Terry Mickens

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Terry Mickens
No. 85
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-02-21) February 21, 1971 (age 46)
Place of birth: Tallahassee, Florida
Career information
College: Florida A&M
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 5 / Pick: 146
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 70
Receiving yards: 851
Receiving TDs: 4
Player stats at NFL.com

Terry KaJuan Mickens (born February 21, 1971 in Tallahassee, Florida) is a retired American football player, who was a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers and the Oakland Raiders from 1994 to 1999. He played college football at Florida A&M University.

College career[edit]

After being a fringe Division I-AA All-America candidate, starting quarterback woes plagued Mickens' final college season. He was coached by former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Ken Riley and ran a 4.5 second 40-yard dash.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Mickens was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round (146th overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft.[2][3] He appeared in twelve games and caught four passes his rookie season.[4] He continued to see sparse playing time his sophomore year.[5] In 1996, he was part of the Super Bowl XXXI winning Green Bay Packers team, seeing his best action as a Packer to date, with 18 catches for 161 yards.[6] He only caught two passes due to a high ankle sprain in 1997, his last year with the Packers.[7]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

The Oakland Raiders signed Mickens in May 1998.[8] His most productive season came in 1998, where he caught 24 passes for 346 yards and 1 touchdown. He earned playing time after beating out Desmond Howard, Olanda Truitt and Kenny Shedd for the No. 3 receiver position.[9] In 1999, Mickens did not rach the end zone at all but still caught 20 passes.[10] A neck injury before the 2000 season landed him on injured reserve for the entire season.[11] He played in all 32 games he was healthy while he was in Oakland.[12]

Post-career life[edit]

In 2004, he began scouting for the Philadelphia Eagles.[13] He has one son, Tyler.[14]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rattlers Receiver Is 'Total Package'". tribunedigital-orlandosentinel. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  2. ^ "1994 NFL Draft Results by Position - Wide Receivers - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  3. ^ "Fsu's Sawyer Has No Regrets". tribunedigital-orlandosentinel. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  4. ^ "Terry Mickens Stats | Pro-Football-Reference.com". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  5. ^ "Terry Mickens". NFL.com. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  6. ^ "Terry Mickens: Career Stats at NFL.com". www.nfl.com. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  7. ^ "Terry Mickens". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  8. ^ "ZoomInfo Cached Page". www.zoominfo.com. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  9. ^ "Mickens Catching on Fast For Raiders' No. 3 Receiver". SFGate. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  10. ^ Sports, Fox. "Terry Mickens - WR for the Oakland Raiders". www.foxsports.com. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  11. ^ Sports, Fox. "Terry Mickens Transactions: Signings, Trades & more". www.foxsports.com. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  12. ^ "100 Days of 100 Jersey Numbers - 85". Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  13. ^ "ZoomInfo Cached Page". www.zoominfo.com. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  14. ^ "Packers.com | News | Stories | August 22, 2006: Mickens Had a Ball at Work With Packers". Retrieved 2017-02-02.