22 Facts About Mike Rozier


Michael T Rozier was born on March 1,1961 and is an American former professional football player who was a running back in the United States Football League for two seasons and the National Football League for seven seasons during the 1980s and early 1990s.


Mike Rozier is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.


Mike Rozier attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, where he was a standout high school football player.


Mike Rozier went largely unnoticed by most of the major college programs.


Mike Rozier spent his freshman season at Coffeyville Junior College in Kansas, in order to get his grades up.


Mike Rozier's progress was so pronounced that the talented and established Craig moved to fullback.


Mike Rozier finished the 1982 season a consensus All-American and finished 10th in the Heisman voting.

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Mike Rozier's statistics were mind-boggling; a nation's best 2,486 total yards with 2,148 of those coming on the ground and twenty-nine touchdowns scored.


Against Kansas, Mike Rozier rushed for a staggering 230 yards in the first half and finished with 285 rushing yards total, at that time a school record.


Mike Rozier went over 200 yards in each of his last four regular-season games of the 1983 season.


Mike Rozier had 138 yards on 21 carries at halftime against a Miami Hurricanes team with the second-ranked defense in football, but he had to leave in the third quarter following an ankle injury.


Mike Rozier finished the game with 147 yards on 26 carries.


Mike Rozier was selected by the Pittsburgh Maulers first overall in the 1984 USFL Draft.


Mike Rozier played his first two professional seasons in the United States Football League, in 1984, with the Pittsburgh Maulers, and 1985, with the Jacksonville Bulls.


In 1985 Mike Rozier played for the Jacksonville Bulls in the spring and the Houston Oilers in the fall.


Mike Rozier was drafted by the Houston Oilers in the 1st round of the 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft of USFL and CFL Players, joining them in the fall of 1985.


Mike Rozier played six seasons for the Oilers, amassing a total of 900 carries for 3171 yards, including a 1,002-yard rushing season in 1988.


In 1990, Mike Rozier only played three games for the Oilers, rushing 10 times for a total of 42 yards, before being traded to the NFC's Atlanta Falcons, where he finished the year with 153 carries for 675 yards.


Mike Rozier completed the 1991 season with 361 yards on 96 carries, announcing his retirement during the off-season.


Mike Rozier finished his career with a total of 1159 carries for 4462 yards, having averaged 3.8 yards per carry, and scoring 30 touchdowns.


Mike Rozier has been with his wife Rochelle, an attorney, for almost 20 years and married for more than 10 years.


Mike Rozier has two other children, Amber and JaMichael Rozier, who reside in Houston, Texas.