Max Unger
Unger in 2009
No. 60     Seattle Seahawks
Center / Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-04-14) April 14, 1986 (age 34)
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)
Career information
College: Oregon
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49
Debuted in 2009 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
* Seattle Seahawks ( 2009–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* Pro Bowl (2012)
  • First-team All-Pro (2012)
  • First-team All-American (2008)
  • First-team All-Pac-10 (2007, 2008)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Games played     48
Games started     48
Stats at

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.

Early yearsEdit

Unger was born in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. He attended Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Kamuela, Hawaii, where he was a 2002 second-team all-state offensive honoree.

Regarded as a three-star recruit by, Unger was listed as the No. 45 offensive guard.[1] He chose Oregon over Oregon State.

College careerEdit

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.

Professional careerEdit

2009 NFL DraftEdit

Projected to be second round selection,[2] Unger was listed as the No. 1 offensive guard available in the 2009 NFL Draft.[3] He was described as "not a great prospect," yet having "starting potential on the NFL level for years to come."[2] Unger was drafted by the Seahawks in the second round. He was the highest selected Oregon Ducks offensive lineman since Tom Drougas in 1972.

Seattle SeahawksEdit

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.[4] In 2012, Unger signed a four year extension worth a maximum of $24 Million making him top 5 paid centers in the NFL.


External linksEdit

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