Max Unger

Maxwell McCandless Unger is a former American football center who played in the National Football League for 10 seasons. He played college football at Oregon and was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Unger was the starting center for the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII.


Max Unger was born on April 14, 1986 at Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. He attended Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Kamuela, Hawaii. There he was a a 2002 second-team all-state offensive honoree. Regarded as a three-star recruit by, Unger was listed as the No. 45 offensive guard. He chose to attend Oregon over Oregon State. Unger’s grandfather, Tom E. Unger, wrote a book about his grandfather, Maximillian Joseph August Schlemmer, titled Max Schlemmer, Hawaii’s King of Laysan Island.

After a 10 year NFL career, Kona’s Max Unger returns home to Hawaii. You can learn more about it in the below video.

College Career

Unger enrolled in the University of Oregon, where he played for the Oregon Ducks football team from 2005 to 2008. While playing for the Ducks, Unger was twice named as a first-team All-Pac-10 selection, and also receiving honorable mention and second-team All-Pac-10 honors. He was a first-team All-American in 2008 in recognition of his successful season. Unger started on the offensive line in all of his four years with the Ducks.

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