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Mason Foster
Mason Foster

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Seaside, Calif.

High School:
Seaside

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 242

Position:
LB

Experience:
4V

2010: Named first-team All-America by scout.com and rivals.com ... also AP third-team and SI.com honorable mention All-America ... named to the All-Pac-10 first team ... played in and started all 13 games at outside linebacker ... ended the regular season leading the Pac-10 and No. 2 in the nation in tackles (12.58 per game) ... also the conference leader and the national No. 2 in solo tackles (8.08 per game) ... a team captain ... turned in one of the best defensive seasons in recent UW history ... 163 tackles are most by a Pac-10 player since former Husky James Clifford had 168 to lead the Pac-10 in 1989 ... finished up ranked No. 8 in UW history with 378 career tackles, even more remarkable since tackle stats have been greatly curtailed since the 1970s and 80s ... in fact, all nine other players in the top 10 on the UW career tackles list played before 1987 ... had double-digit tackles in 12 of 13 games (and nine in the other) ... named the defensive MVP of the Holiday Bowl, finishing that win over Nebraska with 12 total tackles, including three tackles for loss and two sacks ... career-high 18 tackles vs. Stanford, including 12 solos ... opened the year with 14 tackles at BYU ... had 10 stops, including two for loss, a sack and a forced fumble in the win over Syracuse ... 14 tackles and a forced fumble vs. Nebraska ... made 10 stops, with 1.5 for loss and a fumble recovery in the win at USC ... 12 tackles and a sack vs. ASU and 12 the following game vs. Oregon State ... 10 tackles, a sack and a blocked kick vs. Arizona ... 14 tackles and a fumble recovery at Oregon ... 14 tackles, two for a loss, in the win over UCLA ... held to a season-low nine tackles at California, but had one-and-a-half for loss in that win ... capped the regular season with 14 tackles, including a sack and a half, in the Apple Cup win at Washington State ... won the team's 950 KJR Most Valuable Defensive Player award at the UW's postseason banquet.

2009: Started all 12 of the Huskies' games at one linebacker spot ... finished second on the team with 85 total tackles ... seventh in the Pac-10 with 7.08 tackles per game ... also tied for seventh in the conference with three interceptions ... set a school record and led the Pac-10 with six forced fumbles (third-most in the nation) ... named honorable mention All-Pac-10 ... named to The Sporting News' All-Pac-10 first team ... won the Earle T. Glant Tough Husky Award at the UW's postseason banquet ... provided one of the season's top highlights in the win over Arizona, intercepting a pass and returning it 37 yards for a touchdown on a ball that was deflected off the foot of an Arizona receiver ... touchdown gave the Huskies a lead with just 2:37 remaining ... also had 11 tackles, including one for a loss, in that game and earned Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week ... had eight tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the season-opener vs. LSU ... three tackles and a 56-yard interception in the win over Idaho ... three tackles and a forced fumble in the 16-13 win over No. 3 USC ... season-high 12 tackles at Stanford ... five tackles at Notre Dame ... six tackles and a forced fumble at Arizona State ... eight tackles, including a 16-yard sack, vs. Oregon ... six tackles, including three for loss, one sack and a forced fumble at UCLA ... 10 tackles, two and a half for loss, and forced fumble at Oregon State ... had 10 tackles, all solo, and a 16-yard interception in the 30-0 Apple Cup shutout of Washington State ... three stops and a forced fumble in the 42-10 win over No. 19 California.

2008: Played in all 12 games ... started all 12 at one outside linebacker spot ... led the Pac-10 Conference in tackles per game with 8.75, good for 41st in the nation ... also tied for ninth in the Pac-10 with 1.0 tackles for loss per game ... earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 ... led the Huskies with 105 total tackles ... also tops on the team with 12.0 tackles for loss ... season-high 13 tackles, including two for loss, at California ... 11 tackles, two for a loss, vs. UCLA ... 10 tackles against both Oregon and Notre Dame ... nine tackles and a sack against Arizona State ... nine tackles with one and a half for a loss vs. Oklahoma ... eight tackles with two and a half for a loss, against Oregon State ... nine tackles against BYU and Stanford ... also had an interception vs. Brigham Young ... named the Huskies' team MVP (Defense) at the postseason awards banquet ... earned the UW's defensive player of the week award four times during the season: for the Oklahoma, Oregon State, Notre Dame and Arizona State games.

2007: One of seven true freshmen to see action during the 2007 season ... earned the Husky Fever 12th Man of the Year Award (defense) at the team's postseason awards banquet ... played in all 13 games ... started four games, three at weakside linebacker and one at middle linebacker ... started at WLB at Arizona State, vs. Arizona and at Oregon State and a MLB in the season finale at Hawaii ... a regular on special teams and also saw time at linebacker .... five of 25 tackles on the season were for a loss ... season-high five tackles in the win over California ... four tackles, including two for a loss vs. Arizona ... had three tackles at Hawaii, with two of them for a loss ... also forced a fumble vs. the Warriors ... notched a 15-yard sack at Stanford ... named the team's special teams player of the week for the California game.

HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL: Named the Monterey County player of the year by the Monterey Herald and the defensive player of the year by the Salinas Californian ... named an All-Central Coast Section first-team linebacker by the San Jose Mercury News ... also an all-league first-teamer as a junior ... named to CalHiSports all-state first team for 2006 ... led Seaside to a 12-1 overall record, a 5-0 league record, a Monterey Bay league title and the CIF Central Coast Section small school championship in 2006 ... team finished the year ranked No. 6 in the San Jose Mercury News area rankings ... scored on a 36-yard run, threw for two others and notched an interception in the Spartans' 28-14 win over Pacific Grove in the section championship game ... for the season, completed 68-of-105 passes for 951 yards and 12 touchdowns, carried the ball 105 times for 657 yards and 11 touchdowns, notched one receiving TD and had 158 total tackles, eight sacks and five interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns ... also scored on kickoff returns of 95 and 97 yards ... led a defense that allowed just six points per game during the regular season and recorded four shutouts ... took over at quarterback midway through the season ... helped Spartans to section title game as a sophomore and junior ... ranked the No. 68 linebacker recruit in the country by Rivals ... coached by Al Avila at Seaside.

Foster's Career Statistics

SCORING g td rush rcv ret pat 2pat fg total avg/g
2007 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2008 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2009 12 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.5
2010 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
TOTAL 50 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.1

INTERCEPTIONS g no. yards td long avg/r avg/g
2007 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2008 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2009 12 3 109 1 56 36.3 9.1
2010 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 50 4 109 1 56 27.2 2.2

ALL PURPOSE g rush rcv pr kr ir total avg/g
2007 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2008 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2009 12 0 0 0 0 109 109 9.1
2010 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
TOTAL 50 0 0 0 0 109 109 2.2

TACKLES g ua a total tfl pd ff fr blk
2007 13 17 8 25 5.0 0 0 1 0
2008 12 58 47 105 12.0 3 0 0 0
2009 12 60 25 85 7.5 9 6 1 0
2010 13 106 57 163 14.0 3 2 2 1
TOTAL 50 241 137 378 38.5 15 8 4 1

SACKS g ua a total yards
2007 13 1 0 1.0 15
2008 12 1 0 1.0 9
2009 12 2 0 2.0 24
2010 13 6 1 6.5 40
TOTAL 50 10 1 10.5 88

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