- Logan Mankins
caption = Mankins looks through a
periscopeon the USS "Los Angeles", 2008
currentteam=New England Patriots
birthdate=birth date and age|1982|3|10
birthplace=Catheys Valley, California
debutteam=New England Patriots
Pro Bowlselection (2007)
New England Patriots(2005-present)
Logan Lee Mankinscite web|title=Mankins on Pro-Football-Reference |work=rbref.com |url=http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MankLo20.htm |accessdate=2007-12-20] (born
March 10, 1982in Catheys Valley, California) is an American football offensive linemanfor the New England Patriotsof the National Football League. He was drafted by the Patriots in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draftwith the 32nd overall pick. He is known for his aggressive play at the guard position.
Mankins attended Mariposa High School in
Mariposa, California, where he was an All-League performer and the team co-MVP with Anthony Dicioccio. After a standout high school career, Logan Mankins attended Fresno State Universityblocking for New York Giants(and former Houston Texans) quarterback David Carr.
In 2005, he started all 16 games after being drafted by the
New England Patriots, making him one of just three rookies to do so in 2005, helping to justify his status as a first-round pick to early critics who considered him a "reach" in the first round. On October 16, he was ejected during the Patriots' loss to the Denver Broncosafter striking defensive lineman Ebenezer Ekubanbelow the belt following a missed convert|53|yd|m|sing=on field goal try by Adam Vinatieri.
On January 21, 2007, Mankins recovered a fumble by teammate
Laurence Maroneyin the end zonefor the first touchdown of the AFC Championship Gameagainst the Indianapolis Colts. (Later in that same game, Colt center Jeff Saturdayalso recovered a fumble for a touchdown, making that game the first playoff game in NFL history in which two offensive linemen scored touchdowns.)
December 18, 2007Logan Mankins was selected to the 2008 Pro Bowlas a starting guard for the AFC squad; he was also voted to the 2007 All-Pro second team.
Mankins, who grew up on a convert|10000|acre|km2|sing=on ranch, is his father's partner on a prize-winning
The rock band "The Definitives" wrote a song in honor of him in 2007 entitled "Mankins".
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