Who is Mays?

Just who is the newest San Diego Charger? PJ Mays, a running back from Youngstown Statem received a two year contract from the Bolts.

PJ Mays ran for 1,284 yards as a senior at Youngstown State scoring eleven times rushing and contributing 11 receptions for 192 yards and two touchdowns in the passing game. All this on a sprained knee that limited his action midway through his senior campaign.

A Walter Payton Award finalist he ended his career with 3,374 yards and 41 touchdowns, a conference record.

His accolades include:

• 2001 Gateway Conference Offensive Player of the Year
• 2001 First-Team All-Gateway Conference
• 2001-02 YSU SAAC Leadership Award Winner
• 2001 Football Gazette Honorable-Mention All-American
• 2001 Three-Time Gateway Offensive Player of the Week
• 2000 Gateway All-Newcomer Team
• 1999 Conference USA All-Freshman Team

Other Feats of Note

* School Record Four 200-Yard Plus Games in Career
* Had 200-Yard Games Against Lock Haven (226), SMS (218), Marshall (201) and Southern Illinois (210)
* Has 14 Multi-Touchdown Games in Career
* Has 13 Career 100-Plus Yards Games
* His 3,374 career yards rushing ranks fourth in YSU History
* His 3,339 regular-season rushing yards ranks second in YSU History
* His 3,339 regular-season rushing yards ranks seventh in Gateway History
* His 3,339 regular-season rushing yards ranks first in Gateway History among players who played just three seasons
* Has scored 258 points in his Youngstown State career
* Played in 33 games, starting 26 for the Penguins
* Been Named Conference Player of the Week Five Times
* Averaging 102 Yards Rushing Per Game
* Averaging 5.3 Yards Per Attempt
* 2002 • Gateway Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 2)
* 2002 • Gateway Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 9)
* 2002 • 1,000 Yards Rushing for Second Straight Season
* 2002 • Scored Touchdowns In Eight of 10 Games
* 2001 • Gateway Conference Offensive Player of the Year
* 2001 • First-Team All-Gateway Football Conference
* 2001 • Honorable-Mention All-American
* 2001 • Named Team's Outstanding Offensive Player
* 2001 • 1,446 Yards Rushing Regular-Season School Record
* 2001 • Third in the Nation with 21 Rushing Touchdowns
* 2001 • Fifth in Nation in Scoring Per Game
* 2001 • 12th in Nation in Rushing Yards Per Game
* 2001 • School-record Rushing Average 131.5 Yards Per Game
* 2001 • School Record Three 200-Yard Plus Games in Season
* 2001 • 132 Points Scored Second-Most in School History
* 2001 • 21 Rushing TDs Tied for Second-Most in YSU History
* 2001 • 22 Total TDs Scored Second-Most in School History
* 2000 • All-Gateway Newcomer Team as a Sophomore


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