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Lee Mays
Date of birth: September 18, 1978 (1978-09-18) (age 31)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Career information
Position(s): Wide receiver
Jersey №: 89
College: Texas El-Paso
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 6 / Pick 202
Organizations
 As player:
2002-2006 Pittsburgh Steelers
Career highlights and awards
Honors: Super Bowl champion (XL)
Playing stats at CBS.com

Lee Mays, Jr. (born September 18, 1978 in Houston, Texas) is a former Professional American football wide receiver who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

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Personal

His parents are Lee Mays Sr. and Mary Williams.

High School Years

Mays attended Westfield High School in Houston, Texas and was a letterman in football and track. In football, he garnered First Team All-District honors as a senior, and Honorable Mention All-District honors as a junior.

College Years

UTEP Statistics

Year GP Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
1998 11 27 496 21.5 14 62
1999 11 60 881 14.7 9 90
2000 11 90 1567 19.7 21 68
2001 11 110 1733 18.8 34 45
Totals * 45 200 2908 14.5 28 90
  • Mays had 15 receptions for 291 yards in the 2000 Humanitarian Bowl which is not reflected in his career totals, and was chosen as the games most valuable player.

National Football League career

He was selected with the 202th pick in the sixth round of the 2002 NFL Draft out of the University of Texas-El Paso. On April 8, 2005 he was re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers to a one-year contract only to be released on September 6, 2005. However, he was resigned on January 10, 2006 but did not see any playing time in the Steelers Super Bowl run and on March 20, 2006, he was resigned as an unrestricted free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers to a one-year contract. However, he was released by the Steelers after training camp on September 1, 2006 but re-signed with the team on December 4, 2006 following the release of running back Duce Staley to be released again again due to a hamstring injury and to make room for Quincy Morgan. In his four seasons with the Steelers, Mays recorded 11 receptions for 154 yards [14.0 avg.], a longest catch of 46 yards and 0 touchdowns. He also returned 36 kickoffs for 750 yards, a 20.8 average, a long of 35 yards, and no touchdowns or 40-yard returns. Today, he is a player assistant at his alma mater University of Texas-El Paso and on occasion he also serves as a color commentator for the professional indoor football team the El Paso Generals.

References

  1. ^  NCAA statistics accessed October 10, 2006
  2. ^  NCAA statistics accessed October 10, 2006
  3. ^  [1]
  4. ^  [http://www.sportsnetwork.com/default.asp?c=sportsnetwork&page=/nfl/news/ABN3978377.htm
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