Joshua Daniel Mauro (born February 17, 1991) is an English-born American football defensive end for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Stanford. Mauro has also played for the Arizona Cardinals and New York Giants.
|No. 97 – Oakland Raiders|
|Born:||February 17, 1991|
St Albans, England
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||290 lb (132 kg)|
|High school:||L. D. Bell (Hurst, Texas)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2019|
He was named to the Dallas Morning News first team all-area and Associated Press all-state team in high school. He was ranked as the Nation’s 31st-best prospect weakside defensive end by Rivals.com.
On October 9, 2013, he was named on the Bednarik Award watch list. On November 18, 2013, he was named on the Ted Hendricks Award midseason watch list. On December 2, 2013, he was an honorable mention for the 2013 All-Pac-12 team.
|Height||Weight||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 5 7⁄8 in
|5.21 s||1.80 s||3.03 s||4.51 s||7.43 s||32 in
|9 ft 8 in
|All values from NFL Combine except BP|
Mauro began his professional career by signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent, but was released during the final roster cuts.
After his release from the Steelers, Mauro signed with the Arizona Cardinals. During his rookie season in 2014, Mauro played 5 games with 6 tackles and a pass defended. In 2015, he played 14 games with 15 tackles, 1 sack, 1 pass defended, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery.
In 2016, Mauro started 13 of 15 games he played in recording a career-high 42 tackles and 13 tackles for loss. Set to be a restricted free agent in 2017, Mauro signed a two-year contract to remain with the Cardinals on January 12, 2017.
On March 16, 2018, Mauro was released by the Cardinals.
New York GiantsEdit
On March 23, 2018, Mauro was suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2018 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
After being reinstated from his suspension, he recorded a tackle in the Giant's Week 5 loss to the Carolina Panthers. After the bye week and the trading of Damon Harrison, he was named the starting defensive end next to B.J. Hill and nose tackle Dalvin Tomlinson. In his first game as a starter against a win against the San Francisco 49ers, he recorded 5 tackles. In a Week 11 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he recorded 4 tackles.
- "Stanford Profile". gostanford.com.
- "Mauro Added to Bednarik Watch". gostanford.com. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
- "Gardner-Webb's Riddick Named To Hendricks Award Mid-Season Watch List". gwusports.com. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
- "Stanford football players named all-Pac-12". mercurynews.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
- Urban, Darren (January 12, 2017). "Josh Mauro Re-Signs With Cardinals". AZCardinals.com.
- Williams, Charean (March 16, 2018). "Cardinals cut Josh Mauro". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
- Eisen, Michael (March 19, 2018). "New York Giants sign DE Josh Mauro". Giants.com.
- "Giants' Josh Mauro suspended four games for PED violation". ESPN. March 23, 2018.
- "Raiders sign defensive end Josh Mauro". Raiders.com. March 15, 2019.
- "Raiders claim quarterback DeShone Kizer". Raiders.com. September 1, 2019.