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Overview

Lou Michaels

Date of birth
Sep 28, 1935

Ht: 6'2" Wt: 243 lbs.

Birthplace
Swoyersville, PA

Hometown
Swoyersville, PA

College
University of Kentucky

Summary
Lou Michaels is a former American football player who was a standout defensive lineman for the University of Kentucky Wildcats, 1955-57. After Kentucky's victory over archrival Tennessee in 1957, Michaels was quoted as saying, "Nothing sucks like a Big Orange." Michaels later played pro football for 14 years, 1958-1971, with the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Colts...
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Trivia
  • Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1992
  • Named to the SEC 50th Anniversary Team in 1982

Family members on Fanbase
Walt Michaels (brother)

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Updated athletic career information for Lou Michaels
Added Lou Michaels to the 1957 Kentucky Wildcats Football team roster.
  • Set uniform number to 79.
  • Set role to Punter.
  • Set role to Left Tackle.
by maddog48 Oct 29, 2014
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Updated athletic career information for Lou Michaels
Added Lou Michaels to the 1955 Kentucky Wildcats Football team roster.
  • Set uniform number to 79.
  • Set role to Punter.
  • Set role to Right Tackle.
Removed Lou Michaels from the 1957 Kentucky Wildcats Football team roster.
  • Role was Punter.
  • Role was Defensive Tackle.
  • Role was Kicker.
  • Role was Offensive Tackle.
by maddog48 Oct 29, 2014
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Updated athletic career information for Lou Michaels
Removed Lou Michaels from the 1955 Kentucky Wildcats Football team roster.
  • Role was Punter.
  • Role was Defensive Tackle.
  • Role was Kicker.
  • Role was Offensive Tackle.
Added Lou Michaels to the 1956 Kentucky Wildcats Football team roster.
  • Set uniform number to 79.
  • Set role to Punter.
  • Set role to Left Tackle.
by maddog48 Oct 29, 2014
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Updated athletic career information for Lou Michaels
Removed Lou Michaels from the 1956 Kentucky Wildcats Football team roster.
  • Role was Punter.
  • Role was Defensive Tackle.
  • Role was Kicker.
  • Role was Offensive Tackle.
by maddog48 Oct 29, 2014
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Parilli to Have Book Signing Saturday
Kentucky fans are eagerly awaiting word from Joker Phillips on who will start at quarterback for the Wildcats in Saturday's game against Ole Miss. But when Vito "Babe" Parilli was playing at the University of Kentucky, there was no doubt about who the best QB...
University of Kentucky Athletics Department, Nov 01, 2011
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1957All-Americans.jpg
1957All-Americans.jpg
1957 All-Americans were featured on the Ed Sullivan show. Back row, left to right: King Hill, quarterback, Rice; John David Crow, halfback, Texas A + M; Clendon Thomas, halfback, Oklahoma; Walt Kowalczyk, fullback, Michigan State; Front row, left to right:...
by RAB88 May 13, 2011
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Baltimore Colts' DE Lou Michaels in the NFL file photo circa 1965. (Photo by NFL/NFL) *** Local Caption ***
by xcat80 Jul 30, 2011
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Lou Michaels - Kentucky
Lou Michaels - Kentucky
by tm50 Apr 26, 2011
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Cobb Honored by Touchdown Club of Atlanta
Kentucky wide receiver Randall Cobb has been chosen for the Bill Hartman Award as the Southeast Special Teams Player of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Atlanta.
University of Kentucky Athletics Department, Feb 26, 2011
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Updated personal notes for Lou Michaels
Edited the personal notes for Lou Michaels.
  • Changed "Named to the SEC 50th Anniversary Team in 1982" to "Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1992" in trivia.
  • Added trivia: "Named to the SEC 50th Anniversary Team in 1982"
  • Added Walt Michaels (brother) to family members.
by Andy26399 Nov 24, 2010
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Updated personal notes for Lou Michaels
Edited the personal notes for Lou Michaels.
  • Added trivia: "Named to the SEC 50th Anniversary Team in 1982"
by Andy26399 Nov 24, 2010
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Playboy 1957 All-American Team.jpg
Playboy 1957 All-American Team.jpg
Clockwise from upper left: Jimmy Phillips -- End -- Auburn; Lou Michaels -- End -- Kentucky; Charlie Brueckman -- Center -- Pittsburgh; Richard Lasse -- End -- Syracuse; Daniel Currie -- Guard -- Michigan State; Phil King -- Back -- Vanderbilt; Bobby Cox --...
by thesemers Sep 02, 2010
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Updated the main image for Lou Michaels
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Changed the main image to: lou michaels '65.jpg
by nailboys Jun 08, 2010
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