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Mike Maurer

Mike Maurer
No. 19
Date of birth (1975-11-06) November 6, 1975
Place of birth Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status National
Position(s) FB
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg)
CJFL Regina Rams
CFL draft 1997 / Round: Territorial exemption
Drafted by Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career history
As player
19972000 Saskatchewan Roughriders
20002001 BC Lions
20022004 Ottawa Renegades
20052009 Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
Awards 2005 Dick Suderman Trophy
Honours Eskimos' Most Outstanding Special Teams Player (2006)
Career stats
  • Playing stats at CFL.ca

Michael "Mike" Maurer (born November 6, 1975, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a professional Canadian football fullback with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League and a professional mixed martial artist.

Maurer served in the Canadian Forces from 1993 to 1994. He played junior football with the Regina Rams from 1994 to 1996 and was signed as a territorial exemption by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1997, appearing in 39 games over four seasons with the Roughriders before being released in August 2000. He signed with the BC Lions and won the 88th Grey Cup in 2000 and appeared in 17 games in 2001. He was selected by the Ottawa Renegades in their 2002 expansion draft and appeared in 44 games with the Renegades over the next three seasons. He signed with the Eskimos on May 15, 2005, and made his impact primarily on special teams. In the 93rd Grey Cup against the Montreal Alouettes, which the Eskimos won by a score of 38-35 in overtime, he caught 4 passes for 41 yards substituting for fullback Mathieu Bertrand and won the Dick Suderman Trophy as the Most Valuable Canadian in the Grey Cup. He retired from football in May 2008.[1] Maurer came out of retirement late in the 2009 season, he played three regular season games.

Maurer debuted in the Maximum Fighting Championship during the CFL off-season in 2006. His nickname is Wolverine and his style is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jason Clermont
Grey Cup Most Valuable Canadian
2005
Succeeded by
Paul McCallum

References

  1. ^ Griwkowsky, Con (2008-05-14). "Wolverine calls it a career". Edmonton Sun. Retrieved 2008-05-14. 

External links

  • Mike Maurer at CFL.ca
  • MFC Fighters
  • "Wolverine prefers solitude", Vicki Hall, CanWest News Service
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