CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 5 2x, at Texas (2011)*
Tackles For Loss: 1, at Texas (2011)
INT Returned for Touchdowns: None
* Indicates most recent high
2012 Played in 11 games (3 starts) with eight tackles (6 solo, 2 assisted) and broke up one pass... finished the season with two tackles (one solo) against Minnesota (12/28) in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas at Reliant Stadium... posted one tackle in three consecutive games against No. 23 Texas (11/3), No. 24 Oklahoma State 911/24) and Baylor (11/24)... tallied one tackle (solo) against No. 14 Oklahoma (10/6)... made season debut recording two tackles (one solo) at Texas State (9/8).
2011 Played in 10 games (5 starts) with 20 tackles (16 solo) with 1.0 tackle for a loss (loss of two yards) and broke up one pass... posted four tackles (three solo) against No. 18 Baylor at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington (11/26)... made two tackles (both assisted) at Missouri (11/19)... collected one tackle (solo) against No. 2 Oklahoma State (11/12)... notched five tackles (four solo), including one for a loss of two yards at No. 25 Texas (11/5)... recorded four tackles (all solo) against No. 24 Texas A&M (10/8)... made three tackles (all solo) against Nevada (9/24)... broke up one pass at New Mexico (9/17)... made season debut making one tackle (solo) in season opener against Texas State (9/3).
2010 Played in eight games (2 starts) making 11 tackles (eight solo) and broke up two passes on the season... made three tackles (one solo) against Northwestern in the TicketCity Bowl (1/1) at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas... made first career start at right corner and recorded a season-high five tackles (all solo) and broke up one pass against Houston (11/27)... tallied first career tackle and finished with three tackles (two solo) and broke up one pass against Weber State (11/20)... made career debut in season-opener against SMU (9/5).
2009 Redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL Shoemaker High School in Killeen, Texas ... PrepStar All-Midlands Region ... clocked at 4.4 in the 40 ... caught 18 passes for 422 yards and four touchdowns in 2007 ... averaged 23.4 yards per catch ... won Region II Class 5A 200M run with a time of 21.09 as a junior ... also received an offer from UTEP ... High School Coach: Ken Gray.
PERSONAL Derrick Mays Jr. ... born November 27, 1990, in Missouri ... son of Derrick Mays Sr. and Wanda Mays ... has one brother ... majoring in restaurant, hotel, and institutional management.