| Mark Buchanan
|Height / Weight:|
6-6 / 305
Appeared in 20 career games on the offensive line and on special teams ... played in three games in 2011 ... participated in 11 games in 2010 ... saw action in six games during 2009 ... gained valuable experience working at tackle with the scout team while redshirting in 2008 ... enrolled at UT in January '08 and took part in spring drills ... a prep All-American who was a member of Rivals' top 250 national prospects ... a two-time member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Spring 2009/Fall 2010) ... a second-team Academic All-Big 12 selection.
Played on offense in the season opener against Rice, in the win over Kansas and against Texas Tech ... helped the Texas offense rank 21st in the nation in rushing offense (202.62 ypg) and average 392.54 yards in total offense.
Appeared in 11 games on special teams and two on the offensive line ... helped offense rack up 369 yards at Rice ... helped pave the way for an offense that registered 51 points and 522 yards of total offense, including 259 on the ground and 263 through the air, against Florida Atlantic.
Played in six games on the offensive line ... also saw action on special teams ... a second-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... helped Texas average 39.3 points (third NCAA), 421.2 total yards (29th NCAA) and 273.6 passing yards (22nd NCAA) ... cleared the way for 562 total yards, including 363 passing, against ULM ... cleared the way for the sixth-highest total offense tally in school history with 639 yards versus UTEP ... cleared the way for 285 yards and 35 points in the first half and 400 yards for the game at Missouri ... posted 275 yards on just 56 plays at Oklahoma State ... helped UT post 317 yards and three TDs en route to a 40-0 halftime lead at Baylor ... paved the way for UT to post 51 points and 537 total yards versus Kansas.
Gained valuable experience working with the scout team.
Coached by Rodney Vincent at Austin H.S. ... a prep All-American and two-time all-district 25-5A selection ... played in the 2008 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game ... a member of Rivals' top 250 national prospects ... a second-team member of Dave Campbell's Super Team ... also tabbed All-Centex as a junior and senior ... a three-year letterman and starter at left tackle ... paved the way for an offense that averaged 350 yards per game and 225 yards rushing per game over his last two seasons ... tabbed one of the state's top 10 offensive linemen by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... named all-district 25-5A as a senior ... helped the Maroons finish second in the district by blocking for 337 yards per game, including 221 yards rushing per game ... earned all-district 25-5A honors as a junior ... paved the way for 364 yards of total offense per game and 229 yards rushing per game as a junior ... played on a state select lacrosse team as a freshman that traveled around the country to play in tournaments ... also played basketball as a freshman.
Born in Austin, Texas ... majoring in corporate communications ... a two-time member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Spring 2009/Fall 2010) ... a prep honor student who ranked in the top 10 percent of his class ... earned academic all-district honors three years in a row ... active in community service ... worked with programs to feed the homeless ... assisted in various park projects around Austin ... enjoys hunting, fishing, music and video games ... his mother (Vicki), father (Bob) and stepmother (Britt) all graduated from UT.
THE BUCHANAN FILE
During pregame, I like to: Listen to music
Favorite TV show: The Office
Favorite movie: 300
Favorite actor: Denzel Washington
Sports hero: Vince Young
Favorite CD: George Strait's 50 Number Ones
Favorite video game: Halo, NCAA Football
Pets: Dog (Sadie), cat (Sam)
Nobody knows I can: Play piano
I came to Texas because: It is the all-around package. It has great academics, coaching staff and facilities.