Mike Withycombe

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Mike Withycombe
Born: (1964-11-18) November 18, 1964 (age 56)
Meridian, Mississippi
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL status American
Position(s) G
College Fresno State
High school Lemoore
NFL draft 1988 / Round: 5 / Pick: 119
Drafted by New York Jets
Career history
As player
1988–1989 New York Jets
1991 Pittsburgh Steelers
1991–1992 Cincinnati Bengals
1995 Baltimore Stallions (CFL)
1996 Montreal Alouettes (CFL)
1997 BC Lions (CFL)
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1995, 1997
Awards1995 - Leo Dandurand Trophy
Honors1995 - Grey Cup champion

William Michael Withycombe (born November 18, 1964 in Meridian, Mississippi) is a former professional American and Canadian football offensive lineman who played three seasons in the Canadian Football League, mainly for the Baltimore Stallions. Previously he played four seasons in the NFL for three different teams. He played college football at Fresno State University. He was a part of the Stallions' Grey Cup victory in 1995. He won the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award in 1995.

On April 17, 2017, while in Las Vegas, Withycombe received media attention for stepping in to protect a female neighbor and her daughter from a man who was threatening to kill them. [1] Withycombe, who had been sleeping in his home, was awakened by the sound of shouting. [1] He put on the first garment at hand - a kilt - and headed outside to assess the situation. [1] After Withycombe asked the intruder to leave, the man took a swing at him, so Withycombe tackled him and restrained him until police arrived on the scene. [1] News reports indicate that Withycombe's unusual attire was a source of great amusement for the responding officers. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Callahan, Brian. "Kilt-wearing football player to the rescue after alleged attack in Las Vegas", KTNV.com, April 17, 2017.