Depth and experience highlight the group of road graters and protectors.
2014 FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in the final eight games of the season on offense and special teams made his season and collegiate debut against Northwestern where he played as a reserve saw special teams action against Purdue played on offense and on special teams against Iowa and Ohio State competed at Nebraska, at Wisconsin and against Missouri.
OVERVIEW: Scout ranked him as a four-star recruit, while ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports gave him three-star status Scout named him as the No. 2 prospect at his position, while 247Sports listed him at No. 5 and Rivals placed him at No. 12 was the 57th best player in Texas according to Scout, while Rivals had him at No. 73 and ESPN at No. 103.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Van Alstyne High School helped lead team to a 7-5 overall record as a senior protected for a Panthers' offense that averaged 250.7 rushing yards per game competed in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl for the West Team and was named to the 2013 USA Today All-Texas Team also lettered in track (shot put and discus) and powerlifting.
PERSONAL: Born April 9, 1996 son of Allen and Lorraine Mayes has two siblings, and older brother Alex is a redshirt freshman offensive lineman for the Gophers father, Allen, and grandfather, Gene Mayes, played football at TCU.