03/28/2013 - 2013 Stony Brook Pro Day: Miguel Maysonet helps attract 28 teams to Stony Brook Pro Day...Representatives from 28 NFL teams gathered at Stony Brook's pro day on Friday, where seven Seawolves players worked out. Miguel Maysonet, RB (5-foot-8 7/8, 212 pounds) - Maysonet - who was at the NFL Scouting Combine - ran the 40-yard dash in 4.65 and 4.62 seconds. He had a 31-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot-11 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.27 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.19 seconds. He performed 21 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Maysonet looked quick in the positional drills and displayed good hands.
Maysonet transferred to Stony Brook from Hofstra when the school dropped its football program. Maysonet helped Stony Brook finish 11-3 in the 2012 season, which ended with a loss to Montana State in the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
01/04/2013 - After finishing second place in the voting for the prestigious Walter Payton Award, Stony Brook University running back and Riverhead High School grad Miguel Maysonet will be heading to Indianapolis next month to show off his skills in the NFL combine. The combine will be held Feb. 20 - 26, and according to Newsday, Maysonet will be one of 300 prospects there.
The running back, who earned several awards including All-America honors from six different organizations after leading the Football Championship Subdivision in rushing yards per game (with over 150), is projected to be drafted anywhere from the fourth to seventh rounds, depending on who is doing the guessing. - Patch.com
01/02/2013 - Three seasons of excellence at Stony Brook are paying off for running back Miguel Maysonet. The runner-up for the Walter Payton Award as FCS player of the year has been invited to participate in the NFL scouting combine scheduled Feb. 20-26 in Indianapolis, where league personnel experts gather to test, interview and evaluate more than 300 top prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft.
Stony Brook also announced on Wednesday that Maysonet has been invited to participate in the inaugural Raycom College Football All-Star Classic on Jan. 19 in Montgomery, Ala. The game features coaching staffs headed by NFL veterans Dan Reeves and Jim Bates, and it will be televised on the CBS Sports Network. The game takes place the same day as the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Additionally, Maysonet is on the emergency invite list for the prestigious Senior Bowl on Jan. 26 in Mobile, Ala. - Stony Brook football
11/28/2012 - 2012 WALTER PAYTON AWARD FINALIST: Maysonet, a 5-10, 210-pound senior from Riverhead, N.Y., has strung together three tremendous seasons at Stony Brook despite sharing carries in the Seawolves' unique rotation, a system which is on pace to have two 1,000-yard backs for the third straight season.
Maysonet led the FCS in rushing yards per game during the regular season - 156.5. Add in Stony Brook's playoff win over Villanova last Saturday and he has totaled 1,881 rushing yards and 2,233 all-purpose yards, and scored 23 touchdowns. All three totals are school and Big South Conference records. Having transferred to Stony Brook in 2010 after Hofstra dropped its football program, Maysonet has helped the Seawolves win a fourth straight conference title and reach the second round of the playoffs for the second straight season. They next visit Montana State on Saturday.
"It shows that we have a great O-line," Maysonet said. "When I'm out there, I'm just trying to do what the coaches ask of me, just do my job out there, gaining yards and doing positive plays for us. "It's a humbling feeling to be in the running for such a prestigious award. I'm excited. It's definitely going to be a team award no matter who wins it because you can't go out there and do it alone ever." - Sports Network
11/28/2012 - Each could celebrate in one of his favorite ways, as if it's a normal Saturday afternoon in the fall. Wofford fullback Eric Breitenstein could jump into the arms of one of his offensive linemen, Tymeco Gregory - a constant across end zones in recent seasons. Old Dominion's Taylor Heinicke could exchange high-fives and hugs with Ron Whitcomb, his quarterbacks coach who always reminds his protege about his great success. Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet could leap into the air for a chest bump with wide receiver Kevin Norrell - an image etched in Maysonet's head. But Dec. 17 won't be an ordinary night for one of the three players, it will be cause for a season's worth, if not career's worth, of reflection. Breitenstein, Heinicke and Maysonet have been invited to the announcement of the 26th Walter Payton Award, which honors the outstanding player in the Football Championship Subdivision. - Sports Network
11/24/2012 - Miguel Maysonet carried 25 times for 160 yards and two second-quarter touchdowns as Stony Brook defeated Villanova 20-10 Saturday in the first round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Maysonet, who was leading the nation with 156.5 rushing yards per game, scored on runs of 1 and 14 yards as the Seawolves (10-2) took a 14-0 halftime lead. The senior had a 47-yard run on the second drive.
After Wesley Skeffington added a 37-yard third-quarter field goal, Stony Brook recovered his onside kick and drove for a 29-yard field goal that made it 20-3. The Wildcats (8-4) got their only touchdown, a 21-yard run by quarterback John Robertson, with 6:57 remaining after a 72-yard drive. But he was intercepted on Villanova's next possession, and with 1:21 left the Wildcats couldn't get past the Stony Brook 47. The Seawolves will play at Montana State in the second round Dec. 1. - AP Sports
11/24/2012 - 2012 BIG SOUTH OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Miguel Maysonet, Sr., RB, Stony Brook (Unanimous)...Maysonet, who currently ranks first in the nation in rushing yards per game, rushed for 921 yards and 11 touchdowns in six Big South games to help the Seawolves claim their fourth-straight Big South championship. He is also the first player in the Conference record books to record more than 2,000 all-purpose yards during the regular-season (2,046).
This season Maysonet rushed for 220 yards in Stony Brook's win at Army, a career-high 233 at Coastal Carolina and 212 at Presbyterian. Maysonet received all 17 first-place votes and 34 points to finish ahead of runner-up Aramis Hillary (Coastal Carolina), who had 14 total points. - Big South football
11/24/2012 - 2012 BIG SOUTH OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Miguel Maysonet, Sr., RB, Stony Brook (Unanimous)...Miguel Maysonet was a unanimous selection in repeating as the Big South's Offensive Player of the Year, becoming the third consecutive back-to-back winner of the award. He finished the regular-season with Big South records of 1,721 rushing yards, 19 rushing touchdowns, 21 overall scores, three 200-yard rushing games, eight multi-touchdown games and his 156.5 yards per game is pacing ahead of the League's single-season mark.
A Walter Payton Award candidate, Maysonet rushed for more than 100 yards in eight games - including six with more than 165, and tied the Big South record with five-straight multi-TD games to close out the regular-season. In 2012 he was the first player in Big South history to reach 1,000 rushing yards in his teams' first seven games, as well as the first in League annals with a touchdown in every regular-season contest. - Big South football
11/09/2012 - The Walter Payton Award is given to the top offensive player in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision and could find its way into senior running back Miguel Maysonet's hands. Stony Brook athletics had come up with a campus-wide campaign for the senior, who leads the FCS in rushing with 1,502 yards and 16 total touchdowns. He is among 20 nominees for the award and is the first Seawolf to be nominated. Stony Brook has come up with a twitter handle, @Maysonet4Payton and will use the hashtag, #Maysonet4Payton. The campaign also includes a website, Maysonet4Payton.com and will have highlights, quotes and statistics. Maysonet is second in all-purpose yards with 199.11 yards per game and fourth in scoring with 10.67 per game. He is also the leading rusher in the FCS with 129.2 yards per game and yard per carry with 7.03. The senior is also in the top 10 in career yards and rushing touchdowns with 41. Past Walter Payton Award winners include Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, former quarterback Steve McNair and retired running back Brian Westbrook. It will be tough for Maysonet, as he is going up against some of the top players in the country. Among the nominees is runningbacks, Sharkir Bell of of Indiana State and Tim Flanders of Sam Houston State. - Mike Daniello, The Statesman
10/22/2012 - WEEK 8 NCAA NATIONAL FCS SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: The Seawolves' Miguel Maysonet totaled 244 yards and two touchdowns as Stony Brook routed Gardner-Webb. He rushed for 169 yards, including a 52-yard TD, and returned the second-half kickoff 75 yards for another score. Maysonet also surpassed the 4,000-yard rushing plateau for his career. - NCAA.com
10/22/2012 - Miguel Maysonet rushed for 169 yards, including a 52-yard touchdown, and returned the second-half kickoff 75 yards for another score as Stony Brook routed Gardner-Webb 41-10 Saturday in Big South action. Maysonet surpassed the 4,000-yard mark for his career at Stony Brook (7-1, 3-0).The Seawolves amassed 243 yards rushing to 84 for Gardner-Webb (1-6, 0-2). Last year, the Runnin' Bulldogs lost 76-28 at home to Stony Brook. Those 76 points were single-game records for Stony Brook and the Big South. This time, Gardner-Webb trailed just 13-3 at halftime before Stony Brook scored four second-half touchdowns. After Maysonet's kickoff return made it 20-3, it was Kyle Essington's turn. The Seawolves quarterback, who completed 11 of 17 passes for 142 yards, connected twice for touchdowns to Kevin Norrell - a 30-yarder in the third quarter and a 27-yarder midway through the fourth quarter to end the scoring. - AP Sports
10/16/2012 - OCT 15 BIG SOUTH CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet (Riverhead, N.Y.) rushed for a career-high 233 yards on 26 carries and two touchdowns in the Seawolves' road win at Coastal Carolina. He gained 199 yards in the second half, which included runs of 58 and 64, and his two scores came in the final 24 minutes of the game that gave Stony Brook the lead both times. Also nominated for Offensive Player of the Week: Malcolm Dixon (Charleston Southern), Jeremy Height (Coastal Carolina). - Big South football
10/13/2012 - Miguel Maysonet ran for a career-high 233 yards and two touchdowns to propel Stony Brook past Coastal Carolina 27-21 Saturday. After a tied first quarter, Coastal Carolina (2-4, 0-1 Big South Conference) took a 14-7 lead with Jeremy Height's 26-yard touchdown run. Height carried the ball 15 times for 89 yards and two touchdowns. Stony Brook (6-1, 2-0) tied the game at 14 at halftime behind Kyle Essington's 18-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Norell. Essington finished 10-for-13 for 181 yards and two scores. Norell caught seven passes for 127 yards. After Maysonet's 2-yard touchdown run gave the Seawolves their first lead, 21-14, Height responded in the fourth quarter with a 3-yard run, tying the game at 21. With 9:37 remaining, Maysonet scored the go-ahead touchdown from 4 yards out. Stony Brook's defense forced a fumble and a turnover on downs on the Chanticleers' final two possessions to seal the victory. - AP Sports
10/02/2012 - OCT 1 BIG SOUTH OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet rushed for a career-high 220 yards and two touchdowns in Stony Brook's 23-3 win at Army. He nearly outrushed Army's high-powered rushing attack in the first half, as he gained 139 vs. the Black Knights' 144 yards in the opening 30 minutes. Maysonet averaged 6.9 yards per carry on his career-high 32 rushing attempts, and gave the Seawolves' an early 7-0 lead with a 49-yard touchdown run. He added a 1-yard score midway through the third quarter to make it a 20-0 SBU advantage. Maysonet also tallied 12 of Stony Brook's 15 rushing first downs and had eight runs of 10 yards-or-longer -- including a 45-yard scamper during the Seawolves' second scoring drive. Also nominated for Offensive Player of the Week: Demarcus Rouse (Presbyterian). - Big South football
09/29/2012 - Senior Miguel Maysonet rushed for a career-high 220 yards and two touchdowns, and Stony Brook dominated Army 23-3 on Saturday to notch its first victory against the Football Bowl Subdivision. Kyle Essington finished 11-for-15 passing for 151 yards for the Seawolves (4-1, 0-0 Big South), and Kevin Norrell added 95 receiving yards in the wire-to-wire win. In the teams' first meeting, Stony Brook held Army to a three-and-out on the game's first series and marched 74 yards on four plays, including a 49-yard touchdown rush by Maysonet. The Seawolves recovered all four Army fumbles and converted 11-of-17 third downs. The Black Knights (0-4), who entered the game as the nation's leading rushing team, were held to 273 yards on the ground in losing their eighth straight dating to last season. A hobbled Trent Steelman started and set Army's all-time rushing record for quarterbacks with his team-high 89 yards. - AP Sports
09/22/2012 - Miguel Maysonet carried 27 times for 198 yards, including the winning touchdown, as Stony Brook overcame three costly turnovers to defeat Colgate 32-31 Saturday night. Maysonet rushed nine times for 53 yards on the winning drive by Stony Brook (3-1), which went 75 yards in 12 plays to regain the lead with 3:31 remaining. The Seawolves, who lost 28-17 to Syracuse last week after leading at halftime, raced to a 17-0 lead against the Raiders (1-3) and led 17-7 before the turnovers bit them. A second-quarter fumble by Maysonet led to Gavin McCarney's 51-yard touchdown pass to Ed Pavalko on Colgate's next play. Chris Homer intercepted Kyle Essington's pass at the Stony Brook 23, and McCarney's 5-yard run gave Colgate a 21-17 halftime lead. Essington's third-quarter fumble after getting sacked at the Seawolves' 14 was returned by linebacker Austin Dier for a score and a 28-20 Colgate lead. - AP Sports
09/17/2012 - SEPT 17 BIG SOUTH OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet (Riverhead, N.Y.) rushed 21 times for 158 yards and a touchdown in Stony Brook's loss at Syracuse. He averaged 7.5 yards per carry and added a 71-yard touchdown run that gave the Seawolves a 17-14 advantage late in the second quarter. It was his 14th career 100-yard rushing game as he eclipsed 3,000 career rushing yards at SBU. Also nominated for Offensive Player of the Week: Niccolo Mastromatteo (Coastal Carolina), Lucas Beatty (Gardner-Webb), Josh Woodrum (Liberty). - Big South football
09/08/2012 - Kyle Essington threw two touchdowns and Stony Brook racked up 521 rushing yards in their 77-7 win over Division II Pace on Saturday. The win gives Stony Brook its first 2-0 start since 2007. Stony Brook, which scored touchdowns on its first 10 possessions, got touchdown passes of 9 and 86 yards from Essington. Essington finished 6-of-6 passing for 158 yards before being replaced by Lyle Negron after halftime. Running backs Marcus Coker and Miguel Maysonet tallied two touchdowns apiece in the first half and their replacement, Jamie Williams, scored from 11 yards to give the Seawolves a 49-0 lead at intermission. Coker and Maysonet have combined for 382 yards on 53 carries (7.2 ypc) this season. Maysonet, who led the Big South with 1,633 yards last season, recorded 172 rushing yards in Stony Brook's season-opener. Stony Brook outgained Pace (0-2) 603 to 104 and allowed just nine first downs. - AP Sports
09/03/2012 - SEPT 2 BIG SOUTH OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet scored three touchdowns and rushed for 171 yards to lead the nationally-ranked Seawolves to a 49-17 season-opening win over Central Connecticut State. He scored on an 84-yard run in the first quarter -- the second-longest rush from scrimmage in Big South history, and added a 25-yard touchdown pass in the second stanza. Maysonet completed his sixth career 3-touchdown game with a five-yard touchdown rush in the third quarter. He finished the night with 196 all-purpose yards, and his 171 on the ground is the second-most in a season-opener in Big South history. Also nominated for Defensive Player of the Week: Walt Aikens (Liberty), Jawara Dudley (Stony Brook). - Big South football
09/01/2012 - Miguel Maysonet ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns and caught a scoring pass to lead Stony Brook to a 49-17 victory over Central Connecticut State in the season opener for both teams Saturday night. The Seawolves jumped on top early with big plays. Central Connecticut turned the ball over at its 4-yard line on its first series, and Stony Brook's Marcus Coker scored on the next play for a 7-0 lead. Kyle Essington passed to Kevin Norrell for an 89-yard touchdown, and Maysonet ran 84 yards for a score, all in the first quarter. It was Maysonet's sixth game with three or more touchdowns, and his 84-yard run was the longest in Stony Brook history. He averaged 10.7 yards per carry. Stony Brook's Kyle Essington threw for 188 yards and three touchdowns. Arnold Clement rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns for Central Connecticut. - AP Sports
07/29/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-BIG SOUTH FOOTBALL TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): RB - Miguel Maysonet, Stony Brook, Sr. (Riverhead, N.Y.), has been selected First Team Preseason All-Big South football for the 2012 college football season as chosen by the Big South head football coaches & media panel. Maysonet rushed for 1,633 yards, a Stony Brook and Big South record, and 15 touchdowns in 2011. He scored four touchdowns against Lafayette and Charleston Southern, becoming the school's all-time leader in rushing TDs (27). He sits in fifth place in conference history with 2,761 yards and is 873 yards shy of breaking the all-time mark set by former Liberty and Jacksonville Jaguar running back Rashad Jennings. Maysonet is 847 yards shy of breaking Conte Cuttino's school-rushing mark of 3,607. - Stony Brook football
07/26/2012 - 2012 BIG SOUTH PRESEASON OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Miguel Maysonet, Sr., RB, Stony Brook...A unanimous selection for the preseason honor, Maysonet was the 2011 Big South Offensive Player of the Year - Stony Brook's first-ever Big South Offensive Player of the Year honoree, and was the first running back since Liberty's Rashad Jennings in 2008 to win the Conference's top offensive award. Mayonset rushed for a Big South single-season record 1,633 yards last season with 15 touchdowns, and he was eighth in the nation with 125.6 rushing yards per game. He finished with 16 total touchdowns and rushed for 100 yards in a game eight times last season - second-most in a single-season in Conference annals. Maysonet scored four rushing touchdowns in a game twice last year, becoming the first player in Big South history to accomplish this feat. A two-time Big South Offensive Player of the Week honoree in 2011, Maysonet rushed for a career-best 194 yards against Lafayette before gaining 863 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in six Big South games last season. He closed out the regular-season with five consecutive 100-yard rushing games and five-straight games with a touchdown, helping Stony Brook capture the outright Big South championship. - Big South football
07/12/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON WALTER PAYTON AWARD WATCH LIST: Miguel Maysonet, RB, SR, Stony Brook...Maysonet makes good use of his opportunities. He spent his sophomore and junior seasons sharing carries with former Stony Brook back Brock Jacolski, with both posting back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. This year, Maysonet is expected to share touches with Iowa transfer Marcus Coker. But don't doubt what he will produce again. In a season in which the Seawolves won the Big South Conference title and reached the FCS playoffs for the first time last year, Maysonet ranked eighth in the FCS with 125.6 rushing yards per game, averaging nearly 6.5 yards per carry while compiling 1,633 yards and 15 touchdowns. The conference's offensive player of the year had three games with at least 180 rushing yards and three touchdowns. He transferred from Hofstra in 2010 after that school dropped its football program. - The Sports Network
07/12/2012 - 2012 SPORTS NETWORK FCS PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM: Miguel Maysonet, Stony Brook, RB, Sr, has been selected Preseason FCS Third Team All-American for the 2012 college football season by The Sports Network. Maysonet's 2011 season was one for the ages as he rushed for 1,633 yards, the most in Stony Brook and Big South history, and 15 touchdowns, earning Big South Offensive Player of the Year honors. He had two games with four touchdowns, a conference record, and totaled more than 100 rushing yards in eight games. Entering 2012, Maysonet is tops among all active players in yards per game (115.0) and second in yards per carry (6.45). He is 847 yards shy of breaking Conte Cuttino's school record of 3,607 rushing yards. Maysonet already owns the Stony Brook record with 27 rushing touchdowns. - Stony Brook football
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