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Redskins by the (Jersey) Numbers: #73 Mark May

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Another jersey number, another Hog.

Mark May was a teammate of Russ Grimm’s at Pittsburgh before coming to DC, where they were reunited as two members of one of the greatest offensive lines in NFL history. May’s college days with the Panthers included an Outland Trophy and a unanimous All-American selection in 1980.

May could play every offensive line position, but he began as the team’s right guard, then moved to right tackle after George Starke retired.

He was there for the Redskins’ heyday in the 1980s under Joe Gibbs, starting three Super Bowls and winning two. He also made a Pro Bowl in 1988 after switching back to guard. After missing the entire 1990 season with a knee injury, May left the Redskins. He played for the Chargers and Cardinals before retiring after the 1993 season.

May, of course, would go on to be a sportscaster, known most for his time on ESPN’s college football coverage (as well as his trolling of Ohio State). His tenure at ESPN recently ended amid a massive wave of layoffs in April.

During his time in DC, he started 115 games for the Redskins, and is rated as the top #73 in Redskins history based on the Approximate Value system used by Pro Football Reference. He was a mainstay for “The Hogs” for years, and contributed greatly to an era in which the Redskins were consistently title contenders.

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Who is the greatest #73 in Redskins history?

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  • 97%
    Mark May
    (169 votes)
  • 2%
    Paul Laaveg
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Riley Mattson
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Jeff Williams
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Other (tell us in the comments)
    (0 votes)
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