|Position:||Placekicker, defensive end|
|Date of birth:||September 28, 1935|
|Place of birth:||Swoyersville, Pennsylvania|
|Date of death:||January 19, 2016 80)(aged|
|Place of death:||Swoyersville, Pennsylvania|
|High school:||Swoyersville High School|
|NFL Draft:||1958 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4|
|Career highlights and awards|
Louis Andrew "Lou" Michaels (September 28, 1935 – January 19, 2016) was an American football player who was a standout defensive lineman for the University of Kentucky Wildcats from 1955 to 1957. After Kentucky's victory over archrival Tennessee in 1957, Michaels was quoted as saying, "Nothing sucks like a Big Orange." Michaels played professionally for 14 years, 1958–71, with the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Colts and Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He also excelled as a placekicker, and was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1962 and 1963 seasons.
Michaels died January 19, 2016, from pancreatic cancer.