Michael Darwin Fuller (born April 7, 1953) is a former American football safety who played eight seasons in the National Football League after playing college football at Auburn University. While at Auburn, he was named to the All-SEC first team for the 1973 and 1974 seasons.
Fuller's main role in the NFL was a kick returner on special teams. In his 8 NFL seasons, he gained 1,701 yards returning kickoffs and 2,660 yards returning punts, with 2 touchdowns and a 10.6 yards per return average. Fuller recorded a 27-yard punt return in a 1981 AFC divisional playoff game against the Buffalo Bills and a 17-yard punt return in Super Bowl XVI.
As a safety, he intercepted 17 passes, which he returned for 176 yards and a touchdown, and recovered 14 fumbles (9 on offense, 5 on defense).
By Dean Hanley
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