One of the outstanding gridders produced by Harry Kidder at St. Mary High School, this Barberton, Ohio native went on to become one of the best players to ever perform at Northwestern University under Hall of Famer Ara Paraseghian. As a Wildcat gridder stock played fullback, linebacker and defensive back from 1958 to 1960. He earned All-Big Ten honors in 1959, when he led the League in scoring, and again in 1960, as well as UPI and Kodak American Football Coaches Associations All-American distinction in 1960. Mike was co-captain of Northwestern’s 1959 and '60 football teams. In 1960-61 Mike was selected on the All-Scholastic Big Ten and All-American teams, voted Northwestern's Athlete of the Year and was co-captain of the North squad in the North-South game. After graduating in 1961, Mike entered the coaching profession and presently is head coach at Eastern Michigan.