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Michael Francis Mayock (born August 14, 1958) is an American football executive and former player who is the current general manager of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). Mayock was also a safety with the New York Giants of the NFL, a draft analyst for the NFL Network and a game analyst for NBC's coverage of Notre Dame football. Mayock is known for his thick Philadelphia accent/lisp.
|Born:||August 14, 1958|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school:||Haverford (PA)|
|NFL Draft:||1981 / Round: 10 / Pick: 265|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
Mayock played high school football at The Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania, and college football (and baseball) at Boston College. He was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the tenth round of the 1981 NFL Draft, as the 265th overall pick. After being cut from the Steelers, Mayock was signed to his first pro contract with the CFL's Toronto Argonauts during the 1981 season. He played in just one game before being released. He returned to the NFL with the New York Giants for the 1982 and 1983 football seasons.
From 2004 to 2018, Mayock worked with the NFL Network. Between 2001 and 2004, Mayock served as a college football analyst for ABC Sports. Prior to ABC, he called college football action for Fox Sports Net during the 2000 season, after four years (1996–99) as a member of CBS Sports' broadcast team—during which time he served as both a game analyst (1996, '97 and '99) and lead sideline reporter (1998). Mayock also worked as a reporter for CBS's coverage of the NCAA basketball tournament in 1997, '98 and '99.
He joined CBS from ESPN, where he worked as an analyst and sideline reporter for the cable network's coverage of the Canadian Football League and college football from 1993–95. Additionally, Mayock has experience covering college football for Prime Network, NCAA Productions, Prime Sports Radio and the Big East Conference.
He was the color commentator for the Minnesota Vikings preseason games for several seasons. From 2015 to 2018, Mayock commentated on the Philadelphia Eagles preseason television broadcasts alongside play-by-play announcer Scott Graham and sideline reporter Dave Spadero.
In 2010, Mayock replaced Pat Haden as the color commentator for NBC's coverage of Notre Dame football, teaming with play-by-play announcer Tom Hammond. On January 8, 2011 Mayock teamed with Hammond to call NBC's coverage of the Wild Card playoff game between the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks. This was his first NFL Playoffs game as a broadcaster.
Mayock called Thursday Night Football on the NFL Network with Brad Nessler from 2011 through 2013. In February 2014, the NFL announced that CBS Sports and the NFL Network would share and co-produce the Thursday Night package, using the No. 1 CBS announce team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms for the entire season, replacing Nessler and Mayock.
Mayock was replaced by Doug Flutie as color commentator of Notre Dame football, beginning with the 2015 season.
On December 31, 2018, Mayock was hired to be the general manager of the Oakland Raiders. One of Mayock's first splashes as general manager was trading for embittered Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. In his first draft with the team, Mayock used the team's three first-round picks on Clelin Ferrell, Josh Jacobs, and Johnathan Abram.
- Craig Lyndall (January 14, 2015). "Mike Mayock talks about Cardale Jones' NFL draft stock". waitingfornextyear.com. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
- Ben Eagle (February 5, 2014). "CBS lands rights to NFL's Thursday Night Football package". SI.com. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
- "Report: Raiders hire Mike Mayock as G.M." Pro Football Talk. December 31, 2018.