Logan Lee Mankins
(born March 10, 1982 in Catheys Valley, California
) is an American football guard
for the New England Patriots
of the National Football League
. He was drafted by the Patriots in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft
. He played college football
at Fresno State
Mankins attended Mariposa High School in Mariposa, California
, where he was an All-League performer and the team MVP.
After graduating from high school, Mankins attended Fresno State University
, where he redshirted in his first season in 2000. As a freshman in 2001, he started all 14 games at left tackle, blocking for quarterback David Carr
and allowing only two sacks. He was named to the first team Freshman All-American team by the Sporting News
. In 2002, he again started all 14 games and was on the Outland Trophy
watch list. As a junior in 2003, Mankins tore his ACL
in preseason practices after a vicious hit from Juan Carrasquillo and missed the season. In his final season in 2004, Mankins returned to start every game at left tackle and did not allow a sack or pressure on the season. He was a first team All-Western Athletic Conference
selection and recored a school record 82 knockdown blocks on the season. He also was the first offensive lineman in school history to win the team's MVP award.
New England Patriots
Mankins was drafted with the final pick of the first round, 32nd overall, in the 2005......