January 5, 1979 |
North Vancouver, British Columbia
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||240 lb (110 kg)|
|University||Simon Fraser University|
|CFL draft||2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2|
|Drafted by||Ottawa Renegades|
Mike Vilimek (born January 5, 1979) was a professional Canadian football player who is currently retired. Vilimek played the fullback position. During the offseasons, Vilimek held marketing and business development positions at Ballard Power Systems, Protexis Inc., and Serebra Learning Corp. He has also held leadership positions at ACL (software), Talent Technology, and Oracle Corporation.
Vilimek was born in Vancouver and played tailback and linebacker in high school at Windsor Secondary School in North Vancouver. Following high school, Vilimek attended Simon Fraser University located in Burnaby. As a tailback, Vilimek set school records for most rushing yards in a single game (315) versus Humboldt State on November 3, 2001, and most rushing yards in a single season (1,187) in 2001. Vilimek was also named SFU’s athlete of the year in 2001.
He graduated with a bachelor's degree in business with a focus on marketing and international business.
Vilimek was invited to a mini-camp with the San Francisco 49ers but did not sign with the team. Vilimek was drafted in the first round (2nd overall) of the CFL Draft by the Ottawa Renegades in 2002. Vilimek was transferred to fullback and played on special teams for 3 seasons with Ottawa from 2002 to 2004. As a free agent, Vilimek signed with the Montreal Alouettes in 2005. In his first season in Montreal, Vilimek scored 5 touchdowns and lead the team in special teams tackles.
On December 11, 2008, Vilimek was released along with Jeff Keeping.