Mike Kadish
No. 72, 71
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1950-05-27)May 27, 1950
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Died:March 19, 2023(2023-03-19) (aged 72)
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school:Catholic Central (Grand Rapids)
College:Notre Dame
NFL draft:1972 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Fumble recoveries:5
Defensive TDs:1
Player stats at PFR

Michael Scott Kadish (May 27, 1950 – March 19, 2023) was an American professional football player who was a defensive lineman for nine seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills.[1] He played college football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.[2] He was named an All-American in 1971 as a senior.[3] He was the Miami Dolphins' first round draft pick in 1972, and spent the 1972 season on the Dolphins's taxi squad as the team won Super Bowl VII while going undefeated.[4] He was traded to the Bills prior to the 1973 season in exchange for offensive lineman Irv Goode.[4]

Kadish died on March 19, 2023, at the age of 72.[5]


  1. ^ "Mike Kadish, DT at NFL.com". NFL.com. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  2. ^ "Notre Dame Football Review" (PDF). ND.edu. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  3. ^ Somogyi, Lou (July 20, 2014). "Notre Dame's All-Time New York Team: No. 9". Irish Illustrated. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Dolphins Get Irv Goode From Bills". The Tampa Tribune. August 29, 1973. p. 3-C. Retrieved April 6, 2020 – via newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Michael Scott Kadish, obituary