Oral History: Fisher, Michael M., 2022


Oral History: Fisher, Michael M., 2022
Fisher, Michael M.
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Birth Place
New Jersey - New Brunswick
Rutgers Graduating Class
White, Deborah Gray
Location of Interview
Bradenton, FL
Date Created
24 May 2022
This interview was conducted by Professor Deborah Gray White for the Scarlet and Black Research Center.

Michael M. Fisher was a star football player at Rutgers University–New Brunswick from 1974 to 1978. He is known as Mike Fisher in the annals of Rutgers athletics. He was born in New Brunswick and grew up in nearby Edison. In his interview he recalls his experience growing up in Middlesex County, New Jersey, and participating in youth sports through the Pop Warner Little Scholars program. He discusses college sports at length, including recruitment, training, travel, rivalries, and the use of college athletes' image and likeness for promotional purposes in the 1970s. During his time at Rutgers, he was part of the undefeated 1976 Scarlet Knights team and played the first college football game at the Giants Stadium at the Meadowlands. He also shares memories of the social life on campus and the African American fraternities and sororities in the 1970s.
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