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Mike Windt
LS #47
Height:
6-1
Weight:
237
Age:
28
College:
Cincinnati
Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
0
SCK
--
FF
--
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 8 8 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2014 SD 4 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 SD 16 0 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 SD 10 0 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 SD 16 0 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 SD 11 0 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @ARI L 17-18 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 SEA W 30-21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @BUF W 22-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 JAC W 33-14 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

Mike Windt’s pin-point accuracy on snaps has helped both Mike Scifres and Nick Novak maximize their potential. Last season, Windt helped Novak set a new team record for season conversion rate on field goals (91.9 pct.) and tie the team record for field goals in a season (34). In 2012, he helped Scifres set a new team record for single-season punting average and in 2011, his snaps helped Novak set the franchise mark for single season field goals of 40 and 50 yards or longer.

Windt can credit his father, Joe, for helping him fulfill his potential as a long snapper. His father, a former bowler and softball pitcher who never played football, noted that Windt had the unique ability of launching a football between his legs faster and more accurately than he could throw it overhand so he convinced his son to give long snapping a try. Windt put his talents to work at Elder High School in Cincinnati and ended up playing on back-to-back state championship teams in 2002 and ’03.

It was a rather remarkable turn of events that led Mike Windt to become the Chargers’ long snapper as a rookie in 2010. The first domino fell when David Binn, the team’s all-time leader for career games played, was felled by a hamstring injury. With Binn on the “Reserve-Injured” list, the Chargers went through three veterans, James Dearth, Ryan Neill and Ethan Albright, yet none panned out. Dearth and Neill were both sidelined by injuries, while Albright was cut, opening the door for Windt. Signing the Cincinnati native proved to be a fortuitous move as Windt proved to be a capable snapper for punts and field goals, and less than a year later, the Chargers severed ties with Binn, who ended his tenure in San Diego after appearing in 256 career games.

While Windt still has a long ways to go to match the 17 seasons Binn logged in San Diego, he’s off to a good start. In March 2013, the Bolts locked Windt up for the long haul, inking him to a four-year deal before the start of free agency.

This April, Windt married Kate Fredrikson, an oncology nurse at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

Windt’s hobbies include golf, stand-up paddleboarding and spending time with his English Bulldog, Hemingway. He also has a taste for fine wines and music. Two of his favorite musicians are Michael Buble’ and Frank Sinatra.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Signed with Cincinnati as undrafted rookie April 30, 2010...waived Aug. 30...signed two-year contract with San Diego, Oct. 13 and re-signed one-year deal, April 13, 2012...signed new four-year contract, March 9, 2013.

2013: Handled all snaps in all 18 games, including playoffs... logged two special teams stops during regular season

2012: Career-high three special teams tackles...injured wrist Nov. 18 at Denver...placed on “Reserve-Injured” list Nov. 21. 2011: Handled all snaps in all 16 games. 2010: First-career game Oct. 17 at St. Louis.

COLLEGE: Snapped for nation’s No. 1 punt team (39.6 avg.) in 2007...did not have unplayable snap in 395 career attempts ...redshirted in 2006...played at Cincinnati from 2007-09... turned down chance to play as senior in 2010...earned degree in psychology.

PERSONAL: Played on state championship teams as junior and senior at Elder High in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mike Windt’s pin-point accuracy on snaps has helped both Mike Scifres and Nick Novak maximize their potential. Last season, Windt helped Novak set a new team record for season conversion rate on field goals (91.9 pct.) and tie the team record for field goals in a season (34). In 2012, he helped Scifres set a new team record for single-season punting average and in 2011, his snaps helped Novak set the franchise mark for single season field goals of 40 and 50 yards or longer.

Windt can credit his father, Joe, for helping him fulfill his potential as a long snapper. His father, a former bowler and softball pitcher who never played football, noted that Windt had the unique ability of launching a football between his legs faster and more accurately than he could throw it overhand so he convinced his son to give long snapping a try. Windt put his talents to work at Elder High School in Cincinnati and ended up playing on back-to-back state championship teams in 2002 and ’03.

It was a rather remarkable turn of events that led Mike Windt to become the Chargers’ long snapper as a rookie in 2010. The first domino fell when David Binn, the team’s all-time leader for career games played, was felled by a hamstring injury. With Binn on the “Reserve-Injured” list, the Chargers went through three veterans, James Dearth, Ryan Neill and Ethan Albright, yet none panned out. Dearth and Neill were both sidelined by injuries, while Albright was cut, opening the door for Windt. Signing the Cincinnati native proved to be a fortuitous move as Windt proved to be a capable snapper for punts and field goals, and less than a year later, the Chargers severed ties with Binn, who ended his tenure in San Diego after appearing in 256 career games.

While Windt still has a long ways to go to match the 17 seasons Binn logged in San Diego, he’s off to a good start. In March 2013, the Bolts locked Windt up for the long haul, inking him to a four-year deal before the start of free agency.

This April, Windt married Kate Fredrikson, an oncology nurse at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

Windt’s hobbies include golf, stand-up paddleboarding and spending time with his English Bulldog, Hemingway. He also has a taste for fine wines and music. Two of his favorite musicians are Michael Buble’ and Frank Sinatra.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Signed with Cincinnati as undrafted rookie April 30, 2010...waived Aug. 30...signed two-year contract with San Diego, Oct. 13 and re-signed one-year deal, April 13, 2012...signed new four-year contract, March 9, 2013.

2013: Handled all snaps in all 18 games, including playoffs... logged two special teams stops during regular season

2012: Career-high three special teams tackles...injured wrist Nov. 18 at Denver...placed on “Reserve-Injured” list Nov. 21. 2011: Handled all snaps in all 16 games. 2010: First-career game Oct. 17 at St. Louis.

COLLEGE:  Snapped for nation’s No. 1 punt team (39.6 avg.) in 2007...did not have unplayable snap in 395 career attempts ...redshirted in 2006...played at Cincinnati from 2007-09... turned down chance to play as senior in 2010...earned degree in psychology.

PERSONAL: Played on state championship teams as junior and senior at Elder High in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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