Mike Maurer

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Mike Maurer
No. 19
Born: (1975-11-06) November 6, 1975 (age 45)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL status National
Position(s) FB
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight230 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
HonoursEskimos' Most Outstanding Special Teams Player (2006)

Michael Maurer (born November 6, 1975) was 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 Maximum Fighting Championship during the CFL off-season in 2006. His nickname is Wolverine and his style is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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References

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