High School: Rio Americano
* NFL Career: 12 Years (Green Bay, Houston)
* Super Bowl Champion (XLV)
* Pro Bowl (2003)
* 2-Time All Pac-10
Mike attended Rio Americano and graduated in 1991 and was one of the Sacramento area’s best centers. He went on to play at UCLA and started 32 consecutive games from 1993 to 1995. He was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection in his junior and senior seasons and third-team All-American as a senior.
He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft. In his first season, the Packers won the Super Bowl with all-star cast led by the heroics of Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre. Flanagan backed up center Frank Winters that season.
Mike became Green Bay’s starting center in 2001. He was part of one of the best offensive lines in the NFL during that time. He was the center underneath Favre during those years that featured many playoff appearances. Mike earned Pro Bowl honors in 2003 becoming the first Packers center since Winters had that distinction in 1996. He played in 121 NFL games, starting 86 during his career.
His career was cut short with knee injuries that forced him to miss the 2004 season in Green Bay but came back to play in 2005. Flanagan finished his career with the Houston Texans before retiring in 2008.