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Mike Sellers

Date of birth : 1975-07-21
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Frankfurt, Germany
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-22

Michael Sellers is an American football player in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins.

Mike Sellers has emerged as one of the most versatile and valuable players on the Redskins' roster. He is a solid run blocker, a reliable pass-catching target and a short yardage runner in the red zone. For his efforts, he was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2008. In 146 career NFL games, with 58 starts, Sellers has 102 catches for 856 yards. He has 21 career touchdowns, three as a rusher and 19 as a receiver. Additionally, he is a leader on the special teams units, excelling on punt and kickoff coverage units with 177 career special teams stops. In 1995, Sellers became the youngest player ever to sign a professional football contract with CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos.

PRO:
* Has appeared in 146 games with 58 starts at fullback, H-back and at tight end.
* Selected to his first Pro Bowl in 2008.
* Has blocked for a 1,000-yard rusher in a single-season in seven of his eight seasons with the Redskins (Stephen Davis in 1999 and 2000, Clinton Portis in 2004-05 and 2007-08 and Ladell Betts in 2006).
* Has totaled 102 career receptions for 856 yards (10.4 avg.) and 18 touchdowns.
* Has 156 career yards rushing on 46 carries (3.4 avg.) with three touchdowns.
* Has tallied 177 career special teams tackles.
* Became the youngest player to sign a professional football contract (age 19) with the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos.
* Totaled 203 carries for 937 yards (4.6 avg.) and nine touchdowns, 116 receptions for 1,181 yards (10.2 avg.) and 11 touchdowns, 50 tackles (26 solo) and four sacks during his three seasons (1995-97) in the CFL.
* Has played with the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos (1995-97), Washington Redskins (1998-2000, 2004-08), Cleveland Browns (2001) and the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2002-03).

2009 Season (WAS)
* Played in 15 regular season games with 11 starts, declared inactive at Oakland (12/13) with a hip injury.
* Played in 32 consecutive games prior to missing the contest at Oakland.
* Caught a 35-yard touchdown pass from punter Hunter Smith in the second quarter against Denver (11/15); marked his second-longest reception and the longest receiving touchdown of his career and his first receiving touchdown since vs. Dallas (11/16/08).
* Caught three passes for 12 yards and a touchdown at San Diego (1/4).

2008 Season (WAS)
* Played in 16 regular season games with six starts
* Earned his first Pro Bowl berth and started at fullback for the NFC squad in Hawaii
* Finished the season with six carries for 24 yards and 12 catches for 98 yards and one receiving touchdown
* Served as a punishing blocker for lead running back Clinton Portis, who rushed for 1,487 yards and had six 100-yard rushing games
* Made a pair of key blocks to pave the way for Clinton Portis’s 9-yard TD run against New Orleans (9/14)
* Caught a 2-yard TD pass from Jason Campbell against Dallas (11/16)
* Compiled 21 special teams tackles, third most on the team

2007 Season (WAS):
* Played in 14 regular season games with 12 starts (inactive for two contests at Tampa Bay (11/25) and vs. Buffalo (12/2) with back and concussion injuries)
* Finished the season with 26 rushes for 78 yards and two touchdowns and 17 receptions for 117 yards and one touchdown
* Compiled nine special teams tackles

2006 Season (WAS):
* Appeared in all 16 regular season games with five starts
* Recorded 12 rushes for 51 yards, 18 receptions for 105 yards and one touchdown
* Tallied 24 special teams tackles and one forced fumble

2005 Season (WAS):
* Appeared in 15 regular season games with six starts (missed contest vs. San Diego (11/27) with a rib injury
* Set a career high with eight total touchdowns (seven receiving and one rushing)
* Among his 12 receptions, seven were for touchdowns
* Hauled in a career-high two touchdown receptions vs. San Francisco (10/23)
* His lone rushing attempt was a one-yard touchdown run against Philadelphia (11/16)
* Finished second on the team with 30 special teams tackles

2004 Season (WAS):
* Played in 16 regular season games with one start (at New York Giants, 9/19)
* Finished second on the team with 29 special teams tackles while also catching one ball for 14 yards

2003 Season (CFL):
* Played for the second consecutive season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
* Totaled 86 carries for 427 yards (5.0 avg.) and five touchdowns
* Hauled in 48 receptions for 481 yards (10.0 avg.) and seven touchdowns

2002 Season (CFL):
* Signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League
* Ended the season with 77 carries for 377 yards (4.9 avg.) and four touchdowns and 63 receptions for 643 yards (10.2 avg.) and four touchdowns
* Also led the team in special teams tackles with 22

2001 Season (CLE):
* Played in nine games with seven starts and did not play vs. Cincinnati (11/25)
* Posted seven catches for 73 yards and a touchdown
* Released by Cleveland (11/27) and was out of football for the remainder of the season

2000 Season (WAS):
* Played 14 regular season games with six starts (inactive vs. Carolina (9/3) and at Pittsburgh (12/16)
* Finished with eight receptions for 78 yards (9.8 avg.) and 13 special teams tackles

1999 Season (WAS):
* Appeared in all 16 regular season contests with two starts (vs. New York Giants, 11/21 and at Detroit, 12/5)
* Caught seven passes for 105 yards (15.0 avg.) and two scores
* Also tallied 17 special teams tackles

1998 Season (WAS):
* Played in 14 regular season games with one start (at Dallas, 12/27) as a rookie and was inactive for at New York Giants (9/6) and at Seattle (9/20)
* Finished the season with three receptions for 18 yards and nine special teams tackles
* Made his first career start at fullback at Dallas (12/27) and caught three passes for 18 yards

1995-97 (CFL):
* Played three seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL
* Was a member of both the offensive and defensive units in 1997
* Posted 27 tackles (10 solo) and one sack while rushing for 133 yards on 40 carries and catching five passes for 57 yards
* Appeared in 17 games as a defensive end in 1996, recording 23 tackles (16 solo) and three sacks

COLLEGE
Earned Juco All-America honors at linebacker at Walla Walla (Wash.) Community College

PERSONAL
* Was a standout player in football, basketball and track at North Thurston (Wash.) High School
* Named Washington State’s prep player of the year and the offensive player of the year as a senior
* Married to Jane and has two daughters: Kaylin and Braxton.


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