46 J.J. Mainville
46 J.J. Mainville
Height: 5-11
Weight: 180
Year: R-FR
Hometown: Pawtucket, R.I.
High School: Shea
Position: DB

2017 (Freshman)

  • Did not appear in any games/Redshirted

Before URI

  • Attended Shea High School, where he played football and basketball and competed in track & field
  • Played linebacker, defensive end and wide receiver in football
  • Was his team's defensive MVP as a senior
  • Earned First-Team All-Division II A honors
  • Led Shea to the state playoffs for the first time since 2006 during his senior season
  • Shea reached the state Super Bowl in his senior season for the first time since 2006
  • Helped Shea win the Rivalry Trophy Against Tolman in 2015
  • Was part of a 4x200 relay championship team as a senior


  • Born Jan. 17, 1997 
  • Son of Frantz Mainville, Magalie Salomon and Winston Darius
  • Has three brothers - Chris, Anderson and Ashton
  • Has one sister, Alia
  • His cousin, Tiffany Jenkins, was a member of the Rhode Island women's track & field team
  • Considered attending Springfield College, Curry College, St. John's University, Endicott College and Merrimack College
  • Choose Rhode Island because it was close to home, it had the major he was interested in and because of the football team
  • Enjoys playing football, hanging out with friends, listening to music, spending time with family, traveling, going to church and living life to the fullest
  • Favorite athletes are Odell Beckham, Jr., Dez Bryant and Kobe Bryant
  • Favorite teams are the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Lakers
  • After not making the team as a walk-on as a freshman, worked hard on his own in the offseason, tried out again and made the team as a sophomore
  • Majoring in Kinesiology