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|Date of birth:||August 14, 1958|
|Place of birth:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|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 highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Michael Francis "Mike" Mayock (born August 14, 1958) is a former professional football player, a safety with the New York Giants of the National Football League. Mayock is currently a draft analyst for the NFL Network, and was recently a game analyst for NBC's coverage of Notre Dame football. Mayock is known for his thick Philadelphia accent.
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.
Since 2005, Mayock has worked with the NFL Network, and has 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.
Mayock is an analyst for NFL Network and hosts the show Path To The Draft during draft season as a draft guru.
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 colour commentator of Notre Dame football, beginning with the 2015 season.
- 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.