Rodney Michael
Rodney  Michael

Tehachapi, Calif.

High School:

Fresno State: Has started all three years and will be a starter again in 2002 ? versatile enough to play as a center or guard ? an intelligent player who has made calls at the line of scrimmage in the past ? very tough and durable ? will be one of the WAC's top offensive linemen. (2001) Played and starting in all 14 games ? a solid performer who gave the Fresno State offense the room to rack up record breaking numbers ? a key to the Bulldogs becoming the first team in NCAA history to possess a 4,000-yard passer, two 1,000-yard receivers and one 1,000-yard rusher ? inexplicably did not receive All-WAC consideration despite the FS coaching staff viewing him as one of the most valuable performers on the offensive line. (2000) A candidate for All-WAC honors ? started 11 of 12 games ? one of the most consistent performers on the offensive line ? helped give quarterback David Carr the time to stay near the top of the WAC in both passing efficiency and total offense the entire season ? was named preseason second-team All-WAC by Lindy?s. (1999) Started 10 of games at center ? a good, young player who will benefit from his experience ? strong and quick ? showed amazing maturity for a redshirt freshman ? helped the Bulldogs allowing a school-record low 13 sacks. (1998) Redshirted.

High School: A tri-sport letterwinner who excelled in football, wrestling and track and field ? was named All-South Sequoia League as a junior and senior, and all-area as a senior ? was also named the team?s Most Valuable Lineman after helping his team to a 12-1 record his senior season ? compiled a 14-2 record in the heavyweight division in wrestling ? also an all-league discus thrower and shot putter.

Personal: Born December 23, 1979 ? son of Rodney and Peggy Michael.

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