Mayes Named Repeat AFCA All-American

Chris Mayes
Chris Mayes

WACO, Tex. - Senior defensive end Chris Mayes (Waldorf, Md./Westlake H.S.) has been named to the 2011 American Football Coaches Association Division III Coaches All-America Team, it was announced today.  Mayes is the only player to earn AFCA Division III Coaches' All-America honors for the second consecutive season in 2011.

With Mayes' second straight selection this year, Wesley has had a player chosen for seven consecutive years, from 2005 to present, the longest current streak in the country.  Mayes is just the second Wolverine to be named a repeat AFCA All-American (Mario Harris, 2005-06)

Double teamed consistently on the outside throughout the season, Mayes still generated a team-high 20.5 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles in just 11 games.  Missing the last two games with an injury, Mayes also tallied seven sacks to finish second on the team and 48 tackles.

Mayes will leave Wesley as one of the most decorated Wolverines of all time and finishes his career with 90 tackles for loss and 40 sacks, which are second and fourth in school history, respectively.  His nine forced fumbles in four seasons rank also rank fourth in program annals.

Wesley College's football team finished the 2011 season at 12-2 and went to its fifth NCAA Division III Semifinal in the last seven years.