Lou Michaels, football player, Died at 80


Lou Michaels was born on September 28, 1935, and died on January 19, 2016.

He was an American football player.

He was a standout defensive lineman for the University of Kentucky Wildcats from 1955 to 1957.

After the Kentucky victory over archival Tennessee in 1957, Michaels was quoted as saying, “Nothing sucks like a Big Orange.”

He has been playing professionally for 14 years, 1958–71, with the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Colts and Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL).

Lou also excelled as a placekicker, and was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1962 and 1963 seasons.

Lou has been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1992 and into the National Polish American Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.

Michaels brother, Walt Michaels, also played in the NFL.

Lou Michaels passed away at 80 yrs old due to pancreatic cancer.