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Benjamin Mauk
Benjamin  Mauk

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Kenton, OH

High School:
Kenton HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
Quarterback

Birthdate:
01/04/1985

Experience:
2VL

Scouting Report: Enters the fall as the starting quarterback, a job he lost midway through last season... an extremely confident and tough player who loves to compete... is the complete quarterback package... can complete every type of throw and runs very well... sees the field as good as any QB in recent Deacon history... makes the correct checks at the line of scrimmage because he has an understanding of defense... the son of a coach, Mauk is fundamentally sound... he needs to stay in the pocket to deliver the ball as he has a tendency to try to make things happen with his feet too soon... must play through the offensive scheme and let things come to him.

2005: Entered the season as the starting quarterback... started the first four games of the year against Vanderbilt, Nebraska, East Carolina and Maryland... lost the job as the team struggled to a 1-3 start... returned as the starter in late-October when Cory Randolph suffered an ankle injury... started and led the Deacons to victories against NC State and Duke... saw action as a back-up in the finale against Miami... played in seven games and started six... went 3-3 as a starter... completed 85-of-158 passes (53.8 percent) for 845 yards with one touchdown and six interceptions... had a quarterback efficiency rating of 93.2... rushed 64 times for 42 yards and two touchdowns... fumbled four times for the year, losing one in the Vanderbilt game... averaged a team-high 126.7 yards of total offense per game... went 15-of-26 for 198 yards against Vanderbilt... also rushed for 31 yards and a touchdown against the Commodores... went 12-for-27 at Nebraska for 117 yards and a career-high three interceptions... two of those were returned for touchdowns... carried 11 times for minus-8 yards in Lincoln... completed 10-for-17 passes in the East Carolina game for 69 yards, one touchdown and one interception... rushed for 22 yards on 10 carries against the Pirates... went 18-for-35 against Maryland for 133 yards and eight rushing yards against Maryland... did not see action against Clemson, Florida State and Boston College... returned as the starter against NC State... went 13-for-17 against the `Pack for 140 yards... was sacked six times in the win... completed 11-of-22 passes at Duke for 138 yards with an interception... also rushed for a season-high 42 yards against the Blue Devils, including a touchdown... did not play at Georgia Tech... saw late action in the season finale against Miami... went 6-for-14 for 50 yards and an interception against the Hurricanes... rushed for 19 yards on four carries.

2004: Named to The Sporting News' ACC All-Freshman Team... played in 10 games... started the final three of the season... shared time with Cory Randolph at quarterback... saw the majority of action in the North Carolina A&T and Duke games... went 49-for-94 passing, a 52.1 completion percentage, with two touchdowns and three interceptions... was the team's second-leading rusher with 295 yards on 58 carries, an average of 5.1 yards per rush... made a splash on his first official collegiate snap as he hit Jason Anderson on an 85-yard bomb at Clemson... the play tied for the longest touchdown pass in school history... went 3-for-4 for 101 yards and a touchdown in his career debut at Clemson... did not play the following week at East Carolina... completed 6-of-10 passes for 50 yards against North Carolina A&T... went 2-for-3 for 16 yards and his first career interception against Boston College... was 6-for-8 for 47 yards at NC State... was 1-for-2 for 28 yards against Virginia Tech with an interception... completed 3-of-5 passes against Florida State for 46 yards... saw his first extensive action in the Duke game in relief of the injured Cory Randolph... went 11-for-20 for 127 yards, a touchdown and 62 rushing yards... went 10-for-24 against North Carolina for 100 yards and 96 yards rushing on 12 carries... went 1-for-4 at Miami for three yards... was 6-for-14 for 54 yards at Maryland.

2003: Redshirted the season as a true freshman.

Background: Set national records with 6,540 passing yards and 76 touchdowns through the air his senior season... called all the plays in high school, playing a no-back, five-wide, no-huddle offense... led Kenton High to back-to-back state championships... figured in all seven Kenton touchdowns in the 2002 state championship... Ohio's 2002 Mr. Football... Gatorade's 2002 State of Ohio Football Player of the Year... earned the 2002 Art Tuinor Award from the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association given to the player who shows the most character on and off the field... 2002 Division IV Offensive Player of the Year... selected to play in the Ohio North-South Game as well as the "Big 33" game... a PrepStar All-Region selection... set three national career passing records in completions (1,105), attempts (1,931) and yards (17,534) and is second with 179 career passing touchdowns... coached by father, Mike Mauk at Kenton... member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Majoring in education, minoring in religion... born January 4, 1985 in Lima, Ohio... son of Mike and Gwyn Mauk... has three siblings - Jonathan, Eden Marie and Maty Richard.

Career Passing Statistics 
	G-GS	C-A	Pct.	Yds	TD	Int	Lg
2004	10-3	49-94	52.1	472	2	3	85
2005	7-6	85-158	53.8	845	1	6	45
Career	17-9	134-252	53.2	1317	3	9	85

Completions: 18 vs. Maryland, 9/24/05 Passing Yards: 198 vs. Vanderbilt, 9/1/05

Career Rushing Statistics Car Yds Avg TD Lg 2004 58 295 5.1 0 27 2005 64 45 0.7 2 11 Career 122 340 2.8 2 27

Rushes: 13 vs. Vanderbilt, 9/1/05 Rushing Yards: 96 vs. North Carolina, 11/13/05

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