdit
Projected to be second round selection, Unger was listed as the No. 1 offensive guard available in the 2009 NFL Draft. He was described as "not a great prospect," yet having "starting potential on the NFL level for years to come." Unger was drafted by the Seahawks in the second round. He was the highest selected Oregon Ducks offensive lineman since Tom Drougas in 1972.
Unger signed a 4 year contract worth over 3 million dollars on July 29, 2009. After a pre-season effort in which Head Coach Jim Mora said "We believe he is ready to start and be a productive player in this league immediately," Unger was named starting right guard over Mansfield Wrotto. In 2012, Unger signed a four year extension worth a maximum of $24 Million making him top 5 paid centers in the NFL.
- ↑ http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/rankings/rank-528
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/11938.html
- ↑ http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/breakdowns/by_position/G.html
- ↑ Bell, Gregg (September 4, 2009). "Seahawks still undecided on kicker". SeattleTimes.com. http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2009808886_apfbnseahawksfinaldecisions.html.