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Nicholas "Nick" Mike-Mayer (MICK-uh-myur) (born March 1, 1950) is a former American football placekicker in the National Football League from 19731982 for the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Buffalo Bills. He made the Pro Bowl in his rookie year. He later played with the San Antonio Gunslingers of the United States Football League. His brother Steve Mike-Mayer also played in the NFL. Mike-Mayer would later go on to play in the Arena Football League for the Chicago Bruisers and Los Angeles Cobras, earning All-Arena honors in 1987.

Nick Mike-Mayer
No. 12, 1, 5
Position:Kicker
Personal information
Born: (1950-03-01) March 1, 1950 (age 69)
Bologna, Italy
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:186 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College:Temple
NFL Draft:1973 / Round: 10 / Pick: 248
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Field goals attempt:204
Field goals made:115
Percentage:56.4
Player stats at NFL.com

Mike-Mayer's father had played soccer in Hungary and left with his family to escape Communism, ending up in Italy, where Mike-Mayer was born. The family emigrated to the United States and settled in Passaic, New Jersey, where he played football at Passaic High School.[1]

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  1. ^ Rosenberg, I. J. "Whatever happened to: Nick Mike-Mayer", The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 2, 2016. Accessed March 14, 2018. "His father was a star soccer player in Hungary before the country joined the Soviet bloc nation and he left for Italy. But the family wasn’t allowed to stay in Italy for long, having to choose between the United States and Sweden when Mike-Mayer was 14. The U.S. became the choice and he ended up at Passaic (N.J.) High School, where Oakland Raiders great Jack Tatum was three classes ahead of him."

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