Wilhoite with the San Francisco 49ers in 2015
|Born:||December 7, 1986|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school:||Topeka (KS) Highland Park|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2017|
Michael Wilhoite (born December 7, 1986) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Washburn University where he played six different positions, including linebacker and safety. He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League (UFL) in 2011.
Prior to playing in the NFL, Wilhoite's coaches would use him at other positions due to his athleticism, which also included quarterback in high school. He had played six different positions in total during his college career.
San Francisco 49ers
He was waived for final roster cuts before the start of the 2012 season, but was signed back to the practice squad on September 1, 2012. After being on the practice squad for twelve weeks in 2012, he was promoted to the active roster. He finished with 11 tackles and made several key plays on special teams during the 49ers run to Super Bowl XLVII, where they fell 34–31 to the Baltimore Ravens.
After the Super Bowl, he remained part of the 49ers active roster the next season.
On March 8, 2016, Wilhoite signed a one-year contract extension with the 49ers.
- Branch, Eric (August 12, 2013). "Parents boost 49ers linebacker Michael Wilhoite". SFGate.com. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
- UFL 2011 Season Rosters Announced
- Corbitt, Ken (December 23, 2011). "WU's Wilhoite gets NFL shot with 49ers". CJOnline.com. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
- Branch, Eric (December 14, 2011). "49ers sign LB Wilhoite to practice squad; release RB Johnson". SFGate.com. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
- "49ers Sign 8 Players To Practice Squad". SanFrancisco.CBSLocal.com. September 1, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
- 49ers promote LB Wilhoite from practice squad
- "Super Bowl XLVII - San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens - February 3rd, 2013". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
- Price, Taylor (May 1, 2014). "Michael Wilhoite: 'My Goal Is to Be the Starter'". 49ers.com. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
- Crabtree, Curtis (March 12, 2014). "49ers tender Demarcus Dobbs and Michael Wilhoite". NBCSports.com. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
- Barrows, Matt (April 21, 2014). "Michael Wilhoite, a possible starter at linebacker, signs tender". SacBee.com. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
- "San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants - November 16th, 2014". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
- "49ers Tender One-year Contracts to LB Michael Wilhoite and OL Jordan Devey". 49ers.com. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
- Boyle, John (March 24, 2017). "Seahawks Sign Linebacker Michael Wilhoite". Seahawks.com.
- Michael Wilhoite on Twitter
- San Francisco 49ers bio
- Washburn Ichabods bio
- Michael Wilhoite Stats (ESPN)
Media related to Michael Wilhoite at Wikimedia Commons