- Mike Compton (American football)
Mike Compton No. 74, 77 Guard Personal information Date of birth: September 18, 1970 Place of birth: Richlands, Virginia High School: Richlands High School Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 310 lb (141 kg) Career information College: West Virginia NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 3 / Pick: 68 Debuted in 1993 for the Detroit Lions Last played in 2004 for the Jacksonville Jaguars Career history Career highlights and awards
- College Football All-America (1992)
- West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame (2005)
Career NFL statistics as of 2004 Games played 151 Games started 119 Fumble recoveries 2 Stats at NFL.com Stats at pro-football-reference.com Stats at DatabaseFootball.com
Michael Eugene "Mike" Compton (born September 18, 1970 in Richlands, Virginia) is a former American football guard who played twelve seasons in the National Football League (1993–2004). He started in Super Bowl XXXVI for the New England Patriots. Compton was a consensus All-American center in 1992 for West Virginia University.
Mike Compton played high school football for Richlands High School in Richlands, Virginia. Compton began his collegiate career at West Virginia in 1989 as a redshirt freshman. Compton was backup to senior center Jeff Price that season. In 1990, Compton's sophomore season, he became the starter at the center position. His game experience from his redshirt freshman year was key in his starting success. In 1991, as a junior, Compton was an all-Big East selection.
In 1992, his senior season, Compton earned consensus All-American honors. He was a finalist for the Lombardi Award, a first-team all-Big East selection, a selection to the CFA Scholar-Athlete Team, and a first-team Academic All-American.
Compton was selected in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. Compton was the starter on the offensive line, blocking for Barry Sanders during his record-setting rushing seasons. During his time with the Lions, Compton also served as the team's long snapper for field goal and point after attempts. Linebacker Allen Aldridge served as the long snapper for punt coverage.
In 2005, Compton was inducted into West Virginia University's Sports Hall of Fame.
Compton was an assistant coach at Tazewell High School in Tazewell, Virginia during the 2006 and 2007 seasons. In 2008, he was named head football coach at Patrick Henry High School in Glade Spring, Virginia.
Compton is married with three children. He resides in Richlands,Virginia.
New England Patriots Super Bowl XXXVIII Champions
4 Adam Vinatieri | 6 Rohan Davey | 10 Jamin Elliott | 12 Tom Brady (MVP) | 13 Ken Walter | 16 Kliff Kingsbury | 17 Dedric Ward | 18 Chas Gessner | 19 Damon Huard | 21 Mike Cloud | 22 Asante Samuel | 23 Antwan Harris | 24 Ty Law | 26 Eugene Wilson | 30 Je'Rod Cherry | 31 Larry Centers | 32 Antowain Smith | 33 Kevin Faulk | 34 Chris Akins | 35 Patrick Pass | 37 Rodney Harrison | 38 Tyrone Poole | 39 Shawn Mayer | 44 Fred McCrary | 46 Brian Kinchen | 48 Tully Banta-Cain | 49 Sean McDermott | 50 Mike Vrabel | 51 Don Davis | 52 Ted Johnson | 53 Larry Izzo | 54 Tedy Bruschi | 55 Willie McGinest | 58 Matt Chatham | 59 Rosevelt Colvin | 60 Wilbert Brown | 61 Stephen Neal | 62 Tim Provost | 63 Joe Andruzzi | 64 Gene Mruczkowski | 65 Damien Woody | 66 Lonie Paxton | 67 Dan Koppen | 68 Tom Ashworth | 70 Adrian Klemm | 71 Russ Hochstein | 72 Matt Light | 75 Jamil Soriano | 76 Brandon Gorin | 77 Mike Compton | 80 Troy Brown | 81 Bethel Johnson | 82 Daniel Graham | 83 Deion Branch | 84 Fred Baxter | 85 J. J. Stokes | 86 David Patten | 87 David Givens | 88 Christian Fauria | 90 Dan Klecko | 91 Bobby Hamilton | 92 Ted Washington | 93 Richard Seymour | 94 Ty Warren | 95 Roman Phifer | 96 Rick Lyle | 97 Jarvis Green | 98 Anthony Pleasant | 99 Ethan Kelley
Head Coach: Bill Belichick
Coaches: Romeo Crennel | Brian Daboll | Jeff Davidson | Ivan Fears | Sean Gustus | John Hufnagel | Pepper Johnson | Eric Mangini | Josh McDaniels | Markus Paul | Rob Ryan | Dante Scarnecchia | Brad Seely | Charlie Weis | Mike Woicik
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