Damon Mason

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Damon Mason
Jacksonville Sharks
Position:Defensive coordinator
Defensive back
Personal information
Born: (1974-04-21) April 21, 1974 (age 45)
LaPlace, Louisiana
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school:Destrehan (LA) Destrehan High School
College:Louisiana-Lafayette
Undrafted:1997
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
Tackles:1009
Pass Breakups:173
Forced Fumbles:21
Fumble Recoveries:10
Interceptions:44
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Damon Mason (born April 21, 1974) is a former American football defensive back.

Playing career[edit]

Mason played high school football at Destrehan High School and college football at Louisiana-Lafayette.[1] His number was retired by Louisiana-Lafayette.[2][3] In 2018, he was named to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Athletics Hall of Fame.[4]

He played in the Arena Football League (AFL) for the Orlando Predators, New Jersey / Las Vegas Gladiators,[5] Carolina Cobras, Grand Rapids Rampage, Austin Wranglers, Utah Blaze and New Orleans VooDoo.[6][7] He retired as the AFL career tackle leader.[8]

Coaching career[edit]

Mason was an assistant coach at Dunwoody High School in Dunwoody, Georgia. In 2014, he was the defensive back's coach with the AFL's, New Orleans VooDoo. In June 2017, Mason was named the defensive coordinator of the National Arena League's Jacksonville Sharks.[9] In 2018, he was announced as head coach of the Louisiana Red Sticks in the upstart National Gridiron League.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ragin' Cajuns-The Record Book, Defense" (PDF). ragincajuns.com. Retrieved 2015-02-15.
  2. ^ "Former Football: Damon Mason still going strong". Daily Advertiser. Retrieved 2015-02-15.
  3. ^ "New Orleans VooDoo's Damon Mason makes most of playing, coaching". nola.com. Retrieved 2015-02-15.
  4. ^ "Girouard, Hebert headline 2018 Louisiana athletics Hall of Fame class". KATC (TV). September 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "Dallas ready for expansion draft". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. December 1, 2001. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  6. ^ "Damon Mason". arenafan.com. Retrieved 2015-02-15.
  7. ^ "VooDoo Make Roster Move, Sign DB Damon Mason". arenafootball.com. Retrieved 2015-02-16.
  8. ^ "Defensive Records-Tackles: Tackles Career Leaders". arenafootball.com. Retrieved 2015-02-16.
  9. ^ Shotola, Steven (June 20, 2017). "Shark hire Damon Mason as Defensive Coordinator". nationalarenaleague.com. Archived from the original on July 11, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  10. ^ "AFL LEGEND JOINS THE LEAGUE". NationalGridiron.com. August 24, 2018.

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