Mike Scifres Biography
Mike Scifres is a professional American football punter who spent his entire career with the San Diego Charger. During his college days, Scifres played the college football for the college team of Western Illinois. During his college career, he became the only player from the NCAA Div 1-AA to reach the final of Ray Guy Award 2002. Well, on June 7, 2016, he signed with the Carolina Panthers.
Mike Scifres Early life and Education
Mike Scifres was born on October 8, 1980, in Louisiana, the United States to Deborah Scifres and Jim Scifres. Scifres grew up along with his sibling brother Jon Scifres. He attended the Destrehan High School for his early education. Well, during his school he started playing football.
Besides this, he also played soccer and baseball. After completing his graduation in 1998, Scifres joined Western Illinois for his higher education and got the degree in Communications & Broadcasting.
Mike Scifres Career
Since his childhood, he developed his passion towards sports. During his school days, he played the baseball, soccer as well as football. But later, he gave more priority to the football and decided to make it as his professional career. After his graduation in 1998, he joined the Western Illinois for his higher education and continued his football in college career too and played for the college team.
Mike Scifres, Source: eastvillagetimes.com
During his college career, he became the first player from NCAA Div 1-AA to reach the final of the Ray Guy Award. While playing against the Southwest Missouri State, he made a record with an 89-yard punt in 2002. He was also selected for First-team All-American for two times and All-conference selection for three times. Moreover, he also became the National player of the week for seven times and Conference player of the week for five times.
After his college career, the San Diego Chargers picked him for the 2003 NFL Draft with 14 overall picks. In 2009, he received a 2003 NFL Draft in the game against Colt. Within the first match, he played the best and was able to mark his good impacts with his amazing skills.
In 2012, Scifres resigned a new contract with the club. Well, in the following year, his fans voted him for the Special Teams Player of the Year. However, during the 2014 season, he suffered clavicle fracture, so he stayed in the reservation. Well, the Chargers released him on April 30, 2016, before the starting of 2016 season.
Mike Scifres Personal life
Professional football punter, Mike Scifres is living a blissful married life. He is married to wife Stacey Scifres.
Mike Scifres and his wife, Source: atdsite.com
This couple has two twin daughters; Bristyn Scifres and Berkeley Scifres. And after two years, they welcomed their son but his name is still unknown.
Mike Scifres and his children, Source: chargers.com
Scifres is equally maintaining his both professional as well as family life. He is often seen spending his time with his family. There are very few chances of their divorce. Besides this, there are no any records of his other relationships. He belongs to an American nationality and falls under white ethnic group.
Mike Scifres Net worth
As being such a famous football punter, Mike Scifres deserves to have a good net worth and salary. Recently he signed a new deal with Chargers for under $19 million. But his net worth is sure to be above $10 million which is totally worth.