Former Minnesota standout Boye Mafe records highlight strip sack in NFL debut
The Seattle Seahawks have a lot of faith in some of their top draft picks from the 2022 NFL Draft including former Minnesota standout defender Boye Mafe. In the first NFL game of his career, Mafe had an impactful performance that included a strip sack and a second sack with 1:17 minutes left in the game.
Boye Mafe looking like Cliff Avril with this strip sack
— Zuko Samba (@ZukoSamba) August 13, 2022
What a clutch sack by the rookie @boye_mafe 😤
— NFL (@NFL) August 14, 2022
While Seattle lost their first preseason game of the 2022 season to the Pittsburgh Steelers 32-25, Mafe accounted for 3 solo tackles, 2 sacks, 1 tackle for loss, and 1 quarterback hit.
Mafe was selected by Seattle in the second round (40th overall pick) of the 2022 NFL Draft to be their key pass rusher for the future. He is listed as the second-string strongside linebacker for Seattle behind Uchenna Nwosu.
In his four seasons at Minnesota, Mafe accumulated 87 total tackles, 59 solo tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 15 sacks, 3 pass breakups, and 3 forced fumbles.
Boye Mafe on his NFL debut. pic.twitter.com/yggZpB8oZJ
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 14, 2022
#Gophers in the NFL recap (1/2):
• Jack Gibbens: led Titans w/ 9 tackles, did well on special teams
• Blake Cashman: tied Texans team-high w/ 7 tackles. He defeated a block for a third down stop, added a PBU & was all over the field.
• Boye Mafe: 2 sacks, several pressures.
— Daniel House (@DanielHouseNFL) August 14, 2022