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Mike Dragosavich
Mike Dragosavich
Position:Punter
Personal information
Born: (1985-05-10) May 10, 1985 (age 34)
Oak Lawn, Illinois
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
College:North Dakota State
Undrafted:2008
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Mike Dragosavich (born May 10, 1985) is an American businessman and former American football punter. He was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at North Dakota State.

Dragosavich has also been a member of the Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts.

Early years and Personal

Dragosavich was born to Carol Kuracar and Pete Tomich in Oak Lawn, Illinois. He attended Harold L. Richards High School, where he was a first-time all-conference player in football, playing wide receiver and punter, as well as captaining the baseball team.[1] Dagosavich gained internet fame during college when videos of him dancing at his alma-mater's basketball games were posted online.[2][3]

College career

Dragosavich completed his senior year with the North Dakota State Bison football team in 2007.[1] He led the FCS in average yards per punt.[1] At the 2008 Senior Bowl, he averaged 58 yards per punt in three punts, including a record-breaking 69-yarder.[1]

Awards and honors

  • 2008 Senior Bowl, Texas Vs. The Nation All-Star Challenge
  • 2007 College Sporting News FCS Fabulous 50 All-America team
  • 2007 All-Great West Football Conference first team
  • 2007 The Sports Network FCS Special Teams Player of the Week
  • 2007 GWFC Special Teams Player of the Week
  • 2007 Street & Smith FCS Preseason All-America first team
  • 2007 The Sports Network FCS Preseason All-America first team
  • 2007 Lindy's FCS Preseason All-America first team
  • 2006 The Sports Network FCS All-America second team
  • 2006 Football Gazette FCS All-America second team
  • 2006 Football Gazette All-Northwest Region first team
  • 2006 All-Great West Football Conference first team
  • 2005 Associated Press I-AA All-America second team
  • 2005 Football Gazette I-AA All-America second team
  • 2005 CollegeSportsReport.com All-Division I-AA first team
  • 2005 Football Gazette All-Region first team
  • 2005 All-GWFC first team (media), second team (coaches)
  • 2004 Honorable mention All-GWFC
  • I-AA.org National Weekly All-Star
  • Three-time Football Gazette Special Teams Player of the Week
  • Three-time GWFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Professional career

New England Patriots

Dragosavich signed a contract with the New England Patriots after going undrafted in the 2008 NFL Draft[4] but was released on June 5, 2008.[5]

Cleveland Browns

Dragosavich was signed to the practice squad of the Cleveland Browns on December 26, 2008.[6][7] He was re-signed to a future contract on December 30, only to be waived on February 9, 2009.[8][9]

Indianapolis Colts

Dragosavich was claimed off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts on February 11, 2009. He was waived by the team on May 4.[10]

Post-playing career

Following his time in the NFL, Dragosavich returned to Fargo, ND in 2010, where he founded a publishing company called Spotlight Media, focusing on printed magazines.[11][12] Dragosavich co-owns an NDSU apparel company, One Herd Clothing.[13]

Dragosavich also opened a bar in Fargo, "Herd and Horns Bar and Grill", alongside Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and fellow NDSU alum Carson Wentz.[14]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Mike Dragosavich - North Dakota State University". archive.is. 24 January 2013. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013.
  2. ^ STAFF, MARK FARINELLA SUN CHRONICLE. "Dragosavich can dance... and kick". The Sun Chronicle.
  3. ^ Staff, Dickinson Press (29 November 2017). "'Drago' still making an impact". www.thedickinsonpress.com.
  4. ^ "2008 Undrafted Free Agent Signings". 28 April 2008.
  5. ^ Staff, Sun (27 June 2017). "Former Bison punter released by Pats". www.jamestownsun.com.
  6. ^ "Clayton: Week 17 injury report". ESPN.com. 26 December 2008.
  7. ^ "Dragosavich signs with Browns". inforum.
  8. ^ Staff, Sun (27 September 2017). "Browns cut former NDSU punter". www.jamestownsun.com.
  9. ^ Grossi, Tony; Dealer, The Plain. "See you later: Ken Dorsey, Antwan Peek top list of post-season releases by the Browns". cleveland.com.
  10. ^ Wells, Brad (4 May 2009). "Colts trim roster down: Cut P Mike Dragosavich and LB Rufus Alexander". Stampede Blue.
  11. ^ Ashley. "Author Tempe O'Kun ~ Mike Dragosavich of Spotlight Media ~ Chef Rosey on Potatoest". news.prairiepublic.org.
  12. ^ Dell, Lauri (July 25, 2014). "Featured Entrepreneur - Mike Dragosavich". North Dakota Young Professionals. Archived from the original on July 29, 2014. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "How North Dakota State became national football power by winning five straight national titles". SI.com.
  14. ^ "Vikings vs. Carson Wentz's Eagles will alter loyalties in Fargo". Star Tribune.

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