Mike Rozier is a former collegiate and professional football player. Rozier played college football for the University of Nebraska, and won the Heisman Trophy in 1983.
Afterward, he played professionally for the Pittsburgh Maulers and Jacksonville Bulls of the USFL and the Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. Rozier was a running back in the United States Football League (USFL) for two seasons and the NFL for seven seasons during the 1980s and early 1990s. Rozier went largely unnoticed by most of the major college programs. His recruitment to Nebraska was a complete accident. As a sophomore in 1981, Rozier first dazzled Husker fans with a 93-yard touchdown run against Kansas State. As the season progressed, Rozier began challenging Roger Craig for the starting position, a job he would eventually win in the fall of 1982 prior to his junior year.
He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. As of the end of the 2012 season, Rozier is ranked 149th on the NFL All-Time Rushing Yards list.