Khalil Mack
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Manning the defensive end of the Oakland Raiders since the 2014 National Football League (NFL) season is Khalil Mack, a prodigy of Fort Pierce Westwood High School and the Buffalo Bulls football team of the State University of New York, Buffalo. His career, right from high school, has proved him as a stand out athlete with many laurels and career milestones all to himself. Here, you will learn all about the footballer’s career including what his remuneration is.

Khalil Mack Biography, Age

Khalil has his Zodiac sign as Pisces being born on the 22nd of February 1991 in the beautiful coastal city of Fort Pierce, Florida. This makes him of American nationality. His parents are program specialist Sandy Mack Sr. and his wife Yolanda, a teacher; they were both high school darlings.

Growing up, Khalil Mack schooled at Fort Pierce Westwood High School where he was nicknamed the “Bombshell Man” by his high school football teammates. Initially, he devoted more time to playing basketball with hopes of getting a college scholarship through it but for a patella tendon tear prior to his second season, his high school basketball career and ultimately college scholarship aspirations were stifled.

Khalil Mack then began playing the position of a quarterback with his school’s Westwood Panthers Football team in hopes of getting a college football scholarship. Nevertheless, for not consistently throwing the ball accurately, he was switched to a more offensive linebacker position where he leads his team for tackles in standard NFL play.

College Career

The kid had an impressive senior high school season with a total of 140 tackles with eight for a loss, and nine sacks. Through sheer hard work, Khali led his team to a district championship, named as a first-team All-Area in addition to a third-team All-State in Florida.

By the end of his senior high school season, the “Bombshell Man” did well for himself to have gotten a scholarship offered by the State University of New York at Buffalo where he enrolled in 2009 to begin playing the pigskin sports with the Buffalo Bulls football team.

Khalil Mack playing football in college
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Khalil Mack was redshirted in his freshman season but found his way into the teams starting lineup on merit by the 2010 season. We remember him in that season with his 68 tackles which came with a 14 and a half for loss, 8 quarterback hurries, 10 pass breakups with 4 1/2 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. Coming into the 2011 season, he had 64 total tackles, 20 and 1/2 for loss, 5 1/2 sacks, one good interception with 2 pass breakups, 13 quarterback hurries and 5 strong forced fumbles.

He started the 2012 season with a suspension which came due to a fallout with wide receiver and teammate Fred Lee. That notwithstanding, he posted his career-high 94 tackles and 8 sacks, 2 pass breakups, 4 forced fumbles and quarterback hurries that season. In 2013, Khalil Mack impressed even more with 100 tackles, 19 for loss, 10.5 sacks with 3 interceptions and 5 forced fumbles.

Professional Career

With such an impressive college career, Khalil Mack got into the NFL as the 5th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, selected by the Oakland Raiders, which placed him in front as the earliest selected Buffalo Bulls football team player ever.

The defensive end from Fort Pierce got off to an impressive start in his rookie season with the Raiders – he played all 16 games in the 2014 season after which he finished as the third-best Defensive Rookie of the year at the heels of Aaron Donald and C. J. Mosley of the St. Louis Rams and Baltimore Ravens respectively. In the 2015 season, Khalil Mack made the AP All-Pro First Team at two different positions in the season – linebacker and right defensive end. He was also ranked 13th in the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016 by his fellow players in the league.

Coming into the 2016 season, he was firing on all cylinders and earned for himself, the NFL Defensive Player of the Year, was named to his second Pro Bowl and First Team All-Pro listing in addition to being ranked 5th in the 2017 Top 100 NFL Player of the Year for which he became the highest-ranked defensive lineman.

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Having proved his worth repeatedly with the Oakland Raiders, Khalil Mack got a deserving fifth-year option which paved the way for his being named to this third consecutive Pro Bowl in December 2017.

Career Stats

Khalil Mack’s professional career stats with the Oakland Raiders which he has been with since 2014 is given below:

Games PlayedCOMBASTSackINTYDSTD
643047340.5161

Salary

Khalil Mack who has entered the last year of his rookie season is set to earn a base salary of $13.85 million as confirmed by reports.

Height, Weight

The Oakland Raiders defensive end stands at a height of 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) and weighs an impressive 252 lb (114 kg) with which he is no pushover.

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