|MAYO'S PERSONAL FILE|
Full Name: Jerod Andrew Mayo
Born: Feb. 23, 1986
Coach at Kecoughtan High School: Tommy Austin
CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 32/26
2007 - Games/Starts: 14/14 ... First team All-SEC selection by Coaches ... In the last four games of the season, he had 62 tackles, five TFLs, half a sack and two PBUs ... Led team with 140 tackles ... Led Vols with 10 tackles, including one TFL, in season-opener against Cal ... Finished with three tackles and had first career forced fumble against Southern Miss ... Had six tackles at Florida ... Tied for team lead with six tackles against Arkansas State ... Tied for team lead with 11 tackles vs. Georgia ... Had four tackles against Mississippi State ... Tied for team lead with 11 tackles at Alabama .. Had 11 tackles and first sack of season against South Carolina ... Finished with seven tackles against La-Lafayette ... Led Vols with nine tackles and intercepted the first pass of his career returning it 34 yards for a TD against Arkansas ... Led team with 15 tackles against Vanderbilt ... Had two TFLs in crucial fourth quarter comeback against Commodores ... Had career-high 19 tackles at Kentucky ... Had 1.5 TFLs, .5 sack, a PBU and a bone-crushing hit on a Wildcat receiver to force an INT ... Earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week Honors for his efforts against Kentucky ... 15 tackles against LSU in SEC Championship game were tied for second-most in championship game history ... Led team with 13 tackles against Wisconsin in the Outback bowl.
2006 - Games/Starts: 12/11 ... Despite being slowed by late-season knee injury, still finished third on squad and 11th in SEC with 83 tackles ... Earned second-team All-America honors from Rivals.com ... Set then career high with 10 tackles in win over Air Force ... Matched that effort for second consecutive week with 10-tackle performance against Florida ... Added one sack and two TFLs against Gators ... Led SEC in sacks through first three weeks of season ... Set career high for tackles with 12 against Marshall ... Recovered Georgia quarterback Joe Tereshinski's fumble in fourth quarter to seal Tennessee win ... Had 12 tackles, two TFLs and one sack against Alabama ... Nine tackles and one TFL at South Carolina ... Tied career-high for third time in 2006 with 12 tackles against LSU ... Had six tackles, including 21/2 for loss, at Arkansas ... Two tackles against Vanderbilt before leaving game because of knee injury ... Returned in reserve role to make one tackle in Outback Bowl.
2005 - Games/Starts: 6/1 ... Redshirt freshman generated buzz with outstanding preseason ... Made collegiate debut in season-opener vs. UAB and recorded six tackles ... Made first career start at Florida and contributed two tackles from weakside linebacker post ... Missed Mississippi game with knee injury ... Returned to action vs. Georgia and made one tackle ... Had four stops at Alabama ... Missed final four games with knee injury.
2004 - Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL - PrepStar All-America ... Named All-State and first-team All-District ... As senior in 2003, recorded 110 tackles including 18 for loss and two interceptions ... Also played running back for seven games as senior, picking up 1,245 rushing yards and scoring 13 touchdowns and five two-point conversions ... Garnered first-team All-District, All-Area and All-Region honors as junior in 2002 while recording 68 tackles including 22 for loss, four interceptions and three sacks ... Three-year starter at both linebacker and running back.