Michael David "Mike" Strachan (born May 24, 1953 in Miami, Florida) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League.
Strachan played for Jackson High School in Miami and attended Iowa State University on an athletic scholarship where he was named All Big 8 3 times. Selected by the New Orleans Saints in the 9th round of the NFL Draft, he played six seasons for them from 1975 to 1980. Affectionately known as "The Hound," Strachan led the Saints in rushing in his rookie season of 1975. After his release by the Saints after the 1980 season he attempted to develop a career in real estate. Strachan was arrested for drug dealing in 1982 and was sentenced to 3 years in federal prison after several former teammates including Chuck Muncie, Dave Waymer,George Rogers and Frank Warren who had been offered immunity from prosecution agreed to testify against him.
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