- United States
- Centerville, OH
- High School
- Past Teams
- Ohio State
- 2011, 2012
Major: Biology (2012)
Weight: 277 (2012), 280 (2011)
2012 Media Guide: Michael played in all 13 games in 2011 as a true freshman and then had a very productive spring campaign … is being viewed by coaches as a possible top-four (starter) defensive lineman in the program.
2011: Made 17 tackles in 2011, including 13 solos, from the defensive tackle position … in limited playing time he finished tied for third on the team in tackles-for-loss with five … his 27 TFL yards trailed only John Simon’s 58 … he had two TFLs, for minus-10 yards, among his season-high five tackles at Nebraska … he tied for second on the team with three quarterback sacks (vs. Akron, Nebraska and Indiana), a figure that trailed only Simon’s seven.
2011 Media Guide: Talented lineman who has excelled on both sides of the ball.
High School: First team Division I all-Ohio, all-southwest Ohio … two-time GWOC conference player of year … team captain … helped Coach Ron Ullery’s Elks post a 9-3 record and reach the regional semifinals … broke the school record for knockdowns by 150 in his career … U.S. Army All-American Bowl … 2011 Team USA vs. The World Game … USA Today all-USA … also a track and field letterman, making the state quarterfinals in shot put and discus.
Personal: Son of Mike and Connie Bennett.
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