Mike Kudla

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Michael John Kudla (March 8, 1984 - July 15, 2018)[1] was an American Football Player. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006 as an undrafted free agent, but was released soon after due to hamstring injuries.

College Career[edit]

Kudla played College Football at Ohio State from 2002 to 2005. He played Defensive end , and was named the Defensive MVP in his last season of college football.

He was also known for his outstanding strength, with a bench press of 610 pounds.

Professional Career[edit]

At the 2006 NFL Scouting Combine , Kudla recorded 45 repetitions on the 225 lbs bench press, tied for the second most since 2000. He however, went undrafted in the 2006 NFL Draft and signed with the Steelers as an Undrafted Free Agent. His professional career was very short as he released the same year due to hamstring injuries.


Kudla died on July 15, 2018 at the age of 34.


  1. ^ "Michael John Kudla". Carlson Funeral Homes. Retrieved 2018-12-17.