Michael Haddix
No. 26, 35
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1961-12-27) December 27, 1961 (age 60)
Walnut, Mississippi
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Walnut (MS)
College:Mississippi State
NFL Draft:1983 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:1,635
Average:3.0
Rushing TDs:3
Player stats at PFR

Michael Montgomery Haddix (born December 27, 1961, in Walnut, Mississippi) is a former professional American football running back for eight seasons in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Green Bay Packers. Philadelphia drafted Haddix in the first round of the 1983 draft primarily due to his 4.5 speed.[1] Haddix played 8 seasons in the NFL and holds the dubious distinction of having averaged the fewest average yards per carry (3.0) for a player with more than 500 carries in the NFL.[2] He was inducted to the Mississippi State Hall of Fame in 2019,[3]

Michael Haddix, Jr.

Haddix's son, Michael Haddix, Jr. is a former NCAA basketball player for the Siena College Saints. In 2007, he received tryouts for the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets to follow in his father's footsteps and play professional football in the NFL.

References

  1. ^ Juliano, Joe (26 April 1983). "The Philadelphia Eagles, opting for speed at the fullback..." UPI. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  2. ^ Pearlman, Jeff. "The Bottom 100: The Worst Players In NFL History (Part 2)". deadspin. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  3. ^ "2019 MSU Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Michael Haddix". Retrieved 20 October 2019.