Mike
Edem
#11 Defensive Back
Mike
Edem
#11 Defensive Back
Height 6'1
Weight 210 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1989-07-11 (27)
Born Nigeria
School Calgary
INT / NAT NAT
Defensive Tackles 37
Special Teams Tackles 0
Interceptions 2
Sacks 0

Born: July 11, 1989 – Lagos, Nigeria
2017:   Years as a Lion: 2nd  Years in CFL: 5th   Status: National
Career Games: 60    Playoffs: 7    Grey Cup: 0

 

Acquired:
Mike was signed by the Lions as a free agent on February 9, 2016.


Highlights
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2016: Mike dressed and started 17 of 18 regular season games for the Lions after joining the club as a free agent in the off-season. He recorded 37 defensive stops from his safety position in 2016 and added a pair of interceptions. Mike added a total of six more tackles in the postseason as well as a forced fumble in the Western Final.

 

2015: Mike began the season with the Montreal Alouettes where he appeared in four games before being inactive until October when he was traded to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He dressed for four regular season games for Hamilton as well as the club’s two playoff games.

 

2013-2014: Mike was originally selected by the Montreal Alouettes with the third overall pick in the 2013 CFL Draft. He appeared in 35 games during his first two seasons with the Als notching 54 tackles, five sacks and four interceptions. The lofty numbers earned him an East Division All-Star nod in 2013 as well as Montreal’s nominee as Outstanding Canadian and Outstanding Rookie.

 

Kudos:
East Division All-Star: 2013

 

12College:
Mike led the CIS Canada West conference with 55 tackles while also adding four sacks and an interception in 2012. The Brampton, ON native helped anchor a Calgary Dinos’ defence that topped the Canada West conference in every category on his way to being named the Canada West defensive player of the year in 2012. Edem played the 2009 CIS season for the McGill University Redmen as well as one season at the Cegep level at Champlain Regional College in Lennoxville.

 

Personal:
Edem’s family re-located to Brampton from Nigeria when he was 14 years old. Growing up in Lagos, he was a huge soccer fan and looked up to Nigerian international midfielder Jay-Jay Okocha. Basketball being his current second love, his favourite North American athlete is Kobe Bryant.He started playing football at the age of 17 and lists Daredevil as his favourite TV show, and Outkast his top musical act.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2013
MTL 18 47 9 5 3 0 3
2014
MTL 17 5 13 0 1 0 0
2015
HAM 4 0 4 0 0 0 0
2015
MTL 4 0 3 0 0 0 0
2016
BC 17 37 0 0 2 0 0
Total
60 89 29 5 6 0 3

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
06-11
-2 SSK 4 0 0 0 0 0
06-17
-1 CGY 6 0 0 0 0 0
06-25
1 CGY 1 0 0 0 0 0
07-01
2 HAM 2 0 0 0 0 0
07-07
3 TOR 4 0 0 0 0 0
07-16
4 SSK 2 0 0 0 0 0
07-29
6 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0
08-13
8 HAM 1 0 0 0 0 0
08-19
9 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0
08-25
10 OTT 5 0 0 0 0 0
08-31
11 TOR 3 0 0 0 0 0
09-09
12 MTL 3 0 0 0 0 0
09-23
14 EDM 4 0 0 0 0 0
10-01
15 OTT 7 0 0 0 0 0
10-08
16 WPG 1 0 0 0 0 0
10-14
17 WPG 2 0 0 2 0 0
10-22
18 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0
10-29
19 SSK 1 0 0 0 0 0
11-05
20 SSK 1 0 0 0 0 0
11-13
21 WPG 4 0 0 0 0 0
11-20
22 CGY 2 1 0 0 0 1
Total
53 1 0 2 0 1