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Jerod Mayo





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2015 Season

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Jerod Mayo was drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round (10th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.


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Jerod Mayo was drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round (10th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.


  • Elected defensive captain by his teammates for five consecutive seasons (2009-15).
  • Named to two Pro Bowls, in 2012 and in 2010 with an NFL-leading 193 tackles.
  • Named to 2010 Associated Press All-Pro First Team.
  • Mayo became the second Patriots player to win the Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year Award, joining Mike Haynes (1976).
  • Mayo has led the Patriots in total tackles in each of his first five seasons with 184 tackles in 2012, 103 tackles in 2011 despite missing two games due to injury, 193 in 2010, 114 in 2009 despite missing three games due to injury, and 139 tackles in 2008.
  • Mayo’s 2008 tackle total led all NFL rookies.
  • In a game vs. N.Y. Jets on Nov. 13, 2008, Mayo finished with a career-high 23 tackles (17 solo).
  • Named a defensive co-captain by his teammates in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.


2015 (16/8, 1/0)

  • Placed on injured reserve prior to the AFC Championship at Denver (1/24).
  • Contributed at linebacker before leaving the game with an injury in the third quarter of the playoff victory vs. Kansas city (1/16).
  • Started at linebacker and posted eight tackles at Miami (1/3).
  • Posted one solo tackle at N.Y. Jets (12/27).
  • Posted five tackles, four solo, in the win vs. Tennessee (12/20).
  • Started at linebacker and recorded eight solo tackles in the win at Houston (12/13).
  • Recorded three tackles, two solo, broke up one pass and sacked Sam Bradford on first down for no gain with 3:00 left in the fourth quarter vs. Philadelphia (12/6).
  • Started at linebacker and recorded four tackles, three solo at Denver (11/29).
  • Started at linebacker and recorded four solo tackles in the win vs. Buffalo (11/23). On the second play of the game, Mayo stopped LeSean McCoy for a 4-yard loss on second-and-one, forcing the Bills into a third down situation that they did not convert.
  • Started at linebacker and recorded five tackles, three solo in the win at N.Y. Giants (11/15).
  • Contributed on defense and special teams in the win vs. Washington (11/8).
  • Recorded one tackle in the win vs. Miami (10/29).
  • Contributed on defense and special teams in the win vs. the New York Jets (10/25).
  • Contributed on defense and was in for one play on special teams in the win at Indianapolis (10/18).
  • Made his third start at linebacker and posted three tackles, one solo, in the win at Dallas (10/11).
  • Started at linebacker and registered three tackles in the win vs. Jacksonville (9/27).
  • Started at linebacker and posted two tackles in the win at Buffalo (9/20).
  • Elected defensive co-captain by his teammates for the seventh straight season.
  • Returned to action vs. Pittsburgh (9/10) after being limited to just six games in 2014 due to injury.

2014 (6/6)

  • Voted a defensive co-captain by his teammates for the sixth straight year.
  • Placed on injured reserve (10/16).
  • Started and posted five tackles before leaving the game with a serious knee injury in the second quarter of the win at Buffalo (10/12).
  • Started and led the team with eight tackles in the win vs. Cincinnati (10/5).
  • Started and led the team with a game-high 10 tackles at Kansas City (9/29).
  • Started and played every defensive snap in the win vs. Oakland (9/21), finishing with a game-high 12 tackles.
  • Started and posted a game-high-tying eight tackles in the win at Minnesota (9/14).
  • Started the season opener at Miami (9/7) and recorded a game-high nine tackles, one sack (nine yards). Also recovered a first-quarter fumble forced by Jamie Collins in Dolphins territory that led to a Patriots field goal.

2013 (6/6)

  • Voted a defensive co-captain by his teammates for the fifth straight year.
  • Started the first six games of the season at linebacker before sustaining an injury in the New Orleans game (10/13) and was placed on injured reserve. Finished the season with 66 tackles, 1½ sacks, one pass defensed and fumble recovery.
  • Started at linebacker in season opener at Buffalo (9/8)  and collected 15 tackles.
  • Picked up nine tackles and his first sack of the season  for a 1-yard loss vs. Tampa Bay (9/22).
  • Registered 12 tackles at Cincinnati (10/6), including a ½ sack for 4 yards and recovered a fumble.
  • Accumulated double-digit tackles for the fourth time vs. New Orleans (10/13), making 11 stops before departing with an injury in the fourth quarter.
  • Was on pace to make 176 tackles before being placed on injured reserve on Oct. 16.

2012 (16/16, 2/2)

  • Voted a defensive co-captain by his teammates for the fourth straight year.
  • Earned his second career Pro Bowl selection.
  • Started all 16 regular season games and led the team with 184 tackles, the fifth-highest single season total in Patriots history. Also tallied three sacks, one interception, three passes defensed, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
  • Tied a career high with 10 double-digit tackle games in 2012.
  • Started both postseason contests and accumulated 15 tackles and one forced fumble.
  • Finished with eight tackles and a key fourth-quarter sack for 8 yards on third down that forced the Dolphins to kick a field goal in the win at Miami (12/2). Also forced a fumble that was recovered by the Dolphins.
  • Recorded 15 tackles and a sack for a 9-yard loss in the win at N.Y. Jets (11/22).
  • Accumulated 20 tackles - the second highest total in a single game in his career - and forced a fumble in the overtime win vs. N.Y. Jets (10/21). Mayo tallied a single-game career high with 23 tackles vs. N.Y. Jets in 2008.
  • Compiled nine tackles and forced and recovered a third quarter fumble that led to a field goal at Seattle (10/14).
  • Had 18 tackles and his first sack of the season vs. Denver (10/7).
  • Compiled nine tackles and his only interception of the season in the win at Buffalo (9/30).
  • Opened the season with three consecutive double-digit tackle games - 13 at Tennessee (9/9), 11 vs. Arizona (9/16) and 13 at Baltimore (9/23).

2011 (14/13, 3/3)

  • Missed two games due to injury, but still eclipsed the 100-tackle mark for the fourth consecutive year, becoming the fifth Patriots player to do so and the first to do it in his first four seasons in the league.
  • Forced a third quarter Giants fumble (recovered by the Giants) and tallied 11 tackles in a start in Super Bowl XLVI (2/5).
  • Recorded eight tackles, a quarterback hit and pass defensed in the AFC Championship against the Ravens (1/22).
  • Led the team with 13 tackles in a start at linebacker in the Divisional playoff game against the Broncos (1/14).
  • Recorded eight tackles and a pass defensed in a start against the Bills (1/1).
  • Sacked Matt Moore on third-and-10 to force a Dolphins punt in the fourth quarter and led the team with 12 tackles (12/24).
  • Led the team with eight tackles in a start against the Broncos (12/18).
  • Clinched the win over the Redskins with his second career interception - a crucial pick of Rex Grossman at the New England 9-yard line with 22 seconds remaining. Added eight tackles (12/11).
  • Snagged his first career interception on a fourth quarter Dan Orlovsky pass, returning it 2 yards to the Patriots’ 44-yard line. Tallied seven tackles, two quarterback hits and two passes defensed in a start against the Colts (12/4).
  • Made five tackles in a start against the Eagles (11/27).
  • Led the team with 11 tackles in a start against the Chiefs (11/21).
  • Made five tackles, including one for a loss, in a start against the Jet (11/13).
  • Made six tackles in a start against the Giants (11/6).
  • Returned to action against the Steelers, making two tackles in a reserve role (10/30).
  • Was inactive due to injury against the Jets (10/9) and Cowboys (10/16).
  • Started and made three tackles against the Raiders before leaving the game due to injury (10/2).
  • Made five tackles against the Bills (9/25).
  • Led the team with 15 tackles against the Chargers and forced Mike Tolbert to fumble the ball, which was recovered by Rob Ninkovich (9/18).
  • Made 5 tackles in a start against the Dolphins (9/12).

2010 (16/16,1/1)

  • Led the team with 12 tackles against the Jets (12/6), raising his season total to a career-high 157 tackles with four games remaining.
  • Tallied 14 tackles and one pass defensed against the Lions, recording his eight game of 10 or more tackles in 2010 (11/25).
  • Led the team with 15 tackles against the Colts (11/21) and stayed on pace for over 200 tackles in 2010. Also credited with one pass defensed when he leapt to break up a first-quarter Peyton Manning pass to set up a third-andnine situation that the Colts did not convert.
  • Was credited with 13 tackles against the Steelers (11/14).
  • Made nine tackles against the Browns (11/7), putting him on pace for over 200 tackles in 2010.
  • Extended his streak to four consecutive games with 10- plus tackles, finishing with 17 tackles against the Vikings (10/31). He stopped Adrian Peterson for no gain on thirdand- one in the first quarter, forcing a Vikings punt.
  • Recovered a Chargers fumble forced by Dane Fletcher at the San Diego 22-yard line in the first quarter, helping to set up a one-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady to TE Rob Gronkowski for a 7-0 lead (10/24).
  • Recorded 10-plus tackles for the third game in a row, becoming the first Patriot to do so since Tedy Bruschi did in 2006. He finished the game against the Chargers with 12 tackles and is on pace for a career-high 205 tackles this season (10/24).
  • Led the team with 19 tackles against the Ravens, his second highest career total (10/17).
  • Led the team with 17 tackles (16 solo) against the Dolphins (10/4).
  • Picked up his first sack of the year, dropping Ryan Fitzpatrick for a seven-yard loss on second-and-seven from the Patriots' 15-yard line, helping hold Buffalo to a field goal two plays later. Also led the team with nine tackles against Buffalo (9/26).
  • Recorded nine tackles against the Jets (9/19).
  • Started at inside linebacker in the season opener against the Bengals, registering 11 tackles (9/12)

2009 (13/12, 1/1)

  • Played in 13 games with 12 starts and led the team in tackles with 114, despite missing three games due to an injury.
  • Added 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble.
  • Registered double-digit tackles three times: (16, MIA, 11/8; 11, at MIA, 12/6; and 16, JAX, 12/27).
  • Registered his first career sack at Indianapolis (11/15) when he sacked Peyton Manning for an 11-yard loss in the second quarter.
  • Went over 100 tackles for the season with a 16-tackle performance in the Patriots' 35-7 AFC East-clinching victory vs. Jacksonville (12/27).
  • Was forced to leave the season-opener vs. Buffalo (9/14) in the first quarter due to an injury and missed the next three games.
  • Returned to action at Denver (10/11) but did not start. H Recorded his second career forced fumble, stripping Knowshon Moreno of the ball on a reception from Kyle Orton in the first quarter.
  • Teamed with Tully Banta-Cain on a half sack at Miami (12/6).
  • Started in the postseason game vs. Baltimore (1/10) and finished with seven total tackles.

2008 (16/16)

  • Started every game at inside linebacker and became just the second Patriots player to be named Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, joining Mike Haynes (1976).
  • NFL defensive rookie of the year by, and Pro Football Weekly.
  • Led all NFL rookies in tackles in 2008 and led the Patriots in tackles with 139 stops, according to coaches' film breakdown, a 54-tackle lead over the next leading tackler.
  • Named Rookie of the Month for the month of October.
  • Tallied 23 tackles (17 solo) vs. the N.Y. Jets (11/13), the highest total by a Patriots player since 1994.
  • In the month of December, led the Patriots with 35 tackles as the team went 4-0 in the month while allowing just 13.5 points per game, including a season-ending shutout at Buffalo (12/28).
  • Scooped up his first NFL fumble recovery, snatching an Andre Hall fumble forced by Ty Warren vs. Denver (10/20).
  • Started at inside linebacker and led the team with 10 tackles while also posting his first career pass defensed at Indianapolis (11/2).
  • Credited with a forced fumble with his hit on Tim Hightower after just a 3-yard gain on a swing pass vs. Arizona (12/21).


  • Started 26 of 32 games at Tennessee, playing for three seasons from 2005-07 after redshirting in 2004, and recorded 236 tackles (137 solos) with six quarterback pressures, 6.5 sacks for minus 51 yards and 21 stops for losses of 82 yards.
  • His 140 tackles in 2007 were the most by a Tennessee player since 1990.
  • His 19 tackles versus Kentucky in 2007 were the most by a Tennessee player since 1988.
  • Moved to middle linebacker in 2007, starting all 14 games, and recorded a career-high 140 tackles (79 solos) and returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown.


  • Jerod Mayo was born February 23, 1986.
  • Attended Kecoughtan High in Hampton, Va., where he was a Prep Star All-American and 2003 Defensive Player of the Year in the Virginia Peninsula area.
  • Added all-state and first-team all-district honors as a senior, recording 110 tackles, including 18 for loss, and two interceptions. Also played running back for seven games, picking up 1,245 rushing yards and scoring 13 touchdowns during his final campaign.
  • Has two brothers, Deron and Derek, who play college football.
  • Majored in sport management at Tennessee.


  • 2011 Ron Burton Community Service Award Winner.
  • Filmed a scene in the Three Stooges movie during the 2010 offseason with former Patriots WR Troy Brown.
  • Jerod has been involved with United Way, filming a PSA for the New Hampshire 2-1-1 help line.
  • Started The Mayo Bowl in 2010, a celebrity bowling event that raises money for Pitching In for Kids, an area children’s charity.
  • Daughter, Chya, and son, Jerod Jr., share the same birthday one year apart.



  • Team Captain


  • Team Captain


  • AFC Pro Bowl
  • Team Captain


  • Team Captain


  • AFC Pro Bowl
  • Associated Press NFL All-Pro: First Team
  • Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All NFL Team
  • Team Captain


  • USA Today’s All-Joe Team
  • Team Captain


  • Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year
  • Pro Football Weekly/PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year
  • Defensive Rookie of the Year
  • Defensive Rookie of the Year
  • NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month (October)
  • Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie Team
  • Sporting News All-Rookie Team

Patriots Single Season Tackle Leaders All-Time

Year Player Tackles
1983 LB Clayton Weishuhn 229
1984 LB Steve Nelson 207
2010 LB Jerod Mayo 193
1980 LB Steve Nelson 186
2012 LB Jerod Mayo 184

2010 NFL Tackle Leaders

Player Team Tackles
Jerod Mayo New England 193
Stephen Tulloch Tennessee 159
Paul Posluzny Buffalo 151
Ray Lewis Baltimore 145
Chad Greenway Minnesota 144


Mayo has led the Patriots in tackles in each of his first five seasons with the team. The linebacker and team captain is tied with Vincent Brown for most seasons leading the club in tackles.

Season Leading the Team in Tackles

Seasons Player Years
5 Jerod Mayo (2008-12)
5 Vincent Brown (1991-95)
5 Steve Nelson (1979-80,82,84-85)
4 Lawyer Milloy (1998-2001)
4 Fred Marion (1986-88,90)


Mayo has now registered 100 tackles for the fifth straight year. He is the first player in New England history to register 100 tackles in his first five NFL seasons. He is the fourth Patriots player to register at least five consecutive 100 tackle seasons.

100 Tackles In At Least Four Consecutive Seasons

Seasons Player Years
6 Fred Marion (1985-1990)
5 Jerod Mayo (2008-2012)
5 Lawyer Milloy (1997-2001)
5 Vincent Brown (1991-1995)
4 Steve Nelson (1979-1982)


Entering 2013, Mayo has been the most productive tackler in the NFL since 2010, leading the NFL with 480 total tackles.

Most Tackles In The NFL Since 2010

Player Tackles
Jerod Mayo 480
Chad Green Way (Minnesota) 446
London Fletcher 441


Career Stats


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defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

Buffalo Bills27610-0-----
Dallas Cowboys12110-0-----
Denver Broncos15410-0-----
Houston Texans18710-0-----
Indianapolis Colts10----------
Jacksonville Jaguars11100-0-----
Miami Dolphins27700-0-----
New York Giants14310-0-----
New York Jets21100-0-----
Philadelphia Eagles14221-1-----
Pittsburgh Steelers12110-0-----
Tennessee Titans16240-0-----
Washington Redskins10----------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

Outside Own Division103221111-1-----
vs AFC Teams12372980-0-----
vs NFC Teams410641-1-----
vs Own Division6151410-0-----

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defensive splits - split by STADIUM

AT&T Stadium12110-0-----
Gillette Stadium8191271-1-----
Lucas Oil Stadium10----------
MetLife Stadium25410-0-----
NRG Stadium18710-0-----
Ralph Wilson Stadium12110-0-----
Sports Authority Field at Mile High15410-0-----
Sun Life Stadium16600-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES


defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)23210-0-----
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