Alex Mack

Javon Alexander "Alex" Mack[1] (born November 19, 1986[2]is an American football center for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of California, and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns 21st overall in the 2009 NFL Draft.

Alex Mack
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Mack with the Falcons in 2016
No. 51 – Atlanta Falcons
Position:Center
Personal information
Born:November 19, 1986 (age 32)
Los Angeles, California
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:311 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Santa Barbara (CA) San Marcos
College:California
NFL Draft:2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:149
Games started:149
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

Mack was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, where he was named the Channel League's Co-Most Valuable Player on defense and earned a first-team all-league selection.[3] He was also selected to the All-CIF team. In the classroom, he compiled a 4.2 GPA and an 1180 SAT score.

Considered a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, Mack chose California over Northwestern and Stanford.[4]

In addition to football, Mack wrestled for four years with the Royals, losing only two matches his senior year and reaching the state final. He was a CIF champion as a junior and a senior.

College career

Alex Mack at 2008 Emerald Bowl
Mack at the 2008 Emerald Bowl.

Mack played for the California Golden Bears football team while attending the University of California, Berkeley.[5] He made 39 consecutive starts for the Golden Bears registering 256 key blocks/knockdowns, 32 touchdown-resulting blocks and 29 down field blocks. Mack compiled a 3.61 undergraduate GPA at the University of California, Berkeley as a legal studies major. He graduated in 2008 and played the 2008 season as a graduate student in education.[6] He won the Draddy Trophy, also dubbed the "academic Heisman", for his academic success in 2008, becoming the first Cal player and the second consecutive center to earn the trophy, following Dallas Griffin of Texas.[7] He also won the Morris Trophy in 2007 and 2008, making him the third offensive lineman and the first since Washington's Lincoln Kennedy in 1991 and 1992 to win the award twice.[8] Mack also represented Cal at the 2009 Senior Bowl.

Professional career

2009 NFL Draft

Projected as a first-to-second rounder by Sports Illustrated, Mack was the highest ranked center available in the 2009 NFL Draft.[9] He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns with the 21st overall selection. He was the first Golden Bears offensive lineman selected in the first round since Tarik Glenn in 1997.[10]

Cleveland Browns

Mack signed a five-year contract with the Browns on July 25. During the 2009 NFL season, Mack started on the Browns offensive line every game.[11] After a shaky start, the Browns line, anchored by Joe Thomas, paved the way to three consecutive 100+ yard games by Jerome Harrison and one game in which Harrison ran for 286 yards, which stands at third all-time in one game. At the end of the regular season, Mack was selected as center on the All-Rookie team.[12] He started all 16 games, committed only 1 penalty and allowed just 1 sack.

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Mack with the Browns in 2010.

During the 2010 NFL season, Mack again started every game for the Browns.[13] He was named to the 2011 Pro Bowl roster as a second alternate to replace Nick Mangold.[14] During week 5 of the 2011 NFL season, Mack played through appendicitis during a loss to the Tennessee Titans. Mack had an appendectomy during Cleveland's bye week and came back and started against the Oakland Raiders the week after the bye week.

On December 27, 2013, Alex Mack was voted to his first Pro Bowl Selection, after having been added in 2011 to replace an injured player.

On April 9, 2014, it was announced that the Jacksonville Jaguars had offered Mack a five-year contract, worth reportedly $42 million.[15] The Browns had a maximum of five days to match Jacksonville's offer, which they did on April 11.[16][17] Mack had been previously assigned the transition tag, nullifying his free agency unless a team signed Mack to an offer sheet. During Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 12, 2014, Mack was carted off the field due to a leg injury. X-rays tested positive that his leg had a broken fibula, forcing Mack out for the rest of the 2014 campaign. Prior to Mack's injury, he had never missed a single snap in his professional career. On March 2, 2016, Mack voided his contract with the Cleveland Browns thus making him a free agent.[18]

Atlanta Falcons

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Mack and his teammates in a game against the Washington Redskins

On March 9, 2016, Mack signed a five-year, $45 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons, including $28.5 million in guaranteed money.[19][20]

In the 2016 season, Mack and the Falcons reached Super Bowl LI , where they faced the New England Patriots. Mack was the starting center in the game for the Falcons. In the Super Bowl, the Falcons fell in a 34–28 overtime defeat.[21]

On December 19, 2017, Mack was named to his fifth Pro Bowl.[22]

On December 18, 2018, Mack was named to his sixth Pro Bowl.[23]

References

  1. ^ "ESPN Profile". ESPN.com.
  2. ^ https://www.californiabirthindex.org/birth/javon_alexander_mack_born_1986_17480247
  3. ^ Plaschke, Bill (February 3, 2017). "Not forgotten: For every Super Bowl star, there's an equally talented player who didn't make it". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  4. ^ "Alex Mack Profile". Rivals.com.
  5. ^ "Alex Mack College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 26, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Cal profile
  7. ^ "Mack wins Draddy as top scholar-athlete".
  8. ^ "California's Mack and Oregon's Reed win 29th annual Morris Trophy". CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved December 18, 2010.
  9. ^ "Alex Mack - 2009 Draft Tracker". Archived from the original on April 26, 2009.
  10. ^ "California Drafted Players/Alumni". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  11. ^ "2009 Cleveland Browns Starters, Roster, & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  12. ^ "Former Golden Bears DeSean Jackson and Alex Mack Honored by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA". CBS Interactive. January 20, 2010. Archived from the original on March 7, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2010.
  13. ^ "2010 Cleveland Browns Starters, Roster, & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  14. ^ "Mack added to Pro Bowl roster". Cleveland Brownsl. January 4, 2011. Archived from the original on February 13, 2011. Retrieved January 4, 2011.
  15. ^ Schefter, Adam. "Browns transition-tagged center Alex Mack signed his five-year, $42M offer sheet that includes $26M guaranteed with the Jaguars". Twitter. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  16. ^ "Cleveland Browns Roster". ESPN. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  17. ^ Shefter, Adam. "Alex Mack to sign Jags' offer sheet". ESPN. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  18. ^ "Browns' Mack opts out but may return to team". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  19. ^ "Alex Mack officially signs with Atlanta Falcons on five-year deal". The Falcoholic. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  20. ^ Spotrac.com. "Alex Mack". Spotrac.com. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  21. ^ "Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - February 5th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 6, 2017.
  22. ^ "NFL announces 2018 Pro Bowl rosters". NFL.com. December 19, 2017. Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  23. ^ "NFL reveals rosters for 2019 Pro Bowl in Orlando". NFL.com. Retrieved January 7, 2019.

External links

2011 Pro Bowl

The 2011 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's all-star game for the 2010 season. It took place at 7:00 p.m. EST (2:00 p.m. local time) on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The NFC defeated the AFC, 55–41.

2013 All-Pro Team

The 2013 All-Pro Teams were named by the Associated Press (AP) the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA), and the Sporting News (SN) for performance in the 2013 NFL season. While none of the All-Pro teams have the official imprimatur of the NFL (whose official recognition is nomination to the 2014 Pro Bowl), they are included in the NFL Record and Fact Book. Any player selected to any of the teams can be described as an "All-Pro". The AP team, with first-team and second-team selections, was chosen by a national panel of fifty NFL writers. The Sporting News All-NFL team is voted on by NFL players and executives and was released January 28, 2014. The PFWA team is selected by its more than 300 national members who are accredited media members covering the NFL.

2017 All-Pro Team

The 2017 All-Pro teams were named by the Associated Press (AP), Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA), and Sporting News (SN) for performance in the 2017 NFL season. While none of the All-Pro teams have the official imprimatur of the NFL (whose official recognition is nomination to the 2018 Pro Bowl), they are included in the NFL Record and Fact Book and also part of the language of the 2011 NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Any player selected to the first-team of any of the teams can be described as an "All-Pro." The AP team, with first-team and second-team selections, was chosen by a national panel of fifty NFL writers and broadcasters. The Sporting News All-NFL team is voted on by NFL players and executives and will be released at a later date. The PFWA team is selected by its more than 300 national members who are accredited media members covering the NFL.

Abby Hatcher

Abby Hatcher (originally titled Abby Hatcher, Fuzzly Catcher) is a Canadian CGI-animated television series created by Rob Hoegee. Produced by Guru Studio in conjunction with Spin Master Entertainment for Nickelodeon, the series premiered on January 1, 2019, while debuting online on December 18, 2018.On June 4, 2019, the series was renewed for a second season.

Allison Liddi-Brown

Allison Liddi-Brown is an American television director and producer.

Liddi-Brown received her B.A. in Drama and her M.F.A. in Directing from the University of California, Irvine, where she studied under Professor Keith Fowler. She made her television directorial debut on the first season of the Nickelodeon series, The Secret World of Alex Mack. She then went on to direct episodes for a number of notable television series namely, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, Xena: Warrior Princess, Beverly Hills, 90210, Star Trek: Voyager, Even Stevens, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Chuck, Grey's Anatomy, Friday Night Lights and Gossip Girl among other series.In 2010, Brown won the Directors Guild of America award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Children's Program for directing the Disney Channel original film Princess Protection Program starring Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato.

Darris Love

Darris Love (born April 26, 1980) is an American actor, most notable for his role as Raymond 'Ray' Alvarado in Nickelodeon's The Secret World of Alex Mack. Since the show's ending in 1998, he has made appearances in episodes of numerous American television shows, including Angel, ER, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Without a Trace, and Undressed, "It's Not Fair" by singer Glenn Lewis, Janet Jackson's music video All For You (song) "Someone to Call My Lover" and in the Monica music video "All Eyez On Me".

His other credits include the films Gang Tapes (2001), Sucker Free City (2004), and Janky Promoters (2009).

Darris was also in the music video How to Love by Lil Wayne (2011).

Darris voices Tupac Shakur in the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton.

Kyle Sullivan

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Sullivan served as the recurring character Dabney Hooper on Malcolm in the Middle from 2000 to 2003. Sullivan has also lent his voice to the characters Danny O'Farrell and Everitt Konquist on the Disney animated series Fillmore! Sullivan has guest starred on television programs such as The Secret World of Alex Mack, Seinfeld, The Amanda Show, NewsRadio, Chicago Hope, Mad About You, ER, Scrubs, and Max Keeble's Big Move.

Larisa Oleynik

Larisa Romanovna Oleynik (; born June 7, 1981) is an American actress who became a teen idol in the 1990s. During her period as a teen idol, she was described as "one of America's favorite 15-year-olds", and "the proverbial girl next door".Born in Santa Clara and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, Oleynik began her career as a child actor, first appearing onstage as young Cosette in a national touring production of Les Misérables (1989–1991). She was subsequently cast in the titular role on the Nickelodeon sci-fi series The Secret World of Alex Mack from 1994 to 1998. She also began a film career, starring in an ensemble cast as Dawn Schafer in the film adaptation The Baby-Sitters Club (1995), and in a lead role in the teen comedy 10 Things I Hate About You (1999).

Oleynik subsequently had a supporting role in the comedy 100 Girls (2000), after which she starred opposite Nastassja Kinski and Scarlett Johansson in the period film An American Rhapsody (2001), and the independent drama Bringing Rain (2003). She later had supporting roles in Atlas Shrugged: Part II (2011) and the horror film Jessabelle (2014). From 2010 to 2015, she had a recurring role as Cynthia Cosgrove on the AMC series Mad Men, and as Icy on the animated series Winx Club (2011–2015).

List of Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl selections

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The year indicates when the game was played, not the season that it followed.

List of The Secret World of Alex Mack episodes

The Secret World of Alex Mack is an American television series that ran on Nickelodeon from October 8, 1994 to January 15, 1998, replacing Clarissa Explains It All on the SNICK line-up. It also aired on YTV in Canada and NHK in Japan, and was a staple in the children's weekday line-up for much of the mid-to-late 1990s on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Repeats of the series aired in 2003 on The N, but it was soon replaced there. The series was produced by Thomas Lynch and John Lynch of Lynch Entertainment, produced by RHI Entertainment, Hallmark Entertainment, and Nickelodeon Productions and was co-created by Tom Lynch and Ken Lipman. During the course of the series, 78 episodes of The Secret World of Alex Mack aired over four seasons.

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Meredith Bishop

Meredith Anne Bishop (born January 15, 1976) is an American actress. She played the role of Annie Mack in Nickelodeon's The Secret World of Alex Mack, which ran on the network from 1994-1998.

In 1996 Meredith received a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Lead Performance in Lee Blessing's Eleemosynary. More recently, Meredith has made appearances on several network TV programs including Scrubs, Mad About You and Felicity. She also appears in the popular GEICO "Tiny House" TV commercial, as well as Bud Light's men's softball team and the book club TV commercials. She is currently known for her theatre work (appearing at the popular Theatre 40) and the web series Speedie Date.

Neil Landau

Neil Landau is an American screenwriter, playwright, producer, and director. His film and television credits include the teen comedy Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Melrose Place, The Magnificent Seven, Doogie Howser, M.D., The Secret World of Alex Mack and MTV's Undressed.Neil has also worked internationally as both co-head-writer and executive script consultant on television and film projects for Sony Pictures Television International (in Russia), Freemantle Media (in Australia), and Intereconomia (in Spain).

Pat Williams (director)

Pat Williams (sometimes credited as Patrick Williams) is a Canadian television director and producer.

Working since the 1980s as a camera operator on such films as Police Academy (1984) and Cool Runnings (1993). Making his directorial debut in 1997, directing an episodes of The Secret World of Alex Mack. Some of his other television credits include Romeo!, So Weird, Strange Days at Blake Holsey High, Kyle XY, Smallville, Instant Star, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Kevin Hill, Aaron Stone, The Troop and Shattered.

Peter Lauer

Peter Lauer is an American music video and television director.

He directed the music videos "Run's House" for Run-DMC and edited "It Takes Two" for Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock.Lauer made his television directorial debut in 1993 directing an episode of The Adventures of Pete & Pete. He has since directed episodes of The Secret World of Alex Mack, Strangers with Candy, Dead Like Me, Arrested Development, Malcolm in the Middle, Chuck, Scrubs, Wonderfalls, Remember WENN, Sons of Tucson, and the Nickelodeon film Cry Baby Lane among other series. In 2014, Lauer has directed episodes of Awkward and Finding Carter.

Ray Garton

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SNICK

SNICK (full for Saturday Night Nickelodeon) was a two-hour programming block on the American cable television network Nickelodeon, geared toward older (preteen to teen) audiences, that ran from August 15, 1992 until August 28, 2004. It was aired on Saturdays starting at 8 p.m and ending at 10 p.m. ET. In 2004, SNICK was revamped as the Saturday night edition of TEENick. Nickelodeon continues to run a Saturday night programming block today, though since the TEENick name was removed from the lineup in February 2009, the block no longer goes by any name.

The block debuted on Saturday, August 15, 1992, with a pair of Sunday favorites (the teen sitcom Clarissa Explains It All and the Nicktoon The Ren & Stimpy Show) and the network premieres of Roundhouse (a musical comedy variety series) and Are You Afraid of the Dark? (a horror fantasy drama anthology series).

Scout's Safari

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The Secret World of Alex Mack

The Secret World of Alex Mack is an American television series that ran on Nickelodeon from October 8, 1994 to January 15, 1998, replacing Clarissa Explains It All on the SNICK line-up. It also aired on YTV in Canada, Channel 4 in the United Kingdom and NHK in Japan, and was a staple in the children's weekday line-up for much of the mid-to-late 1990s on the ABC. Repeats of the series aired in 2003 on The N, but it was soon replaced there. The series was produced by Thomas Lynch and John Lynch of Lynch Entertainment, produced by RHI Entertainment, Hallmark Entertainment, and Nickelodeon Productions, and was co-created by Tom Lynch and Ken Lipman.

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