Jerod Mayo Wife
Meet Jerod Mayo Wife, Chantel Mayo, formerly known as Chantel Rostant! Jerod Mayo, a former linebacker, is the new head coach for the New England Patriots, replacing longtime coach Bill Belichick. Jerod Mayo wife is a model turned professional football spouse.
Before becoming Mrs. Mayo, Chantel worked in the modeling world. She has a profile on Model Mayhem, where she says she is a hairstylist/model. Chantel writes: “I am very selective about TFP/tfcd work. The model and the photographer need to have mutual benefits from such work. Currently, I am looking to work with professional photographers only to build my port with hot, new creative images.”
Chantel Rostant also has credits from appearing on a couple of music videos and she’s also landed small acting roles.
Her credits also include, runway shows such as Lady Divine Annual, Ed Hardy, Ill Wear. Her onstage performances include working with Milky Way, Bronner Brothers, R&B singer Mario and VH1 hit series Sheers Tears and Beauty.
On social media, Chantel Rostant calls herself a wife, mommy, homemaker, stylist and CEO.
Chantel has adapted to the role of an NFL wife just fine, even before walking the isle, she was already supporting her man and organizing charity events like the one in 2010 when Jerod and Chantel Rostant organized an inaugural celebrity bowling tournament at Kings Dedham at Legacy Place. The annual event benefited Pitching in for Kids, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing earmarked grants that improve the lives of children in New England. Today, the event benefits the Boston Medical Center.
The couple have also done other stuff to help children, including the family’s annual Mayo Bowl. Of all the Patriot’s charity events throughout the year, the Mayo Bowl is routinely the best-attended event from the player’s perspective.
Chantel Rostant is the mother of the couple’s three children. She gave birth to daughter, Chya in 2010, a son, Jerod Jr. in 2011 and the family welcomed another baby girl, the latest addition to their crew, in 2014
You can find the lovely Chantel Rostant Mayo on Instagram here.
Jerod Mayo College Career
During his time at the University of Tennessee, Mayo was a standout player for the Volunteers football team. Initially redshirting in 2004, he quickly made his mark, appearing in six games the following year and demonstrating his defensive prowess with 13 tackles.
As a redshirt sophomore in 2006, Mayo secured a spot in the starting lineup and showcased his skills with 83 tackles, including five sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss, earning recognition on the All-American second team.
In his junior year, Mayo transitioned to middle linebacker and emerged as a leader on the field, starting all 14 games and amassing an impressive 140 tackles, the most by a Tennessee defender in over a decade.
He also contributed 1.5 sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss, and displayed his versatility with an interception returned for a touchdown. Mayo’s outstanding performance earned him first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors and solidified his status as a top prospect for the NFL Draft.
Jerod Mayo Playing Career
- 2008: Drafted by New England Patriots
- Mayo was selected in the first round (10th overall) by the New England Patriots in the 2008 NFL Draft, becoming the second linebacker chosen that year.
- He signed a five-year contract worth $18.9 million, with $13.8 million in bonuses and guarantees, making an immediate impact as the only rookie to start in Week 1.
- 2008 Season Highlights:
- Named NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Month for October 2008.
- Led the Patriots with 24 tackles in October, including 11 in his Monday Night Football debut.
- Recorded 20 tackles (16 solo) against the New York Jets on November 13, 2008, marking his first 20-tackle game.
- Concluded the season with 128 total tackles, a forced fumble, and earned AP Defensive Rookie of the Year honors with 49 out of 50 votes.
- 2009 Season:
- Suffered a sprained MCL in the season opener but returned in Week 5 against the Denver Broncos, finishing the season with 103 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
- 2010 Season:
- Named defensive captain.
- Registered a league-high 175 tackles, along with two sacks and one forced fumble.
- Earned a spot on the 2011 Pro Bowl roster and was named to the 2010 All-Pro team.
- 2011 Season:
- Despite missing three games due to injuries, surpassed the 100-tackle mark and reached Super Bowl XLVI, where the Patriots lost to the New York Giants.
- 2012 Season:
- Voted defensive co-captain by teammates for the fourth consecutive year.
- Fined $10,000 for a late hit out of bounds against the Buffalo Bills in Week 10.
- Selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl.
- 2013 Season:
- Placed on injured reserve after tearing his pectoral muscle in a game against the New Orleans Saints.
- 2014 Season:
- Placed on injured reserve with a torn patellar tendon suffered in a game against the Buffalo Bills.
- Patriots won Super Bowl XLIX without his contribution on the field.
- 2015 Season:
- Playing time reduced, behind Dont’a Hightower and Jamie Collins on the depth chart.
- Placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury before the AFC Championship against the Denver Broncos.
- Announced retirement on February 16, 2016, via Instagram, thanking the Patriots for eight years.
Jerod Mayo Coaching Career
On March 27, 2019, Mayo joined the Patriots as their inside linebackers coach, stepping into a coaching role with the team.
Fast forward to January 12, 2024, and the Patriots made a historic announcement, naming Mayo as the 15th head coach in franchise history, marking a significant milestone as the first Black head coach in the team’s history. This appointment also made Mayo the second member of the Patriots’ 2008 draft class to ascend to an NFL head coaching position, following Kevin O’Connell who became head coach of the Minnesota Vikings in 2022. Notably, Mayo also became the youngest head coach in the NFL, taking the mantle from Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams. Shortly after Mayo’s appointment, the Seattle Seahawks hired Mike Macdonald, further shaping the narrative as the youngest NFL head coach.
During his inaugural press conference, Mayo addressed issues of race, stating, “I do see color.” This statement prompted an awkward moment on stage with team owner Robert Kraft, who attempted to mitigate any misunderstanding regarding Jerod Mayo’s perspective on race.