Houston falls short to No. 19 ranked Louisville on Saturday.
Cougars face a ranked opponent on the road for the second-straight week
Cougars (7-2, 4-1) and Cardinals in pivotal American Athletic Conference match up
Houston (7-1, 4-0) travels to Orlando, Fla. and plays on ESPN2 on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Houston 35, USF 23
2013: Houston's third-leading receiver ... started in 11 games while playing all 13 ... totaled 28 receptions for 405 yards and four touchdowns ... had a career-high eight receptions for 75 yards at Temple ... eclipsed the century mark with a career-high 136 receiving yards including a career-long 69-yard touchdown pass vs. BYU ... two of his three receptions at UTSA resulted in touchdowns ... also had a touchdown reception vs. USF ... had multiple receptions in six games.
2012: Played in eight games with five starts ... finished with 10 receptions for 179 yards and two touchdowns ... had the highest average reception (17.9) among receivers with at least 10 catches on the season ... both TDs came at Marshall and totaled 62 yards ... had a career-best four receptions vs. Tulsa.
Junior College: Played in nine games for the Buccaneers and made 24 grabs for 630 yards and six scores ... Helped the club to a Top 10 national ranking ... Led the team in receiving touchdowns (six), receiving yardage (630) and yards per catch (26.3) ... Caught 16 passes for 398 yards and two scores as a freshman ... Averaged 24.9 yards per reception as a freshman, which led the club ... Ranked second on the squad in receiving yardage and second with those two TD grabs.
High School: Had a great senior season for Humble High School, making 39 catches for 549 yards and nine scores ... Led Walt Beasley's club in all three categories ... Also saw time on defense as a defensive back and recorded three interceptions ... Had three catches for 49 yards and two scores in his prep finale vs. Houston Nimitz ... Had six touchdowns over his last four games to close the year ... Earned First Team All-District 19-5A honors as a wide out as a senior ... Also a standout in basketball that garnered Second Team All-District honors on the hardwood ... Played basketball four years at Humble and played baseball for three seasons.
Personal: Son of Shirley and Emery Maxwell ... Born Aug. 4, 1992 ... Would like to work in counseling or marketing after his playing career ... Lists his family as the most influential people in his life ... majoring in sociology.
Xavier Maxwell's Career Bests