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Marcus Mason (born June 23, 1984 in Potomac, Maryland) is a former American football running back. He was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Youngstown State. Mason was also a member of the Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, and San Diego Chargers.

Marcus Mason
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Mason (#24) fends off Gary Guyton (#59) during a 2009 preseason game
No. 24
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1984-06-23) June 23, 1984 (age 35)
Potomac, Maryland
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College:Youngstown State
Undrafted:2007
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • GFC Newcomer of the Year (2005)
  • Second-team All-GFC (2005)
  • First-team All-GFC (2006)
  • GFC Offensive Player of the Year (2006)
  • First-team Division I-FCS All-American (2006)
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:127
Rushing average:4
Touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Mason starred at Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, Maryland, where he became the all-time leading rusher (5,700 yards) in Maryland high school history.

College careerEdit

Mason played college football at the University of Illinois and Youngstown State University. In two seasons at Youngstown State, Mason compiled 2,739 rushing yards on 478 carries and scored 31 touchdowns. As a senior, he rushed for a school-record 1,847 yards on 302 carries and had 23 touchdowns.

Professional careerEdit

First stint with RedskinsEdit

In his first ever preseason game with the Redskins, Mason scored a one-yard rushing touchdown to give the Redskins a 7-6 lead over the Tennessee Titans. For the whole preseason, Mason compiled 95 yards on 25 carries. Mason eventually made the 53-man roster in 2007 but was moved to the practice squad shortly after to make room for Omar Stoutmire.

Despite leading the NFL in rushing during the 2008 preseason, Mason was released by the Redskins during final cuts on August 30.

Baltimore RavensEdit

A day after his release from the Redskins, Mason was signed to the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad on August 31, 2008. He remained there for the first eight weeks of the season.

New York JetsEdit

Mason was signed to the New York Jets' active roster off the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad on October 29, 2008. The move came a day after Jets running back Jesse Chatman was placed on season-ending injured reserve. The Jets waived Mason on December 9.

Mason was re-signed to the practice squad on December 21, 2008. He was waived by the team the following offseason on April 27, 2009.

Second stint with RedskinsEdit

Mason was claimed off waivers by the Washington Redskins on April 28, 2009. On October 20, 2009 the Redskins released Mason. He was re-signed on November 23.

On March 4, 2010, Mason was released by the Redskins.

San Diego ChargersEdit

On March 8, 2010, Mason was claimed off waivers by the San Diego Chargers. On August 31, 2010, Mason was released by the San Diego Chargers.

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