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A native of Hawaii who played college football in Oregon and has spent his entire NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks, Max Unger may not fully appreciate all that New Orleans has to offer when he's sweating through workouts this summer.

But the newest member of the New Orleans Saints will instantly become one of the team's more prominent players simply because of the way he was acquired.

The Saints traded star tight end Jimmy Graham and a fourth-round pick to the Seahawks for Unger and a first-round pick, a stunning move that sent managed to be the top story on what is perhaps the busiest day of offseason NFL news.

Unger, a center who will turn 29 next month, was drafted by the Seahawks in the second round with the 49th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.

He started all 16 games as a rookie, but suffered a toe injury in Week 1 of the 2010 season that forced him to go on the injured reserve.

Unger made the Pro Bowl in 2012 and 2013, but battled an ankle injury in 2014 that limited him to only six games. Unger is consistently one of the top-rated centers in Pro Football Focus' ratings.

He was born Maxwell McCandless Unger on the Big Island of Hawaii and raised on a 15,000-acre cattle and timber ranch, according to a profile in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Unger started in 52 consecutive games at Oregon, beginning his career at left tackle before playing the final two years at center.




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He was born Maxwell McCandless Unger on the Big Island of Hawaii and raised on a 15,000-acre cattle and timber ranch, according to a profile in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
That's alot of land for Hawaii...

Wait, McCandless?!? Ranch?!? Don't tell me his Grandfather was Big Jake?!?
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Seahawks’ success without center Max Unger likely made him expendable, available to Saints in Jimmy Graham trade | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Someone to challenge Galette for the Saints' best beard.
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Your nickname better become Max Pocket!
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Woah thats a sight to scare kids with!
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If I was him, I would be peeved.
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If I was him, I would be peeved.
Why? Better weather, better fans, better QB, better food. Its New Orleans, whats not to like about it?
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I grew up on our family cattle ranch in Texas. There is something about wrestling steers that translates well to football. For one thing it's hard work and will make a man of you.
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