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Kevin Maurice
Player Profile:
Kevin Maurice 1075842
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 275
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
High School: Freedom
Major: Management

Honors & Awards
» Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (Coaches, Media, 2016)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2013; Spring 2015)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)

Kevin Maurice completed his Nebraska career with an outstanding senior season in 2016. Maurice was pushed into a key leadership role on the defensive line after the early departure of four players from the 2015 defense. The 6-3, 300-pounder responded in strong fashion, helping the Huskers rank among the nation's most improved defenses. His play as a senior earned Maurice honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades.

Throughout his career, Maurice showed the strength to hold up against the run, as well as the quickness to be an effective pass rusher. The Orlando native  earn his degree in management in December of 2016 despite not redshirting during his time in Lincoln.

2016 (Senior)
Maurice started all 13 games as a senior and had 39 tackles, including 17 solo stops. He had seven tackles for loss and his four sacks tied for second on the Husker defense. Maurice had three or more tackles five times as a senior.

In the Big Ten opener against Northwestern, Maurice had three solo tackles, including a pair of sacks on back-to-back plays. He had four tackles at Indiana and a pair of tackles, including an eight-yard sack against Purdue. Maurice had a career-high eight tackles, including a tackle for loss in the Huskers' win over Minnesota. He picked up his fourth sack of the season at Iowa and finished with seven total tackles against the Hawkeyes. Maurice closed his career with four tackles and a tackle for loss against Tennessee in the Music City Bowl. 

2015 (Junior)
Maurice played in a 10 games and made his first career start against Illinois. He finished the season with 21 total tackles, including three tackles for loss and a sack. Maurice added a pair of forced fumbles. He missed three games at midseason after suffering a foot injury in the game at Illinois.

Maurice made four tackles in non-conference play, including an 11-yard sack and a fumble caused against South Alabama. He broke out with a career-high eight tackles at Illinois. After missing three games, he returned for the final month. He had four tackles and a tackle for loss against Michigan State, and had two tackles, a tackle for loss and a fumble caused against Iowa.

2014 (Sophomore)

Maurice played in 10 games, finishing with eight tackles, including two solo stops. He shared 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 a fast-rising prospect after a standout senior season at Freedom High School in Orlando. Maurice had 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. 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 an 8-2 team. Maurice was regarded as one of the top 120 defensive tackles in the nation by several recruiting services. He also visited Boston College and had offers from Florida Atlantic, North Carolina State and Memphis.

Personal
The son of Hernise Maurice, Kevin was born on July 19, 1994. He was a management major, and a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. 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 to Play 60, and team hospital visits. He was named to the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams his final two years for his outreach work.

Maurice's Career Statistics

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Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

PI

Hry.

2013 6/0 1 2 3 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2014 10/0  2 6 8 1-5 0.5-5 0-0 0 0 0 1
2015 10/1 10 11 21 3-16 1-11 2-0 0 0 0 1

2016

13/13 17 22 39 7-29 4-23 0-0 0 0 0 3

Totals

39/17 30 41 71 11-50 5.5-39 2-0 0 0 0 5

 

 Single-Game Highs
» Tackles - 8 at Illinois (2015), vs. Minnesota (2016)
» Tackles for Loss - 2 at Northwestern (2016)
» Sacks - 2-12 at Northwestern (2016)

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