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Mark May

Offensive Tackle

Mark Eric May

Inducted 2005

Date of Birth



Oneonta, NY


University of Pittsburgh (1977-1980)


When one makes up a list of greatest teams that never won a national championship, the 1980 Pittsburgh Panthers have to be near the top of the list. One of the most talented players on this team of stars had to be offensive tackle Mark May. May was the leader of an offensive line that provided the foundation of the team’s success. Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino remarked, “There were games when my uniform never got dirty. There were games when I never hit the ground. That’s incredible.” Mark was the most incredible of that group as he did not give up a sack in his junior and senior seasons. “I don’t know if anybody had a line like that,“ said line coach Joe Moore. “They were mean, they were tough, they beat people up.” May broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore. As a junior and senior the team posted back-to-back 11-1 records. In 1980, May won the Outland Trophy as the nation's top lineman and was recognized as a unanimous All-America. In the pros, May played for 13 seasons. With the Redskins he was one of the famed “Hogs” offensive linemen, appearing in three Super Bowls.


Height 6'6

Weight 280

Career Highlights

  • 1980 Outland Trophy Winner
  • 1980 Unanimous All-America
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