A junior college transfer, who had an immediate impact in the return game for the Aztecs in 2008 ... Expected to contend for starting time at cornerback as a senior ... Played 2007 campaign at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif., after attending Minot State in North Dakota in 2006.
2008: In his first year on campus, appeared in nine contests, earning one starting nod at cornerback ... Played on special teams against Cal Poly, returning two punts and a pair of kickoffs with a long of 37 yards ... Missed the Notre Dame, San Jose State and Idaho games with a foot injury ... Returned at TCU, returning five kickoffs for 89 yards with a long of 24 yards ... Also tallied three stops with two of those on defense ... Was a reserve against Air Force ... Returned three kickoffs for 57 yards with a long of 31 at UNM ... Scored his first career touchdown in his first career start ... Brought a kick off back 93 yards for a score in the second half against CSU, the eighth-longest kick off return in school history ... Also had a career-high seven solos and a tackle for loss as the starter at cornerback ... Returned four kickoffs for 98 yards, including a long of 31, at Wyoming ... Brought back two punts and a kickoff at BYU ... Career-high six kickoff returns for 107 yards with a long of 26 vs. Utah ... Took back three punts and two kickoffs vs. UNLV.
At Cerritos: Played in 2007 at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif., after appearing in seven games at Minot State in North Dakota in 2006 ... In his lone season at Cerritos under coach Frank Mazzotta, had 56 tackles, including 2.5 for a loss, two interceptions, four pass break ups and a fumble recovery in nine games ... Also returned kicks for the Falcons, averaging 34.5 yards on kickoff returns and scoring one touchdown ... Had 482 al-purpose yards and was a unanimous all-conference pick as a kick returner and a second-team selection in the secondary ... 2007 JC Athletic Bureau Region IV first team as a kick returner.
High School: Attended Cimarron-Memorial High School in Las Vegas, Nev., playing football under coach Ron Smeltzer ... A two-way star for the Spartans as a quarterback and defensive back ... Second-team all-state as a defensive back in 2005 ... Had 90 tackles, including 68 solos, and five interceptions as a senior ... Passed for 352 yards and rushed for 489 yards and seven touchdowns at quarterback.
Personal: Born Sept. 30, 1988, in Compton, Calif. ... Son of Tracy Carr ... From same high school as SDSU defensive lineman Neil Spencer ... Also offered scholarships by Akron, Colorado State, Idaho State, Nevada, SMU and UTEP ... Majoring in social science.
MAULDIN'S CAREER STATISTICS
Career Highs: KO Returns: 6 vs. Utah (11/15/08); KO Return Yards: 130 vs. CSU (10/25/08); Long KO Return: 93 vs. CSU (10/25/08); Punt Returns: 3 vs. UNLV (11/22/08); Punt Return Yards: 10 at Wyo. (11/1/08); Long Punt Return: 10 at Wyo. (11/1/08); Tackles: 7 vs. CSU (10/25/08); TFL: 1.0 vs. CSU (10/25/08).