Mike McAdoo
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-07-09) July 9, 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth: Antioch, Tennessee
Career information
College: North Carolina
Undrafted in 2011
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Baltimore Ravens ( 2011)
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
* Super Bowl champion (XLVII)
Tackles     1
Sacks     1.0
Interceptions     0
Tackles     35.5
Sacks     11.0
Interceptions     0
Forced fumbles     2
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Michael McAdoo (born July 9, 1990) is an American football defensive end who is a free agent. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at the University of North Carolina.

Early yearsEdit

McAdoo attended Antioch High School in Antioch, Tennessee. He selected to the all-state, all-area and all-district team after collecting 36 tackles including 13 sacks and 12 tackles for a loss in his junior season at high school.[1] He was finalist for Class 5A Mr. Football Lineman in his Senior year in high school.[1]

He was an all-state performer for the high school basketball team in his junior year.[1] He was ranked the No. 13 prospect in the state of Tennessee by SuperPrep.[1] He was ranked among the top 50 defensive ends in the state of Tennessee by[1]

College careerEdit

McAdoo accepted a football scholarship to play defensive end at the University of North Carolina as a defensive end. In 2011, the NCAA declared him permanently ineligible for academic misconduct.[2]

In July 2011, he filed a lawsuit against the NCAA and North Carolina, but the court denied his request to be reinstated for his senior season. He was mostly a backup player that finished with 3½ sacks in his two seasons.

Professional careerEdit

Baltimore RavensEdit

On August 23, after the conclusion of 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft, he was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent.[3] On June 1, 2012, he tore his Achilles tendon in OTA's forcing him to miss the entire season. He was released on June 5, 2013, after the signing of Daryl Smith.[4]

Winnipeg Blue BombersEdit

On October 10, 2013, he signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.[5]

Arizona RattlersEdit

McAdoo finished the 2015 season with 29 tackles, 11 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles.

Dallas CowboysEdit

On December 30, 2015, he was signed by the Dallas Cowboys to the practice squad.

On January 4, 2016, he was re-signed to a reserve/future contract.[6] On September 3, he was waived/injured by the Cowboys and was placed on the injured reserve list.[7] On September 13, he was released with an injury settlement.

Hamilton Tiger-catsEdit

On August 7, 2017, the Hamilton Tiger-cats (CFL) signed McAdoo to their practice roster.

Saskatchewan Roughriders Edit

He was traded on August 18 to the Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL) along with a 6th round draft pick in 2018 in exchange for wide receiver Ricky Collins Jr. and a seventh round pick in the 2018 CFL draft.[8] He was released on August 25, 2017.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "North Carolina Tar Heels Profile".
  2. Kane, Dan (July 17, 2011). "UNC honor court failed to find McAdoo's obvious plagiarism". Archived from the original on October 12, 2012. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  3. "Ravens agree to terms with DE Michael McAdoo". Archived from the original on October 5, 2011. Retrieved August 23, 2011.
  4. "Michael McAdoo tore Achilles tendon, has surgery". Archived from the original on June 5, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2012.
  5. "Bombers add 2 to practice roster". Retrieved October 10, 2013.
  6. "Cowboys Sign Eight Practice Squad Players To Futures Contracts". Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  7. Helman, David (September 3, 2016). "Three Former Draft Picks Among Cowboys' Cuts; McFadden Moved To NFI". Archived from the original on February 22, 2018.
  8. "Roughriders trade Collins to Tiger-Cats - Article - TSN". TSN. August 18, 2017.

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