Michael Ola (born April 19, 1988) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Hampton University and attended Riverdale High School in Riverdale, Georgia. He has also been a member of the Jacksonville Sharks, Montreal Alouettes, Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks and New York Giants.
Ola was signed by the Jacksonville Sharks on March 3, 2012. He was released on June 11, 2012.
Ola signed with the Montreal Alouettes on June 10, 2012. He played for the Alouettes during the 2012 and 2013 CFL seasons.
Ola was signed to a futures contract by the Miami Dolphins on February 7, 2014. He was released by the Dolphins on May 25, 2014.
Ola signed with the Chicago Bears on May 28, 2014. He made his NFL debut on September 7 against the Buffalo Bills, and made his first career start the following week against the San Francisco 49ers, replacing the injured Matt Slauson. In the 2014 season, he started at four of the five offensive line positions. Ola was released by the Bears on September 5, 2015.
Ola was signed to the San Diego Chargers' practice squad on September 7, 2015. He was signed to the active roster on October 3, following the Chargers release of running back Donald Brown.
Ola was signed by the Detroit Lions on October 20, 2015. On September 3, 2016, he was waived by the Lions.
On September 13, 2016, Ola was signed to the Seahawks' practice squad. He was released on September 21, 2016.
On September 21, 2016, Ola was signed to the Giants' practice squad.
On September 28, 2016, Ola was signed by the Bills off the Giants' practice squad. He was released by the Bills on October 25, 2016 and was re-signed to the practice squad two days later. He was promoted back to the active roster on December 13, 2016.
On September 2, 2017, Ola was waived/injured by the Bills and placed on injured reserve. He was released on September 6, 2017.