Mike Cloud

Mike Cloud
Mike Cloud
Running back
Jersey #(s)
34, 21, 30
Born July 1, 1975 (1975-07-01) (age 36)
Charleston, South Carolina
Career information
Year(s) 19992005
NFL Draft 1999 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54
College Boston College
Professional teams
Career stats
Rushing att-yards 193-648
Receptions-yards 13-100
Touchdowns 13
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements

Michael Alexander "Mike" Cloud (born July 1, 1975) is a former American football running back in the National Football League (NFL). He has played for the Kansas City Chiefs, the New England Patriots, and the New York Giants.


Early life

Cloud was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and moved to Rhode Island at age five. He attended Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, Rhode Island and played both offense (running back) and defense (linebacker and cornerback). He played college football at Boston College, where he rushed for a school record 3,597 yards in 45 games.

In 1997 he ran for 886 yards on 137 carries and scored 8 TD. In 1998 he ran for 1726 yards on 308 carries and scored 14 TD.

Professional career

Cloud was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft, and was the 54th overall choice. He played four seasons with the Chiefs, appearing in 56 of their 64 games but only starting six. He gained 128 yards in the 1999 season, which is still his career high. Late in the 2002 season, Cloud tested positive for nandrolone use and was suspended for the first four games of the 2003 season. He later sued MuscleTech after claiming that one of their over-the-counter supplements, Nitro-Tech, caused the positive test.[1] Cloud spent 2003 with the Patriots in a reserve role. He scored five rushing TDs in the 2003 season, two apiece against the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts and one against the New York Giants. He went to the Giants for the 2004 season, but was released before the 2005 season began, and signed with New England as a free agent on November 5 due to the injuries to Corey Dillon and Kevin Faulk.


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