Mike Oriard, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Mike Oriard

American football player

Date of Birth: 26-May-1948

Place of Birth: Spokane, Washington, United States

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Mike Oriard

  • Mike Oriard is a former professional American football player who played offensive lineman for four seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs.Oriard has gone on to have a distinguished career as a professor of English and later Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.
  • His academic work has centered on American sports nonfiction in multiple mediums.
  • His bibliography includes Brand NFL: Making and Selling America's Favorite Sport (published in 2010), Bowled Over: Big-Time College Football from the Sixties to the BCS Era (published in 2009), Sporting with the Gods: The Rhetoric of Play and Game in American Literature (published in 2008), King Football: Sport and Spectacle in the Golden Age of Radio and Newsreels, Movies and Magazines, the Weekly and the Daily Press (published in 2003), Reading Football: How the Popular Press Created an American Spectacle (Cultural Studies of the United States) (published in 1999), and Dreaming of Heroes: American Sports Fiction, 1868-1980 (published in 1982).

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