General: Four-year player who saw action at long-snapper and tight end during his career.
2005: Saw extensive action on special teams (kickoff return) and some backup duty at tight end.
2004: Saw limited action.
2003: Saw limited action.
2002: Played in all 12 contests, handling a majority of the team's long-snapping duties ... Totaled four tackles, one each in the first four games (Air Force, TCU, Duke and Navy).
High School: In his lone season at Phillips, caught 30 passes for 410 yards and three TDs ... Finished third in league receiving ... Caught two of his TD passes in the Exeter game, which included a 35-yard TD grab ... Registered a career-best nine-catch game vs. Kent School ... Totaled 40 tackles and a 70-yard interception return at linebacker ... Team went 6-2 and finished second in New England ... Prior to Phillips, attended Marist High in Atlanta and lettered three years ... Named to all-county team by DeKalb Neighbor ... Caught six passes for 80 yards, including a 30-yard TD catch at Marist ... Team's long-snapper with no failed attempts ... Helped Marist to three state semifinal appearances and records of 12-1, 13-1 and 12-1 ... Team went 30-0 during the regular season ... Also played baseball and basketball at Marist ... Senior class student council representative and staff writer for school paper ... Member of Junior Classical League ... Also has an extensive amateur baseball career, helping his team win the 1996 and '98 CABA World Series and 1998 AAU national championship ... Coached by Alan Chadwick at Marist and Leon Modeste at Phillips.
Personal: Born Sean Gerard Mansfield on 6/30/83 ... Son of Ron and Sallyann Mansfield ... Father played football at UConn ... Brother played football at Dartmouth ... Chose NU over North Carolina, Virginia and Wake Forest ... Communication studies major.
The Mansfield File
Q: A song that best describes you is...
A: Georgia on my Mind -- Ray Charles
Q: If you could dine alone with anyone from any period in history, who would it be?
A: John F. Kennedy
Q: If you could have a starring role in any film already made, which movie would you pick?
A: It's a tie between Good Willing Hunting and CaddyShack
Q: If you could choose the title of your autobiography, what would it be?
A: From those regards. When? Always.
Q: What is the greatest lesson in life that you have learned?
A: "Far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failures,
than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much in the grey
twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Q: If you had to choose the best television show ever made, which one would you pick?
Q: My favorite opposing stadium to play in is...
A: Michigan State
Q: The best book I have ever read is...
A: Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Q: My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be...
A: Make a diving one-handed catch in the corner of the end zone as time expires in the Rose Bowl
Q: My favorite food is...
A: Blue Cheese Crusted Filet Mignon and Creme Brulee
Q: Something people would be surprised to know about me is...
A: I have met and spoken with Mike Vick and Dave Matthews
Q: When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be...
A: Deion Sanders
Q: Which current NU football player is the biggest jokester?
A: Brett Basanez
Mansfield's Career Statistics
G UA A Total TFL Yds PD FF FR
2002 12 1 3 4 0.0 0 0 0 0
2003 6 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2004 4 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2005 12 1 4 5 0.0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 34 2 7 9 0.0 0 0 0 0
G No. Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G
2002 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2003 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2004 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2005 12 3 30 0 13 10.0 2.5
TOTAL 34 3 30 0 13 10.0 0.9