Michael Wilhoite (born December 7, 1986) is an American football linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Washburn University where he played six different positions, including linebacker and safety. He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League (UFL) in 2011.
Prior to playing in the NFL, his coaches would use him at other positions due to his athleticism, which also included quarterback in high school. He had played six different positions in total during his college career.
San Francisco 49ers
He was waived for final roster cuts before the start of the 2012 season, but was signed back to the practice squad on September 1, 2012. After being on the practice squad for twelve weeks in 2012, he was promoted to the active roster. He finished with 11 tackles and made several key plays on special teams during the 49ers run to Super Bowl XLVII, where they fell 34–31 to the Baltimore Ravens.
He then remained part of the 49ers active roster the next season.
On March 8, 2016, Wilhoite signed a one-year contract extension with the 49ers.