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#55 Kevin Maurice
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 275
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
High School: Freedom

Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2013)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)

Kevin Maurice has provided depth at defensive tackle the past two seasons, and should help make the defensive tackle position a strength for the 2014 Huskers. Maurice is one of four defensive tackles with extensive game experience returning this season, joining senior Kevin Williams and fellow juniors Maliek Collins and Vincent Valentine.

The 6-3, 280-pound Maurice has the strength to hold up against the run, and the quickness to be an effective pass rusher.  

2014 (Sophomore)
Maurice played in 10 games, finishing with eight tackles, including two solo stops. He opened the year by sharing a sack against Florida Atlantic, and had a season-high two tackles at Fresno State.

2013 (Freshman)
Maurice played in the first six games as a reserve defensive tackle. He finished with three tackles, including single tackles against Wyoming, South Dakota State and Illinois.

Before Nebraska (Freedom HS)
Maurice was regarded as one of the fastest-rising prospects in the state after a standout senior season at Freedom High School in Orlando. Maurice recorded approximately 70 tackles, including nine sacks and better than 20 tackles for loss, while also forcing two fumbles. His play helped Coach Andy Johnson’s team to a 7-4 season and a trip to the Class 8A state playoffs. Maurice earned first-team Class 8A all-state honors from the Orlando Sentinel and was an all-district and All-Metro selection. He was also selected to play in the Central Florida All-Star game.

Maurice played on both sides of the ball as a junior for Freedom High. He had 50 pancake blocks as an offensive lineman, and totaled 50 tackles and six sacks on defense. Maurice also started as a sophomore in 2010 for a Freedom High team that finished with an 8-2 record. Maurice was regarded as one of the top 120 defensive tackles in the nation by several recruiting services. He also visited Boston College and chose the Huskers over BC, Florida Atlantic, North Carolina State and Memphis.

Personal
Maurice is the son of Hernise Maurice, and he was born on July 19, 1994. He is a management major. Maurice has been active in community outreach efforts, volunteering his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, School is Cool Week, NFL Fuel Up 60, team hospital visits and at the Belmont Rec Center.

Maurice's Career Statistics
» Games Played – 16 (6 in 2013; 10 in 2014)

Single-Game Highs
» Tackles
 - 2 at Fresno State (2014)
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Solo Tackles 
- 1 (three times)