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#32 – Martin Mayhew

Cornerback – 5’10″ 176 lbs – 1983-1987

Martin Mayhew was part of an excellent Florida State secondary that was loaded with future NFL talent in the mid to late 1980s.  During Mayhew’s senior season in 1987, he combined with Deion Sanders and LeRoy Butler to make what would have been an intimidated NFL secondary.  Mayhew had 5 career interceptions for FSU all of which, interestingly, came in his first two years.  He was still around the ball breaking up passes and a junior and senior, however, and finished his career with 24 pass breakups to go along with 187 career tackles. In 1985, Mayhew was a Honorable Mention All-American and a 2nd Team Academic All-American.  He was drafted in the 10th Round of the NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills in 1988.  He never played with the Bills, however, and was picked up by the Washington Redskins for the 1989 season.  Mayhew would go on to play four seasons with the Redskins and four years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers appearing in 118 games over his eight year NFL career.  He played a big part on the Washington defense during their 1991 Super Bowl Champion season finishing with 108 tackles on the year.  A star in the classroom as well, Mayhew received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and he entered the business side of the NFL.  He was named General Manager of the Detroit Lions in 2008 and has had a successful stint.  In 2011, the Lions made the playoffs for the first time since 1999.

#32 In History

Wyatt Parrish (48, 49)
Ted Rodrique (54)
Bill Richardson (65, 66)
Ed Chershkoff (67)
Eddie Davis (69, 70, 71, 72)
Mike Barnes (73, 75)
Greg Ramsey (77, 78, 79)
Darish Davis (80, 81)
Martin Mayhew (83, 84, 85, 86, 87)
Paul Moore (88, 89, 90, 91)
Zach Crockett (92, 93, 94)
Khalid Abdullah (95, 96, 97)
Clay Terrell (98)
Jean Jeune (99, 00)
Leroy Smith (01, 02, 03, 04)
Joe Surratt (05, 06, 07)
Brandon Simmons (10)
James Wilder, Jr. (11, 12, 13)

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