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It didn't take long for Aaron Maybin to demonstrate he could be counted on to provide big plays for the talented, but youthful defensive line. In the 2007 season-opener against Florida International, he recorded his first career sack, good for 10 yards, and had two solo stops in his first game as a Nittany Lion. A week later, Maybin brought Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen to the turf for an eight-yard loss in the 31-10 win. He would go on to rank fourth on the team with four sacks for minus-32 yards, earning a spot on The Sporting News Freshman All-Big Ten team. A promising player with great potential, Maybin played in every game last year and will enter preseason camp looking to challenge senior Josh Gaines for one of the starting defensive end spots. An all-state selection at Mount Hebron HS, he has great size, skills and athleticism and should be a significant contributor the next three seasons. The personable and hard-working young man took the lead in organizing approximately 10 of his future teammates to gather at a Maryland hotel and sign their letters of intent to attend Penn State in February 2006. Maybin is one of seven returning Nittany Lions who were prep standouts in Maryland.
2007 Sophomore Season
Playing in every game on defense and special teams, Maybin had 12 tackles, with 4.5 tackles for losses, one forced fumble and one pass breakup. He was fourth on the team with four sacks for minus-32 yards and was named to The Sporting News Freshman All-Big Ten team. In the season-opener against Florida International, Maybin recorded his first career sack, good for 10 yards, and had two solo stops in his first collegiate game. A week later, Maybin brought Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen to the turf for an eight-yard loss in the 31-10 win. He recorded two sacks for minus-14 yards in the 27-7 win over Iowa and shared a tackle for loss against Buffalo. He also made two hits in the primetime meeting with Ohio State. Maybin was on the field for 280 plays, topped by 39 in the win over Purdue and 26 against Temple.
2006 Freshman Season
Redshirt season. He made four tackles with a TFL in the 2007 Blue-White game.
Maybin was a difficult force to be reckoned with at Mount Hebron HS. Playing for Coach Larry Luthe, he recorded 80 tackles with 10 sacks as a senior. During his junior campaign, he made 79 tackles with nine sacks. Maybin was named to the 2005 Baltimore Sun All-Metro team, was second-team big school all-state pick and first-team All-Howard County. A strong student, he also participated in drama programs and did volunteer work
Full name is Aaron Michael Maybin. He is enrolled in the College of Communications. Born April 6, 1988.
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