Position
Free Safety
Height
6'1
Weight
213 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Houston, Texas
High School
Forest Brook HS

SENIOR SEASON (2003)
Made the move from safety to linebacker prior to the start of the 2003 season … Tremendous all-around athlete who thrived on special teams … Opened the season as LSU’s starter at outside linebacker before a wrist injury against Georgia in week 4 relegated him to special teams action only … Is a fierce hitter who played at full speed every time down the field … Could go down as one of the most productive special teams players in school history … Was a consistent special teams contributor on both punt and kick coverage units for four years … Finished career with over 40 special teams tackles.

JUNIOR SEASON (2002)
LSU’s backup at free safety … Also saw action in some of LSU’s sub packages, including goalline defense … A special teams standout … LSU’s gunner on punt coverage … Played in all 13 games … Had 13 tackles, one pass breakup, and one fumble recovery.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2001)
Special teams standout for the Tigers … Developed the reputation of being a fierce hitter, especially on punt coverage … Played in 13 games … Recorded 11 tackles, all on special teams during the regular season … Forced two fumbles, one vs. Tulane and one vs. Auburn … Recovered a fumble vs. Tulane … Named LSU’s Special Teams Player of the Week against Tulane.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2000)
A true freshman who became a key punt coverage specialist on the Tigers’ special teams, while also showing future promise at defensive back … Played in all 12 games … Led Tigers’ special teams players in tackles with 11 (nine solos) … Shared LSU’s Special Teams Player of the Week honors with Donnie Jones after the Kentucky game … Registered two tackles against Western Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

HIGH SCHOOL
Rated the No. 3 defensive back in Texas according to Superprep magazine … Prepstar Dream Team Member … Dallas Morning News Top 100 … The No. 11 rated player in Texas by Lone Star Recruiting Hot 99 … Honorable Mention USA Today Parade All-American … Houston Chronicle Top 100 … All-District MVP … All-Greater Houston … Missed entire senior season except two games due to quadriceps injury … Outstanding cover-corner his junior season as teams rarely threw to his side of the field … Also played quarterback passing for over 500 yards in just five games … Rushed for another 700 yards with 10 touchdowns … Led his team to a 10-2 record his junior season … Without his leadership on the field his team finished with a 5-7 record his senior year … Exceptional two-sport athlete … Won the state championship in 300-meter hurdles with the fastest time in Texas (36.6) and finished third in Class 4A in the high jump with a jump of 6-10 … Has been clocked at 4.38 in the 40-yard dash … Coached in high school by Ron Holmes.

PERSONAL
Full name is Adrian Anthony Mayes … Born on November 17, 1980 in Hattiesburg, Miss. … Mother is Etta Mayes … Has one sister, Shauna, and one brother, Joshua … Majoring in sports studies.

Mayes’ Career Defensive Stats

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks
Int

2000 Fr.
11-0
9
2
11
0
0
0

2001 So.
12-0
7
4
11
0
0
0

2002 Jr.
13-0
13
0
13
0
0
0

2003 Sr.
12-3
6
7
13
1-5
0
0

TOTALS
48-3
35
13
48
1-5
0
0

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