Players

Mike Wahle
OG #68
Height:
6-6
Weight:
304
College:
Navy
Hometown:
Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience:
11
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 152 138
2008 SEA 10 10
2007 CAR 16 16
2006 CAR 13 13
2005 CAR 16 16
2004 GB 16 16
2003 GB 16 16
2002 GB 16 16
2001 GB 16 16
2000 GB 16 6
1999 GB 16 13
1998 GB 1 0

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Biography

Pro Career


Signed with Seattle on February 14, 2007, after spending three seasons with Carolina.  Signed as a free agent by the Panthers (3/3/05) after being released by Green Bay (3/1/05)  where he played his first seven seasons. Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Green Bay (3/11/02). Selected by Green Bay in the second round (24th overall) of the 1998 supplemental draft (7/9/98).

Pro Career


Signed with Seattle on February 14, 2007, after spending three seasons with Carolina.  Signed as a free agent by the Panthers (3/3/05) after being released by Green Bay (3/1/05)  where he played his first seven seasons. Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Green Bay (3/11/02). Selected by Green Bay in the second round (24th overall) of the 1998 supplemental draft (7/9/98).


2007: Started at left guard all 16 games. Helped Panthers rush for a season-high 186 yards on 38 attempts and part of offensive line that did not yield a sack at St. Louis (9/9). Helped pave way for 175 rushing yards on 36 attempts at Atlanta (9/23). Forced to leave the game in the fourth quarter at Arizona (10/14) after suffering a blow to the head and did not return. Part of offensive line that did not allow a sack for second time this season vs. Seattle (12/16). Helped ball carriers rush for 180 yards and two touchdowns in the season finale at Tampa Bay (12/30).


2006: Started at left guard in 13 contests. Saw action at left tackle versus Atlanta (9/10) after Travelle Wharton left the game with a knee injury. Missed final three weeks of the season after being placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury (12/20). Contributed to an offensive line unit that ranked 10th in the NFL and seventh in the NFC  in sacks per pass play, despite employing eight different combinations through the first four weeks of the season. At Baltimore (10/15),  started at left guard and provided protection for quarterback Jake Delhomme to pass for a career-high 365 yards. Started at left guard and contributed to an offensive unit that totaled a team-record 242 yards rushing on 43 attempts, an average of 5.6 yards per carry vs. St. Louis (11/19).


2005: Started at left guard in all 16 contests for the fifth consecutive season. Member of offensive line unit that started the same five players in every contest for the first time in team history. Twenty-eight sacks allowed ranked as the second-fewest in team history behind the 26 surrendered in 2003. Helped Stephen Davis establish a team record with 12  rushing touchdowns. At Atlanta (1/1/06), contributions helped establish a team record with 13 rushing first downs and 229 yards rushing. In the NFC Wild Card Game at the N.Y. Giants (1/8/06), contributed to an offense that accumulated 223 yards rushing on 45 attempts. The total matched the second-highest total in team history. Marked first time in team history that Carolina gained more than 200 yards rushing in consecutive contests after it amassed a team-record 229 yards in the regular season finale at Atlanta (1/1). Part of offense that produced 29 points and 434 total net yards against a Chicago defense that allowed a NFL-low 12.9 points per game and ranked second in the NFL in yards allowed per game. Contributions helped Carolina equal NFL record with its fourth consecutive road postseason victory and become fourth team since 1990 to win an NFC Divisional Playoff game on the road. Started all three postseason contests.


2004: Started all 16 regular season games at left guard for the fourth consecutive season. Contributed to Green Bay offense that set team records with 6,349 total net yards, 4,441 net passing yards and 14 sacks allowed, a total that led the NFL. Started NFC Wild Card versus Minnesota (1/9) at left guard.


2003: Started all 16 regular season contests at left guard. Part of Green Bay offense that established single-season marks for rushing yards with 2,558, which ranked third in the NFL, and yards per carry at 5.05. Assisted Packers in rushing for more than 100 yards in 11 games and more than 200 in five. Member of offensive line that yielded 19 sacks, tied for the second-fewest surrendered in the NFL. Included a team-record six contests without a sack allowed and three consecutive games with no sacks given up for the first time in franchise history. Cleared paths for Ahman Green to lead the NFC in rushing with a team record 1,883 yards. At Tampa Bay (11/16), Helped Packers end Buccaneers NFL-record streak of 69 consecutive games with a sack. Started at left guard in NFC Wild Card versus Seattle (1/4) and NFC Divisional Playoff at Philadelphia (1/11).


2002: Started all 16 regular season games. Contributed to Packers offense that averaged 120.8 rushing yards per game, the team's highest total in 17 years. Recorded first NFL reception for seven yards, catching a Brett Favre pass that had been batted into the air at New Orleans (9/15). Started NFC Wild Card versus Atlanta (1/4) at left guard.


2001: Started all 16 regular season contests at left guard. Played a key role on offensive line that allowed 22 sacks,  third fewest in the League, and the fewest yielded by Green Bay since surrendering 17 in 1974. Opened holes for running back Ahman Green to rank second in the NFC in rushing with 1,387 yards. Received a game ball for his touchdown-saving tackle of Buccaneers cornerback Donnie Abraham following a 46-yard return of a Brett Favre interception vs. Tampa Bay (11/4). Helped the Packers rush for a season-high 222 yards vs. Cleveland (12/23). Started at left guard in NFC Wild Card versus San Francisco (1/13) and NFC Divisional Playoff at St. Louis (1/20).


2000: Appeared in all 16 games with six starts at left tackle. Started the first six contests at left tackle prior to suffering a left calf strain at Detroit (10/8). Utilized primarily on special teams for the remainder of the season. At Minnesota (12/17): Lined up as an extra tight end.


1999: Played in all 16 games with 13 starts. Made starts in six contests at left tackle, six at left guard and one at right tackle. Started the first four games at left guard before starting at right tackle at Denver (10/17) and returning to left guard for the next two contests. Started the final six games at left tackle. Did not start versus Chicago (11/17), at Dallas (11/14) and versus Detroit (11/21). Part of offensive line that paved the way for a 4,000-yard passer in Brett Favre, 1,000-yard rusher in Dorsey Levens and two 1,000-yard receivers in Antonio Freeman and Bill Schroeder, the first such quartet in team history. Vs. Oakland (9/12): Made first NFL start at left guard. At Denver (10/17): Moved over to start at right tackle in place of an injured Earl Dotson. At San Francisco (11/29): Started at left tackle after a knee injury to Ross Verba.


1998: Saw action in one game and was inactive for 15 contests. Inactive for NFC Wild Card at San Francisco (1/3). Made NFL debut at Chicago (12/27), appearing on special teams and at left guard.


College Career


Played in 17 games with 11 starts at Navy. Entered the Naval Academy as a 200-pound tight end and grew to a 6-6, 300-pound offensive linema. 1998, forfeited senior year of eligibility because of an NCAA ruling and subsequently resigned from the Academy. As a junior, started all 11 contests at left tackle for the Midshipmen. Helped pave way for the nation's third-best rushing offense. 1996, moved to offensive line from wide receiver before sophomore season. Appeared in six games as a reserve tackle and on special teams. As a freshman, member of junior varsity squad as a wide receiver.


Personal


Established a charitable foundation that will support educational-based charities. Worked with the Rim Education Foundation while in high school. Attended Rim of the World HS in Lake Arrowhead, CA, earning All-Conference and league Most Valuable Player at tight end. Also played quarterback and strong safety. Lettered three years in basketball, garnering All-Region and league Most Valuable Player recognition at point guard as a senior. Earned four letters in baseball as a pitcher. Majored in economics. Took classes at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in the spring of 2003 and 2004 toward the completion of his degree. Lives in San Diego, CA. Participated in a local elementary school's Fit Squad Pep Rally, where he spoke to students about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, visited classrooms and signed autographs. Active in the Pop Warner Youth Football community. Michael James Wahle is married to Trina and they have one daughter, Teagan.