2nd Bobcat Drafted

The Carolina Panthers selected former Texas State linebacker David Mayo in the 5th round on Saturday afternoon. He was the 169th overall pick selected, and the second Bobcat drafted during this weekends NFL Draft.

(Courtesy of Texas State Athletics)

SAN MARCOS, Texas- Texas State linebacker David Mayo was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft on Saturday afternoon. Mayo was the 169th overall player taken in the Draft and joins Craig Mager as a 2015 selection.

This marks the first time in school history that Texas State has had multiple players selected in the first five rounds of a single NFL Draft when three players were selected in the sixth and seventh rounds of the 2000 NFL Draft.

Mayo was selected in the 2015 NFL Draft after being named a Fourth-Team All-America selection by Phil Steele and a unanimous choice for Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He also was named an All-SBC First Team after ranking second nationally and leading the Sun Belt Conference with an average of 12.8 tackles per game.

His 154 total tackles tied a Sun Belt single-season record and ranks third in school history for the most tackles in a single season.

He is the only FBS player this season and the first Sun Belt Conference player in league history to record 20 or more tackles in two games during the same season. His 22 tackles at UL Monroe are the highest single-game total in the nation this season. In addition, he ranks 17th nationally and third in the league with 6.0 solo tackles per game, and second among Sun Belt leaders with three forced fumbles.


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