|No. 95 Chicago Rush|
|Date of birth:August 12, 1986|
|Place of birth: Ladysmith, Wisconsin|
|High School: Ladysmith-Hawkins|
|Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)||Weight: 285 lb (129 kg)|
|Undrafted in 2009|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|CFL status: Import|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at CFL.ca|
Mike Newkirk (born August 12, 1986 in Ladysmith, Wisconsin) is a professional American and Canadian football Defensive End / Defensive Tackle free agent. Newkirk also played DE/LB for the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League. He was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football for the Wisconsin Badgers.
Newkirk has also been a member of the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.
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Newkirk was part of the defensive line rotation in both 2005 and 2006. He became a starter in 2007 as a defensive end and the following season, 2008, he was moved to defensive tackle and he was voted Second-team All-Big Ten coming up with four sacks and nine tackles for loss. He ended his career with 10 sacks and 208 tackles, with 29 of those going for a loss.
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|6 ft 2⅞ in||285 lb||5.17 s||1.78 s||2.96 s||7.18 s||30 in||9 ft 4 in||35 rep|
St. Louis RamsEdit
On April 27, 2009, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the St. Louis Rams. Newkirk was waived by the Rams on May 14, 2009.
- ↑ "Mike Newkirk". NFL Draft Scout.com. March 25, 2009. http://google.com/search?q=cache:h10u0scQUawJ:www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php%3Fpyid%3D33862%26draftyear%3D2009%26genpos%3DDE+Mike+Newkirk&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us. Retrieved April 27, 2009.
- ↑ WEAU.com
- ↑ "Eskimos sign import DL Newkirk". The Canadian Press (TSN.ca). July 12, 2009. http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=284581. Retrieved 2009-07-12.
- ↑ "Arena Fan". Arena Football (n/a). April 5, 2010. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/Chicago_Rush-142/transactions/. Retrieved 2010-12-09.