May 6, 2015
WASHINGTON - Senior defensive end Alec May (Wrentham, Mass./King Phillip) has received an invitation to Detroit Lions Rookie Camp and will travel to the Lions training facility for the three-day camp when it convenes next week in Allen Park, Mich.
May had a breakout senior season, setting a single-season Georgetown program record and leading the NCAA with 16.5 sacks. He finished third in Hoya history with 29 career sacks. He led all Division I FCS defensive linemen with 89 total tackles and his 142 tackle for loss yards was also among the top totals in the nation. Now May will have an opportunity to move to the next level.
"It was an unbelievable feeling getting the call, and I'm just really thankful for all the support from my family, friends, and coaches throughout the process," May said. "I'm excited for this opportunity and can't wait to get to Detroit and show what I can do. I'm ready to get to work."
May became the 25th All-America selection in Georgetown football history, while also earning First Team All-ECAC and First Team All-Patriot League honors. He was a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award, given to the Division I FCS Most Valuable Defensive Player, and the William V. Campbell Trophy considered the "Academic Heisman." He was a two-time Patriot League All-Academic First Team selection and a four-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection.
"I am extremely excited for Alec with regard to this awesome opportunity," Sgarlata said. "I am certain he will make the most of it. He is one of the hardest working athletes I have worked with in my 20-year career and I wish him all the best at rookie camp."
He joins a line of at least one player in four consecutive seasons to earn an invitation to an NFL Camp. Last season Dustin Wharton was invited to Baltimore Ravens rookie camp and Craig Montgomery was invited to Chicago Bears rookie camp. Robert McCabe was an undrafted free agent signing by the Miami Dolphins in 2013 and Andrew Schaetzke was invited to camp by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2012.