Senior offensive linemen who is expected to be one of the more vocal leaders on the offensive side of the ball... figures to hold down one of the starting tackle positions this fall... has played right tackle throughout most of his collegiate career, making 11 starts... also has seen limited action at tight end.
2015: Started each of the first 10 games at right tackle... made the start in the opener against North Carolina, his first start since the Vanderbilt game in the 2013 season... made the switch to jersey number 51 against Kentucky in honor of friend Cody Waldrop, who suffered a broken ankle during practice during the week of the game... suffered a high right ankle sprain late in the game against Florida and was not available for either Citadel or Clemson.
2014: Reserve offensive lineman who saw playing time in every game during the season, primarily on special teams.
2013: Redshirt freshman... played both offensive tackle (No. 74) and tight end (No. 83)... saw action in every game... made his first career start, playing tight end, against Vanderbilt... considered the Most Improved offensive lineman in the spring.
2012: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for the Chapin (S.C.) Eagles, graduating in 2012... competed for just one season on the offensive line... was the state 3A champion in the shot put as a junior... was a two-star prospect by Rivals.com... rated a three-star prospect and the nation's 102nd-best offensive tackle by Scout.com... a two-star recruit, the 146th-best offensive tackle and the 32nd-best player in the state according to ESPN.com... considered the 35th-best prospect in South Carolina, the 145th-best offensive tackle in the country and a two-star recruit by 247Sports.com.
PERSONAL: Mason Zandi was born July 26, 1994... is a political science major who is scheduled to graduate in December.