Lou Michaels
Date of birth: (1935-09-28) September 28, 1935 (age 84)
Place of birth: Swoyersville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Career information
Position(s): K, DE
College: Kentucky
High school: Swoyersville High School [1]
NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
 As player:
Los Angeles Rams
Pittsburgh Steelers
Baltimore Colts
Green Bay Packers
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 2
Playing stats at
College Football Hall of Fame

Lou Michaels is a former American football player who was a standout defensive lineman for the University of Kentucky Wildcats, 1955-57. After Kentucky's victory over archrival Tennessee in 1957, Michaels was quoted as saying, "Nothing sucks like a Big Orange." Michaels later played pro football for 14 years, 1958–1971, with the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Colts and Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He also excelled as a placekicker, and was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1962 and 1963 seasons.

He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1992 and into the National Polish American Sports Hall of Fame in 1994. {} Walt Michaels also played in the NFL.

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