Mike Derks

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Mike Derks
Born: (1962-04-20) April 20, 1962 (age 58)
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL status National
Position(s) Tackle
Height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight280 lb (130 kg)
University University of Cincinnati
Career history
As player
1985–90 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards
Honours 74th Grey Cup champion

Mike Derks (born April 20, 1962) is a former Canadian Football League offensive lineman and Grey Cup champion. A native of Sudbury, Ontario, after playing for the Cincinnati Bearcats he joined the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for 6 seasons, winning the championship in 1986. [1]

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References

  1. 1986 CFL Record Guide