Tampa, April 26, 2019- The Tigers have a couple of strong father-son connections in assistant coaches Tony Mayberry and Jason Odom, and their rising senior sons, OT Trevor Mayberry and TE Jonathan Odom. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneer teammates aided without question in this past extended season journey to States. On this Friday eve though, we delve into the Mayberry father-son duo and their career achievements thus far in the Tampa Bay area.
On his near nine-minute highlight reel, it’s easily observed that Trevor does his main duty as an exterior lineman and BLOCK with his 6’3” 255-pound prototype build, keeping the pocket from collapsing off the edges. He doesn’t just keep his opponents in his front view or in arm’s reach to cut off angles; he FINISHES his assignments, burying threats to his QB on the field or pushing them towards the opposite end zone.
Jesuit was busy winning all 2018 season, recording a 12-2 overall (4-1 at home, 5-1 on the road) and reached the Class 5A State Semifinals as the number 2 seed in region 3; beating their first three opponents by 20 or more points. The royal blue and white were ranked 10th of 81 teams in Class 5A with 434 overall (scoring) Points For, this 2018 season.
The student-athlete with a 3.4 GPA doesn’t just grind in the classroom, he also runs an astounding 4.8 40-yard dash, benches 315 pounds, and made All-Regional Team on the gridiron. When he’s not protecting his signal-caller, he’s hunting them off the edge with his adaptive feet and sturdy lower and upper body power. Hand placement and core strength are key for this frontline competitor that makes plays on both sides, and he approaches both ‘jobs’ with the utmost precision and accountability.
Reflecting on another standout athlete that held down the 813 professionally, his All-Pro father born in Würzburg, Germany, Tony Mayberry played for 10 seasons as a Tampa Bay Buc Center from 1990-1999. Tony was a three-time Pro Bowler in the NFL and the Wake Forest alum was a first-team All-ACC selection and earned the Bill George award as Deacon’s best lineman in 1989; inducted to the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.
The Mayberry pedigree is a tough bloodline and Trevor is here to uphold and prove this won’t be the last time you’ll hear that last name in this era.
Vaughan Sixbury, BCP Contributor