Mike Saunders (Canadian football)

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Mike Saunders
Date of birth (1969-10-03) October 3, 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth Milton, Wisconsin
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status International
Position(s) RB
College Iowa
NFL draft 1992 / Round: 10 / Pick: 262
Drafted by Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
As player
19921994 Saskatchewan Roughriders
1995 San Antonio Texans
1996 Montreal Alouettes
1996 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1997 Toronto Argonauts
19971999 Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1995
CFL West All-Star 1994

Mike Saunders (born October 3, 1969) is a former Canadian Football League running back who played eight seasons for five different teams.


Saunders was born in Milton, Wisconsin and attended the University of Iowa.[1] He was named CFL All-Star in 1995. He retired on May 8, 2000, as the Saskatchewan Roughriders second all-time leading rusher with 872 carries for 4,396 yards and 39 touchdowns. Over eight CFL seasons, he rushed 1,160 times for 5,780 yards and 39 touchdowns.[2]


  1. ^ "Catching Up With … Mike Saunders". Hawk Central. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Riders Saunders retires". CBC News. 2000-05-09. Retrieved 2008-06-06.