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Alvoid Mays

Wide Receiver/Defensive Back

Alvoid Mays
AFL Experience: 2nd season
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180
Date of Birth: 7/10/66
College: West Virginia


1999: Had probably his most balanced game in Week One against Albany, catching two passes for 16 yards, racking up four total tackles, three of them assisted, breaking up a pass and notching his first career interception...The pick was controversial, as it appeared to bounce on the turf in front of Albany WR/LB Greg Hopkins, and not in his hands as the officials indicated, but it went into the books as a turnover nonetheless...Had a chance to be a hero on the game's final play, but could not hang on to a Peter Tom Willis pass in the end zone that would have tied the score, as Albany defender Chris Lawson came in from behind and broke up the play...Did not play in Week Two at Milwaukee (4/29)...Suspended by the league on May 3 for one year; the reasons, as always, were not disclosed.

1998: Made two tackles and three assists in his Arena Football debut against Nashville (5/9)...Caught the first pass of his professional career, an eight-yarder, against the Kats...Posted his only touchdown at New Jersey (5/30), when he scored a touchdown on kickoff coverage in the third quarter, recovering an Adrian Lunsford fumble in the end zone...One week later against New York (6/6), he made two unassisted tackles and broke up a pass...In the home win over Orlando (6/27), he finished second on the team in total tackles with four, on one solo stop and three assists...Caught two passes for 20 yards and notched an unassisted tackle at Nashville (7/17)...Posted a career-high 29 receiving yards on two catches against Iowa (7/25)...Deactivated for games at San Jose (5/1), vs. Houston (5/16), at Florida (5/23), at Orlando (6/12), at Houston (7/2), against Florida (7/12) and at Grand Rapids (8/1)...Did not play in the postseason.

Other Pro Experience: Enjoyed a solid career in the National Football League with the Washington Redskins and the Pittsburgh Steelers... Originally drafted by the Houston Oilers in the eighth round of the 1989 NFL Draft, but did not make the club and sat out the seasons...Signed as a free agent by the Washington Redskins on May 17, 1990 after spending time working for Tropicana, packing and boxing orange juice...Made the Redskins as a special teamer, and saw action in the team's nickel defense package...Returned to the 'Skins in 1991 and contributed off the bench for a squad that went 14-2 in the regular season and went on to win the Super Bowl...Had a memorable moment in the Redskins' Super Bowl XXVI win over Buffalo (1/26/92), sacking Bills QB Jim Kelly and focring a fumble...He ended the year with 28 tackles, including 18 solo stops, and an interception...The pick was the first of his career and came in Washington's 56-17 rout of Atlanta (11/10)...In 1992, he started in three games and notched career highs in total tackles (52), solo tackles (34) and interceptions (two)...Made a career-best nine tackles in the 'Skins' 20-3 win at New Orleans (11/23)...Was the Redskins' nickel back in 1993; he started two games, including a homecoming game at Tampa Bay (12/5)...Made four tackles in the Redskins' 23-17 win at then-Tampa Stadium...Played in two games for the Redskins in 1994...Joined the Steelers in the 1995 offseason and contributed to their AFC championship squad that year...Made two interceptions for 35 yards, including a 32-yard interception return in the first quarter against San Diego (10/1)... ...Started a career-high six games and played in 13 for the season.

College: Attended Pratt Junior College in Kansas before transferring to West Virginia...As a senior in 1988, he was a major contributor to WVU's best team ever; the Mountaineers went 11-0 in the regular season and lost to Notre Dame in a national championship encounter in the Fiesta Bowl...He made 18 solo tackles and 10 assists, and led the club with five interceptions...Named All- ECAC, honorable mention All-America by the Associated Press and and second team All-East...Made two interceptions in West Virginia's win over Pittsburgh in 1988.

Personal: Attended Manatee High in Bradenton, where he lettered in football, basketball and track...His cousins include Storm defensive specialist Tracy Sanders, two-sport phenom Deion Sanders and former University of Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier...Mays is one of two Manatee Hurricanes on the roster; the other is DS Tracy Sanders.

AFL Statistics


Year  Team        REC    YDS    AVG   LG    TD 
1998  Tampa Bay     5     57   11.4   19     0
1999  Tampa Bay     2     16   10.4    9     0
CAREER TOTALS       7     73   11.4   19     0


Year  Team        TKL   AST   SKS   YDS FF-FR   INT   YDS  TD
1998  Tampa Bay     7     7     0     0   0-1     0     0   1
1999  Tampa Bay     1     3     0     0   0-0     1    -6   0
CAREER TOTALS       8    10     0     0   0-1     1    -6   1

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