May 19, 2014
WASHINGTON - Rising senior defensive end Alec May (Wrenthem, Mass./King Phillip) was added to the 2014 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Awards Watch List, when the organization announced its updated watch list on Monday morning.
May, named a 2014 team captain, finished last season with 68 tackles, 12.0 tackles for loss for 53 yards, 7.0 sacks, two pass breakups, four quarterback hurries and one forced fumble to earn Second Team All-Patriot League honors.
In 2013, May was also a three-time Patriot League Weekly Honorable Mention, in addition to earning First Team Patriot League All-Academic honors. His career-high 12-tackle and three-sack performance against Lafayette earned him CFPA National Defensive Weekly Honorable Mention on November 4, 2013.
"Alec May has a tremendous work ethic on and off of the field," Head Coach Rob Sgarlata said. "It is great to see him selected to the College Football Performance Awards watch list. I am looking forward to his senior season."
The initial watch list includes 38 defensive linemen, vying for the top defensive end and defensive tackle awards in the FCS. All players are eligible for awards at their respective positions; players are not preemptively eliminated from consideration.
The goal of College Football Performance Awards is to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferments in college football. Recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams. Twenty-eight CFPA winners have been first-round NFL Draft selections.
The Hoyas open its 2014 season at Multi-Sport Field on Saturday, August 30 when they host Wagner.