Mike Rae
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1951-07-26) July 26, 1951 (age 67)
Place of birth: Long Beach, California
High School: Lakewood (CA)
Career information
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 1973 / Round: 8 / Pick: 205
Debuted in 1976 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
*Oakland Raiders (1976–1977)
Career highlights and awards
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Michael John Rae (born July 26, 1951) is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League.

Early lifeEdit

Rae attended and played high school football at Lakewood High School.

College careerEdit

Rae played college football at the University of Southern California. In 1972 Rae was at the helm as the Trojans went undefeated to a Rose Bowl win en route to the National Championship.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Rae played for the Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins between 1976 and 1981. He played previously for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.[2] Rae also shared quarterback duties with former UCLA quarterback Tom Ramsey during the inaugural season of the L.A. Express of the United States Football League (USFL) in 1983.[3]


Since 2008, Rae has been the men's golf coach at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California.[4]


  1. Jenkins, Dan. "No Doubt About Who's Champ". Sports Illustrated, January 8, 1973. Retrieved on May 8, 2013.
  2. Ottawa Citizen. "Big Z's boot is cold and so are the Argos". September 2, 1975, p. 21. Retrieved on May 8, 2013.
  3. Associated Press. "Express Trade Ramsey". Ocala Star-Banner, March 30, 1984, p. 3C. Retrieved on May 8, 2013.