66 Days: A Look Back at All-American Mike Hammerstein

66 Days left until Michigan kickoffs the 2016 Season against Hawaii. Let’s take a look at #66 on our countdown- Mike Hammerstein:

  • Started at OT in his first year(1982), then was switched to DT and has started ever since(31 games/111 starts)
  • Tied for single-season record for tackles for loss at 23, while setting a record for yardage loss(-112 yards in 1985)
  • voted MVP in the 1985 Fiesta Bowl win over Nebraska
  • 1985 team finished 10-1-1 and #2 in the polls
  • Part of the 1985 defense that average 8.5 points a game
  • college career total of 33 tackles for 172 yards loss
  • career 16 sacks for 94 yards loss
  • career 161 tackles with 50 assists
  • First-Team All-American 1985, along with First-Team AP and United Press International
  • Drafted 3rd round(65th overall pick) of the 1986 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals
  • Appeared in 56 games at Nose Tackle and Defensive End positions
  • Finished his NFL career with 5.5 sacks
  • Played in the NFL from 1986 until 1990, all with the Bengals

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TWD Staff

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