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Jeffrey David "Jeff" Maehl (born March 16, 1989) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at Oregon.

Jeff Maehl
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Maehl in the 2013 NFL season.
No. 15, 88
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1989-03-16) March 16, 1989 (age 30)
Paradise, California
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:184 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school:Paradise (CA)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:113
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at

In addition to his run with the Texans, Maehl played for the Philadelphia Eagles.


Personal lifeEdit

Maehl lives in Philadelphia with his wife Britnee and their two cats. Maehl has a full sleeve tattoo on one arm and a half-sleeve on his other. Maehl has many other tattoos, with some matching his wife's. He has one on his right arm that says "Paradise California", his hometown, and features a row of pine trees, and more scripture and design. The a tattoo on his left arm in honor of drowned former teammate Todd Doxey, who passed away in 2008[1].[2] Doxey was a close friend and roommate of Maehl.[2]

High schoolEdit

Jeff played for the Paradise High School Bobcats, where he was given the opportunity to display his skills on the field. He wore the #15 jersey in green and gold. He played in the 2007 Lions Club District 4C-1 All Star Game along with former rival at Pleasant Valley High School quarterback Jordan Rodgers.

College careerEdit

He played college football with the University of Oregon Ducks. As a senior in 2010, Maehl caught 77 passes for 1,076 yards while helping Oregon to the 2011 BCS National Championship Game. In that game, quarterback Darron Thomas and Maehl combined to set the record for the longest pass play from scrimmage in a championship game: 81 yards.[3][4] Prior to the 2011 NFL Draft, Maehl was predicted to be a late-round draft pick by draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.[5]

NFL CombineEdit

At the NFL combine, Jeff Maehl had a strong performance. He measured in at 6'1" and 190 lbs and had a slower than average 40-time of 4.62 seconds. However, in the measures of quickness - 20-yard shuttle, 60-yard shuttle, and 3-cone drill - Maehl finished 2nd, 1st, and 1st respectively.[6] Maehl's 6.42 second 3-cone drill was not only the fastest in this year's draft, but the fastest it has been run in six years.[7] He still holds the current record as of the end of 2017 Combine.[8]

Professional careerEdit

2014 NFL DraftEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
190 lb
(86 kg)
4.63 s 1.68 s 2.69 s 4.04 s 6.42 s 33.5 in
(0.85 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
21 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Maehl went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft, but he was selected with the final pick of the 2011 UFL Draft by the Virginia Destroyers.[9] Maehl was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent on July 25, 2011. Despite being waived by Houston on September 3, 2011, Maehl was signed to the Texans practice squad on September 4, 2011.[10] On December 13, 2011, Maehl was signed to the active roster following the release of fellow wide receiver Derrick Mason. Maehl was cut on September 1, 2012 while the Texans were trimming their roster to 53 men,[11] signed by Texans to the practice squad on September 4, 2011, signed from practice squad to active roster by Texans on December 13, 2011 and signed by the Texans to Reserve/Future contracts on January 24, 2013.[12]

Maehl was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for offensive tackle Nate Menkin on August 12, 2013, where he was reunited with his former college coach Chip Kelly. In week four of the 2014 season Maehl came in during a blowout loss to the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter, catching a touchdown.[13][14]


  1. ^ Weixlmann, Ben. "Remembering Todd Doxey: 1989-2008". Bleacher Report. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Oregon's Jeff Maehl Plays With Fallen Teammate Todd Doxey on His Mind Archived October 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine AOL News, January 9, 2011
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ ESPN profile
  5. ^ Kiper says Maehl is late-round selection in NFL Draft Paradise Post, April 21, 2011
  6. ^ "2011 Wide Receiver Combine Results". Archived from the original on March 25, 2012.
  7. ^ "Jeff Maehl Undrafted...really?". Archived from the original on March 25, 2012. Retrieved May 2011. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. ^ NFL (March 2, 2017), All-Time Combine Records | NFL, retrieved March 3, 2017
  9. ^ Destroyers add more player-rights through draft, May 2011
  10. ^ Maehl signed to Texan practice squad
  11. ^ [2]
  12. ^
  13. ^ John McClain [@McClain_on_NFL] (August 12, 2013). "Texans trade we Jeff maehl to eagles for ol Nate Menkin" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  14. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (August 12, 2013). "Philadelphia Eagles acquire Jeff Maehl, ex-Oregon WR". Retrieved August 12, 2013.

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