Maehl in the 2013 NFL season.
|No. 88 Philadelphia Eagles|
|Date of birth:March 16, 1989|
|Place of birth: Paradise, California|
|Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)||Weight: 184 lb (83 kg)|
|Undrafted in 2011|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Houston Texans ( 2011– 2012)|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* First-team All-Pac-10 (2010)|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2013|
Jeffrey David "Jeff" Maehl (born March 16, 1989) is an American football wide receiver, for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2011.
Maehl lives in Philadelphia, PA with his wife Britnee. Maehl has two half-sleeve tattoos on both his arms. A rose matching his wife on his left forearm, with her initials and a quote, as well as a mirrored rose on his right, one saying "Truly" and "Blessed". He also has one on his right arm says "Paradise California", his hometown, and features a row of pine trees which densely inhabit the area, and more scripture and design. The one on his left is in honor of drowned former teammate Todd Doxey. Doxey was a close friend and roommate of Maehl.
Jeff played for the Paradise High School Bobcats, where he was given the opportunity to display his skills on the field. He wore the #15 jersey in green and gold. (Paradise is but a 15-minute drive to the hometown of 2011 Super Bowl champion, and MVP, Aaron Rodgers.) Here, is where he was able to impress in numbers, his ability to move on and play with Oregon. He played in the 2007 Lions Club District 4C-1 All Star Game along with former rival at Pleasant Valley High School, now Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jordan Rodgers.
He played college football with the University of Oregon Ducks. As a senior in 2010, Maehl caught 77 passes for 1,076 yards while helping Oregon to the 2011 BCS National Championship Game. In that game, quarterback Darron Thomas and Maehl combined to set the record for the longest pass play from scrimmage in a championship game: 81 yards. Prior to the 2011 NFL Draft, Maehl was predicted to be a late-round draft pick by draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.
At the NFL combine Jeff Maehl had a strong performance. He measured in at 6'1" and 190 lbs and had a slower than average 40-time of 4.62 seconds. However, in the measures of quickness - 20-yard shuttle, 60-yard shuttle, and 3-cone drill - Maehl finished 2nd, 1st, and 1st respectively. Maehl's 6.42 second 3-cone drill was not only the fastest in this year's draft, but the fastest it has been run in 6 years.
Maehl went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft but was selected with the final pick of the 2011 UFL Draft by the Virginia Destroyers. Maehl was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent on July 25, 2011. Despite being waived by Houston on September 3, 2011, Maehl was signed to the Texans practice squad on September 4, 2011. On December 13, 2011, Maehl was signed to the active roster following the release of fellow wide receiver Derrick Mason. Maehl was cut on September 1, 2012 while the Texans were trimming their roster to 53 men. ...signed by Texans to the practice squad on Sept. 4, 2011...signed from practice squad to active roster by Texans on Dec. 13, 2011...signed by the Texans to Reserve/Future contracts on Jan. 24, 2013.
- GoDucks.com profile
- Oregon's Jeff Maehl Plays With Fallen Teammate Todd Doxey on His Mind AOL News, January 9, 2011
- ESPN profile
- Kiper says Maehl is late-round selection in NFL Draft Paradise Post, April 21, 2011
- "2011 Wide Receiver Combine Results". http://www.thedraftthinker.com/wr.html.
- "Jeff Maehl Undrafted...really?". TheDraftThinker.com. http://www.thedraftthinker.com/1/post/2011/05/undrafted-free-agents-2011-jeff-maehl.html. Retrieved May 2011.
- Destroyers add more player-rights through draft HamptonRoads.com, May 2011
- Maehl signed to Texan practice squad
- Rosenthal, Gregg (August 12, 2013). "Philadelphia Eagles acquire Jeff Maehl, ex-Oregon WR". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000229277/article/philadelphia-eagles-acquire-jeff-maehl-exoregon-wr. Retrieved 2013-08-12.