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2014 ALL-AMERICA, FIRST TEAM (USA TODAY)
2014 (Senior): Started all 14 games at right guard ... Named first-team All-America by USA TODAY; second team by Sports Illustrated, FWAA, and Phil Steele; and third team by AP ... Tabbed to AP All-Bowl Team ... Named second-team All-ACC by both media and league's head coaches ... Anchored O-line that blocked for Tech's Orange Bowl-record 452 yards of rushing vs. Mississippi State ... Part of Tech's offensive line that allowed just 0.79 sacks per game (1st in ACC, 2nd nationally) ... Tech ranked first nationally in rushing offense, posting school-record marks for rushing yards (4,789) and rushing yards per game (342.1) ... Named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week three times.
2013 (Junior): Started all 13 games at right guard ... Earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week two straight weeks for efforts against Duke (Sept. 14) and North Carolina (Sept. 21) ... Played key role in Georgia Tech ranking nationally in rushing offense (6th), fewest sacks allowed (9th) and red-zone offense (13th).
2012 (Sophomore): Played in all 14 games, starting 12 times ... Made first start of season Sept. 15 vs. Virginia at left guard and never relinquished starting role ... Played key role in Georgia Tech leading ACC and ranking fourth nationally in rushing offense.
2011 (True Freshman): Played in 11 games and started Hyundai Sun Bowl when All-American Omoregie Uzzi sat out with injury ... ESPN.com named him to ACC All-Bowl Team ... Helped Georgia Tech lead ACC in rushing offense, total offense, scoring offense, fewest sacks allowed and third-down conversion percentage.
High School: Columbia Central HS ... Played four seasons for coach Vance Belew ... Served two years as team captain ... Helped Columbia Central to runner-up finish in Tennessee 5A playoffs in 2009 and state championship in 2010 ... Earned three stars from both Scout and Rivals ... Played left tackle and defensive tackle ... Named all-state and all-district in 2009 and 2010 ... Selected to play in Tennessee East-West All-Star Game.
Personal: Full name is Shaquille Olajuwon Mason, but goes by "Shaq" ... Parents are Steve Mason and Alicia McGuire ... Has one sibling, Dee James ... Born Aug. 28, 1993, in Columbia, Tenn. ... Began playing football at age 6 ... Business administration major.