Past Little Rock Touchdown Club meetings (Part 2)

This year’s Little Rock Touchdown Club speakers are very exciting and I am really excited about the first one being Mark May. Below that are some of the posts about past speakers. Here is more about Mark May from Wikipedia:

Mark Eric May (born November 2, 1959) is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive lineman in the National Football League for thirteen seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. May played college football for the University of Pittsburgh, and earned All-American honors. He was selected in the first round of the 1981 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the Washington Redskins, San Diego Chargers, and Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. He is currently a football analyst for ESPN.

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College career

May attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he played for the Pittsburgh Panthers football team from 1977 to 1980. As a senior in 1980, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American and received the Outland Trophy as the nation’s top collegiate interior lineman. The university retired May’s jersey number (73) in 2001, and he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005.

Professional career

The Washington Redskins drafted May with the 20th pick of the first round of the 1981 NFL Draft, and he played guard for the Redskins from 1981 to 1990. 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 Super Bowl XVII). He was named one of the 70 greatest Redskins of all time.[1]

Following his tenure with the Redskins, May played for the San Diego Chargers (1991) and Phoenix 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.[2] 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 on 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. While not a regular game analyst, he does still work in the booth for games occasionally, as he did for ESPN’s coverage of the 2011 Poinsettia Bowl.

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

No. 73
Offensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1959-11-02) November 2, 1959 (age 52)
Place of birth: Oneonta, New York
Career information
College: Pittsburgh
NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20
Debuted in 1981 for the Washington Redskins
Last played in 1993 for the Phoenix Cardinals
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played 158
Games started 141
Fumble recoveries 5
 

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