Mike Humpal

Mike Humpal
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-02-17) February 17, 1985
Place of birth: New Hampton, Iowa
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 244 lb (111 kg)
Career information
College: Iowa
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 6 / Pick: 188
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Michael Humpal (born February 17, 1985) is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He was part of the Steelers' victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. He played college football at Iowa.

Personal life

He was born in New Hampton, Iowa to Reggie and Nancy Humpal. He attended New Hampton High School, where he played football.[1]

College career

He recorded 49 tackles in 2006 as a junior, and had a breakout season in his senior season (2007) recording 123 tackles, 5.5 tackles for a loss, and 3 interceptions.

Professional career

Humpal was injured when the Steelers cut him, and no teams signed him, he was once again picked up by the Steelers and placed on Injured reserve.[2] He played college football at Iowa. Nicknamed 'Turd Furgeson' by his teammates. The origin of the nickname remains unknown.

On February 26, 2009, Humpal was released by the Steelers.


  1. Sullivan, Jim (November 7, 2002). "Oelwein's high-flying offense downs No. 7 New Hampton". Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  2. Bouchette, Ed (2008-09-07). "Humpal is back". Ed Bouchette on the Steelers: Team likely to rue offseason. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2008-09-07.

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