Mike Cherry
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Cherry waving during the 2015 Murray State Football Homecoming Parade.
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1973-12-15) December 15, 1973 (age 46)
Place of birth: Texarkana, Arkansas
Career information
College: Murray State
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 6 / Pick: 171
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Giants ( 1997 2000)
Career highlights and awards

Mike Cherry (born December 15, 1973 in Texarkana, Arkansas) is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the 6th round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played college football at Murray State University.

Early yearsEdit

Cherry attended Arkansas High School in Texarkana, Arkansas, where he was an honor student and excelled in football, basketball and track.[1]

College careerEdit

Cherry enrolled at the University of Arkansas, where he was a backup quarterback for the Arkansas Razorbacks football team from 1993 to 1994. He later transferred to the Murray State University, reuniting him with former Arkansas Razorback assistant Houston Nutt, who was the head coach of the Murray State Racers at the time.[2] Cherry was the Racers starting quarterback from 1995 to 1996. He led the Racers to two Ohio Valley Conference Championships.[3] While at Murray State, Cherry threw for 4,490 passing yards, completing 365 of his 640 passing attempts for 36 touchdowns.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Cherry was drafted by the New York Giants in 1997, serving as the team's third-string quarterback from 1997 to 2000. During the 1998 season, he saw limited regular season action, throwing one incomplete pass.[5] In 2001, Cherry was a member of the NFC champion New York Giants.[6]


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