Tre Mason
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Mason with the St. Louis Rams in 2014
No. 27
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1993-08-06) August 6, 1993 (age 30)
Amityville, New York, U.S.
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:Park Vista (Lake Worth Beach, Florida)
College:Auburn (2011–2013)
NFL draft:2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 75
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts:254
Rushing yards:972
Rushing touchdowns:5
Receiving yards:236
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at ·

Trence Mason (born August 6, 1993) is an American former professional football player who was a running back for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Auburn Tigers, earning first-team All-American honors in 2013. He was selected by the Rams in the third round of the 2014 NFL draft.

Early years

Mason attended Park Vista Community High School in Boynton Beach, Florida, where he was a standout football and basketball player, and also ran track. He rushed for 1,643 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior in 2011, and was named the 2009 Palm Beach Large School Offensive Player of the Year and First-Team All-Palm Beach County by the Sun-Sentinel.

He was also on the school's track & field team, where he competed as a sprinter and jumper. He placed 7th in the 100 meters at the 2009 Park Vista Meet, with a time of 10.9 seconds.[1] At the 2010 Palm Beach County Championship, he earned a sixth-place finish in the long jump event, recording a career-best jump of 6.63 meters.[2] He also competed in high jump, he got a top-jump of 1.88 meters at the 2011 Warrior Invitational.[3]

Considered a four-star recruit by, he was rated the 14th best running back in his class.[4] He committed to Auburn over offers from West Virginia and Mississippi.[5]

College career

In his first college game, Auburn against Utah State, Mason returned a kick-off 97 yards for a touchdown.[6]

In the 2013 SEC Championship Game against Missouri, Mason set an SEC Championship rushing record with 304 yards (breaking LSU's Justin Vincent's previous 2003 record of 201 yards), touchdown record with four touchdowns, rushing attempts record with 46 carries and was named the game's most valuable player.[7]

As a junior in 2013, Mason was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection.[8] He was named one of the six finalists for the 2013 Heisman Trophy.[9]

In the 2014 BCS National Championship Game, Mason rushed for 195 yards on 34 carries and a touchdown in a 34–31 defeat by the Florida State Seminoles. He finished his season with 1,816 rushing yards, breaking the school record held by Heisman winner Bo Jackson (1,786 set in 1985). It was also the third-highest rushing yards total in a single season in SEC history, behind only Herschel Walker (1,891 yards in 1981) and Darren McFadden (1,830 yards in 2007).[10] Later single-season yardage marks set by Alabama's Derrick Henry (2,219 yards),[11] and LSU's Leonard Fournette (1,953 yards)[12] placed Mason's 2013 performance at fifth-highest all-time.

College statistics

Auburn Tigers
Year Team Rushing Receiving
Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds TD
2011 Auburn 28 161 5.8 22 1 0 0 0
2012 Auburn 171 1,002 5.9 86 8 7 86 0
2013 Auburn 317 1,816 5.7 53 23 12 163 1
Career 516 2,979 5.8 86 32 19 249 1

Professional career

St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams

Mason announced on January 9, 2014, that he would forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the NFL draft. He was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the third round (75th overall) of the 2014 NFL draft. Mason was the Rams' third pick in the draft, behind former teammate and second overall pick, Greg Robinson.[13]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard shuttle Vertical jump Broad jump
5 ft 8+12 in
(1.74 m)
207 lb
(94 kg)
30 in
(0.76 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.44 s 1.50 s 4.15 s 38.5 in
(0.98 m)
10 ft 6 in
(3.20 m)
All values from NFL Combine[14]

In Week 7, 2014 in a game against the Seattle Seahawks, Mason ran for 85 yards on 18 carries with 1 touchdown in a St. Louis win. In Week 11, he had 113 yards on 29 carries in a game against the Denver Broncos. During a Week 13 matchup against the Oakland Raiders, Mason ran for 117 yards on 14 carries and 2 touchdowns, to go along with one receiving touchdown. After rushing for 765 yards and 4 touchdowns in 2014, Mason was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team.

Following the 2015 season and going into the 2016 season, it was reported that Mason had not been in contact with coaches or players from the Rams since the end of the season.[15] Coach Jeff Fisher stated "I tried numerous times to reach him, he has made a decision not to communicate with us, not to talk. Not talking to his teammates. Right now we're more concerned about his well-being than we are his football career."[16] Mason had several run-ins with the law and displayed erratic behavior throughout the summer.[17][18] On July 30, the Rams placed Mason on the reserve/did not report list.[19]

On March 10, 2017, Mason was released by the Rams.[20] Former college teammate Ricardo Louis stated in April 2017 that Mason was working towards coming back to the NFL for the upcoming season.[21]

Saskatchewan Roughriders

On May 30, 2018, Mason signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.[22] Mason's usage increased following the suspension and release of Jerome Messam on voyeurism charges.[23] With increased playing time, Mason proved to be a key contributor to a lackluster Roughriders offense, including producing a 20-carry, 117-yard effort during the 2018 Banjo Bowl, a Riders win. Despite playing in all 18 games, Mason was held without a score until near the end of the year, when he had three rushing touchdowns in the final six games of the regular season. Mason finished the year with a higher rushing average than a receiving average. He missed the Roughrider's lone playoff game due to injury. During the off-season Roughriders signed William Powell in free agency, at which time Mason's injury was revealed to be a damaged ACL requiring surgery, which could keep Mason from playing in 2019.[24] He was released by the Riders on May 10, 2019.[25]

NFL statistics

Regular season
Season Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2014 St. Louis Rams 12 9 179 765 4.3 89 4 16 148 9.3 35 1 2 1
2015 St. Louis Rams 13 3 75 207 2.8 15 1 18 88 4.9 16 0 3 1
Total 25 12 254 972 3.8 89 5 34 236 6.9 35 1 5 2

CFL statistics

Regular season
Season Team Games Rushing Receiving
GP Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2018 Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 160 809 5.1 42 3 21 103 4.9 16 0
Total 18 160 809 5.1 42 3 21 103 4.9 16 0

Personal life

His father, Vincent Mason, is a member of hip hop group De La Soul.[6]

After Mason led police on a high-speed ATV chase,[26] Mason's mother stated that Mason had the "mindset of a 10-year-old" due to head injuries sustained during his career.[27] She noticed her son’s behavior was different after the 2015 season: “Clearly, we could see the change. Like, completely... As much as he’s accomplished, as hard as he’s worked, as much as he’s built his character, in record-breaking time it’s going downhill because of what’s going on." In November, Mason pleaded no contest to charges related to the ATV chase.[28] Mason was arrested in January 2017 for the incident and charged with a third degree felony of fleeing and eluding without regard for others' safety or property.[29]


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  2. ^ "Palm Beach County Championship - Complete Results (Raw)". March 25, 2010. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  3. ^ "Warrior Invitational - Complete Results (Raw)". March 4, 2011. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "". Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  5. ^ "Park Vista RB Tre Mason commits to Auburn - High School Buzz". January 29, 2011. Archived from the original on January 29, 2011.
  6. ^ a b Goldberg, Charles (September 12, 2013). "'He's in the rhythm': Auburn's Tre Mason knows the way". Auburn Football. Retrieved December 7, 2013.
  7. ^ "Missouri vs. Auburn - Game Recap - December 7, 2013 - ESPN". December 8, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  8. ^ "2013 All-SEC Football Team Announced". SEC Digital Network. December 10, 2013.
  9. ^ "Auburn's Tre Mason among 6 finalists for Heisman Trophy". December 11, 2013.
  10. ^ "Southeastern Conference Single Season Leaders and Records for Rushing Yards | College Football at". Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  11. ^ "Titans RBs coach Believes Derrick Henry will be "a good football player"". July 7, 2016.
  12. ^ "LSU's Leonard Fournette puts exclamation point on record-setting season". December 30, 2015.
  13. ^ "2014 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved May 15, 2023.
  14. ^ Nolan Nawrocki (February 13, 2013). "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Tre Mason". Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  15. ^ "Tre Mason missing from Los Angeles Rams camp".
  16. ^ "Tre Mason's mother: Rams RB has '10-year-old's mindset' because of head injuries".
  17. ^ "Tre Mason arrested for multiple traffic and drug violations".
  18. ^ "Tre Mason missing Los Angeles Rams' offseason practices". June 2, 2016.
  19. ^ "Rams put Tre Mason on reserve/did not report list". July 30, 2016.
  20. ^ McAtee, Joe (March 10, 2017). "LA Rams Waive RB Tre Mason, RB Trey Watts".
  21. ^ "Tre Mason working toward NFL comeback, Ricardo Louis says". April 12, 2017.
  22. ^ "Former Auburn star Tre Mason signs with Riders". May 30, 2018.
  23. ^ "Jerome Messam released by Riders over voyeurism charge | Calgary Sun".
  24. ^ "Riders RB Tre Mason to miss 'majority' of 2019 season with torn ACL | 3DownNation".
  25. ^ "Riders release running back Tre Mason". May 10, 2019. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  26. ^ "More bizarre Tre Mason behavior: Leads cops on ATV chase". August 14, 2016.
  27. ^ "Tre Mason's mother thinks football caused his bizarre behavior". August 25, 2016.
  28. ^ "Tre Mason resolves charges from stun-gun-assisted arrest". November 8, 2016.
  29. ^ Gonzalez, Alden (January 11, 2017). "Troubled Rams RB Mason arrested again in Fla". Retrieved January 10, 2024.