Mario Gonzalez
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Placentia, Calif.

High School:
El Dorado HS '04

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 285

Position:
OL

Major:
International Relations

2007: ALL-GREAT WEST FOOTBALL CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM... Started all 11 games at left guard, extending string of consecutive starts to 22... Selected as team's Offensive Player of the Week after San Jose State game.

2006: Team captain... Started all 11 games at left guard.

2005: Appeared in 10 games... Started last 5 games of season at left guard when Kyle Skierski moved to left tackle.

2004: Redshirted... Selected as Scout Offense Player of the Week after Southern Utah game.

EL DORADO HS '04: Started on both lines all four years... Earned first-team All-Century League honors as a senior, after winning second-team distinction as a junior... Twice voted as team's Hitter of the Year... Selected as Lineman of the Year in 2002... Recorded 55 total tackles and 4 sacks as a senior defensive tackle, yet did not allow a sack as an OT... Named MVP of the Orange County North-South All-Star Game... Twice won all-league acclaim as a shot putter for track & field team.

PERSONAL: Born in Orange, Calif.... Double-majoring in international relations and organizational studies... Parents are Serafin & Laura Gonzalez... Says the best athletes he's faced are the players in the county all-star game.