|No. 68, 61|
|Guard / Defensive Tackle|
|Date of birth:December 24, 1970|
|Place of birth: Beaumont, Texas|
|Undrafted in 1994|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|*Dallas Cowboys ( 1994– 1995)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Super Bowl champion (XXX)|
|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.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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