Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Mike Sellers - Fullback - 1995-98, 2002-03 - Walla Walla

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There was much talk about Winnipeg’s signing of the NFL starter prior to the 2002 training camp. Well, Sellersgave people much more talk about after his remarkable debut performance in Week 1  vs. Toronto. He made three catches for 50 yards, one rush for three yards and a first down, and two special teams tackles. The highlight of his night was a reception where Sellers hurdled two on-coming Argo defenders to forge a 44-yard gain.

 

Sellers had an outstanding CFL campaign in 2002. He was Winnipeg’s Mr. Everything, placing 1st in special teams tackles (22), 2nd in rushing (77 carries, 377 yards, 4.9 average), 3rd in receiving (63 receptions, 643 yards, 10.2 average), 3rd in kickoff returns (7 returns, 102 yards, 14.8 average) and 4th in all-purpose yardage (1,122 yards). Sellers added four touchdowns to his totals. His reception numbers are believed to be a CFL record for fullbacks.

 

In 2003 with the Bombers, Sellers had 48 catches for 481 yards and 86 carries for 427 yards and seven touchdowns. He was named an Inter-Gold All-Star at fullback for a second straight season.

 

Sellers first came to the CFL After a standout career as a running back and linebacker at North Thurston, Sellers attended Walla Walla Community College. He spent the 1993 season at Walla Walla, where he was an All-America linebacker, then he dropped out of school to help his ailing mother, Crystal.

 

Sellers sat out of football the following year, then was headed for Portland State, but he went to the CFL instead and at age 19 made the Edmonton Eskimos as the youngest player in league history. Mike was injured in training camp in 1995 but returned to the club for the '96 season.

 

After three seasons with Edmonton playing linebacker, tight end, fullback, defensive end and nose guard, Sellers signed with the Washington Redskins in 1998 as a free agent. He played three seasons for Washington, then spent part of the 2001 season with the Cleveland Browns before being released. From there Sellers went to Winnipeg to play for the Bombers.

 

Following the 2003 season Sellers returned to the NFL as he signed a deal with the Washington Redskins.

 

 

 

-- statistics --

 

 

Mike Sellers     Walla Walla 
  Rushing      
Yr Team C Yds Avg Lg TD
1995   Played Defence    
1996   Played Defence    
1997 Edm 40 133 3.3 11 0
  Played in NFL    
2002 Wpg 77 377 4.9 20 2
2003 Wpg 86 554 6.4 21 7
Total 5 203 1,064 5.2 30 9

 

  Receiving      
Yr Team C Yds Avg Lg TD
1995            
1996            
1997 Edm 5 57 11.4 21 0
           
2002 Wpg 63 643 10.2 46 2
2003 Wpg 48 481 10.0 38 2
Total 5 116 1,181 10.2 40 4

 

-- NFL --

 

 

  Rushing      
Yr Team C Yds Avg Lg TD
1998 Was 1 2 2.0 2 0
1999 Was 0 0 0.0 0 0
2000 Was 0 0 0.0 0 0
2001 Cle 0 0 0.0 0 0
2004 Was 0 0 0.0 0 0
2005 Was 1 1 1.0 1 1
2006 Was 12 51 4.3 13 0
2007 Was 26 78 3.0 15 2
2008 Was 6 24 4.0 10 0
2009 Was 0 0 0.0 0 0
2010 Was 4 2 0.5 0 0
2011 Was 0 0 0.0 1 0
Total 12 50 158 3.2 30 3

 

  Receiving      
Yr Team C Yds Avg Lg TD
1998 Was 3 18 6.0 8 0
1999 Was 7 105 15.0 33 2
2000 Was 8 78 9.8 24 2
2001 Cle 7 73 10.4 28 2
2004 Was 1 14 14.0 14 0
2005 Was 12 72 6.0 19 7
2006 Was 18 105 5.8 15 1
2007 Was 17 117 6.9 24 1
2008 Was 12 98 8.2 20 1
2009 Was 17 176 10.4 47 2
2010 Was 20 224 11.2 28 0
2011 Was 1 15 15.0 15 0
Total 12 123 1,095 8.9 30 18