Mike Withycombe

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Mike Withycombe
No. 65
Born: (1964-11-18) November 18, 1964 (age 58)
Meridian, Mississippi, U.S.
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
CollegeFresno State
High schoolLemoore
NFL draft1988 / Round: 5 / Pick: 119
Drafted byNew York Jets
Career history
As player
1988–1989New York Jets
1991Pittsburgh Steelers
1991–1992Cincinnati Bengals
1993San Diego Chargers
1995Baltimore Stallions (CFL)
1996Montreal Alouettes (CFL)
1997BC Lions (CFL)
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1995, 1997
Awards1995 - Leo Dandurand Trophy
Honors1995 - Grey Cup champion

William Michael Withycombe (born November 18, 1964 in Meridian, Mississippi) is a former professional American and Canadian football offensive lineman who played three seasons in the Canadian Football League, mainly for the Baltimore Stallions. Previously he played four seasons in the NFL for three different teams. He played college football at Fresno State University. He was a part of the Stallions' Grey Cup victory in 1995. He won the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award in 1995.

On April 17, 2017, while in Las Vegas, Withycombe received media attention for stepping in to protect a female neighbor and her daughter from a man who was threatening to kill them.[1] Withycombe, who had been sleeping in his home, was awakened by the sound of shouting.[1] He put on the first garment at hand - a kilt - and headed outside to assess the situation.[1] After Withycombe asked the intruder to leave, the man took a swing at him, so Withycombe tackled him and restrained him until police arrived on the scene.[1] News reports indicate that Withycombe's unusual attire was a source of great amusement for the responding officers.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Callahan, Brian. "Kilt-wearing football player to the rescue after alleged attack in Las Vegas", KTNV.com, April 17, 2017.