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Mike Balogun

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Undrafted:  2010
Weight  109 kg
Name  Mike Balogun
Education  Lackawanna College
Height  1.83 m
Position  Linebacker
40 yard dash time  4.8 seconds

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Date of birth:  (1983-09-28) September 28, 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth:  Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Role  American football linebacker
Number  49 (Tampa Bay Buccaneers / Linebacker)

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Mike Balogun (born September 28, 1983) is a former American football linebacker. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Francisco 49ers in 2010. He played college football for the Oklahoma Sooners.


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He has also played for the Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, and Virginia Destroyers. His name "Balogun" means "Warlord" in Yoruba.

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College career

Balogun was a standout inside linebacker for the Oklahoma Sooners in 2008. He was declared ineligible to play the 2009 season because he allegedly played for the Maryland Marauders of the North American Football League, a minor league team in Maryland after turning 21 years old.

San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers signed Balogun before training camp in 2010. He was cut during the final cuts on September 3, 2010.

Washington Redskins

Balogun signed to the Washington Redskins' practice squad on September 6, 2010.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Balogun signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice squad on October 11, 2010.

Buffalo Bills

Balogun was signed by the Buffalo Bills on November 10, 2010. He played in his first career game in week 13. He was released on February 11, 2011.

Dallas Cowboys

Balogun was signed by the Dallas Cowboys on February 14, 2011.

Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts signed Balogun on August 15, 2012.


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