45   Boomer Mays
Boomer Mays

RS Junior

Lawrence, KS

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 243





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2013: Started all 13 contests...Third on the NIU defense in tackles with 77...Tallied 5.5 tackles for loss and two sacks on the season...Recorded five tackles at Iowa (8-31)...Forced a fumble and made five tackles at Idaho (9-14)...Recorded six tackles including a sack against Eastern Illinois (9-21)...Made six tackles at Kent St (10-5)...Blocked a kick and made five stops in a win over Akron (10-12)...Recorded seven tackles including a sack in at Central Michigan (10-19)...Registered five tackles including two tackles for loss in a win over Eastern Michigan (10-26)...Made four stops in a win at UMass (11-2)...Tallied 4.5 tackles against Ball State (11-13)...Intercepted a pass in the endzone and led the Huskies with a career-high 11 stops at Toledo (11-20)...Made eight stops against Western Michigan (11-26)...Recorded five tackles in the MAC Championship game (12-6).

2012: Saw action in 13 games and started four contests. Finished the season with 31 tackles, five for loss. Notched 14 tackles in a three-game span from Sept. 15 through Sept. 29. Finished the season with at least one tackle in six of the final seven games. Tallied a career-high seven stops, including a career-high two tackles for loss, in his first career start at Army (9-15). Recorded four tackles, all solo, and a tackle for loss against Kansas (9-22). Made three tackles against Central Michigan (9-29). Accounted for four tackles at Western Michigan (10-27) and against UMass (11-3). Added a tackle for loss versus the Minutemen. Made six tackles in the regular season finale at Eastern Michigan (11-23). Missed the MAC Championship against Kent State (11-30) due to injury.

2011: Redshirted.

High School: As a senior, named the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl Defensive MVP after making 13 tackles in the game. First team All-State selection at linebacker as a senior. Named to all-area and all-conference teams following his junior and senior years. Four-year varsity letterwinner and served as a team captain his final two seasons. Finished as the school's career leader in tackles with 404. Ran for 724 yards and 12 touchdowns on 113 carries as a fullback his senior season. Also accumulated 110 tackles, caused four fumbles, recovered two and had a sack during the 2010 campaign. Set school record for tackles in a season with 160 as a junior. Racked up 684 yards and 10 touchdowns on 113 carries in 2009 on his way to honorable mention Class 4A All-State honors at linebacker. Totaled 46 tackles and an interception in just five games as a sophomore after suffering a broken wrist. Still earned all area honors as a long snapper. Team advanced to the playoffs three times during his career, including a trip to the semifinals his junior year when the Cardinals finished 9-3 and won the district. Eudora posted a winning record each of his four seasons. Also participated in wrestling and baseball. Named to the school's honor roll in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Personal: Born July 14, 1993 in Clinton, Mo. Son of Byron and Rita Mays. Father, Byron, was a defensive tackle at the University of Kansas and Central Missouri State.


Tackles: 11, at Toledo, 11-20-13
TFL: 2, at Army, 9-15-12
Interceptions: 1, at Toledo, 11-20-13