31 Vinnie Mauro
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Navy's last five-game winning streak was in 2009 en route to a 10-4 record and a Texas Bowl win over Missouri.
At Navy: Enters the fall second on the depth chart at linebacker behind James Britton ... has battled a back injury for the last two years and is finally healthy ... has good speed and plays hard.
2012: A member of the Mids' special teams unit, he saw action in seven games ... chipped in his first career tackle in Navy's home-opening victory over VMI.
2011: Played one play in the Notre Dame game.
2010: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2010 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Mauro was a three-year letterwinner in football and picked up a pair of letters as an outfielder on the baseball team ... named the 2009 Miami Herald Outstanding Football Player of the Year ... a First-Team All-State (Fla.) selection in football his senior year, he also took first-team all-county honors awarded by the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel ... the same publications named him second-team all-county as a junior ... led the football team to the 2007 state title with a 14-1 record ... the following year St. Thomas Aquinas not only won the state championship, but also a national crown with a 15-0 record ... served as team captain of the football team his senior year ... a two-time honorable mention all-county selection in baseball (2008, `09) ... member of the National Honor Society ... high school teammate of current Notre Dame football players Jordan Cowart and Ben Turk ... father, Frank, played basketball at Keene State College ... son of Frank and Jackie Mauro ... majoring in oceanography ... has gotten over a 3.0 grade- point average in five out of the first six semesters.