Trence Mason (born August 6, 1993) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He was most recently a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Auburn and was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Mason with the St. Louis Rams in 2014
|Born:||August 6, 1993|
Amityville, New York
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||209 lb (95 kg)|
|High school:||Lake Worth (FL) Park Vista|
|NFL Draft:||2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 75|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at CFL.ca|
High school careerEdit
Mason attended Park Vista Community High School in Boynton Beach, Florida, where he was a standout football and basketball player, and also ran track. He rushed for 1,643 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior in 2011, and was named the 2009 Palm Beach Large School Offensive Player of the Year and First-Team All-Palm Beach County by the Sun-Sentinel.
He was also on the school's track & field team, where he competed as a sprinter and jumper. He placed 7th in the 100 meters at the 2009 Park Vista Meet, with a time of 10.9 seconds. At the 2010 Palm Beach County Championship, he earned a sixth-place finish in the long jump event, recording a career-best jump of 6.63 meters. He also competed in high jump, he got a top-jump of 1.88 meters at the 2011 Warrior Invitational.
In the 2013 SEC Championship Game against Missouri, Mason set an SEC Championship rushing record with 304 yards (breaking LSU's Justin Vincent's previous 2003 record of 201 yards), touchdown record with four touchdowns, rushing attempts record with 46 carries and was named the game's most valuable player.
In the 2014 BCS National Championship Game, Mason rushed for 195 yards on 34 carries and a touchdown in a 34–31 defeat by the Florida State Seminoles. He finished his season with 1,816 rushing yards, breaking the school record held by Heisman winner Bo Jackson (1,786 set in 1985). It was also the third-highest rushing yards total in a single season in SEC history, behind only Herschel Walker (1,891 yards in 1981) and Darren McFadden (1,830 yards in 2007). Later single-season yardage marks set by Alabama's Derrick Henry (2,219 yards), and LSU's Leonard Fournette (1,953 yards) placed Mason's 2013 performance at fifth-highest all-time.
St. Louis/Los Angeles RamsEdit
Mason announced on January 9, 2014 that he would forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the NFL Draft. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the third round (75th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. Mason was the Rams' third pick in the draft, behind former teammate and second overall pick, Greg Robinson.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad|
|5 ft 8 1⁄2 in
|4.44 s||1.50 s||4.15 s||38.5 in
|10 ft 6 in|
|All values from NFL Combine|
In Week 7, 2014 in a game against Seattle, Mason ran for 85 yards on 18 carries with 1 touchdown in a St. Louis win. In Week 11, he had 113 yards on 29 carries in a game against Denver. During a Week 13 matchup against Oakland, Mason ran for 117 yards on 14 carries and 2 touchdowns, to go along with one receiving touchdown. After rushing for 765 yards and 4 touchdowns in 2014, Mason was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team.
Following the 2015 season and going into the 2016 season, it was reported that Mason had not been in contact with coaches or players from the Rams since the end of the season. Coach Jeff Fisher stated "I tried numerous times to reach him, he has made a decision not to communicate with us, not to talk. Not talking to his teammates. Right now we're more concerned about his well-being than we are his football career." Mason had several run-ins with the law and displayed erratic behavior throughout the summer. On July 30, the Rams placed Mason on the reserve/did not report list.
On May 30, 2018, Mason signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL. Mason's usage increased following the suspension and release of Jerome Messam on voyeurism charges. With increased playing time, Mason proved to be a key contributor to a lackluster Roughriders offense, including producing a 20 carry 117 yard effort during the 2018 Banjo Bowl, a Riders win. Despite playing in all 18 games, Mason was held without a score until near the end of the year, when he had three rushing touchdowns in the final six games of the regular season. Mason finished the year with a higher rushing average than a receiving average. He missed the Roughrider's lone playoff game due to injury. During the off-season Roughriders signed William Powell in free agency, at which time Mason's injury was revealed to be a damaged ACL requiring surgery, which could keep Mason from playing in 2019. He was released by the Riders on May 10, 2019.
|2014||St. Louis Rams||12||9||179||765||4.3||89||4||16||148||9.3||35||1||2||1|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||13||3||75||207||2.8||15||1||18||88||4.9||16||0||3||1|
After Mason led police on a high-speed ATV chase, Mason's mother stated that Mason had the "mindset of a 10-year-old" due to head injuries sustained during his career. She noticed her son’s behavior was different after the 2015 season: “Clearly, we could see the change. Like, completely... As much as he’s accomplished, as hard as he’s worked, as much as he’s built his character, in record-breaking time it’s going downhill because of what’s going on." In November, Mason pleaded no contest to charges related to the ATV chase. Mason was arrested in January 2017 for the incident and charged with a third degree felony of fleeing and eluding without regard for others' safety or property.
- "Park Vista Meet - Complete Results (Raw)". Fl.milesplit.com. March 17, 2009. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
- "Palm Beach County Championship - Complete Results (Raw)". Fl.milesplit.com. March 25, 2010. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
- "Warrior Invitational - Complete Results (Raw)". Fl.milesplit.com. March 4, 2011. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
- "Rivals.com". Rivals.yahoo.com. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
- "Park Vista RB Tre Mason commits to Auburn - High School Buzz". January 29, 2011. Archived from the original on January 29, 2011.
- Goldberg, Charles (September 12, 2013). "'He's in the rhythm': Auburn's Tre Mason knows the way". Auburn Football. AuburnTigers.com. Retrieved December 7, 2013.
- "Missouri vs. Auburn - Game Recap - December 7, 2013 - ESPN". Scores.espn.go.com. December 8, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
- "2013 All-SEC Football Team Announced". SEC Digital Network. December 10, 2013.
- "Auburn's Tre Mason among 6 finalists for Heisman Trophy". al.com. December 11, 2013.
- "Southeastern Conference Single Season Leaders and Records for Rushing Yards | College Football at". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
- "Titans RBs coach Believes Derrick Henry will be "a good football player"". TitansOnline.com. July 7, 2016.
- "LSU's Leonard Fournette puts exclamation point on record-setting season". NOLA.com. December 30, 2015.
- Nolan Nawrocki (February 13, 2013). "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Tre Mason". Nfl.com. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
- "Tre Mason missing from Los Angeles Rams camp".
- "Tre Mason's mother: Rams RB has '10-year-old's mindset' because of head injuries".
- "Tre Mason arrested for multiple traffic and drug violations".
- "Tre Mason missing Los Angeles Rams' offseason practices".
- "Rams put Tre Mason on reserve/did not report list".
- McAtee, Joe (March 10, 2017). "LA Rams Waive RB Tre Mason, RB Trey Watts". TurfShowTimes.com.
- "Tre Mason working toward NFL comeback, Ricardo Louis says".
- "Former Auburn star Tre Mason signs with Riders". May 30, 2018.
- "Riders release running back Tre Mason". CFL.ca. May 10, 2019. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
- "More bizarre Tre Mason behavior: Leads cops on ATV chase".
- "Tre Mason's mother thinks football caused his bizarre behavior".
- "Tre Mason resolves charges from stun-gun-assisted arrest".
- "Troubled Rams RB Mason arrested again in Fla".