Who Are Drake Maye’s Parents? Everything You Need To Know About Mark and Aimee Maye

Does Drake Maye come from an athletic family? Here are the details surrounding his mother, Aimee, and father, Mark, ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft.

As 2024 NFL Draft prospects will soon have the cameras fixated on them come April 25, so will the people closest to them, including parents.

Drake Maye will be one with a light on his mom and dad. But what else should the pro football world know about the people who brought the potential top-five first-round prospect into the world?

A Look At Drake Maye’s Parents

Mark and Aimee Maye hold the title of being the parents of the high-profile incoming rookie quarterback out of North Carolina.

Both happened to meet on the Chapel Hill campus during their college years.

North Carolina head coach Mack Brown spoke about Maye and the impact his parents have had on his career on “The Jim Rome Show“.

“If his mom and dad would let me, I’d adopt him,” Brown said. “He is a great person. He’s competitive. He’s grown up in an athletic family. His mom was a college athlete. His dad was the leading passer in the ACC. He’s got two brothers that won national championships — one in baseball at Florida, one at basketball here. He’s got another brother that was on our basketball team.

He’s the youngest of four, so he’s been beaten up. He had to fight to get a chicken leg at the table. He’s so competitive in everything he does. He’s smart. He’s got pride. He is so passionate about football that he does everything right in his life to make sure that he is going to play the best he can play.”

With Maye establishing himself as a bona fide star on the gridiron, does that mean he comes with athletic genes courtesy of his parents?

Getting to Know Maye’s Father

It turns out Maye is a legacy recruit at UNC. Mark Maye suited up for the Tar Heels from 1983-1988 and lined up behind center.

The patriarch went on to play in a combined 33 games. He accumulated 3,459 yards, tossed 20 touchdowns, and threw 22 interceptions.

Mark Maye emerged as co-captain of the 1987 Heels. He held UNC’s single-game record of most passing yards (406) against Georgia Tech, which was also the same game that saw Maye deliver a record-breaking 93-yard touchdown pass to Randy Marriott.

Mark went on to be inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame.

Getting to Know Maye’s Mother

Was Aimee Maye an athlete at UNC? Drake Maye’s mom also led her own team.

Aimee Maye was once known as Aimee Sockwell — a basketball standout at the high school level before moving on to North Carolina.

She starred for West Charlotte High and earned Mecklenburg County Girls Player of the Year as a senior.

But in answering the earlier question about Aimee Maye, she opted not to shoot hoops for the Tar Heels’ women’s basketball team. She instead cheered from the stands, watching future husband Mark before returning to cheer on her other sons.

Does Maye Have Any Siblings?

There are four Maye boys altogether.

Luke Maye is the oldest, plus the first national champion from the family tree. However, he’s more revered on campus as a former basketball star.

While suiting up for Roy Williams, Maye played on the Tar Heels team that defeated Gonzaga for the 2017 national title. However, UNC likely would’ve never got there had it not been for the crucial game-winning jump shot Luke Maye hit with 0.3 seconds against Kentucky in the Elite Eight.

Who Are Drake Maye's Parents? Everything You Need To Know About Mark and Aimee Maye
From left to right – Beau Maye, Drake Maye, Luke Maye, and Cole Maye pictured on Sept. 21, 2020. Photo courtesy of Beau Maye.

Luke Maye thrived for UNC for the next two seasons by averaging 16.9 points per game in his junior year and 14.9 in his senior year. He also collected more than 10 rebounds per contest in his last two collegiate seasons. The elder Maye is now playing professionally in Japan.

Then there’s Cole Maye. He made his mark on the baseball diamond outside of his home state. He emerged as a national championship series pitcher for Florida in 2017 … the same year Luke led the Heels to the NCAA MBB title.

Finally, Beau Maye rounds out the three siblings to the future NFL passer. Beau starred at William A. Hough High School in Cornelius, NC, and became a two-time captain on the hardwood. He went on to walk on for UNC basketball for the 2022 season.

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