Mike Newkirk
No. 95     Chicago Rush
Defensive End/Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-08-12) August 12, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth: Ladysmith, Wisconsin
High School: Ladysmith-Hawkins
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
College: Wisconsin
Undrafted in 2009
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice roster member only
CFL status: Import
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (2008)
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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.


College careerEdit

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.

Pre-draft measureablesEdit

Pre-draft measureables
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.[2] Newkirk was waived by the Rams on May 14, 2009.

Edmonton EskimosEdit

Newkirk was signed to the Edmonton Eskimos practice roster on July 12, 2009.[3] He was released on September 1.

Chicago RushEdit

Newkirk was assigned to the Chicago Rush on April 5, 2010.[4]


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