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Mark May
May, Mark (USAF).jpg
Offensive lineman
Jersey #(s)
Born November 2, 1959 (1959-11-02) (age 50)
Oneonta, New York
Career information
Year(s) 19811993
NFL Draft 1981 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20
College Pittsburgh
Professional teams
Career stats
Games played 159
Games started 142
Fumble recoveries 7
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

Mark Eric May (born November 2, 1959 in Oneonta, New York) is an American football analyst as well as a former offensive lineman in the National Football League.




Football career

In his senior year at the University of Pittsburgh, May received the Outland Trophy as the nation's top collegiate interior lineman. The university retired May's number (73) in 2001, and he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005.[1]

May was drafted with the 20th pick of the first round of the 1981 NFL Draft and played guard for the Washington Redskins. He was a member of the famed "Hogs" offensive line, which was instrumental in the Redskins' victories in Super Bowl XVII and XXII (though May was injured for the 1982 season and did not particpate in Super Bowl XVII). He was named one of the 70 greatest Redskins of all time.[2]

Following his tenure with the Redskins, May played for the San Diego Chargers (1991) and Arizona Cardinals (1992–93) before his retirement in 1993.

Broadcasting career

In 1995, May was hired by TNT as a studio analyst on its Sunday Night Football broadcasts. In 1997, May became a game analyst for the Sunday Night Football broadcasts on TNT[3]. After TNT lost the broadcasting rights to Sunday Night Football following the 1997 season, May joined CBS Sports in 1998 as a game analyst for its NFL coverage from 1998–2000.

In 2001, May joined ESPN as a football analyst and commentator, specializing in college football. Along with Lou Holtz, he is currently a regular on the popular College Football Scoreboard and College Football Final as well as appearing on pregame, halftime, and postgame coverage during the season, and on College Football Live in the off-season, and offers analysis on ESPN2 and ESPNews. He was also present in the NFL Live studio throughout the entire 2007 NFL Draft.

In 2005, he wrote Mark May's Tales from the Washington Redskins, a book detailing his experiences with the Washington Redskins.


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jim Ritcher
Outland Trophy Winners
Succeeded by
Dave Rimington


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