More action from the Owls 2013 football training camp
Gallery of the events and activities leading up to the Armed Forces Bowl
Images from the Owls' overtime loss to Marshall
Rice rallied to beat Kanas 25-24 in Lawrence on September 8
He worked with the offensive line in his first season then switched to the defensive line in 2012.
Mayes walked on at Kansas and developed into a standout offensive guard, being named the Jayhawks Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior. He was a two-time honorable mention All Big XII selection while playing for current Owls' Offensive Coordinator John Reagan alongside current Owls Offensive Quality Control assistant Ryan Cantrell.
Mayes was a two-year starter and a member of three bowl championship squads (2005 Fort Worth Bowl, 2008 Orange Bowl, 2008 Insight Bowl). He also excelled in the classroom, earning back-t0-back spots on the Big XII All Academic second team.
He earned both his bachelor's (Business Management Leadership 2008) and master's degree (Sport Management 2011) from Kansas. He served as a Graduate Assistant on KU's Strength and Conditioning staff while earning his masters.
Mayes and wife Amy made their home in Houston.