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#28 Mike Mayhew
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: East Mecklenburg
Major: Sports Science/Fitness Mang.

 

Breakdown: Before he leaves A&T, he will likely be the most decorated back in school history...His three seasons at A&T includes him being MEAC Rookie of the Year, a two-time first-team All-MEAC selection and in 2011, he was named Co-MEAC Player of the Year...Also in 2011, Mayhew was named to the Walter Payton Watch List for the best offensive player in Division I FCS...Should come into the season as the preseason MEAC Player of the Year...Needs just 139 yards to pass Maurice Hicks and become the school's all-time leading rusher...Needs just 10 carries to break the school record for career carries, currently held by Stoney Polite...Ranks third all-time in school history in all-purpose yards with 3,237...He is one of only two backs in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons...If he rushes for 1,000 yards this season, he will be only one of three running backs in MEAC history to ever accomplish the feat...Has been named the team's Offensive Back of the Year two years in a row...Was named the team's Offensive MVP in 2010 and A&T's Male Rookie of the Year in 2009...Also in 2009, he became the first player in school history to be named MEAC Rookie of the Year...On 10 different occasions, he has rushed for 100 yards or more in a game...For his career he has rushed for 2,673 yards and 22 touchdowns on 563 carries...Has led the Aggies in rushing the past three seasons...If he leads the team in rushing this season, he will become the first back in school history to lead the team in rushing four straight seasons...Explosive back who can catch the ball out of the backfield and make people miss in the open field...Has compiled 254 yards receiving on 44 receptions...Has played in 32 games and made 26 starts...Currently ranks fourth on the Aggies all-time rushing list...Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds and can bench press 225 pounds 15 times.

2011 Season: Played in 11 games with 10 starts...Earned preseason All-MEAC honors...Rushed for a career-best 1,120 yards and nine touchdowns on 231 carries...Became just the second back in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards rushing in consecutive seasons when he went over the threshold against archrival N.C. Central on Nov. 19...Earned first-team All-MEAC honors for the second straight season and shared MEAC Offensive Player of the Year honors with Norfolk State quarterback Chris Walley following the season...Led the MEAC and was 22nd nationally in rushing with 101.8 yards per game...Ranked third in the conference in all-purpose yards (111.8 per game), fourth in scoring touchdowns, ninth in scoring and 10th in total offense...Ranked 66th nationally in all-purpose yards per game...Named to the Walter Payton Watch List after he rushed for a career-high 233 yards rushing on 26 carries in a 24-3 win over Morgan State on Oct. 1...The following Monday, he earned MEAC Offensive Player of the Week accolades...Followed up his Morgan State performance with three straight 100-yard games, including a 128-yard, three-touchdown performance against Delaware State on Oct. 15 as the Aggies ended a seven-year homecoming losing streak with a 42-24 win...Closed out the season with 163 yards rushing on a career-high 32 carries as the Aggies defeated N.C. Central 31-21 on Nov. 19.

2010 Season: Played in 11 games with 11 starts...Rushed for 1,082 yards and seven touchdowns on 221 carries...Broke Charlie Sutton's 30-year single-season school record for carries...Became just the sixth player in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a single season, joining Maurice Hicks (2), James White, Michael Ferguson, Milton Shaw and Maurice Smith...Earned first-team All-MEAC honors as he became the first Aggie back to do so since Maurice Hicks in 2001...Ranked second in the MEAC and 23rd in the nation in rushing yards per game...Recorded six 100-yard performances during the season, leaving him one shy of Hicks' school record of seven...Had his first career 100-yard game on Sept. 18 when he rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown at Hampton...Followed that performance with a 183-yard, one-touchdown showing at N.C. Central on Sept. 25...Had his third consecutive 100-yard performance the next when he posted 114 yards and a touchdown against Tennessee State in the Circle City Classic...Became the first back since Brandon Sweeney in 2005 to rush for more than 200 yards in a game when he recorded a career-best 211 yards at Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 28...It was the 10th best rushing performance in school history.

2009 Season: Had an outstanding season despite sharing the load with two other running backs...Led the team in rushing, carries and he made 14 receptions for an average 8.9 yards per catch...Also returned 14 kickoffs for an average of 20.6 yards...Had one punt return for 13 yards...His six touchdowns were the most scored by rookie since Al Holland's 12 in 1971...Had two huge kickoff returns against Winston-Salem State on Sept. 5...His 47-yard kickoff return in the second quarter led to a Carlton Fears 2-yard touchdown...Later in the game, he had a 67-yard kickoff that gave the Aggies the ball at WSSU's 28-yard line...Also scored the first touchdown of his career against the Rams, which turned out to be the game-winning touchdown in a 19-10 win...Also had an excellent game the next week against Norfolk State...Rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries...His 8-yard run in the third quarter served as the winning touchdown...Mayhew had runs 13, 19 and 15 on the winning drive...Continued his great season a week later against Hampton on Sept. 19...Rushed for 77 yards on 11 carries and scored once...Carried the ball just four times against Howard, but scored twice and rushed for 54 yards in the Aggies 30-19 win on Oct. 24.

High School: Two-time all-conference performer...Rushed for 1,242 yards and 14 TD's as a senior. 

 

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