NAME: Michael Mayer
SCHOOL: Covington Catholic High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Football & Basketball state titles
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'5"-240 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Independence, Ky.
PARENTS: Andy & Amy
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My father"
FUTURE GOAL: Play in NFL - Degree at Notre Dame
Covington Catholic senior Michael Mayer is a football All-American and the nation's top tight end in the class of 2020. Starting next season, he will be playing football at the University of Notre Dame, but at present he is striving to win another Kentucky high school state championship.
His sophomore year, Michael was a member of both the football and basketball teams that won state championships in the same school year. This rare achievement had been accomplished only two other times in Kentucky high school sports' history.
Entering this season in football, Michael had already accumulated impressive statistics with 60 receptions for 1,261 yards and15 TDs. As a defensive linebacker, he had 150 tackles, 36 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks, five forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and one interception returned for a TD.
His numerous honors include being named 2018 MaxPreps Junior All-American, 1st team All-USA Today-Kentucky offense, 1st team all-state, and 1st team all-NKY. He was selected as NKY's Defensive Player of the Year by the Enquirer, and he has committed to play in the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. "Michael loves to compete and wants to be the very best version of himself in all areas of life," says his football coach Eddie Eviston. "His work-ethic and desire to be the best is what separates himself from others and will continue to make him a success."
In basketball last season, Michael averaged 10.7 points-7.4 rebounds per game and was named to both the district and regional all-tournament teams. He will not play hoops his senior season as he plans to graduate early and enroll at Notre Dame.
Athletic excellence runs in the Mayer family. Michael's older brother, AJ, was named LaRosa's MVP of the Year and first-team all-state as a quarterback in 2017-2018 after leading the Colonels to the Kentucky state championship.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Once you see Michael's physical measurements, you can begin to understand why he is such a great student-athlete. But it is the attributes that you cannot measure that take Michael from very good to GREAT."
— Eddie Eviston, Football Coach.