Mark May, a 2005 College Football Hall of Fame inductee and 13-year NFL veteran as an offensive lineman, serves as an analyst for ESPN and ESPN2 studio shows and select college football game telecasts.
May joined ESPN in 2001 after serving as an NFL game analyst for CBS Sports from 1998-2001. Prior to CBS Sports, May worked for Turner Sports (TNT and TBS) from 1995-99 as a studio and game analyst for college and pro football telecasts.
In 1994, he worked for WTAE Radio in Pittsburgh as the color commentator for University of Pittsburgh football games, the school where he starred as an offensive lineman. Also in 1994, May co-hosted a two-hour postgame show following Washington Redskins’ games for WTEM Radio in Washington, D.C.
May was a first-round selection (20th) of the Washington Redskins in the 1981 NFL Draft. He played 10 years with the team where he was a starting offensive lineman – and a member of the famed “Hogs” offensive line – from 1982 to 1990. While with the Redskins, May was a three-time Super Bowl participant, winning two championships, and played in the Pro Bowl following the 1988 season. In 1992, May was recognized as one of Washington’s 70 Greatest Redskins. He also played with the San Diego Chargers for a year (1991) and retired after two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals (1992-93).
May, who attended the University of Pittsburgh, was a consensus All-American, the Outland Trophy winner as the nation’s best offensive lineman in 1980 and had his jersey retired. He majored in history and psychology.