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Deron Mayo

Deron Mayo (born March 28, 1988) is a former American football linebacker who most recently played for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Old Dominion University. He was signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2011.

Deron Mayo
No. 42
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1988-03-28) March 28, 1988 (age 30)
Hampton, Virginia
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Hampton (VA) Kecoughtan
College:Old Dominion
Undrafted:2011
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:1-Game Injured List
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Career CFL statistics as of 2016
Tackles:277
Sacks:14
Interceptions:1
Fumble recoveries:4
Player stats at CFL.ca

Deron's older brother Jerod Mayo was a linebacker with the New England Patriots of the National Football League.

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Early yearsEdit

Mayo attended Kecoughtan High School in Hampton, Virginia where he played football. He was selected to the All-Peninsula District first team and all-area second team both in his senior seasons.[1]

College careerEdit

He played college football at Hofstra University in his first three seasons before transferring to Old Dominion for his senior season.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Denver BroncosEdit

On July 26, 2011, he signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent.[3]

Calgary StampedersEdit

On May 8, 2012, Mayo signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. In his first season in the CFL, Mayo was a big contributor on special teams, amassing 15 special teams tackles: He also had 9 defensive tackles and 1 quarterback sack. In his second season Mayo became a major part of the Stamps' defensive unit. He finished the season with 57 tackles (9 special teams tackles), 5 sacks, 1 interception and 2 fumble recoveries. Following the season, on February 13, 2014, he re-signed with the Stampeders.[4] In the 2014 CFL season Mayo continued his strong play, setting a new career high in tackles with 67; while also contributing 2 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries and 1 special teams tackle. To conclude the 2014 season, the Stampeders won the 102nd Grey Cup by defeating Hamilton 20-16. In the championship game, Mayo led the team with 7 tackles and a forced fumble.[5] On March 9, 2015, the Stampeders and Mayo agreed to a contract extension.[6] His retirement was made public by 3DownNation on April 10, 2018

Personal lifeEdit

Mayo has two brothers, Jerod and Derek, who both played football as linebackers. Jerod played college football at Tennessee and later for the New England Patriots of the NFL from 2008 to 2015. Derek played college football at the University of Richmond, where he was a member of the 2008 Richmond Spiders NCAA FCS National Championship team.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Old Dominion Profile". odusports.com.
  2. ^ "Calgary Stampeders Profile". stampeders.com. Archived from the original on October 7, 2014.
  3. ^ "ODU's Mayo agrees to terms with Denver Broncos". hamptonroads.com. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  4. ^ "Calgary Stampeders sign LB Deron Mayo to contract extension". calgarysun.com. Retrieved February 13, 2014.
  5. ^ http://www.odusports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31100&ATCLID=209788704
  6. ^ "Locked up: Stampeders extend LB Mayo". CFL. Stampeders.com Staff.

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