Mike Sullivan (offensive lineman)

Mike Sullivan
Tennessee Titans
Position: Assistant Offensive line coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1967-12-22) December 22, 1967
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Career information
High school: St. Francis DeSales
College: Miami
NFL Draft: 1991 / Round: 6 / Pick: 153
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
  • 2x All-South Independent (1989, 1990)
  • 2x Honorable-Mention All-American (1989, 1990)
  • 2x CBS/Toyota Leadership Award (1990, 1991)
  • Miami Hurricanes Sports Hall of Fame
Career NFL statistics as of 1995
Games played: 48
Games started: 4
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Michael Gerard Sullivan (born December 22, 1967) is a former American football offensive lineman and current assistant offensive line coach for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. He played in the National Football League for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played college football at Miami.

Early years

Sullivan attended St. Francis DeSales High School where he was named All-Area as a senior. He accepted a scholarship to play for the University of Miami where he was redshirted as a freshman. He played his first 2 years at right offensive guard, before switching to right tackle.

He started a school record 48 consecutive games (all of the games in his college career), contributing to a 44-4 record, 2 National Championships (1987, 1989), and the first 36 contests of the 58-game NCAA record home winning streak.

One of two players in school history to earn an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship (only 15 are awarded per year) and the only two-time winner of the CBS/Toyota Leadership Award.

In 2009, he was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.[1]

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

Sullivan was selected in the sixth round (153rd overall) by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1991 NFL Draft, with the intention of playing him at offensive guard. He originally failed his physical but was later approved to participate in training camp.[2] He was waived on August 26 and later re-signed to the practice squad.[3] He was cut on November 22.[4]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

In 1992, he signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played four years mainly as a back-up offensive lineman and special teams' player.

Chicago Bears

On March 25, 1996, he was signed as a free agent by the Chicago Bears.[5] He was released before the season started.

Coaching career

He coached at Western Michigan University, Cleveland Browns and the San Diego Chargers. He also helped four different teams to Championships over the span of his coaching career in the European Federation of American Football.


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