Mike Balogun

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Mike Balogun
No. 55
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-09-28) September 28, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth: Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
College: Oklahoma
Undrafted: 2010
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Mike Balogun (born September 28, 1983) is a former American football linebacker.[1] He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Francisco 49ers in 2010. He played college football for the Oklahoma Sooners.

He has also played for the Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, and Virginia Destroyers. His name "Balogun" means "Warlord" in Yoruba.[2][3][4]

College career[edit]

Balogun was a standout inside linebacker for the Oklahoma Sooners in 2008. He was declared ineligible to play the 2009 season because he allegedly played for the Maryland Marauders of the North American Football League, a minor league team in Maryland after turning 21 years old.

Professional career[edit]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

The San Francisco 49ers signed Balogun before training camp in 2010. He was cut during the final cuts on September 3, 2010.

Washington Redskins[edit]

Balogun signed to the Washington Redskins' practice squad on September 6, 2010.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Balogun signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice squad on October 11, 2010.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Balogun was signed by the Buffalo Bills on November 10, 2010. He played in his first career game in week 13. He was released on February 11, 2011.[5]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Balogun was signed by the Dallas Cowboys on February 14, 2011.[6]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

The Indianapolis Colts signed Balogun on August 15, 2012.


  1. ^ "Trimble, U.S. win second straight in Pan Am Games". The Baltimore Sun. July 23, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ Tope Omoniyi; Joshua A. Fishman (2006). Explorations in the Sociology of Language and Religion Volume 20 of Discourse approaches to politics, society, and culture. John Benjamins Publishing. p. 108. ISBN 9789027227102. 
  3. ^ Toyin Falola; Dare Oguntomisin (1984). "The Military in Nineteenth Century Yoruba Politics". University of Virginia, University of Ife Press. p. 51. ISBN 9789781360640. 
  4. ^ "Ola Balogun: Reflections On A 70th Anniversary". The News. August 2, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Bills release two LBs". BuffaloBills.com. 2011-02-11. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 
  6. ^ "Cowboys claim ex-OU LB Mike Balogun". ESPN Dallas. 2011-02-14. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 

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