Derrick Mayes

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Derrick Mayes
No. 80
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-01-28) January 28, 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth: Indianapolis, Indiana
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 145
Receiving yards: 1,823
Receiving TDs: 16
Player stats at NFL.com

Derrick Binet Mayes (born January 28, 1974 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, the Green Bay Packers, and the Kansas City Chiefs from 1996 to 2001. His best year was with the Seahawks in 1999.

Early years[edit]

After playing high school football at North Central High School in Indianapolis,[1] Mayes played college football at the University of Notre Dame from 1992 through the 1995 season. He wore jersey number 1. He held the school record for career touchdown receptions[2] until the record was broken by Jeff Samardzija.

Professional career[edit]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

The Green Bay Packers selected Mayes in the second round (56th overall pick) of the 1996 NFL Draft.[3] He caught six passes in his rookie season.[4] He was part of the Packers' Super Bowl XXXI winning team. In 1997, Mayes took on a bit of a punt returning role as well as expanding his time on offense.[5] Mayes had arguably his best game as a Packer in 1998, catching three touchdowns in a game against the Carolina Panthers.[6] Before the 1999 season, Mayes was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for a seventh-round draft pick.[7]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

In Mayes' first season in Seattle, he caught a career high 62 passes for 829 yards and 10 touchdowns.[8] In 2000, Mayes only caught 29 passes.[9] On March 1, 2001, Mayes was cut by the Seahawks.[10]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

After being released from the Seahawks, Mayes was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on July 10, 2001.[11] He was cut by the Chiefs in final cuts that year.[12]

Post-career life[edit]

After graduating from Notre Dame with a communications degree, Mayes now does video work, speaks to high school athletes, and runs former coach Lou Holtz's foundation.[13] Mayes also starred in Ultimate Hustler, a "hip-hop Celebrity Apprentice".[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MAYES, DERRICK | Indiana Football Hall of Fame". www.indiana-football.org. Retrieved 2017-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Waking the Echoes: Mayes puts life before football // The Observer". The Observer. 2014-11-19. Retrieved 2017-02-01. 
  3. ^ Chepovetsky, Michael. "Derrick Mayes, Kansas City Chiefs, Widereceiver career stats on Sportometry". Sportometry. Retrieved 2017-02-01. 
  4. ^ "Derrick Mayes". NFL.com. Retrieved 2017-02-01. 
  5. ^ "Derrick Mayes: Career Stats at NFL.com". www.nfl.com. Retrieved 2017-02-01. 
  6. ^ "Derrick Mayes: Leadership defined '90s Packers". Retrieved 2017-02-01. 
  7. ^ "Packers trade Mayes to Seattle". Chippewa Herald. Retrieved 2017-02-01. 
  8. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MayeDe00/gamelog/1999/
  9. ^ Sports, Fox. "Derrick Mayes Stats - Season & Career Statistics". www.foxsports.com. Retrieved 2017-02-01. 
  10. ^ Sports, Fox. "Derrick Mayes Transactions: Signings, Trades & more". www.foxsports.com. Retrieved 2017-02-01. 
  11. ^ reports, From staff and wire. "Chiefs sign receiver Mayes | CJOnline.com". cjonline.com. Retrieved 2017-02-01. 
  12. ^ "The Landmark - Chiefs Chatter (Monday Morning Quarterback sugests". www.plattecountylandmark.com. Retrieved 2017-02-01. 
  13. ^ "Q&A with Derrick Mayes". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2017-02-01. 
  14. ^ "Packers.com | News | Stories | August 17, 2006: Mayes Goes From Sure-Handed Receiver To Filmmaker". Retrieved 2017-02-01.