Josh Mauro is a defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals. The talented defensive end has also been a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mauro played his college football for Stanford University where he was a defensive force for the Cardinal.
Josh Mauro attended L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas where he played defensive end, linebacker, tight end and quarterback. The defensive end registered 80 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 12.0 sacks, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one blocked kick as a senior. Mauro also caught seven passes for 155 yards and a TD as a tight end and for his efforts was selected District 5-5A first team and earned All-State honors from the AP.
Mauro flew mostly under the radar in his first three years at Stanford, despite appearing as a reserve in 22 games during his redshirt freshman and sophomore seasons. That all changed in 2012, when he racked up 6 sacks, 19 tackles and a pair of fumble recoveries as one of Stanford’s first defensive linemen off the bench.
In 2013, Mauro would start 11 games, record 51 tackles (more than double the total of any other true defensive lineman on the team), force a pair of fumbles, had four sacks and collect his 1st career interception. In the process, Josh Mauro didn’t just provide Stanford with the snaps it sorely needed at the position; he also made a name for himself, earning All-Pac-12 honorable mention and an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game. Josh Mauro concluded his college career playing in 48 games, including 11 starts as a senior, and recording 81 tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss, 11.0 sacks, one INT, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
During his rookie season in 2014, Josh Mauro played 5 games with 6 tackles and a pass defended. In 2015, he played 14 games with 15 tackles, 1 sack, 1 pass defended, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery.
The featured black and white nike hyperbeast xxl gloves were game worn by Josh Mauro as a member of the Arizona Cardinals. Mauro has signed the gloves and added “Game Worn” to the left one in silver. The middle and ring finger of each glove has been taped up and they show good use!