Zach Maynard
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Maynard in 2011
No.
Quarterback
Major:
Date of birth: (1989-07-29) July 29, 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth: Greensboro, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: [convert: invalid number]
Career history
High school: Grimsley (NC)
 College(s):
*University at Buffalo (2008–2009)
Bowl games
*International Bowl (2009)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at ESPN.com

Zachary Desmond Maynard (born July 29, 1989) is a former American football quarterback who played college football for the California Golden Bears and Buffalo Bulls. He is the older half-brother of current Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen.

Early years[edit | edit source]

Maynard attended Grimsley High School in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he led his team to a Metro League title as a senior in 2007. He committed to Buffalo to play for coach Turner Gill.

College career[edit | edit source]

Buffalo[edit | edit source]

Maynard began his college career as the backup quarterback to Drew Willy, and saw limited action during the Bulls 2008 season, culminating with the team's 2008 MAC championship, and an appearance in the 2009 International Bowl. For the 2009 season, Maynard took over for Willy as the team's starting quarterback and led the Bulls to a 5–7 record.[1] During a 54–27 loss to Pittsburgh in the second week of the season, Maynard threw for 400 yards and 4 touchdowns.[2] During the 2009 season, Maynard accounted for 2,994 yards of total offense, the second highest single-season total in Buffalo football history.[3][4]

California[edit | edit source]

In January 2010, after Jeff Quinn replaced Gill as Buffalo coach, Maynard transferred to the University of California to play for coach Jeff Tedford.[5] The move reunited him with his younger half-brother, Keenan Allen, who had committed to Cal to play wide receiver.[6] After sitting out the 2010 season per NCAA transfer rules, Maynard won the starting job at Cal for the 2011 season.[7][8] Maynard's 2,990 passing yards in 2011 were the third-highest single-season total in Cal history, as he led the Golden Bears to a 7–6 record and an appearance in the 2011 Holiday Bowl.[9][10][11] During the 2012 season, Maynard started nine games before an injury suffered in a game against Washington prematurely ended his season, as California slumped to a 3–9 record in what would prove to be Tedford's final season as coach of the Golden Bears.[12]

College statistics[edit | edit source]

Year Team Passing Rushing
Comp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Att Yds Avg TD
2008 Buffalo 1 3 33.3 7 2.3 0 0 8 56 7.0 0
2009 Buffalo 218 379 57.5 2,694 7.1 18 15 87 300 3.4 1
2011 California 231 405 57.0 2,990 7.4 17 12 84 108 1.3 4
2012 California 180 296 60.8 2,214 7.5 12 10 98 32 0.3 3
Career 630 1,081 58.3 7,905 7.3 47 37 277 496 1.8 8

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wilson, Allen (May 20, 2011). "Maynard's gamble pays dividends". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6daa2xOfk. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  2. DiCesare, Bob (September 13, 2009). "UB's Maynard leaving little doubt he can play". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6daZpho7z. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  3. DiCesare, Bob (October 18, 2009). "MAC's quarterbacking legacy is in good hands". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6daaImTax. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  4. DiCesare, Bob (January 22, 2010). "Maynard calls an audible". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6daaQWAL5. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  5. Henderson, John (September 8, 2011). "California quarterback Zach Maynard will be a dual threat to Colorado's football team". The Denver Post. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6daYJLotF. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  6. Crumpacker, John (October 10, 2011). "Cal QB Maynard needs his feet on the ground". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6daYonYy0. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  7. "Cal's Zach Maynard to start at QB". ESPN. May 14, 2011. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6daXjY13R. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  8. Crumpacker, John (November 18, 2011). "Zach Maynard making strides as Cal focuses on run". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6daYwMRyp. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  9. Crumpacker, John (November 24, 2011). "Cal QB Zach Maynard getting better and better". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6daZ6KPro. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  10. Crumpacker, John (December 26, 2011). "Cal QB Zach Maynard lets game come to him". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6daZCxorG. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  11. Crumpacker, John (August 29, 2012). "Cal's success depends on Maynard". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6daZIx2D6. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  12. Jenkins, Bruce (September 29, 2012). "Big day ahead for Cal QB Zach Maynard". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6daYUltfp. Retrieved December 6, 2015.

External links[edit | edit source]

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