At 6-foot-9 and 313 pounds, Mason Zandi is one of the biggest players on this year’s South Carolina football team.
The offensive lineman’s size has earned him a spot on College Football 24/7’s list of the game’s biggest players.
“How big is South Carolina up front? Well, Zandi makes two consecutive years that a Gamecocks lineman has made this list, and neither of them has been massive right tackle Brandon Shell (6-6, 327, and nephew of Pro Football Hall of Fame guard Art Shell),” Chase Goodbread wrote in crafting the list.
Zandi, a junior from Chapin, came in at No. 9 on the list of 15 big men. He is expected to battle with senior Mike Matulis for the left tackle role vacated by Corey Robinson, who now with the Detroit Lions. Robinson weighed 344 pounds and made a similar list last year for his size.
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Zandi has played both offensive tackle and tight end in his USC career, with one start. He missed most of the spring with a hamstring injury.
His 6-foot-9 height makes him the tallest person on the Gamecocks by two inches. (Freshman Blake Camper is 6-foot-7.) Zandi’s 313 pounds put him just outside the top 10 of heaviest USC players.