Name: Mike Maslowski
How Acquired: Free Agent (1999)
College: Wisconsin – La Crosse
Birth Date: July 11, 1974
Birth Place: Thorp, Wisconsin
Employer: Partner, MB2 Sports
Mike, a Wisconsin–La Crosse star was part of the Wisconsin- La Crosse National Championship team as a junior. He then went on to earn Division III All-American honors as a senior.
In 1999, Maslowski signed a contract with the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL. The Chiefs then allocated him to NFL Europe where he played one season for the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe in 1999 where he set the single season record for tackles with 105 tackles, breaking the previous record of 95 tackles set by Anthony Fielding of the Rhein Fire. Maslowski is the only player in the history of the NFL Europe to record a 100 tackle season. As a member of the Dragons, Maslowski was twice named the NFL Europe Defensive Player of the Week, was the Defensive Player of the Year and helped lead his team to play in World Bowl VII against the Frankfurt Galaxy.
Maslowski joined the Chiefs in 1999, after the conclusion of the 1999 NFL Europe season, and played a significant role of the Chiefs special teams, earning the Chiefs’ prestigious Mack Lee Hill Award, which is awarded to the most outstanding rookie of the team. In the 2002 season he earned a spot as linebacker. In the 2002 season, Maslowski recorded 162 tackles, 109 of which were solo tackles, and broke the Chiefs single season record in tackles, which had previously been 157 tackles set by linebacker Gary Spani in 1979. Maslowski’s single season tackle record for the Chiefs still stands today.