Mike Micka was born on June 18, 1921 in Clairton, Pennsylvania and graduated from Clairton High School. After graduation from high school, he went on to play at the Colgate University.

He was drafted in the first round by the Washington Redskins in the 1944 NFL draft.

He played for the Redskins in 1944 and was traded to the Boston Yanks in 1945. He played with the Yanks from 1946 thru 1948 where he rushed for 80 yards and caught two passes for 11 yards over four years. As a defensive back for the Yanks, he had 8 interceptions, good for 109 yards, recovered five fumbles and scored one touchdown.

After his retirement he took a job at U.S. Steel in Fairfield, CT, retiring as supervisor of the hot-strip mill in 1981.

He was voted to the All Time 50 year Alabama team in 1943, and inducted into the Alabama Football Hall of Fame in 1984, as well as the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1989.

Mike Micka died on January 4, 1989 in Gaithersburg, MD, at age 67.