Mike Boone attended Baker County High School in Glen St. Mary, Florida, where he played wide receiver in high school football.
He contributed to Baker County’s 7-3 record as a senior in 2013, hauling in 57 receptions for 1,068 yards and 18 touchdowns, including 211 receiving yards in a single game, a school record. Boone earned letters in both track and basketball.
He made a commitment to the University of Cincinnati, passing on other schools including FIU and Idaho in favour of the Bearcats. From 2014 until 2017, Boone studied and played collegiate football at the University of Cincinnati.
On April 30, 2018, Boone agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent. He made the Vikings’ 53-man roster following an outstanding preseason in which he finished fourth in the league with 195 running yards.
In Week 3’s game against the Buffalo Bills, he made his NFL debut. He got two carries for 11 rushing yards in the 27-6 defeat. He carried the ball 11 times for 47 yards to conclude his rookie campaign.
Boone caused punt returner DeAndre Carter to fumble in Week 4 of the 2020 campaign against the Houston Texans; the Vikings recovered it during the 31-23 victory. For his efforts in Week 4, Boone was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
How Good Is Mike Boone?
Boone is a fantastic athlete who performs well on special teams and has made the most of his few opportunities in his first three NFL seasons. Despite having only 78 total touches with the ball, he has averaged 5.2 yards per touch and scored four touchdowns.
What Happened To Mike Boone?
He suffered an ankle injury so he was placed on injured reserve on October 24, 2022.