Mike Imoh

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Mike Imoh
Born: (1984-07-21) July 21, 1984 (age 34)
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Career information
CFL statusInternational
Position(s)Running back
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight195 lb (88 kg)
CollegeVirginia Tech
High schoolRobinson (Fairfax, Virginia)
Career history
As player
2007–2008Montreal Alouettes

Michael U. "Mike" Imoh (born July 21, 1984) is a former professional football player, a running back for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

Early years[edit]

Born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia, a suburb southwest of Washington, D.C., Imoh attended Robinson Secondary School and starred as a tailback in football and a sprinter in track. As a senior, he led the Rams to the 6A state championship in football in the fall of 2001 and enrolled at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg in 2002.

College career[edit]

Imoh was moved to receiver in his first two seasons at Virginia Tech, as the Hokies had lost all-Big East receiver André Davis to the National Football League, and were in desperate need of help at flanker.

In 2003, Imoh became the first Hokie to return a kickoff for a touchdown since 1992 with his 91-yard return against Connecticut.[1] Imoh finished the 2003 season as the top kick returner in the Big East and the third highest kick returner nationally.[2]

Following the 2003 season, Imoh and two teammates – Marcus Vick and Brendan Hill – were convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor for allegedly serving alcohol to three underage girls.[3] Imoh was suspended for three games following the incident.[4]

As a junior in 2004, Imoh moved back to tailback. Following his suspension, he quickly won the starting job. Against North Carolina, Imoh broke the Virginia Tech single game rushing record set the previous year by Kevin Jones. Due to a record keeping error with the official statistics, Imoh was originally credited with only 236 yards – five short of Jones' total – but Tech's radio statistician noticed a discrepancy between his notes and the official total and was able to have the error corrected.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Spiers, Matthew (2003-09-27). "No. 5 Hokies fire on all cylinders in downing Huskies, 47-13". Retrieved 2007-07-15.
  2. ^ "IA National Player Report – Kickoff returns". NCAA. Retrieved 2007-07-15.
  3. ^ Court TV (2004-05-19). "Marcus Vick convicted of misdemeanors". CNN. Retrieved 2007-07-15.
  4. ^ "Statement from Jim Weaver: Disciplinary action taken". 2004-07-06. Retrieved 2007-07-15.
  5. ^ King, Randy (2004-11-09). "Myers discovers Imoh's record yards". The Roanoke Times. Archived from the original on 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2007-07-15.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Kevin Jones
Virginia Tech single-game rushing record
2004–2008 (243 yards)
Succeeded by
Darren Evans