Aaron Maybin is a defensive end for the Buffalo Bills, who selected him with the 11th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. After the 2008 season, Maybin chose to forgo his final two years of eligibility with the Penn State Nittany Lions to enter the Draft. Aaron Maybin is 6-feet, 4-inches tall and weighs 236 pounds.
Playing at Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City, MD, Aaron Maybin recorded 80 tackles and 10 sacks in his senior season - an increase of one in each category over his totals in his junior season. Maybin was a second team All-State and first team All-Howard County selection, earning him the No. 27 national ranking at his position from ESPN's Scouts Inc. He considered Florida, Maryland, NC State and Virginia before signing with Penn State. Aaron Maybin organized an event on Signing Day in 2006, getting 11 of Penn State's recruits to sign their letters of intent together at a Maryland hotel.
Despite his show of early leadership, Aaron Maybin was redshirted for the 2006 season, giving him time to build up his body for college football. He debuted for Penn State in 2007, playing all 12 games on defense and special teams. Despite limited action on the defensive line, Maybin recorded four sacks, good for fourth on the team. He recorded his first career sack in his college debut against Florida International. He was a Freshman All-Big Ten selection. His best game came against Iowa, when he recorded two sacks for a loss of 14 yards in a 27-7 win.
Expectations were increased in 2008 for Maybin and he delivered. He started 10 of Penn State's 13 games at defensive end, recording a team-leading 12 sacks. He had at least one sack in each of the Nittany Lions' first four games, including a pair of multi-sack games against Coastal Carolina and Temple. His 12 sacks were the most by any Big Ten player and ranked in a tie for sixth among FBS players. He also ranked second in the Big Ten and tied for fifth in the nation with 20 tackles for loss. Maybin's ability as a pass rushing specialist was evident, as nearly a quarter of his 49 total tackles were sacks. He also led Penn State with three forced fumbles. After the regular season, Maybin was named a first-team All-Big Ten selection and a consensus first-team All-American. He was also a finalist for the Hendricks Award (best defensive end) and Bednarik Award (best defensive player).
Aaron Maybin was selected in the first round (11th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. Maybin held out at the start of training camp, missing the first two games of the preseason. On August 21, Maybin ended his holdout -- the longest for a first-round pick in Bills history -- and signed a five-year contract with Buffalo.
Maybin played in all 16 games for the Bills as a rookie, recording 18 total tackles. He did not have a sack in 2009.
Maybin was born to Michael and Connie Maybin in 1988. His birth mother, Connie, passed away when he was six years old. His father remarried, and Maybin has a very close relationship with Violette, who he considers his mother, not a stepmother. He also has a friendly relationship with former Penn State linebacker LaVar Arrington, who he met when he was in high school and Arrington was playing professionally with the Washington Redskins.
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