Mike Rae
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Personal information
Born: (1951-07-26) July 26, 1951 (age 72)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:193 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Lakewood
(Lakewood, California)
NFL draft:1973 / Round: 8 / Pick: 205
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Michael John Rae (born July 26, 1951) is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL).

Early life

Rae attended and played high school football at Lakewood High School.

College career

Rae played college football at the University of Southern California. In 1972 Rae was at the helm as the Trojans went undefeated to a Rose Bowl win en route to the National Championship.[1]

Professional career

After USC, he was the backup quarterback for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League before being not offered a contract after 1975 season.[3] Rae played for the Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins between 1976 and 1981. Rae also shared quarterback duties with former UCLA quarterback Tom Ramsey during the inaugural season of the L.A. Express of the United States Football League (USFL) in 1983.[4]


Since 2008, Rae has been the men's golf coach at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California.[5]


  1. ^ Jenkins, Dan. "No Doubt About Who's Champ". Sports Illustrated, January 8, 1973. Retrieved on May 8, 2013.
  2. ^ "Mike Rae College Stats | College Football at Sports-Reference.com".
  3. ^ Ottawa Citizen. "Big Z's boot is cold and so are the Argos". September 2, 1975, p. 21. Retrieved on May 8, 2013.
  4. ^ Associated Press. "Express Trade Ramsey". Ocala Star-Banner, March 30, 1984, p. 3C. Retrieved on May 8, 2013.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-06-27.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)