Mike Rae

Michael John Rae (born July 26, 1951) is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League.

Mike Rae
No. 15
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born:July 26, 1951 (age 67)
Long Beach, California
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:193 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Lakewood
(Lakewood, California)
College:Southern California
NFL Draft:1973 / Round: 8 / Pick: 205
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early life

Rae attended and played high school football at Lakewood High School.

College career

Rae played college football at the University of Southern California. In 1972 Rae was at the helm as the Trojans went undefeated to a Rose Bowl win en route to the National Championship.[1]

  • 1970: 20/45 for 331 yards with 4 TD and 1 INT.[2]
  • 1971: 38/79 for 599 yards with 7 TD and 4 INT.
  • 1972: 114/199 for 1754 yards with 5 TD and 12 INT. 82 carries for 247 yards and 5 TD.

Professional career

Rae played for the Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins between 1976 and 1981. He played previously for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.[3] Rae also shared quarterback duties with former UCLA quarterback Tom Ramsey during the inaugural season of the L.A. Express of the United States Football League (USFL) in 1983.[4]

Now

Since 2008, Rae has been the men's golf coach at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California.[5]

References

  1. ^ Jenkins, Dan. "No Doubt About Who's Champ". Sports Illustrated, January 8, 1973. Retrieved on May 8, 2013.
  2. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/mike-rae-1.html
  3. ^ Ottawa Citizen. "Big Z's boot is cold and so are the Argos". September 2, 1975, p. 21. Retrieved on May 8, 2013.
  4. ^ Associated Press. "Express Trade Ramsey". Ocala Star-Banner, March 30, 1984, p. 3C. Retrieved on May 8, 2013.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-06-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
1971 USC Trojans football team

The 1971 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1971 college football season. In their 12th year under head coach John McKay, the Trojans compiled a 6–4–1 record (3–2–1 against conference opponents), finished in second place in the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8), and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 229 to 164. The team was ranked #20 in the final AP Poll.

Jim Jones led the team in passing, completing 89 of 161 passes for 995 yards with seven touchdowns and ten interceptions. Lou Harris led the team in rushing with 167 carries for 801 yards and four touchdowns. Edesel Garrison led the team in receiving with 25 catches for 475 yards and five touchdowns.

1973 Rose Bowl

The 1973 Rose Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1 in Pasadena, California. It was the 59th Rose Bowl Game, and matched the USC Trojans of the Pacific-8 Conference with the Ohio State Buckeyes of the Big Ten Conference.

USC running back Sam Cunningham scored four touchdowns in the second half and was named the player of the game, as the Trojans won 42–17. The Trojans were voted unanimously the number one team in both major polls, the first time in college football history. The attendance of 106,869 set the stadium record, as well as the NCAA bowl game record.

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The Buccaneers entered the season with new offensive talent, having selected Doug Williams with the 17th overall pick of the draft. This choice was questioned by many, as there was still an element of society who claimed that a black quarterback was not mentally capable of winning in the NFL, and prejudice is believed to have been a factor in Williams having been drafted as low as seventeenth. According to Buccaneer coach John McKay, "All things being equal, Williams would have gone higher in the draft". Second-year tight end Jimmie Giles, part of the trade that landed Williams, emerged as the Buccaneers’ first receiving threat and to this day holds several of their scoring records.

1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

The 1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season was the franchise's 4th season in the National Football League the 4th playing their home games at Tampa Stadium and the 4th under head coach John McKay. After having won just seven games in the previous three seasons combined, the 1979 Buccaneers won ten games making this their first winning season. They finished as NFC Central division champions, and won the first playoff game in franchise history.

The Buccaneers added offensive threats to complement their solid defense; a healthy Doug Williams played his first full season and Ricky Bell became the team's first 1,000-yard back, rushing for a career-high 1,263 yards.The 1979 team not only posted their first winning record, but earned a playoff spot by winning the NFC Central division title. The playoff spot was secured in the final week in a rain-sodden game against the Kansas City Chiefs, with the only score being a 19-yard field goal by Neil O'Donoghue. They then recorded their first-ever playoff win by defeating the Philadelphia Eagles behind Bell's 142 yards rushing. Tampa Bay hosted the 1979 NFC Championship Game the following week, but lost 9–0 to the Los Angeles Rams.

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