Chad May
No. 5
Personal information
Born: (1971-09-28) September 28, 1971 (age 52)
West Covina, California, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:219 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school:La Verne (CA) Damien
College:Kansas State
NFL Draft:1995 / Round: 4 / Pick: 111
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • AFL All-Rookie Team (1999)
Career NFL statistics
Career Arena statistics
Passing yards:2,027
Passer rating:117.63
Player stats at ·

Chad May (born September 28, 1971) is a former American football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings in the National Football League (NFL) in 1995 and the Arizona Cardinals in 1996. He was selected in the fourth round of the 1995 NFL Draft.[1] He joined the World League of American Football (WLAF)'s Frankfurt Galaxy in 1997. May played for the Arizona Rattlers in the Arena Football League (AFL) in 1999 and 2001. He played college football at Kansas State in 1993 and 1994.

High school career

May attended Damien High School in La Verne, California. While there, he completed 126-of-254 passes for 1,801 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior. He earned all-league, all-city and All-San Gabriel Valley honors. He also earned all-league honors as a shortstop on the baseball team, hitting .489 as a senior.[2]

College career

May initially played as a freshman at Cal State Fullerton in 1991, and won the starting job in the third game of the season and guided Fullerton to a 17–10 win over Cal State Northridge. He completed 97 of 233 passes (41.6%) on the year for 1,066 yards and threw four touchdowns and nine interceptions. He transferred to Kansas State prior to the 1992 season. He sat out the entire season due to NCAA rules.

May earned All-Big Eight honors in 1993 and 1994 while leading Kansas State to back-to-back bowl appearances. He threw for a school-record 2,682 yards (a mark since broken by Michael Bishop followed by Josh Freeman) in 1993 as Kansas State went 9-2-1 with a 52-17 Copper Bowl victory over Wyoming in the Wildcats' first bowl appearance in 11 years. He passed for 2,571 yards in 1994 as Kansas State went 9-3 and lost 12–7 to Boston College in the 1994 Aloha Bowl. He also set a school single-game record with 489 passing yards in a 45–28 loss to Nebraska in 1993.[3]

College statistics

Season Team GP Att Cmp Pct Yds TD Int
1993 Kansas State Wildcats 11 350 185 52.9 2,682 10 16
1994 Kansas State Wildcats 11 337 200 59.4 2,571 18 6
Career   22 687 385 56.0 5,253 28 22



  1. ^ "1995 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2023-03-31.
  2. ^ Bio[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Interview Archived June 13, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Career Stats[permanent dead link]