PRO: Was taken 11th overall in the 2009 NFL Draft…the second 11th overall selection in team history.
COLLEGE: Started 10-of-26 games during his Penn State career…recorded 61 tackles (38 solos) with sixteen sacks for minus 110 yards, the 14th-highest total in a career by a Nittany Lion... Added 24.5 stops for losses of 128 yards and one QB pressure... Caused four fumbles and deflected four passes... His 12.0 sacks in 2008 tied Larry Kubin (1978) for fifth on the school season-record list.
PERSONAL: Majored in integrative arts and communications... Born Aaron Michael Maybin ... Attended Mount Hebron (Ellicott City, Md.) High School, playing football for head coach Larry Luthe... Earned 2005 Baltimore Sun All-Metro team, second-team big school All-State and first-team All-Howard County accolades...As a junior, he produced 79 tackles with nine sacks, followed by 10 sacks and 80 tackles in his final season... Participated in drama programs and did volunteer work…wrestled in the heavyweight class and played one year of basketball at Mount Hebron…was a member of his church choir in Baltimore.
COMMUNITY: In 2009, Aaron participated in the Toyota Rookie Club appearing at numerous community events throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario. The Toyota Rookie Club helps the franchises newest players become more involved in the Western New York community. Each month, Aaron and all first year players did one community appearance as a group. The Toyota Rookie Club events included a visit to Dave & Buster’s to play video games and host a pizza party with pediatric cancer patients hosted by Brian Moorman’s PUNT Foundation, a visit to the Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute Panthers in Toronto, Ontario to discuss the importance of sport and activity with the student-athletes and to present the football team with $3,000 in new equipment for the school’s football program, and a trip to the Northwest Buffalo Community Center in November 2009 where the Rookie Club Members served Thanksgiving Dinner to approximately 300 children and families. In addition to serving food, the players introduced themselves to the community members during a brief ceremony, sat and ate with them, and signed autographs.
The final Rookie Club appearance of 2009 took place at the Annual Bills Holiday Party. The Rookie Club and Bills veterans hosted nearly 100 children from a number of different local community organizations. The Annual Holiday Party gives children from the organizations an opportunity to celebrate the holidays with the Bills players, Jills cheerleaders, Billy Buffalo, and Santa Claus. The children received a holiday dinner, pictures and autographs and gifts from a wish list that they had previously submitted.
Aaron has become heavily involved in the Buffalo Bills “Play 60” Challenge sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and the American Heart Association. Aaron helped to introduce the program in a kickoff celebration for over 1,700 students in the Buffalo Public Schools. At the celebration he participated in a “Play 60” themed trivia show and also shared health and fitness tips with the group of 3rd – 6th grade students. Aaron also served as a spokesperson for the 2009 Kid’s Escaping Drugs Campaign, Face Your Fears. The funds that were raised benefited the Kid’s Escaping Drugs Face to Face Program which is an educational outreach program that goes into the schools to help kids at an age where they are faced with difficult choices.
Aaron was also on hand at the High School Player Development Camp held at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Aaron spoke to the 200 high school players about his road to the NFL and the importance of making smart decisions. Aaron had participated in the High School Player Development Camp back in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland when he was a high school student so he wanted to come back to show his support to the HSPD camp in Buffalo.