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2015 NFL DRAFT
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Mark Asper

| | College: Oregon
 
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Overview

A three-year starter on the offensive and defensive lines in high school, Asper continued to build on his versatility at Oregon. After seeing time at right tackle as a freshman, he moved to right guard in 2008 and 2009.

The coaching staff kicked Asper back outside in 2010, starting him in 11 of 12 games at right tackle. As a senior, he was back at guard for 13 games with one start at right tackle.

Asper is an interesting kid in general. Extremely strong, he was a member of the Oregon Iron Club, totaling 1,137 pounds in clean, squat and bench during winter testing in 2010. He's also married with two daughters.

But it's his versatility with the ability to back up multiple positions along the offensive line that will earn him a strong shot at earning a roster spot in the NFL.

2011 Season

All-Pac-12 honorable mention by the conference coaches and third team selection by Phil Steele … Recipient of the Ed Moshofsky Trophy as team's outstanding offensive lineman … Pac-12 all-Academic first team … Started 13 games at right guard and one at right tackle … Part of an offensive unit that ranked third in the nation in scoring, fifth in rushing and sixth in total offense … Led all offensive linemen with a 500-pound squat during winter conditioning.

2010 Season

Started 11 of 13 games at right tackle … Helped pave the way for the nation's leading rusher and fourth-best rushing offense in the FBS (286.23) … Came off the bench in wins at Washington State and USC … Named to the preseason all-Pac-10 third team by Phil Steele Publications … Member of the Oregon Iron Club for the second straight year, totaling 1,137 pounds in clean, squat and bench during winter testing … Shared top honors on the team with a 500-lb. squat.

2009 Season

Oregon's starting right guard in 12 of 13 games … Did not start against USC due to injury but still played 39 snaps … Was in on 70 or more plays in six of 13 games, including 94 snaps at Arizona … Recorded 54 pancake blocks, just behind Jordan Holmes' team-high 55.

2008 Season

Saw action in seven games as a redshirt freshman … Drew his first career start, playing right tackle, in Oregon's Holiday Bowl victory over Oklahoma State … Took part in 27 snaps vs. Utah State, as well as 17 at Washington State and 16 against Arizona State … Displayed steady improvement as the season wore on to position himself to break into the rotation on a regular basis the next three years … Spent the majority of his time at left tackle during 2008 spring drills, yet provides the flexibility to play both guard and tackle.

2007 Season

The elder statesman among underclassman on the team … Redshirted after being away from the game for a two-year religious mission commitment.

High School

The three-year offensive and defensive line starter and 2003 team captain earned first-team all-state offensive honors as a senior after receiving second-team accolades following 2002 … Also selected to all-area contingent as well as first-team all-High Country Conference acclaim on both sides of the ball in 2003 after capping junior year receiving first-team all-league offensive attention … Became the focus of Bees' offensive attack as league's scoring leader (34.0 avg.) often ran the football directly behind his escort … Loomed as conference's best defensive lineman for team which completed year with a 4-5 ledger, and led team in quarterback sacks in each of his final two seasons … Also a starter for the school's 2003 4A state champion basketball team which again ranked No. 1 in the state his final year.

Personal

Born Mark Vaughn Asper in Rexburg, Idaho. Wife: Michelle. Has two daughters. Parents: Vaughn and Virginia Asper. Family: Two brothers, three sisters. High School (Coach): Bonneville (Alex Hexford) 2004. Major: Spanish. Redshirt: 2007.

 
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Bills' picks: Round 6/178 - Mark Asper, OG/C, 6-7, 325, Oregon...Massive road grader who played mostly right guard his senior year on one of nation's top offenses, Bills see him as backup center. - The Sports Xchange

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