Maehl in the 2013 NFL season.
|No. 15, 88|
|Date of birth:||March 16, 1989|
|Place of birth:||Paradise, California|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||184 lb (83 kg)|
|High school:||Paradise (CA)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Jeffrey David "Jeff" Maehl (born March 16, 1989) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at Oregon.
In addition to the Texans, Maehl played for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Maehl lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his wife Britnee and their two cats, Captain Pancake and Leonardo DiCatrio. Maehl has a full sleeve on one arm and a half-sleeve tattoo on his other. Maehl has a rose matching his wife on his left forearm, with her initials and a quote, as well as a mirrored rose on his right one reading, "Truly" and "Blessed". He also has one on his right arm that says "Paradise California", his hometown, and features a row of pine trees which densely inhabit the area, and more scripture and design. The one on his left is in honor of drowned former teammate Todd Doxey. Doxey was a close friend and roommate of Maehl.
Jeff played for the Paradise High School Bobcats, where he was given the opportunity to display his skills on the field. He wore the #15 jersey in green and gold. (Paradise is but a 15-minute drive to the hometown of 2011 Super Bowl champion, and MVP, Aaron Rodgers.) Here is where his numbers clearly showed the ability to move on and play with Oregon. He played in the 2007 Lions Club District 4C-1 All Star Game along with former rival at Pleasant Valley High School, now BC Lions quarterback Jordan Rodgers.
He played college football with the University of Oregon Ducks. As a senior in 2010, Maehl caught 77 passes for 1,076 yards while helping Oregon to the 2011 BCS National Championship Game. In that game, quarterback Darron Thomas and Maehl combined to set the record for the longest pass play from scrimmage in a championship game: 81 yards. Prior to the 2011 NFL Draft, Maehl was predicted to be a late-round draft pick by draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.
At the NFL combine, Jeff Maehl had a strong performance. He measured in at 6'1" and 190 lbs and had a slower than average 40-time of 4.62 seconds. However, in the measures of quickness - 20-yard shuttle, 60-yard shuttle, and 3-cone drill - Maehl finished 2nd, 1st, and 1st respectively. Maehl's 6.42 second 3-cone drill was not only the fastest in this year's draft, but the fastest it has been run in 6 years.He still holds the current record as of the end of 2017 Combine.
2014 NFL Draft
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 1 in||190 lb||4.63 s||1.68 s||2.69 s||4.04 s||6.42 s||33.5 in||10 ft 1 in||21 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine|
Maehl went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft, but he was selected with the final pick of the 2011 UFL Draft by the Virginia Destroyers. Maehl was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent on July 25, 2011. Despite being waived by Houston on September 3, 2011, Maehl was signed to the Texans practice squad on September 4, 2011. On December 13, 2011, Maehl was signed to the active roster following the release of fellow wide receiver Derrick Mason. Maehl was cut on September 1, 2012 while the Texans were trimming their roster to 53 men, signed by Texans to the practice squad on Sept. 4, 2011, signed from practice squad to active roster by Texans on Dec. 13, 2011 and signed by the Texans to Reserve/Future contracts on Jan. 24, 2013.
Maehl was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for offensive tackle Nate Menkin on August 12, 2013, where he was reunited with his former college coach Chip Kelly. In week four of the 2014 season Maehl came in during a blowout loss to the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter, catching a touchdown.
- Oregon's Jeff Maehl Plays With Fallen Teammate Todd Doxey on His Mind AOL News, January 9, 2011
- ESPN profile
- Kiper says Maehl is late-round selection in NFL Draft Paradise Post, April 21, 2011
- "2011 Wide Receiver Combine Results". Archived from the original on 2012-03-25.
- "Jeff Maehl Undrafted...really?". TheDraftThinker.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-25. Retrieved May 2011. Check date values in:
- NFL (2017-03-02), All-Time Combine Records | NFL, retrieved 2017-03-03
- Destroyers add more player-rights through draft HamptonRoads.com, May 2011
- Maehl signed to Texan practice squad
- Rosenthal, Gregg (August 12, 2013). "Philadelphia Eagles acquire Jeff Maehl, ex-Oregon WR". NFL.com. Retrieved 2013-08-12.