CARDS: Topps 1981, Topps 1980, Topps 1979
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Work*
SENT: 1/11 RECEIVED: 1/29 (18 days)
FAILURE: TTM 2014, C/o Home
* Donation Enclosed
- Converted from QB to TE while playing at Louisiana Tech.
- In 1975 caught 25 passes for 577 yards and 6 TDs.
- Second round pick of the Houston Oilers in 1976.
- Saw first sustained action in 1977 used primarily as a blocking TE in the Oilers run based offense centered primarily around Earl Campbell.
- Grew into role as receiver in ’78, catching 32 passes for 513 yards and 3 TDs.
- Although ’79 was a down year, had best year in ’80 setting marks with 59 receptions for 712 yards and 5 TDs- all career highs.
- After largely injury plagued 1981, joined Los Angeles Rams in 1982.
- Had another solid year in ’83, posting 55 receptions for 657 yards and 3 TDs.
- Played with LA through 1985, splitting time with Rams (5 games) and Broncos (10 games), before retiring.
- Has been involved with coaching and ministry work since retirement.
Second time is a charm, and I was happy to add Mike to my collection of Oilers. Unfortunately I saw on Twitter, that he like many Houston Oilers, has forgotten his HOUSTON Oilers fan roots, and has embraced the Tennessee Titan traitors, appearing in Tennessee for franchise’s ‘homecoming game’.