Mark Root
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    Mark Root

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Tallaassee, FL

    High School:
    North Fla. Christian

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 195

    Position:
    WR-X

    2006 (Junior) - Played in 12 games, starting three ... starts came against Colorado State, Utah and UNLV ... second on the team in receiving with 16 catches for a team-best 314 yards ... averaged a team-best 19.6 yards per catch ... career highs of five catches and 110 yards vs. Notre Dame ... first 100-yard receiving game of his career ... three catches for 62 yards the following game vs. Utah and four catches for 82 yards in the game vs. UNLV following that ... averaged four catches for 84.7 yards in the three games ... one catch for 34 yards vs. Navy.

    2005 (Sophomore) - Played in every game on special teams ... had two receptions for 19 yards in the Blue-Silver spring game ... listed No. 2 on the depth chart entering the fall.

    2004 (Freshman) - Played on the junior varsity team.

    High School - Lettered three years in football, four years in basketball and twice in track ... first-team all-state selection for football as a senior ... third-team all-state as a sophomore ... football coach was Tim Cokely.

    Personal - Parents are John and Charlotte Root ... has two brothers, Dan (27) and Matt (24) ... born March 25, 1986 ... majoring in biology ... member of Squadron 34 ... would like to attend medical school following the Academy ... completed Operation Air Force last summer ... active in his squadron as the community services officer ... favorite food is fish ... favorite TV show is South Park ... enjoys listening to 311 and The Roots ... favorite movie is Braveheart ... credits his father, John, as having the biggest influence on his sports career.

    Root's Career Statistics

    Year	G	Att	Yds	Avg	TD	LG
    2006	12	16	34	19.6	0	43 (ND)
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