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Mike Kerrigan
Date of birth: April 27, 1960
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Career information
Position(s): Quarterback
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Jersey №: 2
College: Northwestern University
 As player:
New England Patriots
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Toronto Argonauts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards
Awards: 1986 Grey Cup Most Valuable Player.

Two time CFL All Star

Playing stats at

Michael Joseph Kerrigan (Born April 27, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former professional quarterback.

An undrafted free agent, Kerrigan spent his first three professional seasons as a third-string quarterback behind Tony Eason and Steve Grogan. He saw his first professional action on December 19, 1983, replacing an ineffective Tony Eason during the fourth quarter of the season finale against the Seattle Seahawks. He went 6 for 14 for 72 yards and rushed once for 14 yards in a 24-6 loss. The loss knocked New England out of the playoffs and resulted in the Seahawks' first playoff berth in franchise history.

He backed up Tony Eason and Steve Grogan during the 1984 season, appearing in one game versus Indianapolis, completing one pass for 13 yards, leading the offense on a fourth quarter touchdown drive. He was released after the 1984 season and was picked up by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL.

In his first season in the Canadian Football League, Kerrigan led the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to a 39-15 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos in the 74th Grey Cup. He was named the game's most valuable player. It was Hamilton’s first Grey Cup title since 1972, and their first win over the Eskimos since 1977. The Ticats entered the game as 12-point underdogs.

He led the Tiger-Cats to the 1989 Grey Cup, losing to the Saskatchewan Roughriders 43-40 on a last second field goal.

He retired after the 1996 season, leaving as the all-time leading passer in Tiger-Cat history at the time of his retirement.

Mike is happily married and is currently living in North Carolina with his wife and seven children.



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