Max Unger is a center for the Seattle Seahawks. He was named All-American first team as a senior at the University of Oregon and has made two Pro Bowls as a member of the Seahawks.
Unger was born in Kailua-Kona, HI on April 14, 1986 and played football at Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Kamuela, HI. He did not play football until he was a freshman in high school, but his limited experience didn’t affect his play on the field. At Kamuela Prep, he was named to the 2002 Hawaii All-State second team as an offensive guard and was listed as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com. He opted to attend the University of Oregon over Oregon State University to continue playing football at the collegiate level.
University of Oregon
Unger received a redshirt in 2004 during his first year on campus and became a starter as a redshirt freshman the following season. He was named a First-Team Freshman All-American and received Pac-10 conference honorable mention accolades. During his junior and senior campaigns, he was a First-Team All-Pac 10 selection and was selected All-American first team following the 2008 season. During his time at Oregon, Unger was a four-year starter who earned all-conference recognition all four years at the school.
Entering the 2009 NFL Draft, Unger was listed as the top available offensive guard prospect, and the Seattle Seahawks selected him with the 49th pick in the second round. He signed a four-year deal worth over $3 million and earned the starting job at right guard during training camp. He started at guard and center over the course of his rookie season, but a toe injury caused him to miss 14 games in 2010. He returned from the injury to earn Pro Bowl selections in 2012 and 2013 while anchoring an offensive line that helped the Seahawks rank among the top five rushing teams in the league each season. He signed a four-extension worth up to $24 million prior to the 2012 season that made him one of the five highest-paid centers in the National Football League.
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