| Mason Walters
|Height / Weight:|
6-6 / 320
Fifth-year offensive lineman who has started the last 38 games (longest streak on the team) at right guard ... has played in 39 career games ... a 2012 honorable mention All-Big 12 selection ... named to the 2012 Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award watch lists ... 2011 second-team All-Big 12 (San Antonio Express-News) and honorable mention (Coaches) ... started in season opener vs. Wyoming in 2012...started all 13 games at right guard in 2011 ... started all 12 games at right guard in 2010 ... appeared in one game at tackle and on special teams in 2009 before missing the remainder of the season due to a foot injury and redshirting ... enrolled in January '09 to take part in spring drills ... a prep All-American who was ranked as the nation's top center by ESPNU and the nation's second-best offensive tackle by Rivals ... earned eight letters in three sports as a prepster.
Started in all 13 games at right guard ... an honorable mention All-Big 12 choice by the Associated Press ... helped the Horns post the 23rd-best scoring offense in the country (35.7 ppg) and rank 40th in total yards (434.6 pg), as well as allowing just 4.1 tackles for loss per game (No. 3 in the FBS) and 1.23 sacks (22nd in FBS) ... the offense also posted at least 400 total yards of offense in nine games ... shared the team's D.X. Bible Most Spirited Offensive Player Award with Jeremy Hills, Case McCoy and Luke Poehlmann ... captured the D. Harold Byrd Offensive Tenacity Award for the second-straight year ... shared the team's Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid Strength & Conditioning Award with Jordan Hicks and Desmond Jackson ... helped the running game post 280 yards on 6.0 ypc and not allow a sack vs. the Cowboys ... earned the Bevo Beast Award from the coaching staff as the most productive lineman vs. Wyoming ... aided the offense in posting 431 yards of total offense, including 285 in the air, against New Mexico... aided the offense in posting 676 total yards vs. Ole Miss, the second-best output in school history... the offense posted more than 300 rushing (350) and 300 passing yards (326) for the third time in school history and first in a road game ... aided the offense in posting 440 total yards, including 304 in the air from David Ash against Oklahoma State ... assisted the offense in posting 404 total yards against West Virginia and allowing Ash to be sacked just once ... helped guide the offense to 525 yards vs. Baylor, as well as not allowing Ash to be sacked ... enabled the offense to post 427 total yards vs. Texas Tech, its seventh game of the season with an output more than 400 yards ... aided the offense in piling up 609 total yards (tied for 15th in school history), including a career-high 364 passing yards from Ash, vs. Iowa State ... aided the offense in posting 413 total yards vs. K-State, including 314 in the air ... helped the offense to 358 total yards, including 241 through the air, in the Alamo Bowl vs. Oregon State.
Started all 13 games at right guard ... 2011 second team All-Big 12 (San Antonio Express-News) and honorable mention (Coaches) ... earned UT's D. Harold Byrd Tenacity Award for Offense ... paved the way for the offense to average 202.62 rushing yards and 392.54 yards of total offense per game ... the rushing offense ranked 21st nationally ... contributed to a 441-yard rushing-yard performance against Kansas as the offense finished with 590 total yards in the game ... game captain in the win over Texas Tech when the Longhorns racked up 439 rushing yards and 595 total yards ... represented the team as a captain at Baylor and guided the offense to 557 yards of total offense with 201 rushing and 356 passing ... helped Texas amass 506 total offensive yards and put 34 points on the board in the season-opening win against Rice ... was named team captain for game against BYU in which blocked for offense that racked up 289 yards ... named team captain for win at UCLA ... helped his team put together 400 yards of total offense at Iowa State ... served as a game captain for the Oklahoma game ... the team rushed for 231 yards against Oklahoma State.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2010)
Started all 12 games at right guard and appeared on special teams ... earned UT's Frank Medina Rehabilitation Award ... helped Texas average 382.5 total yards per game, including 232.0 passing yards and 150.5 rushing yards ... made his first career start in the season opener at Rice, helping the offense gain 369 yards of total offense, including 197 on the ground ... blocked for offense that racked up 389 yards of total offense, including 222 through the air, versus Wyoming ... helped Longhorns establish a 15-minute advantage in time of possession at Texas Tech, including a 22-play, 80-yard TD drive that took 9:25 off the clock in the second half ... blocked on line that produced 349 yards of offense, including 264 in the air, against UCLA ... helped offense rack up 373 yards of offense, including 266 passing yards, versus No. 8 Oklahoma ... blocked for a ground game that racked up 209 rushing yards at No. 5/4 Nebraska, marking the first time in 24 games the Huskers defense had surrendered over 200 yards rushing ... plowed the way for 440 yards of total offense, including 344 in the air, versus Iowa State ... helped the offense amass 428 yards of offense, including 171 rushing yards and 257 passing yards, against No. 25/24 Baylor ... blocked for an offense that totaled 412 yards, including 272 passing, at Kansas State ... blocked for squad that gained 358 yards of total offense, including 216 in the air, against No. 12/11 Oklahoma State ... helped pave the way for an offense that registered 51 points and 522 yards of total offense, including 259 on the ground and 263 through the air, against Florida Atlantic ... blocked for a line at that produced 359 yards of total offense against No. 17/18 Texas A&M.
Appeared in one game at tackle and on special teams before missing the remainder of the season due to a foot injury and redshirting.
Coached by Brad Davis at Frenship H.S. ... a prep All-American, two-time all-state and three-time all-district performer ... named a 2009 Parade All-American ... was a member of ESPNU's top 150 national and Rivals' top 100 national list ... helped Frenship to a 48-9 record (17-1 in district play) ... also a three-time letterman in basketball and two-time letterman in track and field.
Born in Plainview, Texas ... moved to Wolfforth at age 12 ... majoring in government.
THE WALTERS FILE
Nickname: Big Country
During pregame, I like to: Listen to my iPod
Favorite TV channel: ESPN
Favorite TV show: Scrubs
I can't believe I watch: Scrubs
Favorite movie: Step Brothers
Favorite actor: Will Ferrell
Sports hero: David Thomas
Favorite superhero: Batman
Favorite CD: "Re-Education" by Rise Against
Favorite video game: Halo 3
Favorite cartoon character: Peter Griffin (Family Guy)
Nobody knows I can: Play quarterback