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Mikhael Ricks

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No. 86
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-11-14) November 14, 1974 (age 41)
Place of birth: Galveston, Texas
Career information
College: Stephen F. Austin
NFL draft: 1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59
Career history
*Inactive and/or practice squad member only
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Receptions: 155
Receiving Yards: 1,939
Total Touchdowns: 8
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Mikhael Roy Ricks (born November 14, 1974 in Galveston, Texas) is a former National Football League tight end/wide receiver (1998–2004). He was 6'5" and weighed 260 pounds. He started playing football in 5th grade. He was on a Pop Warner team named the Anahuac Wildcats, where his Wildcats won the Super Bowl 2 years in a row by going undefeated both years.[1]

Mikhael attended Anahuac High School in Anahuac, Texas. Here in Anahuac he helped his Panthers go to the playoffs 2 years in a row and rushed and threw for 1000 yards his senior season. Mikhael lettered in baseball, basketball where he was named District 23AAA MVP and ranked 3rd in the state in his long jump competition where he jumped 23' 11" which is still a record at Anahuac High School. Also Mikhael has a street named after him in front of his old Junior High School. He went to college at Stephen F. Austin State University where he played football and basketball (2 years in this sport). Mikhael's Senior Year he was named SFL Offensive Player of the Year and holds the record for in the FCS division for yards per catch (28.9 ypc). Before being drafted, Mikhael played in the Blue/Gray Game where he was named MVP, and the Senior Bowl where he played for the North and scored their only touchdown. He was drafted in round 2 of the 1998 amateur draft by the San Diego Chargers. He played in 16 games in his first season with the Chargers. He had 30 receptions for 450 yards, maintaining a 15.0 yards per reception average. He scored 2 touchdowns. In 1999, he had 40 receptions for 429 yards and a 10.7 yards per reception and no touchdowns. In 2000, he only played 2 games, had three receptions for 35 yards (an 11.7 yards per reception average) and scored no touchdowns.

Next season he played for the Kansas City Chiefs. He played in 16 games and had 18 receptions for 252 yards. He had 14.0 yards per reception and scored a touchdown. This is where he made his transition from WR to TE. He was a backup for Sam Cocksmith. In the next two seasons, he played for the Detroit Lions. In 2002 he played in 14 games. He had 27 receptions for 339 yards, an average of 12.6 yards per catch, and had three touchdowns. His yards per catch average was tied for best in the league for tight ends and he was named to the Pro Bowl. In 2003, he played in 16 games and had 37 receptions for 434 yards, for an average of 11.7 yards per catch, and scored two touchdowns.

Mikhael no longer plays in the NFL, he retired in 2004 to try different ventures in life. After venturing into the world of marketing and real estate he chose a new career path at Velocity Sports as a "Sports Performance Coach". Mikhael worked with numerous athletes from the ages of 8 years old up to Adults in helping them get faster, stronger and improve there overall health. Mikhael has mastered training football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, rugby and track athletes in helping them receive scholarships and getting into professional sports. In 2007 Mikhael helped the Poway freshman football team to an undefeated record by exposing the football to a strength and conditioning program that he used in college and on the professional level. In 2009 Mikhael eventually moved to Florida where he is now known as one of the top fitness trainers in South Florida and trains elite athletes, celebrities and television personalities.

Mikhael is certified through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) along with mastering The TRX Suspension training system and Kettlebell techniques. Mikhael also started his own Fitness and Sports Performance company named Mr. Sports Performance Fitness( / where he in conjunction with his Personal Training runs bootcamps and Group Classes. Mikhael finally opened his own facility in North Miami named MRSPFitness. Mikhael Ricks is one of the leading health and sports performance coaches in the Miami area. Perhaps his biggest attribute is the way he interacts with his clients and his diversity in bringing new training techniques to help whoever he is working with get the best results possible. Mikhael's personality and sense of humor, along with his training style, makes every training experience fun yet challenging. ([1])

MRSPFitness was created for people that want to push themselves to their limits. These people aren't satisfied with going to the gym and spinning on a bike or jogging on a treadmill for an hour. They want to be taken out of their comfort zone, and are not afraid to fail. Mikhael has created proven programs that will provide the results you're looking for whether it's to build muscle and lose fat or to build physical and mental toughness.

Question: What will inspire people to train at his facility?

Answer: MRSPFitness offers a state of the art indoor workout facilty. The facility is designed to cater to all fitness levels from beginner to expert. MRSPFitness is not a cookie cutter facility. We will not post a workout on the wall and leave you to figure it out. We get to know you as an individual. Everyone was not created the same. Each of us has different needs and wants. Mikhael will create a custom workout that will elicit the changes you are looking for, providing it through one-on-one and group training. He is not all about the physical component but the mental aspect as well going after the "Mind/Body" connection. Mikhael is very proud of his custom facility and takes pride in using it to mold his clients into the athletes they strive to become.

Mikhael's hobbies include playing golf,strength and conditioning training and doing Tough Mudder competitions.

Mikhael now resides in Miami with his wife (Kristi) and his daughter (Kiera).


  1. Lourie, Steven. "Mikhael Ricks".