David Mayo



Experience: 5 years

Height: 6-2

Age: 26

Weight: 245 lbs

College: Texas State


  • SCK
  • FF
  • INT




  • Mayo has often been seen running around the football field with long, cascading blond hair draped across the back of his jersey. Mayo remembers his free-flowing hair being in the limelight even during his time at Texas State. “I got the Matthews comparison all the time in college,” Mayo said. “I worked at a rental place in the summers — I would hand out tubes to float — and on a Saturday I’d get the ‘You look like Clay Matthews’ 50 times, at least.” He has grown his hair out three separate times, with each haircut going to the benefit of the Locks of Love foundation, which takes the donations and manufactures wigs for children in need due to medical conditions that have caused them to permanently lose their hair. 
  • Mayo knew that he wanted to play in the NFL when he was in the fourth grade, but he did not receive a Division I offer after a successful high school career in Oregon. He elected to play at a junior college in Santa Monica, California, before attempting to transfer to a larger school. In Santa Monica, Mayo rented a shed located behind a woman’s house for $450 a month. The 10-foot-by-15-foot shed, composed of cement and plywood, was powered by an extension cord that Mayo ran from the main house. “We were looking at places online for me to live and it was just so expensive. It was outrageous,” Mayo said. “It was a nice shed, but it was still a shed. I had to duck to get in.” After earning All-Pacific Conference honors his only year at Santa Monica in 2011, Mayo acquired a scholarship to Texas State and continued on his path to the NFL.