2005 (SENIOR): Has started all 11 games at middle linebacker ... second on the team with 68 tackles (33 solos), including 10.5 for losses (38 yards), four quarterback sacks (27 yards), three quarterback hurries, two pass deflections, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles ... credited with six tackles (five solos), including one for a loss (two yards), in the win over Stanford ... made a team-leading 10 tackles (four solos), including 3.5 for losses (15 yards), two quarterback sacks and a quarterback hurry in the win over Syracuse ... had a career-best 14 tackles (four solos) and a fumble recovery in the win over Navy ... had six tackles (three solos), including 2.5 for losses (nine yards) and a quarterback sack (four yards) against Tennessee ... made two tackles, including an assist on a tackle for loss, against BYU ... made five tackles (four solos) and forced a fumble against USC ... forced USC quarterback Matt Leinart with a crushing blow on Leinart's rush in the game's final seconds, knocking the ball out of bounds at the Irish one-yard line with seven seconds remaining ... credited with five tackles (all solos) in the win at Purdue ... made three tackles (all solos), forced a fumble and recovered a fumble in the win at Washington ... made a critical play versus the Huskies, ending a scoring threat by forcing a fumble and recovering it at the Irish 34 in the third quarter to protect a 12-3 Notre Dame lead ... had six tackles (all assisted), including 1.5 for losses (two yards), two quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery against Michigan State ... registered three tackles (two for a loss) and one sack against Pittsburgh ... tallied eight tackles (five solo) and broke up two passes at Michigan ... has logged 232:45 of playing time with 18 special teams appearances.

2004 (SENIOR): Played in all 12 games, primarily on special teams ... made 15 tackles (six solos) and two quarterback sacks on the season ... collected two tackles versus BYU ... assisted on three tackles against Michigan ... had a big day versus Navy with two sacks as part of a five-tackle day (four solos) ... assisted on one tackle against both Washington and Stanford ... made one solo tackle versus USC ... made 219 special teams appearances (second-most on the team) and logged 46:18 of playing time.

2003 (JUNIOR): Played in all 12 games (primarily on special teams) and started one (Washington State) at linebacker ... saw action at linebacker in nine games ... finished 10th on the team with 26 tackles (19 solos), plus four tackles for loss (16 yards), a quarterback sack (five yards), two blocked kicks, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble ... made his first career start versus Washington State, making two tackles ... posted four tackles versus Michigan ... had a team-high 23 special teams appearances versus Michigan State ... recorded two tackles against Pittsburgh ... had two tackles and partially blocked a punt versus USC ... made one tackle for a loss of seven yards against Boston College ... saw action on defense against Florida State ... registered three tackles versus Navy, including one tackle for a loss ... posted two tackles versus Brigham Young ... played at linebacker against Stanford, recording a career-best five tackles (all solos), including a sack and a forced fumble ... recovered a fumble versus Syracuse ... played 47:16 on defense and had 227 special teams appearances (second-most on the team).

2002 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 10 games, exclusively on special teams ... made four tackles (two solos) and forced a fumble ... recorded his first career tackle against Pittsburgh ... recorded one tackle and a forced fumble against Florida State ... made 123 special teams appearances.

2001 (FRESHMAN):Did not see action as a rookie inside linebacker in 2001.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Morgan Park High School in Chicago, Ill. ... a second-team pick on the USA Today All-America team ... a first-team all-state linebacker by the Chicago Tribune for classes 4A-5A-6A ... rated 54th on the Chicago Sun-Times list of the nation's top prospects ... an honorable mention pick on the Detroit Free-Press "Best of the Midwest" team ... rated 22nd on CBS's Midwest Region Super 30 Team ... helped his team go 8-4 in 2000, making 144 tackles and five sacks, while rushing 20 times for 179 yards at fullback ... had 85 tackles, 14 sacks, 10 tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries and two fumbles caused as junior in 1999 ... first player from the Chicago Public League to play at Notre Dame since All-American Chris Zorich in 1988-90 (from Chicago Vocational) ... selected for the Public League All-Star Game ... attended Notre Dame football camp in the summer of 2000 ... won four letters in track and field, competing in the shot put, discus and relays ... achieved a 4.2 high school grade-point average ... full name is Corey Lemard Mays ... younger of two children ... born Nov. 27, 1983, in Chicago ... graduated from the College of Arts in Letters in May of 2005 with a degree in psychology and sociology ... enrolled in graduate studies at Notre Dame.

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Corey Mays
Corey  Mays


Chicago, IL

High School:
Morgan Park

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 234



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