Michael Batiste (American football)

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Michael Batiste
No. 68, 61
Position:Guard / Defensive Tackle
Personal information
Born: (1970-12-24) December 24, 1970 (age 48)
Beaumont, Texas
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school:West Brook (Beaumont, Texas)
College:Tulane
Undrafted:1994
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:8
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Michael Batiste (born December 24, 1970) is a former American football defensive tackle and offensive guard in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins. He also was a member of the Frankfurt Galaxy and Barcelona Dragons in the World League of American Football. He played college football at Tulane University.

Early years[edit]

Batiste attended West Brook Senior High School, where he was an All-district selection in football as a senior. He also lettered in basketball and track.

He accepted a football scholarship from Tulane University. He became a starter at defensive tackle as a sophomore, posting 57 tackles (6 for loss) and 3 sacks. The next year, he started 9 games at defensive tackle, posting 42 tackles (5 for loss) and 4 sacks. As a senior he started 10 games, registering 40 tackles (3 for loss) and one sack, while playing left defensive end and defensive tackle.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Batiste was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys after the 1994 NFL Draft, to play defensive tackle.[1] He was waived on August 23.[2]

In 1995, he was re-signed and converted into an offensive guard during training camp. He switched back to play in 2 regular season games as a backup defensive lineman.[3] He was a part of the Super Bowl XXX winning team.

In 1996, he was allocated to the Frankfurt Galaxy of the World League of American Football, to play on the offensive line. Although he could run block, he struggled in pass protection and was released on August 25.[4]

Washington Redskins[edit]

On February 26, 1997, he was signed as a free agent by the Washington Redskins. He was cut on August 24.[5]

After being out of football for a year working as a substitute teacher at Northwestern High School, he was signed as a free agent on February 11, 1998.[6][7] He played mainly on special teams and briefly as an offensive guard against the Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings. He was released on October 20.[8]

Barcelona Dragons[edit]

In 1999, he played for the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "McClanahan cut by Cowboys". Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "Cowboys Lack Depth Up Front". Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  4. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  6. ^ "Redskins addition works". Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  7. ^ "Redskins' Gilbert Keeps Franchise Tag". Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  8. ^ "Redskins Cut Batiste, Sign Tackle Wiggins". Retrieved April 30, 2018.