|Date of birth:||July 10, 1962|
|Place of birth:||Whittier, California|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school:||Arcadia (CA)|
|College:||San Diego State|
|NFL draft:||1984 / Round: 11 / Pick: 300|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
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Michael Eric Saxon (born July 10, 1962) is a former American football player. He had an 11-year career in the National Football League from 1985 to 1995 as a punter. He played in Super Bowl XXVII as a member of the Dallas Cowboys. Saxon was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 11th round of the 1984 NFL Draft.
Saxon attended Arcardia High School before playing for Pasadena City College. He walked-on at San Diego State University in 1982 and was named the starter at punter. He lost his job after struggling with his production, but regained it in the tenth game of the season against Brigham Young University, setting a school record with an 80-yard punt. He finished the year with a 41.8 yards punting average.
As a senior he received Honorable Mention All-American and second-team All-WAC honors, after registering school records with a 45.5 season punting average and a 54.8 yards average in one game (against Brigham Young University).
Arizona Outlaws (USFL)
In the 70's and early 80's the Dallas Cowboys had the luxury that they didn't need to carry a punter on their roster, because quarterback Danny White could perform that task at a high level. In order to avoid a potential injury to White, the team kept searching for a replacement until signing Saxon in 1985. In his first year he finished with a 41.9-yard average, best by a Cowboy in 16 years and best by a rookie in franchise history.
New England Patriots
Saxon has a roofing business and is a co-founder of Servant Energy Partners.