Mostert with the Cleveland Browns in 2015
|No. 31 – San Francisco 49ers|
|Born:||April 9, 1992|
Daytona Beach, Florida
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school:||New Smyrna Beach|
(New Smyrna Beach, Florida)
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2019|
Mostert attended New Smyrna Beach High School in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, where he played football and competed in track and field. Mostert led New Smyrna Beach to two playoff berths. After his senior season, he moved on to Purdue University.
In his first collegiate season, he set a school record as he averaged 33.5 yards a return, capped off with a 99-yard touchdown return in the bowl game. He finished the season with seven returns of 39 or more yards, including an 81-yarder at Indiana and a 74-yarder at Wisconsin. Against the Badgers, he racked up 206 yards on five kickoff returns to break 42-year-old school records for total yardage and average yards per return.
- 1 High school career
- 2 College career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 Personal life
- 5 References
- 6 External links
High school career
Mostert attended New Smyrna Beach High School, in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, where he was a member of the football and track & field teams. As a football player under coach Lance Jenkins, he returned nine kickoffs and one punt for touchdowns, in addition to having 39 receptions for 723 yards (18.5 average) and four touchdowns as a senior. He also recorded 81 tackles on defense. As a participant in the 2010 Central Florida All-Star Game, he was named MVP after hauling in three passes for nearly 100 yards and returning a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown. He also made an appearance in the Florida North Vs. South football game.
Track & field
As a track athlete under coach Brendan Robinson, Mostert was a standout sprinter, hurdler, and jumper. He won the 2010 FHSAA 3A District 6 title in the 300-meter hurdles. At the 2011 FHSAA 3A Outdoor State Finals, he finished first in the 100 meters, with a time of 10.68 seconds, and placed fourth in the 300-meter hurdles, with a personal-best time of 37.95 seconds.
He was a member of the Purdue track team. He was ranked by NFL.com as the fastest college football player in the NCAA, with only Oklahoma State wide receiver Tyreek Hill possessing a faster 100m time (9.98 s). He took gold in both the 60 meters (6.63s) and 200 meters (20.73s) at the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships. He qualified for the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 100 meters (10.15s), 200 meters (20.65s) and as a member of 4x100-meter relay squad.
Mostert committed to Purdue University on January 14, 2011. He chose Purdue over football scholarships from Illinois University, Indiana University, Marshall University, the United States Naval Academy, Rutgers University, the University of Miami, the University of Southern Mississippi, the University of Central Florida, and the Wake Forest University.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|New Smyrna Beach, Florida||New Smyrna Beach High School||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)||183 lb (83 kg)||–||Jan 14, 2011|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: – (S) Rivals: – (WR), – (FL)|
Mostert attended and played college football at Purdue from 2011–2014. In his first collegiate season in 2011, he set a school record as he averaged 33.5 yards a return, capped off with a 99-yard touchdown return in the 2011 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against Western Michigan. He finished the season with seven returns of 39 or more yards, including an 81-yarder at Indiana and a 74-yarder at Wisconsin. Against the Badgers, he racked up 206 yards on five kickoff returns to break 42-year-old school records for total yardage and average yards per return in a single game. (41.2) For his efforts against Wisconsin, he was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week, becoming the first freshman to do it since Rob Henry in October 2010. His 837 kickoff return yards are the second best in school history for a single season. He is now ranked 13th on Purdue's career kickoff return yards.
In May 2012, Mostert was named to the preseason Jet Award watch list, an award given to the top return specialist in the NCAA. During spring practice, Mostert was named a captain for the 2012 season. In the 2012 season, he finished with 16 carries for 85 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown to go along with 18 kick returns for 463 net yards. In the 2013 season, he finished with 11 carries for 37 rushing yards to go along with 11 kick returns for 258 net yards and a return touchdown, which was a 100-yarder against Penn State. His role expanded in the 2014 season. He finished with 93 carries for 529 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns to go along with 34 kick returns for 731 net return yards.
|NCAA Career Totals||136||759||5.6||18.5||6||19||122||0||88||2,289||26.0||2||100|
After going undrafted during the 2015 NFL Draft, Mostert signed as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles. Mostert had an excellent preseason; between his 157 rushing yards and 191 receiving yards, totaling for 351 yards, he led the NFL in yards from the line of scrimmage in the preseason. He also added in five kick returns for 162 yards. Despite this effort, he was ultimately cut on September 4, 2015, in preparation for the Eagles having to cut their roster down to 53.
On September 6, 2015, Mostert was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad.
On September 14, 2015, The Miami Dolphins signed Mostert off the Eagles practice squad. Mostert returned two kicks for 57 yards for the Dolphins during Week 2. On October 13, 2015, he was released by the Dolphins in hopes of moving him down to practice squad. Mostert did not clear waivers and was picked up by the Baltimore Ravens the following day.
On October 14, 2015, Mostert was signed by the Baltimore Ravens after losing third-string running back, Lorenzo Taliaferro to a season-ending foot injury. Mostert returned five kicks for 164 yards in seven games with the Ravens. On December 15, 2015, Mostert was cut by the Ravens in hopes of putting him on practice squad; however, Mostert did not clear waivers and was placed on the Browns 53-man roster.
New York Jets
On September 12, 2016, Mostert was released from the Jets' practice squad.
On September 13, 2016, Mostert was signed to the Bears' practice squad. On September 21, he was elevated to the active roster. He appeared in two games with the Bears in the 2016 season. He was released on October 3, 2016 and re-signed to the practice squad the next day. He was released by the Bears on November 24, 2016.
San Francisco 49ers
On November 28, 2016, Mostert was signed to the 49ers' practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on December 31, 2016. He played in the Week 17 regular season finale against the Seattle Seahawks. He finished the 2016 season with 68 return yards and six rushing yards.
Mostert played very sparingly in the first five games of the 2018 season. However, his role increased starting in Week 6. Against the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football, he had 12 carries for 87 yards in the 33–30 loss. He added 59 rushing yards in the following game against the Los Angeles Rams. During Week 9 of the regular season against the Oakland Raiders on Thursday Night Football, Mostert scored his first NFL touchdown on a 52-yard rush in the third quarter. However, he fractured his forearm during the game. He was placed on injured reserve on November 2, 2018. Overall, Mostert finished the 2018 season with 261 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.
On March 15, 2019, Mostert signed a three-year contract extension with the 49ers. He scored his first touchdown of the season on a 39-yard reception from Jimmy Garoppolo during a Week 2 41–17 road victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. During Week 8, Mostert scored his first rushing touchdown on a 41-yard rush during the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers as the 49ers won by a score of 51–13. During Week 13 against the Baltimore Ravens, Mostert finished with 146 rushing yards, including a 40-yard touchdown as the 49ers lost 17–20. In Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints, Mostert rushed 10 times for 69 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 40 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown pass thrown by wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, during the 48–46 win.  Overall, Mostert finished the 2019 season with 772 rushing yard and eight rushing touchdowns to go along with 14 receptions for 180 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.
In the Divisional Round of the playoffs against the Minnesota Vikings, Mostert rushed 12 times for 58 yards and recovered a fumble lost by punt returner Marcus Sherels before leaving the game due to a calf injury. Without Mostert, the 49ers won the game 27–10. 
Growing up in Smyrna Beach, Florida, known as the "shark-bite capital of the world," Mostert often surfed in the Atlantic Ocean. He married Devon Beckwith on March 3, 2017. Their first child, Gunnar Grey, was born in June 2018.
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