Mike Logan (American football)


Mike Logan (American football)
Mike Logan
Date of birth: September 15, 1974 (1974-09-15) (age 37)
Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s): Safety
College: West Virginia
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick 50
Organizations
 As player:
1997-2000
2001-2006
Jacksonville Jaguars
Pittsburgh Steelers
Playing stats at CBS.com

Mike V. Logan (born September 15, 1974 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is former American professional football player for the NFL.

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High school

Mike Logan attended high school at McKeesport Area High School in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He played football for the Tigers under famed WPIAL coach George Smith.

College career

Mike Logan played defensive back at West Virginia University for coach Don Nehlen. Logan was one of the best recruits out of Pennsylvania, but his career at West Virginia was limited by breaking the same arm three times. But Logan was an All-Big East Conference selection and return specialist as a senior in 1996. One of Logan's defining moments in his collegiate career came in the 10-3 victory over ECU in 1996, when Logan ripped the ball out of a receiver's hands for the game-sealing interception in the 4th quarter as ECU moved down into WVU territory with little time left in the game.

Pro career

After a college career at West Virginia University, Logan was a second-round draft pick for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1997. As a rookie, Logan only recorded 15 tackles, but improved his second season to 29 tackles. He recorded his first NFL interception in his final and best season in Jacksonville, 2000. Logan recorded 60 tackles that year, along with his first career sack and two interceptions.

Logan then went to the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 2001 season, bringing him home to play for the team he grew up idolizing. Logan started out slowly his first two years in Pittsburgh, but by the 2003 season he had broken out. Logan had a career-high 94 tackles that year along with a sack. Unlike his previous two seasons of 2001 and 2002, Logan had no interceptions in 2003 (he had two INTs in 2001 and 1 INT in 2002). After being re-signed in 2004, Logan produced a career-worst 8 tackles for the season after suffering a season-ending injury and being placed on the injured reserve list. Logan tried to bounce back in 2005, but he was already a backup by then. Logan was a part of the championship Super Bowl XL team for the Steelers and won his first Super Bowl ring. Mike Logan retired prior to the 2007 football season.

Radio

Logan has remained in the Pittsburgh area as a radio personality. He co-hosted the weekday afternoon show "The Drive with Paulsen, Logan & Mack" on 1250 ESPN Radio with Scott Paulsen and Chris Mack until the station went off the air in September 2010.

Facts

  • Since the retirement of fellow safety Donnie Shell following the 1987 NFL season, Logan is the only Steelers player to have worn number 31. Although the number is considered unofficially retired by the team, the Steelers likely allowed Logan to wear number 31 because of him idolizing Shell growing up in Pittsburgh.
  • Following the Steelers win in Super Bowl XL, Logan responded that he did not want to go to Disney World, but that he wanted Kennywood to open up. Kennywood, which is located in West Mifflin where Logan grew up, is not open during the winter months. He currently lives in Wilkinsburg, Pa.

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