He watched a highlight reel of Dick Butkus to motivate him for his high school football games.
He attended St. Joseph High School in Cleveland, Ohio.
He is the brother of football player/actor Bob Golic.
He was selected with the 10th pick, in the 10th round of the 1985 draft, 255th pick overall. He was drafted by the Houston Oilers.
He married his wife Christine Hansen on May 30, 1987.
He received a Mid-Atlantic Region Emmy Award for his segments "Golic's Got It" on The Randall Cunningham Show.
His career football stats in eight seasons are:
-115 games played
-3 interceptions for 48 yards
He was a commentator for the now-defunct Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.
He joined ESPN as an NFL reporter in 1995.
He was a color commentator for the Arena Football League.
He was a commentator for the Jacksonville Jaguars from the 1995 season to the 1998 season.
He is the co-host of the ESPN radio show Mike & Mike in the Morning.
In 2006 Off-Mikes won a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Content for Non-Traditional Delivery Platforms. The show is an animated short featuring audio of Mike Golic from his radio show Mike & Mike in the Morning.
He is the host of The Lighter Side of Sports.
He appeared in commercials for Nutrisystem.
He got salmonella poisoning from the salmonella outbreak that occurred in early 2007 from tainted Peter Pan peanut butter.
His son, Mike Golic, Jr., signed a letter of intent to attended Notre Dame, his father's alma mater.
He appears in the video game All-Pro Football 2K8 playing himself.
He is 6'5" (1.96 m).
Played defensive tackle in the NFL for nine years. He played for the Houston Oilers (1 year), the Miami Dolphins (1 year), and the Philadelphia Eagles (7 years). He also recorded 3 interceptions in his career.
Mike was the Captain of The University of Notre Dame football team during his Senior year in 1985, he also wrestled for Notre Dame as well.
[On the opportunity of being an announcer on Monday Night Football]
Mike Golic: Who would say no? If given the opportunity I'd love to do it. But they have an excellent crew there now.