Mike Edem

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Mike Edem
No. 15     Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date of birth (1989-07-11) July 11, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Career information
Status Active
CFL status National
Position(s) DB
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg)
University Calgary
McGill
High school St. Edmund Campion Secondary
CFL draft 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
Drafted by Montreal Alouettes
Career history
As player
20132015 Montreal Alouettes
2015 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2016 BC Lions
2017–present Saskatchewan Roughriders
*Off-season and/or practice squad member only
CFL East All-Star 2013
Career stats

Anie-Ebiet Michael Edem (born July 11, 1989) is a professional Canadian football defensive back for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). After the 2012 CIS season, he was ranked as the tenth best player in the Canadian Football League’s Amateur Scouting Bureau final rankings for players eligible in the 2013 CFL Draft and sixth by players in Canadian Interuniversity Sport.[1] Edem was drafted in the first round, third overall by the Montreal Alouettes and signed with the team on May 27, 2013.[2] He played CIS football for the Calgary Dinos and McGill Redmen.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Montreal Alouettes[edit]

Edem was drafted by the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League with the 3rd overall selection in the 2013 CFL Draft. Edem played in all 18 games of the regular season, including 15 starts at safety. He finished the season with 49 tackles, nine special teams tackles, five sacks, three interceptions and four fumble recoveries en route to being named an East Division All-Star. Following the season, he was nominated as the Als Most Outstanding Canadian and Most Outstanding Rookie.[4] He dressed in 17 games in 2014 while only starting one, registering five tackles and one interception. Edem then dressed in only four games in 2015.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

Edem was traded to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on October 14, 2015 for a sixth round 2016 CFL Draft pick and a conditional seventh round 2017 CFL Draft pick.[5] He played in four regular season games and both playoff games.

BC Lions[edit]

Edem became a free agent on February 9, 2016 and signed a two-year contract with the BC Lions that same day.[6] In one season with the Lions Edem played in all but one of the 18 regular season games recording 37 defensive tackles and 2 interceptions.

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

On May 11, 2017 the Lions traded Edem and a conditional selection in the 2018 CFL Draft to the Saskatchewan Roughriders for a conditional selection in 2018.[7]

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