Fresno State: Missed all of 2003 with a knee injury suffered in preseason practice ... had started all 28 games the past two seasons before the injury ... will still be a preseason All-WAC selection prior to 2004, when he is expected to return at 100 percent ... a very technically sound offensive lineman that Pat Hill calls one of the best he's worked with. (2003) Suffered a torn ACL in preseason camp and missed all of 2003 ... he was the most experienced returning offensive lineman, and his injury forced the Bulldogs to play an offensive line that had no players who had logged any significant playing time ... with the patchwork line coming together as the season progressed, Mankins is now one of seven players expected to return to next year's team who have started a full season before. (2002) Played and started in all 14 games, playing the last three games on a bad ankle ... has started all 27 games Fresno State has played since last year ... opened holes through which Rodney Davis rushed for a school record 1,586 yards ... named to the Outland Trophy watch list, an award presented annually to the nation's top interior lineman. (2001) Started all 14 games ... a first-team Freshman All-America selection by The Sporting News ... as a freshman, was given the responsibility to protect David Carr's blind side brilliantly all year, allowing only two sacks ... helped give Carr the time to break numerous Fresno State single-season and career passing records ... opened the holes for running back Paris Gaines to rush for 1,018 yards ... honorable mention All-WAC. (2000) Redshirted.
High School: Lettered in football at Mariposa High ... named all-league and his team's most valuable player.
Personal: Born March 10, 1982 ... parents' names are Jill and Tim Mankins ... has two brothers, Morgan and Kelsey ... enjoys roping and hunting.
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