Michael Robert Wagner a.k.a. Mike Wagner is a former American football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1971-1980) of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Steelers in the 11th round of the NFL Draft in 1971.
At college, he played football at the Western Illinois University and participated in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), an athletic association that organizes college and university-level athletic programs. He earned NAIA All-American status in 1969 and was added to the Western Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame in 1976.
His professional career started with the Steelers and he stayed with them for the NFL. During his professional career, Wagner led the Steelers for the NFL with 8 interceptions in 1973. He appeared in Pro-Bowls in 1975 and 1976.
In a ten-year playing in football, he won 4 Super Bowls, recording interceptions in Super Bowl IX, Super Bowl X, Super Bowl XIII and XIV. In 1973, he was one of the Pro Football weekly first-team All-Pro selections. He was selected one time in Associated Press Second-team All-Pro selection in 1976. He decided to end his career in football and retired in 1980.
After his retirement, his passion for football brought him back to the field as a coach. At this time, he is a defensive backs coach at Pine-Richland high School in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania. He participated as the guest speaker at the 3rd annual Steel City Mafia banquet in Latrobe, Pennsylvania in August of 2009.
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