TRANSACTIONS: Originally drafted by Buffalo in the sixth round (178th overall) of the 2012 draft … Waived on 8/31/12 … Claimed off waivers by Minnesota on 9/1/12 … Waived on 12/22/12 … Claimed off waivers by Jacksonville on 12/24/12.
PRO: Second-year offensive lineman has the ability to play both G and T … Was a sixth-round draft pick of Buffalo in 2012 and was claimed off waivers by Minnesota on Sept. 1 … Was inactive for first 14 games for the Vikings and was claimed off waivers by Jacksonville on Dec. 24 … Played in season-finale for the Jaguars … Three-year starter at Oregon …
2012: Spent first 15 weeks on Minnesota’s 53-man roster but was inactive for each game … Spent preseason with Buffalo after being selected in the sixth round of the draft and was waived on final cuts ... Claimed on waivers by the Jaguars from Minnesota on Dec. 24 ... 12/30 at TEN: Made NFL debut and saw action on special teams.
COLLEGE: Three-year starter … Started 13 games at RG as a senior and one at RT … Part of offensive line that helped offense rank third in the nation in scoring, fifth in rushing and sixth in total offense … Named All-Pac-12 honorable mention by the conference coaches … Earned Pac-12 All-Academic first-team honors … Recipient of the Ed Moshofsky Trophy as team’s most outstanding offensive lineman … Started 11 of 13 games at RT as a junior … Member of Oregon Iron Club for second straight year, totaling 1,137 pounds in clean, squat and bench during winter testing … Started 12 of 13 games at RG as a sophomore … Did not start against USC due to injury but still played 39 snaps … Recorded 54 pancake blocks, the second-most on the team … Saw action in seven games as a redshirt freshman … Redshirted in 2007 after being away from the game for a two-year religious mission commitment.
PERSONAL: Married (Michelle) with two daughters … Attended Bonneville High School where he was a three-year OL and DL starter … Earned first-team all-state honors as a senior … Also started on school’s basketball team … Son of Vaughn and Virginia Asper … Full name: Mark Vaughn Asper.