#55 Kevin Maurice
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 275
Year: Junior
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
High School: Freedom

Honors & Awards
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2013)

2014 Outlook
Defensive tackle Kevin Maurice was one of seven true freshmen to see action for the Huskers in 2013, providing depth in a talented, but youthful defensive front. The 6-3, 275-pound Maurice has worked hard in the offseason in hopes of earning an expanded role at defensive tackle in 2014, a position that returns three players who made starts a year ago.

Maurice is expected to battle fellow sophomores Maliek Collins and Vincent Valentine, along with juniors Kevin Williams and Aaron Curry for action this fall. The group should form a solid foundation for the Blackshirt defense for the next few years.

Maurice has been a leader in the community since arriving in Lincoln, earning a spot on the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for his outreach work. He was also named to the Nebraska-Scholar Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2013.

2013 (Freshman)
Maurice played in each of the first six games as a reserve defensive tackle. Maurice finished with three tackles, including single tackles against Wyoming, South Dakota State and Illinois.

Before Nebraska (Freedom HS)
Maurice was regarded as one of the fastest-rising prospects in the state after a standout senior season at Freedom High School in Orlando. Maurice recorded approximately 70 tackles, including nine sacks and better than 20 tackles for loss, while also forcing two fumbles. His play helped Coach Andy Johnson’s team to a 7-4 season and a trip to the Class 8A state playoffs. Maurice earned first-team Class 8A all-state honors from the Orlando Sentinel and was an all-district and All-Metro selection. He was also selected to play in the Central Florida All-Star game.

Maurice played on both sides of the ball as a junior for Freedom High. He had 50 pancake blocks as an offensive lineman, and totaled 50 tackles and six sacks on defense. Maurice also started as a sophomore in 2010 for a Freedom High team that finished with an 8-2 record. Maurice was regarded as one of the top 120 defensive tackles in the nation by several recruiting services. He also visited Boston College and chose the Huskers over BC, Florida Atlantic, North Carolina State and Memphis.

Maurice is the son of Hernise Maurice, and he was born on July 19, 1994. He is a management major. Maurice has been active in community outreach efforts, volunteering his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, School is Cool Week, NFL Fuel Up 60, team hospital visits and at the Belmont Rec Center.

Single-Game Highs
» Tackles
 - 1 vs. Wyoming (2013), vs. SDSU (2013), vs. Illinois (2013)
Solo Tackles 
- 1 vs. Wyoming (2013)
» Tackles for Loss - None
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