Mike Logan (American football)

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Mike Logan
No. 31
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-09-15) September 15, 1974 (age 39)
Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Career information
High school: McKeesport (PA)
College: West Virginia
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50
Debuted in 1997 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Mike V. Logan (born September 15, 1974) is former American professional football player for the NFL.

High school[edit]

Mike Logan attended high school at McKeesport Area High School in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He played football for the Tigers under famed WPIAL coach George Smith.

College career[edit]

Mike Logan played defensive back at West Virginia University for coach Don Nehlen. Logan was one of the best recruits out of Pennsylvania, but his career at West Virginia was limited by breaking the same arm three times. But Logan was an All-Big East Conference selection and return specialist as a senior in 1996. One of Logan's defining moments in his collegiate career came in the 10-3 victory over ECU in 1996, when Logan ripped the ball out of a receiver's hands for the game-sealing interception in the 4th quarter as ECU moved down into WVU territory with little time left in the game.

Pro career[edit]

After a college career at West Virginia University, Logan was a second-round draft pick for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1997. As a rookie, Logan only recorded 15 tackles, but improved his second season to 29 tackles. He recorded his first NFL interception in his final and best season in Jacksonville, 2000. Logan recorded 60 tackles that year, along with his first career sack and two interceptions.

Logan then went to the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 2001 season, bringing him home to play for the team he grew up idolizing. Logan started out slowly his first two years in Pittsburgh, but by the 2003 season he had broken out. Logan had a career-high 94 tackles that year along with a sack. Unlike his previous two seasons of 2001 and 2002, Logan had no interceptions in 2003 (he had two INTs in 2001 and 1 INT in 2002). After being re-signed in 2004, Logan produced a career-worst 8 tackles for the season after suffering a season-ending injury and being placed on the injured reserve list. Logan tried to bounce back in 2005, but he was already a backup by then. Logan was a part of the championship Super Bowl XL team for the Steelers and won his first Super Bowl ring. Mike Logan retired prior to the 2007 football season.

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interceptions Interception Return Yards Yards per Interception Return Longest Interception Return Interceptions Returned for Touchdown Passes Defended
1997 JAX 11 8 5 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 JAX 15 18 12 6 0.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
1999 JAX 2 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2000 JAX 15 53 47 6 1.0 1 1 0 2 14 7 14 0 6
2001 PIT 16 37 33 4 2.0 1 1 0 2 2 1 2 0 7
2002 PIT 14 40 30 10 0.5 2 0 0 1 46 46 46 0 8
2003 PIT 16 93 70 23 1.0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
2004 PIT 3 7 5 2 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 PIT 12 24 16 8 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2006 PIT 12 13 11 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 116 294 229 65 4.5 7 6 0 5 62 12 46 0 35

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Radio[edit]

Logan has remained in the Pittsburgh area as a radio personality. He co-hosted the weekday afternoon show "The Drive with Paulsen, Logan & Mack" on 1250 ESPN Radio with Scott Paulsen and Chris Mack until the station went off the air in September 2010.

Facts[edit]

  • Since the retirement of fellow safety Donnie Shell following the 1987 NFL season, Logan is the only Steelers player to have worn number 31. Although the number is considered unofficially retired by the team, the Steelers likely allowed Logan to wear number 31 because of him idolizing Shell growing up in Pittsburgh.
  • Following the Steelers win in Super Bowl XL, Logan responded that he did not want to go to Disney World, but that he wanted Kennywood to open up. Kennywood, which is located in West Mifflin where Logan grew up, is not open during the winter months. He currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mike Logan Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 

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