|Date of birth:June 4, 1975|
|Place of birth: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|
High school: Frederick A. Douglass High School|
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
|College: Oklahoma State|
|NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 4 / Pick: 94|
|Debuted in 1998 for the Chicago Bears|
|Last played in 2000 for the Chicago Bears|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2000
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Alonzo Lewis Mayes, Jr. (born June 4, 1975) is a former American college and professional football player who was a tight end in the National Football League (NFL) for three seasons. He played college football for Oklahoma State University, and was recognized as an All-American. Mayes played professionally for the NFL's Chicago Bears.
Mayes received an athletic scholarship to attend Oklahoma State University and play for the Oklahoma State Cowboys football team from 1994 to 1997. As a senior in 1997, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American at tight end.
The Chicago Bears selected Mayes in the fourth round (94th pick overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft, and he played for the Bears from 1998 to 2000. He finished his professional career with the Miami Dolphins, but never appeared in a regular season game for the Dolphins. In three NFL seasons with the Bears, Mayes played in thirty-seven games, started twenty-eight of them, and compiled thirty-three receptions for 339 yards and a touchdown. He was nicknamed "Showtime" for his zany celebrations.