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.

Josh Mauro
No. 97 – Oakland Raiders
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1991-02-17) February 17, 1991 (age 28)
St Albans, England
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:290 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school:L. D. Bell (Hurst, Texas)
College:Stanford
Undrafted:2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2019
Total tackles:121
Sacks:3.0
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:1
Interceptions:0
Pass deflections:5
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

He was named to the Dallas Morning News first team all-area and Associated Press all-state team in high school.[1] He was ranked as the Nation’s 31st-best prospect weakside defensive end by Rivals.com.[1]

College careerEdit

On October 9, 2013, he was named on the Bednarik Award watch list.[2] On November 18, 2013, he was named on the Ted Hendricks Award midseason watch list.[3] On December 2, 2013, he was an honorable mention for the 2013 All-Pac-12 team.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 5 78 in
(1.98 m)
271 lb
(123 kg)
5.21 s 1.80 s 3.03 s 4.51 s 7.43 s 32 in
(0.81 m)
9 ft 8 in
(2.95 m)
29 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5] except BP

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Mauro began his professional career by signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent, but was released during the final roster cuts.

Arizona CardinalsEdit

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.[6]

On March 16, 2018, Mauro was released by the Cardinals.[7]

New York GiantsEdit

On March 19, 2018, Mauro signed with the New York Giants reuniting with his former defensive coordinator in Arizona, James Bettcher.[8]

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.[9]

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.

Oakland RaidersEdit

On March 15, 2019, Mauro signed with the Oakland Raiders.[10] He was released on September 1, 2019, but was re-signed a day later.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Stanford Profile". gostanford.com.
  2. ^ "Mauro Added to Bednarik Watch". gostanford.com. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Stanford football players named all-Pac-12". mercurynews.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
  5. ^ http://draftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=90532&draftyear=2014&genpos=
  6. ^ Urban, Darren (January 12, 2017). "Josh Mauro Re-Signs With Cardinals". AZCardinals.com.
  7. ^ Williams, Charean (March 16, 2018). "Cardinals cut Josh Mauro". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  8. ^ Eisen, Michael (March 19, 2018). "New York Giants sign DE Josh Mauro". Giants.com.
  9. ^ "Giants' Josh Mauro suspended four games for PED violation". ESPN. March 23, 2018.
  10. ^ "Raiders sign defensive end Josh Mauro". Raiders.com. March 15, 2019.
  11. ^ "Raiders claim quarterback DeShone Kizer". Raiders.com. September 1, 2019.

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