Mike Sullivan (offensive lineman)
Michael Gerard Sullivan (born December 22, 1967) is a former American football offensive lineman and current assistant offensive line coach for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. He played in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played college football at the University of Miami.
|Position:||Assistant offensive line coach|
|Born:||December 22, 1967|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||292 lb (132 kg)|
|High school:||St. Francis DeSales (IL)|
|NFL Draft:||1991 / Round: 6 / Pick: 153|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
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Sullivan attended St. Francis DeSales High School, where he was a three-year starter and was named All-Midwest as a senior. He accepted a football scholarship from the University of Miami where he was redshirted as a freshman. He played his first 2 years at left offensive guard, before being switched to left tackle as a junior.
He started a school record 48 consecutive games (all of the games in his college career), despite dealing with different injuries, including the removal of a benign tumor near his left ear in 1989.
Sullivan contributed to a 44-4 record, 2 National Championships (1987, 1989), and the first 36 contests of the 58-game NCAA record home winning streak. One of two players in school history to earn an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship (only 15 are awarded per year) and the only two-time winner of the CBS/Toyota Leadership Award.
In 2009, he was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.
Sullivan was selected in the sixth round (153rd overall) by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1991 NFL Draft, with the intention of playing him at offensive guard. He originally failed his physical but was later approved to participate in training camp.
Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit
Sullivan coached at Western Michigan University, Cleveland Browns and the San Diego Chargers. He is currently coaching at the Tennessee Titans. He also helped four teams to Championships over the span of his coaching career in the European Federation of American Football.