Mike Windt

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Mike Windt
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Windt in 2011
No. 47 Los Angeles Chargers
Position: Long snapper
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-05-29) May 29, 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 237 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school: Cincinnati (OH) Elder
College: Cincinnati
Undrafted: 2010
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Games played: 69
Tackles: 0
Fumble recoveries: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Mike Windt (born May 29, 1986) is an American football long snapper for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League. He played college football at Cincinnati.

College career[edit]

Windt had an outstanding three-year career (2007–09) at the University of Cincinnati. Windt played well in 395 career snaps for the Bearcats.

Professional career[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, Windt signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as a rookie free agent on April 24, 2010, he was later cut before the regular season.[1]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

Windt was signed by the San Diego Chargers on October 13, 2010. Windt becomes the Chargers' long snapper in 2010. David Binn, James Dearth and Ryan Neill all are on Injured-Reserve and Ethan Albright snapped in the Chargers' last two games.[2] Windt is arguably most famous for snapping the direct snap and participating in the blocking on the fake punt by Eric Weddle in the 2013 season finale that propelled the Chargers' winning drive that got the team into the 2013-14 postseason.

On March 8, 2017, Windt signed a four-year, $4.41 million contract extension with the Chargers.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Windt was originally born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Elder High School. He currently resides in San Diego, California with his wife. Windt also has an older brother and a younger sister.


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