May’s Transition to Defense Going Well [AUDIO]

by Keith Kelley–12 Aug ’15

Wyoming junior linebacker/nickel back, D.J. May has seen a lot in Laramie, with his share of ups and downs.  Getting ready to start his sophomore season, May tore a pectoral muscle, missing the season before it even started.  May has been through a coaching change and worked hard to get back on to the field last year.

He had success’ at the running back spot, but was in the process of making the switch to the defensive side of the ball in the middle of last season, the first for head coach Craig Bohl.  May got in some trouble, and had to sit out a game, and then tore his ACL prior to the San Jose state game, missing the rest of the year.

So heading into fall camp, May is back to full strength, ready to try out a new position at the nickel back spot.  And he says all the adversity that he’s gone through has only made him a stronger football player, both physically and mentally.

Wyoming was back on the practice field this (Wednesday) morning, as they put on the shoulder pads for the first time this fall.  The season opener is September 5th, at home against North Dakota.