Michael Sinclair (American football)

Michael Glenn Sinclair (born January 31, 1968 in Galveston, Texas) is a former American football defensive end and defensive line coach. He played eleven seasons in the National Football League with the Seattle Seahawks and the Philadelphia Eagles. Sinclair was a three-time Pro Bowler in 1996, 1997 and 1998. He led the NFL in sacks in 1998 with 16.5, which is also the Seahawks single season franchise record.

Michael Sinclair
Seahawk player Michael Sinclair, 2002 (24103477470).jpg
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Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1968-01-31) January 31, 1968 (age 51)
Galveston, Texas
Career information
High school:Beaumont (TX) Charlton-Pollard
College:Eastern New Mexico
NFL Draft:1991 / Round: 6 / Pick: 155
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Sinclair won the World Bowl as defensive line coach for the Hamburg Sea Devils in NFL Europa in 2007. He was named the defensive line coach for the Montreal Alouettes in January 2008, where he spent five seasons and won two Grey Cup championships. On January 18, 2013, Sinclair followed Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman to the Chicago Bears.[1] Sinclair was fired on January 25, 2014.[2]


  • Most sacks of any member of the entire 1991 draft class
  • Sacked John Elway more than any other player
  • Sports Illustrated NFL Mid-season 1st Team
  • Seahawks Top Ten Defensive Players of All Time
  • Seahawks All-time Team


  1. ^ Associated Press (2013-01-18). "Bears hire Tucker as defensive coordinator". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2013-01-18.
  2. ^ Mayer, Larry (2014-01-25). "Bears add defensive assistant". Chicago Bears. Retrieved 2014-01-25.