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Mike McCullough #45

PRO:
Eleventh season in Saskatchewan…drafted by Roughriders in third round (23rd overall) in 2003 CFL College Draft.

2012:
Dressed in all 18 regular season games and West Semi-Final as a back-up linebacker…finished the season with 13 defensive tackles, ten special teams tackles, two quarterback sacks, and one forced fumble…added one special teams tackle and a fumble recovery in the playoffs.

2011:
Dressed in all 18 regular season games as a back-up linebacker…finished the regular season with 13 special teams tackles, seven defensive tackles and one interception for five yards.

2010:
Dressed in all 18 regular season, both playoff games and Grey Cup game as a back-up linebacker…started the West Semi-Final at middle linebacker…had six defensive tackles and one special teams tackle in week 12…finished the season with 29 defensive tackles, seven special team tackles, four quarterback sacks, three pass knockdowns, two tackles for a loss and one fumble receovery…was the inaugural recipient of the CFL's Jake Gaudaur Veterans' Award.

CAREER:
Dressed in all 18 regular season games, the West Final and the Grey Cup game in 2009…started eight games at middle linebacker…had four defensive tackles in week 13…had eight defensive tackles and was named CFL Canadian Player of the Week in week 14…had five defensive tackles in week 15…had five defensive tackles and two special teams tackles in Grey Cup game…finished the regular season with 34 defensive tackles, nine special teams tackles and two tackles for a loss…was the recipient of the Mosaic Community Award presented annually to the Rider who contributes the most to his community…dressed in all 18 regular season games and the West Semi-Final as a backup linebacker in 2008…had three defensive tackles and a special teams tackle in week 10…had one defensive tackle, a special teams tackle and a quarterback sack in week 12…had two defensive tackles in West Semi-Final…finished the season with 17 defensive tackles, seven special teams tackles and a quarterback sack… was the recipient of the Mosaic Community Award presented annually to the Rider who contributes the most to his community…dressed in all 18 regular season games…started two games at middle linebacker…also dressed in both playoff games and Grey Cup game…had four defensive tackles in West Final…finished regular season with 19 defensive tackles, 12 special teams tackles, a tackles for a loss, a forced fumble and a pass knockdown…dressed in 14 regular season games and both playoff games in 2006…missed four games with a knee injury…started 13 regular season games at middle linebacker…had five defensive tackles and two quarterback sacks in week 1…had six defensive tackles and a special teams tackle in week 4…finished season with 33 defensive tackles, three special teams tackles, and two quarterback sacks…dressed in all 18 regular season games in 2005…started one regular season game and the Eastern Semi-Final at middle linebacker…had three defensive tackles in Eastern Semi-Final…finished season with five defensive tackles and 15 special teams tackles…dressed in all 18 regular season games as backup linebacker in 2004…also dressed in western Semi-Final and Western Final… had four special teams tackles in West Division Semi-Final…had three special teams tackles in West Division Final…dressed in all 18 regular season games as backup linebacker in 2003…on roster in Western Semi-Final and Western Final…made CFL and Rider debut in week 1 …led team with 15 special teams tackles…

COLLEGE:
Played four seasons at St. Francis Xavier University…was named an AUFC defensive all-star in his senior season…was fifth in AUFC with 45 defensive tackles…was 2nd in AUFC with five quarterback sacks…was first in AUFC with 12 tackles for losses…also recorded two forced fumbles…was an academic all-star in senior year.

PERSONAL:
Mike spends the off-season in Regina with his wife Laura and children… very active in raising funds for Jesse's Journey – a foundation that provides funding for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy…works for Investors Group.

Bio courtsey The Saskatchewan Roughriders.