AS A SENIOR: Starting left offensive guard for Irish in 2001…made 11th straight start vs. Stanford …played 302:06 minutes in 2001, second on the team…helped Irish gain 345 yards rushing vs. West Virginia, its most yards of the 2001 season. . . Irish rushed for 208 yards vs. USC . . . helped Notre Dame rush for 233 yards vs. Boston College. . .16 of Notre Dame's 24 TDs in 2001 were rushing TDs.
AS A JUNIOR: Backup left offensive guard for Irish in 2000 . . . saw playing time as reserve offensive lineman in
all 12 games, including vs. Oregon State in 2001 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl . .
played nearly 17 minutes vs. West Virginia after turf toe injury to Jim
Jones - and played more than 12 minutes vs. Oregon State in Tostitos
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in first career game vs. Kansas in '99 as one
of six appearances overall . . . played extensively as backup to John
Teasdale vs. Oklahoma and Arizona State . . . missed Navy game with ankle
sprain . . . played entire second half vs. Pittsburgh after Teasdale left
with injury . . . made first career start vs. Boston College, replacing
injured Teasdale, but suffered dislocated right shoulder vs. Boston
College, keeping out of finale at Stanford.
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not play in
a game as rookie defensive lineman in '98.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:
USA Today honorable mention prep All-American . . . earned four letters in
football at Jenks High School in Jenks, Okla. . . . played on '97 Jenks
team some considered greatest in Oklahoma prep history, making 95 tackles
(56 for loss) plus seven sacks . . . coaches listed him with more than 100
pancake blocks as both junior and senior . . . had 74 tackles (34 for
loss), two fumbles caused and two fumble recoveries as defensive lineman
'97 . . . helped '97 team to 14-0 record and Oklahoma Class 6-A state
championship . . . three-year starter who did not allow a sack as junior
offense . . . helped Jenks to four straight conference titles, three
regional titles and combined four-year mark of 49-3 . . . captain of team
and MVP as senior . . . two-time all-conference and all-city pick . . .
earned letters in wrestling as freshman sophomore heavyweight . . . father
(Michael, a '64 graduate), sister (Lisa, a '94 graduate) and uncle are
Notre Dame graduates . . . former prep teammate of '98 senior Irish
offensive linemen Jerry (he played with Chicago Bears in '99) and current
senior defensive lineman Andy Wisne . . . full name is Sean Christopher
Mahan . . . younger of two children . . . born 5-28-80 in Tulsa . . .
earned 3.133 grade-point average during 2000 spring semester . . .
in College of Arts and Letters as psychology major.