Mike Kiselak

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Mike Kiselak
No. 63, 71
Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1967-03-09) March 9, 1967 (age 47)
Place of birth: North Tarrytown, New York
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
College: Maryland
Debuted in 1991
Last played in 1999
Career history
*Inactive and/or offseason member only
Career highlights and awards

Michael John Kiselak[1] (born March 9, 1967 in North Tarrytown, New York) was an American football player in the Canadian Football League and the National Football League. He received the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award in 1996 and 1997.

Early years[edit]

He attended the University of Maryland, where he played football as a guard. In October 1989, he was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week.[2]

Professional career[edit]

He played center for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League, where he was an All-Star and won the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award in 1996 and 1997. The next season, he moved to the NFL to play for the Dallas Cowboys, and became the starter at center in 1998. He also played in the World League of American Football, and the short lived XFL, where he was a starter at center.

Personal life[edit]

In 2009 Kiselak was accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of lying to roughly 14 friends and family members who invested with his firm Kiselak Capital Group. Kiselak, who raised about $24 million from investors since he opened his Kiselak Capital in 2007, told investors that his firm generated steady monthly returns of 2.25 percent by trading in Treasury bills. In addition to being accused of lying to investors about his investment strategy, Kiselak is accused to have failed to disclose to investors his 35 percent performance fee, said the SEC, which did not name Kiselak's alleged victims.[3] He was forced to disgorge $19 million over these charges.[4][5]

As of 2010, Kiselak is one of the board of directors for Kids Matters International, a children's charity organization.[6] He is also a church minister under Church on the Rock- International[7] and a motivational speaker.[8]

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