Played High School football at Reseda High School in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California. He was honored as Los Angeles Player of the week several times and was made first team All Los Angeles High School Football by the Helms Hall of Fame. He then played at Valley Junior College in Los Angeles in 1965. After arriving at Cal Western he was the QB for the 1966 team. In 1967 he was shifted to DB where he played in 1967 and 1968. Mike was on officer in the California National Guard while he attened college.
Mike lives in Hemet, California where he has been a realtor for many years. His wife is Lynn who also attended Reseda High School, although they didn't get married until after college.