Mike Rae

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Mike Rae
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Personal information
Born: (1951-07-26) July 26, 1951 (age 67)
Long Beach, California
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:193 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Lakewood
(Lakewood, California)
College:Southern California
NFL Draft:1973 / Round: 8 / Pick: 205
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Michael John Rae (born July 26, 1951) is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League.

Early life[edit]

Rae attended and played high school football at Lakewood High School.

College career[edit]

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.[1]

  • 1970: 20/45 for 331 yards with 4 TD and 1 INT.[2]
  • 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.

Professional career[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4]


Since 2008, Rae has been the men's golf coach at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California.[5]


  1. ^ Jenkins, Dan. "No Doubt About Who's Champ". Sports Illustrated, January 8, 1973. Retrieved on May 8, 2013.
  2. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/mike-rae-1.html
  3. ^ Ottawa Citizen. "Big Z's boot is cold and so are the Argos". September 2, 1975, p. 21. Retrieved on May 8, 2013.
  4. ^ Associated Press. "Express Trade Ramsey". Ocala Star-Banner, March 30, 1984, p. 3C. Retrieved on May 8, 2013.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-06-27.