I knew Mike very well. We played on the same Knox City basketball team that was undefeated when we were at Tennessee. His nit-name was Li'l Abner and was a very good basketball player as well as an All Pro Linebacker. After he moved back to Tellico Plains, he held an annual golf tournament which was played at the Links at Kahite in Vonore Tn. to raise money for the Tellico Plains high School. He was a real asset to his family, The University of Tennessee, his home town and everyone who knew him. He will missed by everyone. RIP.
Wow! The guy was an aggressive LB. He had 6 interceptions, his rookie year! I know he came before the Dickey Years, but he had that attack mentality. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Mike Stratton VFL, GBO!