Jerod Mayo was drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round (10th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft ... Signed by the Patriots (7/24/08).CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
- Named to his first Pro Bowl in 2010 with an NFLleading 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 three seasons with 193 tackles 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. the New York 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 and 2010.
2012 (16/16, 2/2)
2011 (14/13, 3/3)
- Voted a defensive co-captain by his teammates for the fourth straight year.
- Earned his second career Pro Bowl selection.
- Closed out the regular season with 184 tackles, the fifth-highest single season total in Patriots history.
- Finished with eight tackles and a key fourth-quarter sack for eight 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 nine-yard loss in the win at N.Y. Jets (12/2).
- Had 13 total tackles vs. Buffalo (11/11), eclipsing the 10-tackle mark for the seventh time in nine games in 2012.
- Registered his sixth double-digit tackle game of the season in win at St. Louis (10/28), pushing him over 100 tackles for the fifth straight season to begin his career. Also forced a fumble in his third consecutive contest.
- 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).
- Compiled nine tackles and forced and recovered a third quarter fumble that led to a field goal at Seattle (10/14).
- Had a season-high 18 tackles and his first sack of the season vs. Denver (10/7).
- Compiled nine tackles and his first 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).
- 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).
2009 (13/12, 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)
- 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.
- 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 ESPN.com, SI.com 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.