Michael John Rae (born July 26, 1951) is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League.
Rae attended and played high school football at Lakewood High School.
Rae played college football at the University of Southern California. In 1972 Rae was at the helm as the Trojans went undefeated to a Rose Bowl win en route to the National Championship.
- 1970: 20/45 for 331 yards with 4 TD and 1 INT.
- 1971: 38/79 for 599 yards with 7 TD and 4 INT.
- 1972: 114/199 for 1754 yards with 5 TD and 12 INT. 82 carries for 247 yards and 5 TD.
Rae played for the Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins between 1976 and 1981. He played previously for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. Rae also shared quarterback duties with former UCLA quarterback Tom Ramsey during the inaugural season of the L.A. Express of the United States Football League (USFL) in 1983.
Since 2008, Rae has been the men's golf coach at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California.
- ^ Jenkins, Dan. "No Doubt About Who's Champ". Sports Illustrated, January 8, 1973. Retrieved on May 8, 2013.
- ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/mike-rae-1.html
- ^ Ottawa Citizen. "Big Z's boot is cold and so are the Argos". September 2, 1975, p. 21. Retrieved on May 8, 2013.
- ^ Associated Press. "Express Trade Ramsey". Ocala Star-Banner, March 30, 1984, p. 3C. Retrieved on May 8, 2013.
- ^ http://www.saddleback.edu/athletics/golf/Staff.html