Mike Saunders (gridiron football)

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Mike Saunders
Born: (1969-10-03) October 3, 1969 (age 53)
Milton, Wisconsin, U.S.
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
NFL draft1992 / Round: 10 / Pick: 262
Drafted byPittsburgh Steelers
Career history
As player
19921994Saskatchewan Roughriders
1995San Antonio Texans
1996Montreal Alouettes
1996Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1997Toronto Argonauts
19971999Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1995
CFL West All-Star1994

Mike Saunders (born October 3, 1969) is a former Canadian Football League (CFL) running back who played eight seasons for five different teams. He was drafted in the tenth round of the 1992 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.[1]


Saunders was born in Milton, Wisconsin and attended the University of Iowa.[2] He was named CFL All-Star in 1995. He retired on May 8, 2000, as the Saskatchewan Roughriders second all-time leading rusher with 872 carries for 4,396 yards and 39 touchdowns. Over eight CFL seasons, he rushed 1,160 times for 5,780 yards and 39 touchdowns.[3]


  1. ^ "1992 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2023-05-07.
  2. ^ "Catching Up With … Mike Saunders". Hawk Central. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  3. ^ "Riders Saunders retires". CBC News. 2000-05-09. Retrieved 2008-06-06.