By Staff Writer – Jason Langvee
After 5 seasons in the CFL, Punter and Place-Kicker; Mike Renaud is set to retire. Mike spent his entire career in Winnipeg where in 2013 he locked up the statistical award for most yards punted in the CFL. Before going pro, Mike dressed as a Concordia Stinger where he was selected a two-time All-Canadian. Renaud also spent some time playing football in Europe on his way to becoming a prolific leg in the Canadian Football League. By today’s tally, Mike has accumulated: 28,490 punting yards (with an average of 42.5 yds, and a career long of 79 yds), along with 10 special teams tackles as well as 2 fumble recoveries, all for the Bombers.
Mike put his athletic skills on the line for his teammates, but he did a lot more than that by acting as a representative for his comrades on the CFLPA’s board in 2013. Along with Glenn January, Mike helped voice his team’s opinions throughout one of the most demanding Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations to date. Mike helped in what will forever be remembered as a step forward in the evolution of the Canadian Football League.