Mike Cawley

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Mike Cawley
No. 5, 10, 12, 14
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1972-08-28) August 28, 1972 (age 45)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: James Madison
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 6 / Pick: 205
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Career CFL statistics as of 2000
Pass attempts: 116
Pass completions: 61
Passing yards: 762
Percentage: 52.5
TDINT: 6–6

Mike Cawley (born August 28, 1972 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American and Canadian football quarterback who played in the Canadian Football League, NFL Europe and the XFL. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the 1996 NFL Draft. He played college football at James Madison.

Professional career

Indianapolis Colts

Cawley was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round (205th overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft. He was signed to the team's practice squad on August 27, 1996.[1]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Cawley was signed as a free agent by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on June 1, 1997. He played in eight games for the Ticats in 1997, ranking third on the team with 181 yards rushing. He also threw for 547 yards on 43 of 79 passing attempts with five touchdowns and four interceptions. During the 1998 season, Cawley saw action in two games for Hamilton completing five of eight passes for 47 yards. He was released on October 19, 1998.[2]

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Cawley was signed by Saskatchewan Roughriders on October 2, 1999. He was released on October 16.

Buffalo Bills

Cawley was signed by the Buffalo Bills on February 17, 2000. He was released during final roster cuts on August 27.[3]

Calgary Stampeders

Cawley was signed by the Calgary Stampeders on September 20, 2000. He was released on November 10.

Las Vegas Outlaws

Cawley was selected 13th overall by the Las Vegas Outlaws in the XFL supplemental draft on December 29, 2000.[4] Cawley served as the backup quarterback, but because of injuries to starter Ryan Clement, Cawley played several games as the Outlaws' starter. Cawley himself would end up injured, eventually ending his career.


  1. ^ "Transactions". The New York Times. August 28, 1996. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Transactions". The New York Times. October 20, 1998. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Transactions". The New York Times. August 28, 2000. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ "XFL completes supplemental draft". OurSports Central. December 29, 2000. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 

External links

  • Career NFL Europe statistics
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