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Encyclopedia > Mike Alstott
Mike Alstott
Tampa Bay BuccaneersNo. 40
Fullback
Date of Birth: December 21, 1973 (1973-12-21) (age 33)
Place of Birth: Joliet, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 248 lb (112 kg)
National Football League Debut
1996 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career Highlights and Awards
Career History
College: Purdue
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35
 Teams:
Stats at NFL.com

Michael Joseph Alstott, nicknamed "The A-Train", (born December 21, 1973, Joliet, Illinois), is an American football player who plays fullback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Incorporated City in 1834. ... The 1996 NFL season was the 77th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... For other uses of the term Big Ten see Big Ten (disambiguation). ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Date January 26, 2003 Stadium Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego MVP Dexter Jackson, Safety Favorite Raiders by 4 National anthem Dixie Chicks and Celine Dion (God Bless America) Coin toss 1972 Miami Dolphins: Don Shula, Bob Griese, Larry Csonka, Larry Little, Jim Langer, Nick Buoniconti, Paul Warfield Referee Bill Carollo... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Head Coach Joe Tiller 11th Year, 67-43 Home Stadium Ross-Ade Stadium Capacity 62,500 - Bermuda Grass Conference Big Ten First Year 1887 Athletic Director Morgan Burke Website PurdueSports. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1996 NFL Draft was one of the best draft classes ever for the position of Wide Receiver. ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Incorporated City in 1834. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... In American football, a fullback (FB) is a position in the offensive backfield. ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977...

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High school career

He lettered in both football and baseball at Joliet Catholic Academy in Joliet, Illinois. As a junior, his football team won the state championship with a 14-0 record. Mike also threw the winning two point conversion in the championship game. He was a Parade football All-American and was recognized as Player of the Year by the Chicago Sun Times. A varsity letter (or monogram) is an award earned in the United States by regular participation or excellence in a school sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... In addition to its most general meaning, a parade is: a general term for a collected formation of troops, typically with restricted movement; or a place or avenue for the parading of troops on ceremonial occasions, for example Horse Guards Parade in London and ANZAC Parade in Canberra; It can... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... Chicago Sun-Times The Chicago Sun-Times is an American newspaper publishing out of Chicago, Illinois. ...


College career

He holds a B.S. in business. During Mike's tenure at Purdue he often trained by pushing and pulling a Jeep throughout the campus parking lot.[1] For other uses, see Jeep (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


NFL career

Alstott is regarded as one of the best power runners in the NFL, known for running over defenders and breaking tackles. A 6-time Pro Bowler and 4-time All-Pro, he is also one of the few fullbacks in the league who still carry the ball on a regular basis. Alstott is the leading scorer among non kickers of the Buccaneers and he leads his team in touchdowns as well. Alstott holds the Buccaneers team record for touchdowns scored with 71. His nickname is the "A-Train" for his bruising style of play. Alstott is well known as a team player and is probably one the most popular players to ever play for the Buccaneers. He was a member of the Buccaneers team that won Super Bowl XXXVII, played at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA. Alstott had an impressive performance in the game, rushing for 15 yards and a touchdown, the first one in that game, and the first Super Bowl touchdown in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history. He also caught 5 passes for 43 yards. In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Date January 26, 2003 Stadium Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego MVP Dexter Jackson, Safety Favorite Raiders by 4 National anthem Dixie Chicks and Celine Dion (God Bless America) Coin toss 1972 Miami Dolphins: Don Shula, Bob Griese, Larry Csonka, Larry Little, Jim Langer, Nick Buoniconti, Paul Warfield Referee Bill Carollo... Qualcomm Stadium (a. ... City nickname:Americas Finest City County San Diego County, California Mayor Dick Murphy City Attorney Michael Aguirre City Council District One Scott Peters District Two Michael Zucchet District Three Toni Atkins District Four Tony Young District Five Brian Maienschein District Six Donna Frye Distirct Seven Jim Madaffer District Eight...


Alstott signed a one year deal to stay in Tampa Bay for the 2005 season, and signed a similar contract at the conclusion of the 2006 season after contemplating retirement. The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ... The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ...


Alstott is friends with former-Buccaneer Patrick Hape. Patrick Hape is a former American football fullback and tight end for the Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Houston Texans of the NFL. Patrick Hape played 4 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a tight end, and 5 seasons with the Denver Broncos, although he did not play...


Alstott has recently appeared in a commercial for ESPN Fantasy Football along with former Buccaneer Warrick Dunn. ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Fantasy football can refer to two different types of fantasy sport, depending upon the local meaning of the term football: Fantasy football (American) Fantasy football (soccer) There is also a British television programme called Fantasy Football League, loosely based on the soccer version. ... Warrick DeMon Dunn (born January 5, 1975 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. // At Catholic High in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dunn played quarterback, cornerback, and running back. ...


On August 9, 2007, Mike Alstott was placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2007 season. He has not decided on his future beyond 2008. is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Injured reserve is a special sports reserve list for professional teams to use if a player is injured and unable to play for the remainder of the season. ...


During highlights where Mike Alstott carries the ball and runs over defenders, announcer Chris Berman makes sound effects like "pwuuhhh pwuuhhh pwuuhhh." Christopher (Boomer) James Berman (born May 10, 1955, in Greenwich, Connecticut) is a sportscaster, who anchors SportsCenter, Monday Night Countdown, Sunday NFL Countdown, Baseball Tonight, U.S. Open golf, and other programming on ESPN. He joined ESPN a month after its founding and has been with the network since. ...


External links

  • ESPN.com player profile

  Results from FactBites:
 
Mike Alstott | NFL Football at CBS SportsLine.com (251 words)
Mike Alstott's season, and perhaps his career, is over.
Alstott, arguably the most popular player in team history, couldn't bring himself to say that he may have played his last game.
Alstott is the club's career leader in touchdowns (71) and rushing TDs (58).
Mike Alstott - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (667 words)
Mike Joseph Alstott (born December 21, 1973, Joliet, Illinois) is an American football player who currently plays fullback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL.
Mike Alstott lettered in both football and baseball at Joliet Catholic High School in Joliet, Illinois.
Alstott is the leading scorer among non kickers of the Buccaneers and he leads his team in touchdowns as well.
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