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Michael Batiste
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Guard / Defensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-12-24) December 24, 1970 (age 49)
Place of birth: Beaumont, Texas
Career information
College: Tulane
Undrafted in 1994
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Dallas Cowboys ( 1994 1995)
Career highlights and awards
* Super Bowl champion (XXX)
Games played     8
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Michael Batiste (born December 24, 1970) is a former American football defensive tackle and offensive guard in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins. He also was a member of the Frankfurt Galaxy and Barcelona Dragons in the World League of American Football. He played college football at Tulane University.

Early yearsEdit

Batiste attended West Brook Senior High School, where he was an All-district selection in football as a senior. He also lettered in basketball and track.

He accepted a football scholarship from Tulane University. He became a starter at defensive tackle as a sophomore, posting 57 tackles (6 for loss) and 3 sacks. The next year, he started 9 games at defensive tackle, posting 42 tackles (5 for loss) and 4 sacks. As a senior he started 10 games, registering 40 tackles (3 for loss) and one sack, while playing left defensive end and defensive tackle.

Professional careerEdit

Dallas CowboysEdit

Batiste was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys after the 1994 NFL Draft, to play defensive tackle.[1] He was waived on August 23.[2]

In 1995, he was re-signed and converted into an offensive guard during training camp. He switched back to play in 2 regular season games as a backup defensive lineman.[3] He was a part of the Super Bowl XXX winning team.

In 1996, he was allocated to the Frankfurt Galaxy of the World League of American Football, to play on the offensive line. Although he could run block, he struggled in pass protection and was released on August 25.[4]

Washington RedskinsEdit

On February 26, 1997, he was signed as a free agent by the Washington Redskins. He was cut on August 24.[5]

After being out of football for a year working as a substitute teacher at Northwestern High School, he was signed as a free agent on February 11, 1998.[6][7] He played mainly on special teams and briefly as an offensive guard against the Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings. He was released on October 20.[8]

Barcelona DragonsEdit

In 1999, he played for the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe.

ReferencesEdit

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