Mike Amos was a wide receiver and defensive back on the Cal Poly football team from 1969-72, leading the 1972 Mustangs into the Camellia Bowl and an 8-1-1 record.
Playing on a primarily running team, Amos still caught 79 passes for 1,589 yards and 13 touchdowns in three seasons. His career yardage total is No. 10 all-time at Cal Poly while his touchdown total is No. 8 on the list. Amos caught three touchdowns against UC Santa Barbara in 1970, tied for No. 3.
Amos played in the defensive secondary as a senior and intercepted two passes while also returning 23 punts for a 10.7 average, scoring a touchdown on a 63-yard run. He also was Cal Poly's punter his last two seasons, averaging 34.5 yards a kick with a long of 65 yards.
Amos earned honorable mention Little All-American honors as a junior wide receiver and first-team Little (now Division II) All-Coast and Little All-American honors as a senior defensive back, his first season ever in the defensive secondary. He was named to the Associated Press Kodak Division II Coaches Team as well.
Amos also was first-team all-California Collegiate Athletic Association as a wide receiver in 1971 and first-team all-conference as a defensive back in 1972. Amos was a team captain in 1972 and earned the team’s Mustang Award.
He signed a free agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys, but did not play in a regular season NFL game.
For the last 20 years, Amos has served as vice-president of
retail sales for Oppenheimer Companies, Inc., in Boise, Idaho. A
1974 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business
administration, Amos and his wife Janet have two children and they
currently reside in Boise.