Karl Mickelsen
Karl  Mickelsen

San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Morse HS



Karl Mickelsen Selected Senior Class Award Candidate

Award honors achievements in the community, classroom, character and competition


Karl Mickelsen Nominated for AFCA Good Works Team

Mickelsen is a part of record-breaking 182 nominees for the 2014 AFCA Good Works Team


Bulldogs Collect More Midseason Honors

Safety Derron Smith named midseason All-American by CBSSports.com


Carr Fuels Bulldogs In Comeback Win vs. Broncos

No. 25 Fresno State improves to 3-0, coming back from six-point fourth-quarter deficit to win 41-40


Karl Mickelsen Emerging for 'Dogs in Fall Camp

Junior inside linebacker Karl Mickelsen appears poised for a big 2013 season


Football at Boise State, 10/17/14, Photos by Geoff Thurner.

Football at Boise State, 10/17/14, Photos by Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2014.


Football Practice - 08-06-14 - Photos by Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2014.

Football Practice - 08-06-14 - Photos by Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2014.


Fresno State vs. USC

Fresno State vs. USC - USATSI Gallery - Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl


Fresno State vs. Utah State (USATSI)

Fresno State vs. Utah State (USATSI)


Fresno State vs. New Mexico, 11/23/13

Fresno State defeats New Mexico 63-28 on Senior Day, 11/23/13

Karl-Mickelsen-Bio-2014Last updated on July 15, 2014

2013 (Junior): Honorable mention All-Mountain West ... started all 13 games at inside linebacker ... led the team in tackles with 97, which is the most by a Bulldog since LB Ben Jacobs had 106 tackles in 2009 ... recorded eight or more tackles in 7-of-13 games ... led team in tackles in seven games - vs. Boise State (16), San Jose State (14), Rutgers (8), Cal Poly (6), UNLV (6), Nevada (6), Wyoming (8), and stood second on squad vs. Hawai'i (8) ... those 16 stops vs. Boise State was the team's highest total in five seasons ... 14 of those 16 tackles against the Broncos were solo stops, which tied for the fourth most solo tackles in a game by any FBS player that season ... also against Boise State, forced a fumble on Bulldogs' 15-yard line in third quarter, and his pass breakup on a third-and-six helped stall the Broncos' final drive in the Bulldogs' 41-40 win ... added 2.5 tackles for a loss, three pass breakups and one fumble recovery on the season.

2012 (Sophomore): Appeared in 13 games ... totaled 24 tackles on the year and 15 solo tackles ... tallied a season-best five tackles against Colorado and Wyoming ... recorded one sack in the Hawai'i game when he also forced a fumble on the play.

2011 (Freshman): Played in all 13 games as a true freshman ... strong performer on special teams ... had five tackles on the season.

High School: Selected All-CIF first-team ... top tackler for the Tigers with 68 in the first five games of the season ... had 15 tackles against West View and Mar Vista ... led the team in tackles with 11 against San Diego High and Clairemont as a junior ... finished his junior season with 74 tackles.

Personal: Born in San Jose, Calif. ... one of six children of Lesielie and Alfonso Mickelsen ... his first cousin, Alfred Pupuno, played in the NFL for nine seasons ... enjoys long walks on the beach, surfing, hanging out at the beach and playing video games ... graduated within the honor roll system ... his favorite athlete is Troy Polamalu because he inspires him to play hard ... biggest athletic thrill is hitting everything in his way ... chose Fresno State because of the great program and he likes the family atmosphere ... also recruited by Nevada, New Mexico State, UNLV, Wyoming and USC ... criminology-law enforcement major.

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