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Mark LeVoir
No. 64     New England Patriots
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: July 29, 1982 (1982-07-29) (age 27)
Place of birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Weight: 306 lb (139 kg)
Career information
College: Notre Dame
Undrafted in 2006
Debuted in 2008 for the New England Patriots
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Games played     26
Games started     2
Fumbles recovered     2
Stats at NFL.com

Mark Jacob LeVoir (pronounced /ləˈvɔər/[1]; born July 29, 1982, in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American football offensive tackle for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was originally signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Notre Dame.

LeVoir has also been a member of the St. Louis Rams.

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Early years

LeVoir played tight end at Eden Prairie High School, near Minneapolis, where he was a Parade All-American and first team USA Today All-American.

College career

LeVoir moved from tight end to the offensive line in 2001, his freshman year at Notre Dame. He started 37 consecutive games during the final three years of his college career.

Professional career

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Chicago Bears

After signing with the Bears as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2006, LeVoir was waived by the team on September 2, 2006, and re-signed to the team's practice squad the next day, where he spent the entire 2006 season. He was signed to a future contract on February 2, 2007, but was waived again by the team on September 2, 2007, and re-signed to the team's practice squad the next day.

St. Louis Rams

On November 13, 2007, the Rams signed LeVoir to their 53-man roster from the Bears' practice squad, and there LeVoir spent the remainder of the 2007 season. He was waived by the Rams on August 31, 2008.

New England Patriots

LeVoir was claimed off waivers by the Patriots on September 1, 2008. He was active for all 16 games in 2008, and started two games in place of injured right tackle Nick Kaczur.

On August 25, 2009, the Patriots signed LeVoir to a contract extension that runs through 2011; the deal included a $400,000 signing bonus.[2] He began the 2009 season on the Physically Unable to Perform list with a shoulder injury. He was activated on October 24, in Week 7. He was active for the final 10 games of the season, seeing time as the third offensive tackle on the field.

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