NFL Football: Mitch Berger
Height: 6-4 Weight: 220 lbs.
Born: June 24, 1972 in Kamloops, Canada
College: Colorado (school history)
Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 6th round (193rd overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft.
Mitch Berger is a well traveled, which is a major understatement, punter that is from north of the border and has not only played in the NFL, but the CFL as well.
He played his college ball in Colorado and was one of the few punters that was taken in the NFL draft.
In his career he has played for the Bengals, Bears, Colts, Packers, Vikings, Rams, Saints, Cardinals, and Steelers.
Yeah, a well traveled golden foot.
He has not played in the NFL since the 2009 season.
He went to North Delta Secondary School in Delta, British Columbia and Berger was not only a letterman in football, but in basketball as well. In his senior season he won All-Provincial honors not only as a punter, but a kicker as well and was the QB of the team.
Before playing at Colorado he played at Tyler Junior College, where he was an honorable mention All American. He then transferred to Colorado after his sophomore season and after 2 great seasons for the Buffaloes he was drafted in the 6th round of the 1994 NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.
In the late 90’s Berger had his best seasons when he was playing for the Minnesota Vikings.
He became a little bit of a cult figure, as after he sailed a kick in the end-zone for a touch back he would take a Snickers bar out of his socks and take a bite.
After his time with the Vikings he played for the Rams in 2001, Saints in 2002-2006, and Cardinals in 2007.
In 2008 when Berger was playing for the Steelers he won the job then was cut and then re-signed. In the 2008 season he made 2 TD saving tackles during the regular season.
In that season he won a Super Bowl ring for the Steelers and in the big game had 3 punts averaging a legit 46.3 yards per punt.
In the beginning of the 2009 season Berger signed with the Denver Broncos and after one season in the Mile High City he was released.
In his career Berger was an All American at Colorado, made the Pro Bowl twice, and was twice an All Pro selection.
He had 847 punts in his NFL career with an average of 42.9 yards per punt.
Since being out of football he has thrown his hat in the nightclubs and restaurant ring and his most popular establishment is Players Chophouse in Whistler, British Columbia.
He can also be seen on TSN having weekly chats with OTR’s Michael Landsberg.