#44

Ray Mariuz

Weight:

228 lbs

Height:

6' 3"

Position:

Linebacker

College:

McMaster

Birthdate:

Dec 25th, 1980

Career Years:

9

Team:

Alumni

Highlights

2009

Played in all 18 games during his fourth season as a Tiger-Cat…made 19 special teams tackles, one defensive tackle, one pass knockdown and forced one fumble…made three special teams tackles in the Ticats Eastern Semi-Final loss to B.C

2008

Started all 18 games at outside linebacker in his third season in Hamilton…finished fourth on the Ticats with 65 defensive tackles and led the team with 15 special teams tackles…also recorded two quarterback sacks, four tackles for a loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass knockdown…earned the Ticats nomination for the Most Outstanding Canadian Player Award.

2007

Played in all 18 games, starting two, in his second season with the Ticats…recorded a team-leading 17 special teams tackles, 28 defensive tackles and two tackles for losses.

2006

Played in all 18 games, starting 16, during the regular season after signing with the Ticats as a free agent on February 16…finished second on the Tiger-Cats with 20 special teams tackles and four tackles for a loss…also made 28 defensive tackles…Made his Ticats debut on June 17 in Toronto, recording two defensive tackles and one special teams tackle.

College

Played four seasons (1999-2002) with the McMaster University Marauders…made a school record 136 total tackles (98 solo)…his 98 solo tackles in also a McMaster record…intercepted five passes, two of which he returned for touchdowns…recovered six fumbles, forced one fumble recorded two quarterback sacks…was a first-team CIS All-Canadian as a senior and a two-time first-team OUA All-Star…Was twice named McMaster’s Defensive MVP…also earned two RBC Academic All-Canadian selections... (2002) Finished second on the team with 44 total tackles (30 solo)…also intercepted a pass that he returned 90 yards for a touchdown in McMaster’s 32-2 victory at Ottawa on October 5th…recovered two fumbles, forced one fumble and made one quarterback sack…received his first career first team CIS All-Canadian selection…for the second straight year was named a first team OUA All-Star…shared McMaster’s Defensive MVP award with fellow linebacker Mike Botterill. (2001) Finished the season as the Mauraders leading tackler with 52 total stops (13 solo)…returned two interceptions 64 yards, one of which went for a touchdown in the Mauraders 48-10 victory over Western on September 22…added three fumble returns and one quarterback sack to his season totals…received his first career selection as an OUA First Team All-Star…was also named McMaster’s Defensive MVP and a for the second straight year a RBC Academic All-Canadian...(2000) Made 29 total tackles (20 solo) as a sophomore…also had two interceptions during the regular season…was the recipient of McMaster’s Most Improved Player award…made eight total tackles (6 solo and 2 assisted) in the Mauraders 48-23 Yates Cup victory over Ottawa to clinch the OUA Championship…was named a RBC Academic All-Canadian. (1999) Made 11 total tackles (9 solo) and recovered one fumble as a freshman.

Personal

Born on December 25th, 1980 in Mississauga, Ontario…nicknamed “Moose”…enjoys basketball, soccer, golf as well as traveling…is an avid traveler during the off-season…majored at McMaster in Kinesiology, where he was quite successful in the classroom, earning Marauder Scholar (Dean's Honour List) status on multiple occasions…is an active member of Ticats community initiatives including the Cops and Cats Basketball team.