- United States
- Upper Arlington, OH
- High School
- Upper Arlington
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Post-OSU Update: Michael Stafford started a personal wealth advisory company named One Brick Capital. (updated: Sep. 2002)
Jersey #: 50 (2000-02), 79 (1999)
Major: Criminology (2002), Undeclared (1999-00)
Weight: 280 (1999-02)
2002 Media Guide: Michael Stafford is a former walk-on who was converted to scholarship at the beginning of the 2001 season … has been a member of the team since walking on in 1998 … has good size and is a hard worker … has not appeared in any games to date, but has been extremely valuable to the team in terms of his contribution on the scout team … that willingness to do whatever it takes to help the team in game preparation resulted in his scholarship for his final two years … can also play guard.
2001 Season: A member of the scout team.
2000 Media Guide: Michael Stafford grew up in the shadows of Ohio Stadium in nearby Upper Arlington and, after walking on to the team in 1998, fulfilled a lifelong dream of donning the Scarlet and Gray. Just a sophomore, he’ll continue to get stronger and quicker this season in hopes of cracking the two-deep for the first time and also will make the move from tackle to guard. “Mike has to be an excellent technician because he doesn’t have the size that everyone else has. He will contribute to this football team.”
1999: Played in one game, making his first collegiate appearance against UCLA in the second game of the year.
1999 Media Guide: Michael Stafford has been with the football program for one year. He walked-on in the fall of 1998. He has excellent size and is continuing to work on his strength and technique. “Michael has come in and done a great job helping us in our game preparation,” line coach Mike Jacobs said.