Former KP defensive standout heading to Lions camp

Alec May

Alec May (85) was Hockomock Defensive MVP his senior season and after four years at Georgetown has received an invite to Detroit Lions Rookie Camp. (Photo courtesy of Dave Redding/
By Josh Perry, Managing Editor
Former King Philip player Alec May, a senior defensive end at Georgetown University, has received an invite to the Detroit Lions Rookie Camp, which begins on Thursday in Allen Park, Mich. He flies out tomorrow to try and earn a chance at taking part in the Lions preseason training in April.
May set a single-season Georgetown record and led the nation with 16.5 sacks this fall to earn All-American honors. He led Div. I FCS defensive ends with 89 tackles and was among the nation’s best with 142 tackle for yards lost. He was also first-team All-ECAC, All-Patriot League, and a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award given to the Div. I FCS Defensive Player of the Year.
May told the Georgetown website, “”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. 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.”
During his career at King Philip, May was named the Hockomock League Defensive MVP, Boston Herald All-Scholastic, Warriors Defensive Player of the Year, and was selected to the Shriner’s game all in his senior season.
“If ever there was a kid who played for us that I could guarantee would be a huge success, it was Alec,” said KP coach Brian Lee by email on Wednesday. “Alec only knows one speed and that applies to everything he does.”
In addition to being a standout on the field, May was also graduated KP with a 4.0 GPA, was a member of the National Honor Society and earned a gold medal on the Latin II exam (which the Editor-in-Chief of this site noted “is no joke”). May was recognized for his stellar academic work by the Eastern Mass. Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
Lee said, “As a football player, Alec was so tenacious.  He brought such an intensity to practice that it raised the level of play of everyone around him. He was the total package; fast, strong, and had great technique.”
“He is a serious dude.”
May is the fourth Georgetown player in four years to get a rookie camp invite. The camp will last three days at the Lions training facility.
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