Jaguars sign TE Maurice Stovall, release TE Stephen Spach

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MAURICE STOVALL

TIGHT END

6-5  220

NOTRE DAME

BORN FEBRUARY 21, 1985

HOMETOWN: PHILADELPHIA, PA

HOW ACQUIRED: FREE AGENT 2012

NFL EXPERIENCE: 7TH YEAR

GAMES PLAYED/STARTED: 2006 (9/2), 2007 (15/1), 2008 (5/0), 2009 (15/7), 2010 (12/1), 2011 (15/0, 1/0)

NFL TOTALS: 71 games, 11 starts

POSTSEASON TOTALS:1 game, 0 starts

TRANSACTIONS: Originally drafted by Tampa Bay in the third round (90th overall) of the 2006 draft… Signed by Detroit as an unrestricted free agent on 8/1/11… Released on 8/31/12… Signed by Jacksonville as a free agent on 9/19/12.

PRO: Seventh-year pro began NFL career as a WR before making move to TE… Has played in 71 games with 11 starts after being selected in the third round of the 2006 draft by Tampa Bay… Career totals include 52 receptions for 668 yards and three TDs… Spent five seasons with Buccaneers (2006-11)… Played in 15 games for Detroit in 2011...

2011:Appeared in 15 games for the Lions… Had an eight-yard reception in season-opener on 9/11 at TB...* *

2010:Saw action in 12 games with one start… Made seven catches for 81 yards and one TD… Recorded one reception for two yards on 10/31 at ARI… Finished with three receptions for 12 yards and a TD on 12/26 vs. SEA… Made first start of the season on 1/2 at NO, recording a season-long 38-yard reception...* *

2009:Started a career-high seven of 15 games… Ranked third on the team with a career-high 366 yards on 24 receptions… Made three catches for 80 yards on 9/20 at BUF including a 38-yard grab.  All three receptions resulted in first downs… Finished with three receptions for 46 yards on 11/9 vs. GB and followed with four catches for 47 yards on 11/15 at MIA*Was targeted 10 times on12/6 at CAR* and had four receptions for 68 yards…

2008: Played in five games and had three receptions for 25 yards… Was placed on injured reserve on Nov. 12… Made two catches for 16 yards on 9/21 at CHI

2007:Appeared in 15 games with one start… Finished with 10 receptions for 86 yards and one TD… Ranked second on the team with 18 special teams tackles… Scored first career TD on10/21 at DET… Finished with a  season-high five receptions for 47 yards on 10/28 vs. JAX* *

2006: Saw action in nine games with two starts as a rookie… Had seven receptions for 102 yards with a long of 27… Made NFL debut on 10/8 at NO

COLLEGE: Played in 46 games with 23 starts… Finished career ranked third in school history with 130 receptions and 18 receiving TDs, and fourth with 2,195 receiving yards... Tied for second on school's all-time single-season list with 11 TDs as a senior… Majored in sociology and computer applications…

PERSONAL: Attended John Carroll High School in Radnor, Pa… First-Team All-USA Today selection as a senior, finishing with 31 receptions for 743 yards and nine TDs… Returned four punts for TDs in final season and returned five of his 11 INTs for TDs… First football player to have his jersey retired at Carroll… Heavily involved in the community during his time in Tampa Bay… Took classes at Henry Ford Community College in 2012 offseason… Plans to become a dentist following NFL career… Full name: Maurice Aurilius Stovall.

MAURICE STOVALL'S REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS

YEAR GP/GS NO YDS AVG LG TD
2006 Tampa Bay 9/2 7 102 14.6 27 0
2007 Tampa Bay 15/1 10 86 8.6 13 1
2008 Tampa Bay 5/0 3 25 8.3 9 0
2009 Tampa Bay 15/7 24 366 15.3 38 1
2010 Tampa Bay 12/1 7 81 11.6 38 1
2011 Detroit 15/0 1 8 8.0 8 0


TOTALS 71/11 52 668 12.8 38 3

Additional Statistics: 2 rushes for 29 yards; 3 kickoff returns for 57 yards

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