Lee Mays

Lee Mays
No. 89
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-09-18) September 18, 1978
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Career information
College: Texas El-Paso
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 6 / Pick: 202
Career history
Career highlights and awards

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.[1][2][3][4] He was part of their Super Bowl XL championship team over the Seattle Seahawks.


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 1,567 19.7 21 68
2001 11 110 1,733 18.8 34 45
Totals * 45 200 2,908 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 202nd pick in the sixth round of the 2002 NFL Draft out of the University of Texas-El Paso. Also known as "ODB/Dirt McGurt" (Popular hip hop Monikers) in 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. He did not see any playing time in the Steelers Super Bowl run. He was released by the Steelers after training camp on September 1, 2006 but was re-signed following the release of running back Duce Staley only to be released again due to the team signing Quincy Morgan.

Post-NFL Career

He briefly served as color commentator for the now-defunct professional indoor football team the El Paso Generals when the team played at home. Today, he is a Loss Prevention Supervisor at a local hotel in the Houston area.

See also


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