Corey Mayfield

AFL GAMES PLAYED (regular season, playoffs): 1999 (14,1-GR), 2000 (10,1-GR), 2001 (12,3-GR), 2002 (14,1-GR), 2003 (15,1-GR), 2004 (5-Phi, 3-Dal.). Totals – 73,7.
AFL NOTES: After losing a couple linemen, the Dallas Desperados were looking for some veteran leadership along their lines when they signed Corey Mayfield on May 14, 2004. Mayfield is a big, experienced lineman that has the ability to make plays on the defensive side of the ball while providing good protection on the offensive side. His AFL experience should continue to provide some stability to a young group of linemen. He spent the first five years of his Arena Football League career with the Grand Rapids Rampage before being traded to the Philadelphia Soul on Oct. 2, 2003.

AFL 2004: After coach Michael Trigg left Grand Rapids and joined the expansion Philadelphia Soul, one of his first moves was to trade for Mayfield. Mayfield joined Trigg in Philadelphia and posted 2.5 tackles, two pass deflections, a sack and half a tackle for a loss in five games. After not playing in the first seven games of the season for the Soul, he totaled a single tackle at Austin (3/28). He tallied half a tackle, a sack and half a tackle for a loss the next week against Dallas (4/4). He registered a single tackle at Colorado (5/1) before being released by the Soul on May 12. He signed with the Desperados May 14 and stepped into the lineup just two days later at Chicago (5/16). He responded by helping the Dallas defensive line force Raymond Philyaw into a 54.5 completion percentage while allowing Gauntt to throw for 242 yards on offense. Against Columbus (5/22), he recorded half a tackle, half a sack and half a tackle for a loss while playing a part on the offensive line that allowed Dreisbach to throw for a team season-high 316 yards while completing 71.6% of his passes. In the season finale against Tampa Bay (5/30), Mayfield posted a half tackle and helped Dreisbach throw for 277 yards on offense.

AFL 2003: In his final season with the Rampage, Mayfield saw action in 15 games and totaled 10 tackles, 10 pressures, two forced fumbles, a tackle for a loss and half a sack. He tallied a single tackle at Colorado (2/7) before posting a tackle and a stop for a loss against Tampa Bay (2/23). He then posted a stop and a forced fumble at Georgia (3/9) and a tackle at Dallas (3/16). He registered 1.5 stops at Indiana (4/5) before posting half a tackle, a forced fumble and half a sack against Las Vegas (4/13). He totaled two stops at Chicago (4/27). He did not play in the regular season finale against Dallas (5/18) and played but did not record any statistics in the Rampage’s playoff loss against Detroit (5/25).

AFL 2002: Mayfield totaled 13.5 tackles, seven pressures, 5.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage, three sacks, two pass deflections, an interception and a fumble recovery in 14 games for the Rampage. He recorded half a tackle, half a sack and half a tackle for a loss against Indiana (4/27) before returning his second career interception nine yards at Chicago (5/4). He tallied two tackles against Orlando (5/11) before posting a single tackle and a stop for a loss at Carolina (5/17). He posted half a sack the next week against Buffalo (5/25), then tallied half a stop and a fumble recovery at Arizona (5/31). Mayfield then registered 1.5 stops and half a tackle behind the line of scrimmage at New Jersey (6/8), 1.5 tackles and a stop for a loss against Los Angeles (6/15) and 1.5 stops against Georgia (6/23). He then closed out the regular season with 1.5 tackles and half a tackle for a loss against Chicago (7/6), a tackle, a sack and a tackle for a loss at New York (7/13) and two stops, a sack and a tackle for a loss at Detroit (7/19). In the Rampage’s only postseason action, he tallied 1.5 stops against Carolina (7/28).

AFL 2001: Mayfield saw action in 12 games during the Rampage’s championship season, recording 6.5 tackles, 11 pressures, 4.5 sacks and a pass deflection. He tallied half a tackle and a sack against Milwaukee (4/29) and 1.5 stops against Tampa Bay (5/27). He tied his career-high with two sacks at Milwaukee (6/16) before registering two tackles and a sack against Indiana (6/23). He then totaled 1.5 stops against Chicago (7/7). He opened the Rampage playoff run with half a tackle, two pass deflections, two quarterback pressures and a sack against Chicago (8/5). He totaled a single tackle the following week against Indiana (8/12) before contributing half a tackle and three pressures in Grand Rapids’ ArenaBowl XV victory over Nashville (8/19).

AFL 2000: In his second indoor season, he totaled 16 stops, four pressures, three tackles for losses, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble. Mayfield kicked off the year with 1.5 tackles and a sack against Los Angeles (4/15). The following week at Milwaukee (4/20), he posted a career-high 5.0 tackles, 2.0 tackles for losses and a sack. He posted 1.5 tackles and half a sack at Florida (5/20) before totaling 3.5 stops against New Jersey (6/3). After totaling a tackle at Orlando (6/9) and half a stop and a tackle for a loss at San Jose (6/17), he did not play in the next three games. He returned to action against Houston (7/15) to post 1.5 tackles. He did not play in the season finale at Oklahoma (7/20) but returned to the playing field for a playoff game at Nashville (7/29) to record half a tackle.

AFL 1999: Mayfield made his indoor debut with the Grand Rapids Rampage, seeing action in 14 games and totaling 17.5 tackles, six pressures, six pass deflections, four stops for losses, two sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery. After beginning his AFL career with half a stop against San Jose (4/24) and a tackle and a sack at Houston (5/1), he erupted for a season-high 3.0 tackles and a career-high two sacks at Milwaukee (5/7). He tied his season-high with three tackles and a fumble recovery at Florida (5/22) before tallying 2.0 tackles and two stops behind the line of scrimmage against Tampa Bay (6/5). He then registered a tackle and a sack at Portland (6/19) and 1.5 stops against Orlando (6/25). He closed out the regular season with a single tackle against Milwaukee (7/17), against Houston (7/23) and at Iowa (7/31). He made his postseason debut at Albany (8/7) and totaled half a tackle and a pass defensed.

OTHER PRO EXPERIENCE: 1997 – Mayfield signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on March 4 but was waived at the end of training camp. 1996 – After re-signing with the Jaguars, Mayfield was waived at the end of training camp. 1995 – He went to training camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars and saw action in all 16 games – starting four. He finished the season with 34 tackles, four pressures, 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery. 1994 – Mayfield signed as a free agent with the New Orleans Saints and totaled three tackles in preseason action before being waived Aug. 23. 1993 – He went to camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but was waived prior to the season. 1992 – Mayfield was a 10th round (269th overall) selection of the San Francisco 49ers but was waived Aug. 24. He signed to Tampa Bay’s practice squad Sept. 9 and was moved to the active roster Oct. 2. He saw action in 11 of the last 12 games and contributed three defensive tackles and a special teams stop.

COLLEGE: 1991 – Mayfield moved to nose tackle as a senior and recorded 27 tackles and a sack despite playing most of the season with an ankle injury. 1990 – As a junior, he totaled 40 stops and seven sacks playing as a defensive tackle. 1989 – He tallied 21 tackles, including one for a loss, and six sacks as a sophomore defensive end. 1988 – He sat out his freshman season as a Prop 48 casualty.

PERSONAL: Mayfield was considered one of the top 35 prep football players in the state of Texas following his senior season at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Tex. He was also a member of the Lee basketball, track and weightlifting teams.