|Date of birth:||July 10, 1962|
|Place of birth:||Whittier, California|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school:||Arcadia (CA)|
|College:||San Diego State|
|NFL Draft:||1984 / Round: 11 / Pick: 300|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
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Michael Eric Saxon (born July 10, 1962) is a former American football player. He had an 11-year career in the National Football League from 1985 to 1995 as a punter. He played in Super Bowl XXVII as a member of the Dallas Cowboys against the Buffalo Bills. Saxon was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 11th round of the 1984 NFL Draft. Visit his website at MikeSaxon.com
He walked-on at San Diego State University in 1982 and was named the starter at punter. He lost his job after struggling with his production, but regained it in the tenth game of the season against Brigham Young University, setting a school record with an 80-yard punt. He finished the year with a 41.8 yards punting average.
As a senior, he received Honorable Mention All-American and second-team All-WAC honors, after registering school records with a 45.5 season punting average and a 54.9 yards average in one game (against Brigham Young University). He left with the school records for best career average (43.5), best season average (45.5), best game average (54.9) and longest punt (80 yards).
In the 1970s and early 1980s the Dallas Cowboys had the luxury that they didn't need to carry a punter on their roster, because quarterback Danny White could perform that task at a high level. In order to avoid a potential injury to White, the team kept searching for a replacement until signing Saxon in 1985. In his first year, he finished with a 41.9-yard average, best by a Cowboy in 16 years and best by a rookie in franchise history.
New England Patriots
Saxon has a roofing business (MikeSaxonRoofing.com) and is a co-founder of Servant Energy Partners.