2008 (True Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor and participated on practice squad, redshirted to retain eligibility... Earned team's Baylor Defensive Bear Squad award for efforts on scout team.
High School: Waxahachie High School, Waxahachie, Texas... Ranked as nation's 21st-best weakside defensive end by Rivals.com... No. 45 on Lone Star Recruiting Texas Top 100 list... 3-star Rivals.com and Scout.com signee... Ranked No. 43 on The Dallas Morning News' Area Top 100 and No. 78 on publication's Texas State Top 100 list... Ranked nation's 30th-best strongside linebacker by Scout.com... Waco Tribune-Herald and Houston Chronicle Top 100 member... Rated 54th on Austin American-Statesman's preseason Fab 55 list... 2007 Texas Top 300 pick by Texas Football magazine... Earned 2007 second-team Texas Sports Writers Association Class 4A all-state honors... Co-2007 District 15-4A defensive MVP after helping Indians to 10-2 record and district title... Had 86 tackles, including 24 for loss, and 14 sacks as senior... Missed sophomore season on gridiron with torn ACL, which slowed play as junior... Totaled 21 tackles, including three for loss and two sacks, as junior... Caught 10 passes for 74 yards and rushed four times for 28 yards in 2006... Also standout basketball player for Indians, earned all-region honors as junior after averaging double-double... District Newcomer of Year on hardwood as sophomore... Captured district long jump crown as junior and went on to finish third at regionals... Coached by David Ream at District 15-4A school.
Personal: Son of Gary Mason Sr. and Lisa Allen, Gary Lynn Mason Jr. was born April 18, 1990, in Waxahachie, Texas... Cousin of former Oklahoma State hoops standout and NBA veteran Desmond Mason... Major is undecided.