Texas A&M Aggies in the USFL: Daylon Mack

Texas A&M Aggies in the USFL: Daylon Mack

Up next in a snapshot profile of former Texas A&M Aggies currently playing in the United States Football League (USFL) is 25-year-old defensive tackle Daylon Mack.

Mack, a 6-foot-1, 340-pound beast out of Gladewater, Texas, was selected by the Tampa Bay Bandits in the 24th round of the 2022 USFL Draft.

As a true freshman at Texas A&M in 2015, Mack was one of the team leaders coming off the bench — garnering 32 tackles (15 solo) while seeing action as a backup in all 13 games, including picking up both a forced fumble and two tackles (one solo) in the Aggies bowl game against Louisville.

In 2016, during his sophomore season, Mack racked up 25 total tackles (10 solo), 1.5 sacks and one pass break up through 13 games; as a junior in 2017, the defensive tackle once again appeared in all 13 games for the Aggies (starting one) while picking up 19 total tackles (10 solo), one sack, one forced fumble and one QB hurry.

Mack became a team leader and starter in his senior season with Texas A&M, starting all 12 games while recording 32 total tackles (17 solo), 5.5 sacks, three QB hurries, one pass break up and one blocked kick. He was also present with the Most Improved Defensive Lineman Award at the Aggies annual team banquet that year.

Following his collegiate career at Texas A&M, the former Aggie was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the 5th round of the 2019 NFL Draft; unfortunately, he had a leg injury that landed him on injured reserve and he was waived on Aug. 1, 2020, due in a large part to reduced roster limits amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Mack then spent the next two years as a member of numerous NFL practice squads in 2020 (Detroit Lions, New York Giants, and Green Bay Packers) and 2021 (Tennessee Titans) before finally landing a new home with the Bandits in 2022.

Thus far for Tampa Bay, Mack has 15 total tackles and one pass deflection for the team.

Fun facts: Mack was an Under Armour All-American at Gladewater High School, garnering 78 tackles, five sacks and four forced fumbles as a senior in 2014. He was also a five-star prospect and chose the Aggies over other high-profile colleges such as Texas, TCU and LSU.

Up next for Mack and the Tampa Bay Bandits (3-2, 3rd place in South): a matchup against the Philadelphia Stars (2-3, 2nd place in North) on Saturday, May 21 at 12 pm Central Time on NBC.

Due up next for the Texas A&M Aggies in a USFL profile snapshot: Trey Williams.