Khalil Mack, OLB

School: Buffalo  |  Conference: MAC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Fort Pierce, FL
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 251 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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2013 Season
For the 2013 season, Mack contributed 100 total tackles, 19.0 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, three interceptions, three fumble recoveries, and two touchdowns. Mack was recently named a first-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America. He was previously named a first-team All-American by Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports, as well as being named to the Associated Press, Walter Camp and USA Today second team.
2012 Season
First-team All-MAC honors for the second straight season... two-time MAC East Defensive Player of the Week (11/19, 10/1)... Sports Illustrated's honorable mention All-American... named to Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Lombardi Award pre-season watch lists... now owns program records for tackles for loss and forced fumbles... despite missing the first game of the season, he set career highs in tackles, tackles for loss, and sacks... led the team with 94 tackles, including 21 tackles for loss which ranked fourth in the nation, bringing him into 2013 as the NCAA's active career leader in tackles for loss (with 56.0)... added four forced fumbles (tied for eighth in the nation) and eight quarterback sacks... needs seven more sacks to take over the program record for career sacks... made his season debut with eight tackles (3.5 for loss) and 1.5 sacks against Morgan State (9/8)... set a career high with eight solo tackles, also recording two sacks and four tackles for lossagainst Kent State (9/19)... forced a fumble, had one sack, and 3.5 tackles for loss at UConn (9/29)... had a sack and a forced fumble in a win over Western Michigan (11/10)... had one of the best single games of his career, with a career high 15 tackles (3.5 for loss), a career high 2.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles in a comeback win over UMass (11/17)... ended the season with 10 tackles (2.5 for loss) at Bowling Green (11/23).
2011 Season
Despite being the focal point of nearly every offenses' blocking scheme, Mack led the team in sacks, tackles for loss and forced fumbles... first-team All-MAC... tabbed by Sports Illustrated as an honorable mention All-American... named to Phil Steele's All-MAC first team... had 65 tackles, including 20.5 tackles for loss, third most in the nation... added five forced fumbles (tied for eighth in the nation)... brought down the quarterback 5.5 times and added 13 quarterback hurries... started the season with five tackles (two for loss), a sack, a forced fumble and a pass breakup against Pittsburgh (9/3)... earned the MAC East defensive player of the week honors and College Football Performance Awards' Linebacker of the week after eight tackles, a sack, 3.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, an interception and three quarterback hurries against Stony Brook (9/10)... had a season-high 11 tackles against Ball State (9/17)... led the team to a 38-37 win over Ohio thanks to five tackles (2.5 for loss), a half sack and a forced fumble (10/8)... tore apart the Akron backfield for five solo tackles (three for loss), two sacks, a forced fumble and a blocked punt (11/19).
2010 Season
Was a terror in the opponent's backfield, setting the freshman record for most tackles for loss in a season... recorded team highs in both sacks (4.5) and tackles for losses (14.5)... hit the quarterback eight times, also a team high... excelled in coverage, with a team-high ten pass break ups... his 68 total tackles were third-most on the team... named to Phil Steele's All-MAC Third Team... broke up two passes, got a half sack and made three tackles in the season opener against Rhode Island... had five tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss against Central Florida (9/18)... wreaked havoc on the Bowling Green offense, making nine tackles, four of which were for a loss of 37 total yards, a forced fumble and a sack (10/2)... had a season-high ten tackles against Temple (10/23)... had a sack and six tackles, one for loss, against Miami (OH) (10/30)... torched Ohio with seven tackles, a sack and a forced fumble (11/4)... had three tackles for loss against Eastern Michigan (11/20)... against Akron, had seven tackles, two for loss, and two pass breakups (11/26).
2009 Season
Redshirted in his first season at Buffalo.
High School
Played for head coach Waides Ashmon at Westwood High School...had 140 tackles, including eight for a loss and nine sacks his senior year...named third-team All-State in football-rich Florida, as well as first-team All-Area...helped lead the Panthers to a district championship.
Player News
05/12/2014 - Raiders hit their draft bulls-eye -- Mack...For three years, the Oakland Raiders tried to figure out a way to block Denver outside linebacker Von Miller. Now they have their own linebacker for other teams to try and block The Raiders took Buffalo outside linebacker Khalil Mack Thursday with the fifth pick in the first round of the NFL draft, and coach Dennis Allen felt good enough about it to compare Mack to one of the league's most dominant defenders. Allen was the defensive coordinator at Denver during Miller's rookie season. "I envision his role to be very similar to what we did with Von Miller," Allen said.

General manager Reggie McKenzie said the Raiders were on to Mack early on in the scouting process, and were relieved when the first four selections were South Carolina defensive end Jadaveon Clowney to Houston, Auburn tackle Greg Robinson to St. Louis, quarterback Blake Bortles to Jacksonville and wide receiver Sammy Watkins to Buffalo. The Bortles pick had to make the Raiders feel better -- the Jaguars were considered a team which might take Mack. "This is a guy we targeted early that we liked, that we wanted, and to be honest we feel fortunate that he was there when we got to the fifth pick," McKenzie said. - The Sports Xchange


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