Jaylen Mahoney - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#23 Jaylen Mahoney


Class Junior
Height 5'11"
Weight 191
Hometown Rock Hill, S.C.
High School South Pointe

Student-Athlete Features
VUCommodores.com — The Making of Mahoney

As a Sophomore (2020)
• SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Started all eight games played
• 57 tackles, second-highest total on the team, two tackles for loss, two pass breakups and one fumble recovery
• Within the SEC, 17th in tackles/game (7.1)
• Eight or more tackles five times
• Second career fumble recovery at No. 10 Texas A&M
• Year-high 10 tackles with a personal-best two for loss against South Carolina
• Nine stops in the matchup with Ole Miss
• Tied season high with 10 stops at Mississippi State
• Eight tackles against Tennessee

As a Freshman (2019)
• 12 games played with four starts, against South Carolina, Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee
• One of five true freshmen to see action
• 23 tackles (10 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one interception, one fumble recovery and two passes broken up
• Interception at Tennessee
• Five tackles against South Carolina
• Three stops against Georgia, Missouri, Florida and Kentucky
• 10-yard tackle for loss versus LSU

The Mahoney File
• Prepped at South Pointe (S.C.)
• Three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports
• 150 tackles, 35 passes defended and 10 interceptions during prep career
• 42 solo tackles and four interceptions as a senior
• Led team to 10-2 record in 2018
• Led team to 15-0 record and 4A state title in 2017
• 2018 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas All-Star Game
• Two-time all-region
• Full name is Jaylen Elijah Mahoney
• Born in Rock Hill, S.C.
• Son of Ronald and Kim Mahoney
• Two brothers (Jordan and Maliek) and four sisters (Jariana, Breyana, Shana and Mya)
• Brother Jordan plays football for the University of Massachusetts
• National Honor Society member
• Majoring in human and organizational development

Career Highs
Tackles: 10, twice, last at Mississippi State, 11/7/2020
Tackles for Loss: 2.0, vs. South Carolina, 10/10/2020
Sacks: 1.0, vs. LSU, 9/21/2019
Interceptions: 1, at Tennessee, 11/30/2019
Pass Breakups:
1, four times, last at Mississippi State, 11/7/2020
Fumble Recovery: 1, twice, last at Texas A&M, 9/26/2020