Mike Mayock

Michael Francis Mayock (born August 14, 1958) is an American football executive and former player who is the current general manager of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). Mayock was also a safety with the New York Giants of the NFL, a draft analyst for the NFL Network and a game analyst for NBC's coverage of Notre Dame football. Mayock is known for his thick Philadelphia accent/lisp.[1]

Mike Mayock
Oakland Raiders
Position:General manager
Personal information
Born:August 14, 1958 (age 60)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Haverford (PA)
College:Boston College
NFL Draft:1981 / Round: 10 / Pick: 265
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As executive:
Career NFL statistics
Games played:9
Return yards:9
Player stats at NFL.com

Playing career

Mayock played high school football at The Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania, and college football (and baseball) at Boston College. He was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the tenth round of the 1981 NFL Draft, as the 265th overall pick. After being cut from the Steelers, Mayock was signed to his first pro contract with the CFL's Toronto Argonauts during the 1981 season. He played in just one game before being released. He returned to the NFL with the New York Giants for the 1982 and 1983 football seasons.

Broadcasting career

From 2004 to 2018, Mayock worked with the NFL Network. Between 2001 and 2004, Mayock served as a college football analyst for ABC Sports. Prior to ABC, he called college football action for Fox Sports Net during the 2000 season, after four years (1996–99) as a member of CBS Sports' broadcast team—during which time he served as both a game analyst (1996, '97 and '99) and lead sideline reporter (1998). Mayock also worked as a reporter for CBS's coverage of the NCAA basketball tournament in 1997, '98 and '99.

He joined CBS from ESPN, where he worked as an analyst and sideline reporter for the cable network's coverage of the Canadian Football League and college football from 1993–95. Additionally, Mayock has experience covering college football for Prime Network, NCAA Productions, Prime Sports Radio and the Big East Conference.

He was the color commentator for the Minnesota Vikings preseason games for several seasons. From 2015 to 2018, Mayock commentated on the Philadelphia Eagles preseason television broadcasts alongside play-by-play announcer Scott Graham and sideline reporter Dave Spadero.

Mayock was an analyst for NFL Network and hosted the show Path To The Draft during draft season as a draft guru.

In 2010, Mayock replaced Pat Haden as the color commentator for NBC's coverage of Notre Dame football, teaming with play-by-play announcer Tom Hammond. On January 8, 2011 Mayock teamed with Hammond to call NBC's coverage of the Wild Card playoff game between the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks. This was his first NFL Playoffs game as a broadcaster.

On January 5, 2012 Mayock commentated the AFC Wild Card game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans.

Mayock called Thursday Night Football on the NFL Network with Brad Nessler from 2011 through 2013. In February 2014, the NFL announced that CBS Sports and the NFL Network would share and co-produce the Thursday Night package, using the No. 1 CBS announce team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms for the entire season,[2] replacing Nessler and Mayock.

Mayock was replaced by Doug Flutie as color commentator of Notre Dame football, beginning with the 2015 season.

Executive career

Oakland Raiders

On December 31, 2018, Mayock was hired to be the general manager of the Oakland Raiders.[3] One of Mayock's first splashes as general manager was trading for embittered Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. In his first draft with the team, Mayock used the team's three first-round picks on Clelin Ferrell, Josh Jacobs, and Johnathan Abram.


  1. ^ Craig Lyndall (January 14, 2015). "Mike Mayock talks about Cardale Jones' NFL draft stock". waitingfornextyear.com. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  2. ^ Ben Eagle (February 5, 2014). "CBS lands rights to NFL's Thursday Night Football package". SI.com. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
  3. ^ "Report: Raiders hire Mike Mayock as G.M." Pro Football Talk. December 31, 2018.

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2011 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 2011 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Brian Kelly and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. They compete as an independent. They finished the season 8–5. They were invited to the Champs Sports Bowl where they were defeated by Florida State 18–14.

2014 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 2014 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Brian Kelly and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. They compete as an independent.

The Irish started the season with a 6–0 record, ranked as high as No. 5 in both the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll, but had a collapse in the second half of the season, losing five of their last six games to finish the regular season at 7–5. Notre Dame's defense suffered significant injuries and yielded over 41 points per game over those six games. For the first time in school history, the Irish gave up thirty points or more in seven consecutive contests.

Despite the disappointing season the Irish finished on a high note, upsetting the heavily favored LSU Tigers (8 point favorites) in the Music City Bowl, 31–28. Kicker Kyle Brindza kicked the game-winning field goal as time expired. This was the first win by Notre Dame over a Southeastern Conference (SEC) team since beating the University of Tennessee Volunteers in 2005. This is also Notre Dame's first win over a ranked opponent in a bowl game since 1993, where they defeated No. 6 Texas A&M.

2019 Oakland Raiders season

The 2019 Oakland Raiders season will be the 60th overall season of the Oakland Raiders franchise, the franchise's 50th season in the National Football League and their second under head coach Jon Gruden since his rehiring by the organization (sixth overall).

After initially stating they would not return to the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum for 2019, the Raiders were effectively forced to return to the stadium after their regional rivals, the San Francisco 49ers, blocked an effort to play at Oracle Park while they await the completion of Las Vegas Stadium in Paradise, Nevada. Assuming Las Vegas Stadium is in a usable state by 2020, this will be the 25th and final season in the team's second tenure in Oakland. The Raiders will be looking to improve from their 4–12 record the previous season. Announced on June 11, 2019 the Raiders would be featured on HBO's Hard Knocks premiering on August 6, 2019.Prior to the season, the Raiders hired former NFL Network draft guru and former NBC's Notre Dame Football color commentator Mike Mayock as general manager.

Alex Cappa

Alex Cappa (born January 27, 1995) is an American football offensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played collegiate football for the Humboldt State Lumberjacks. Mike Mayock was quoted saying “he had the nastiest tape of any division II offensive lineman he has ever seen”

Cam Robinson

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College Football Now

College Football Now was a television program that aired on NFL Network. The program contained news and information about college football.

College Scoreboard

College Scoreboard was a program that aired on NFL Network that debuted in 2006, and ended in 2007. The program was hosted by Paul Burmeister with analysis from Butch Davis and Mike Mayock.

David Njoku

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Garett Bolles

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List of Army–Navy Game broadcasters

The following is a list of the television networks and announcers who have broadcast the college football's Army–Navy Game throughout the years.

List of NFL draft broadcasters

The following is a list of broadcasters of the NFL draft.

List of Texas Bowl broadcasters

The following is a list of the television networks and announcers who have broadcast college football's Texas Bowl throughout the years. In 2011 and 2012, the game was called the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas.


Maycock is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Alfred Maycock (born 1949), former Guyanese cricketer

Anna Maycock (born 1982), captain of the Australia women's national volleyball team

Betty-Jean Maycock Harrington (born 1942), former Olympic gymnast from Cleveland, Ohio

Callum Maycock (born 1997), English footballer

Mary Dye née Maycock (born 1961), American politician of the Republican Party

Mike Mayock (born 1958), NFL Network analyst

Pam Royds née Maycock (1924-2016), British publisher and children's book editor

Renae Maycock (born 1980), Australian volleyball player

Mock draft

Mock draft is a term used by sports websites and magazines in reference to a simulation of a sports league draft or fantasy sports league's draft.

Mock drafts for the NFL Draft or other league drafts are very popular in magazines and online. ESPN has run mock drafts on the front page of its website, allowing any visitor to vote towards a specific team's choice. Mock drafts are often found to be helpful to fans because they allow them to speculate on which members of the collegiate ranks will join the fan's favorite team.

There are many Internet and television analysts that are considered experts in this field and can give the fans some understanding of where players are expected to go in drafts. Although mock drafts are created for nearly every sport, they are most commonplace for the National Football League. Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay of ESPN and Mike Mayock of the NFL Network are considered television experts on the NFL Draft.

Mock drafts, however, do not replicate the real methodology that teams' general managers use to choose players. Internet mock drafts typically rank many dozens of players per position with immense, "fetishistic" detail for each prospect, and some forecast drafts for several years into the future. NFL teams, by contrast, each year often view even likely first round picks as little more than faceless statistics during the Combine in February, do not evaluate so many players (only about one dozen quarterbacks are selected in each draft, for example), and do not complete their detailed evaluations until just before the draft in late April. Draft analysts often claim that a player has "climbed" or "fallen" into another draft round due to various factors, but such statements presuppose—often inaccurately—that teams have already made detailed evaluations of the player and that a consensus exists across the entire league.

Path to the Draft

Path to the Draft is a television show on the NFL Network. The program debuted on February 12, 2007 and is scheduled to run for 50 episodes, with analysis of the NFL Draft.

Raleigh McKenzie

Raleigh McKenzie (born February 8, 1963) is a retired American football offensive lineman. During a 16-year football career, he played for four different teams. Raleigh played guard for the Washington Redskins from 1985 to 1994. Nicknamed "Rallo," he played primarily as a reserve during his first season before becoming a vital starter due to injury. He started in each game after that at any of the five positions on the offensive line, but his speciality was center. He played on two Super Bowl Champion teams in 1987 and 1991. He was named to the All-NFL Team in 1991. He also played for the Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, and Green Bay Packers.

McKenzie attended Austin-East High School in Knoxville, where he and his twin brother Reggie played both at linebacker and on the offensive line (future Raiders Director of Player Personnel Joey Clinkscales was among their teammates). Raleigh was named the 11th-best recruit in Tennessee by the Knoxville News Sentinel following his senior year.The McKenzie brothers played for the University of Tennessee from 1981 to 1984. Both played linebacker as freshmen, but Raleigh switched to center during his sophomore season. Playing alongside All-American Bill Mayo and future NFL lineman Bruce Wilkerson, McKenzie anchored a line that helped running back Johnnie Jones set school records for rushing in 1984. McKenzie's position coach was future Vol head coach Phillip Fulmer. In September 2011, the McKenzie brothers were honored as UT "Legends of the Game" during the Vols' game against Cincinnati.McKenzie joined the Redskins for training camp in 2001 assisting the personnel department. He also ran summer football camp. Before joining his brother in Oakland, Raleigh was an assistant football coach at Herndon High School in Virginia. When his brother Reggie was hired as the general manager of the Oakland Raiders, Raleigh joined the team as a scout. After Reggie was fired in late 2018, Raleigh stayed on until after the 2019 NFL Draft, when new general manager Mike Mayock announced Raleigh would not be retained.

Both brothers are members of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

Taylor Moton

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