Michael Cole

9 Michael Cole
9 Michael Cole
Height: 6-2
Weight: 250
Year: Senior
Hometown: North Brunswick, N.J.
High School: North Brunswick
Position: Defensive Line

PRESEASON 2013: Phil Steele second team All-American ... The Sports Network FCS Preseason All-America Third Team ... Named to College Football Performance Awards Football Championship Subdivision Defensive Line Award Watch List.

2012: Started five games before injuring himself for the rest of the season... recorded 20 tackles including seven sacks (-59 yards) and two forced fumbles... notched five tackles including two sacks (-18 yards) and one forced fumble at Boston College (9/8)... recorded one tackle at Bryant (9/15)... picked up two tackles against Albany (9/22)... notched three tackles vs. Villanova (9/29)... recorded nine tackles, including five sacks (-41 yards) and a forced fumble at Delaware... was honored with the College Sports Journal/GameWornUniforms.com National Defensive Player of the Week awards as well as the New England Football Writers Gold Helmet award for performance at Delaware.

2012 PRESEASON: Named to the Beyond Sports Network Preseason All-American Third Team and the College Football Performance Award Watch List...Named to the Preseason All-CAA Team by the conference. 

2011: Named to the All-CAA Second Team...started all 13 games making 49 tackles (27 ST, 22 AT) with 15.0 tackles-for-loss (-82 yards) and a CAA-leading 11.0 sacks (-78 yards)...also forced a pair of fumbles, recovered a pair of fumbles, broke up four passes and blocked four kicks...made five tackles, inlcuding 1.5 tackles-for-loss (-2 yards) with 0.5 sacks (-1 yard) against Bryant (9/2)...made eight tackles, including 3.0 tackles-for-loss (-19 yards) and 2.5 sacks at Pittsburgh (9/10)...was named a BSN Defensive Line Player of the Week for his efforts against the Panthers...made five tackles, broke up a pass and blocked a kick against Rhode Island (10/15)...had three tackles, including 2.0 sacks (-13 yards) and blocked a point-after-attempt that was scooped up and returned for two points by Jerron McMillian to spearhead Maine’s comeback win...notched four tackles including 1.0 sacks (-5 yards), forced a funble and blocked a kick against Towson (11/5)...made seven tackles, including 1.0 tackles-for-loss , broke up a pass and recovered two fumbles including a touchdown that gave Maine the lead en route to a win over UMass (11/12)...he was named the recipient of the New England Football Writers’ Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Gold Helmet Award for his performance...notched six solo tackles, including 3.0 sacks (-25 yards) at New Hampshire (11/19)...made four tackles including 1.5 tackles-for-loss (-12 yards) and 1.0 sacks in Maine’s NCAA Second Round Playoff win at Appalachian State (12/3).  

2010: Played in all 11 games, starting the last five games of the season . . . selected the team’s Defensive Rookie of the Year . . . made 39 tackles (18 ST, 21 AT), including tying for the team-lead with 6.5 tackles-for-loss (-31 yards) . . . also had three sacks for -19 yards . . . made a pair of tackles against Albany (9/2), including a tackle-for-loss (-1 yard) . . . also broke up two passes in the game . . . notched four solo tackles, including 2.0 tackles-for-loss (-5 yards) and a sack against Monmouth (9/11) . . . made three tackles against Syracuse (9/18) and New Hampshire . . . notched four tackles (2ST, 2AT), including a sack  for -5 yards at Delaware (10/9) . . . had five tackles (2ST, 3AT), including 0.5 tackles-for-loss for -1 yard against Villanova (10/16) . . . had three tackles (1 ST, 2 AT), including a sack for -12 yards and blocked a kick against Massachusetts (11/6) . . . assisted on five tackles against Towson (11/13) . . . made six tackles (2 ST, 4AT), including a tackle-for-loss for -7 yards against James Madison. 

2009: Satout the season as a redshirt . . . has four years of eligibility remaining.

BEFORE MAINE/PERSONAL: Played on the offensive and defensive lines for coach Mark Zielinski at North Brunswick Township H.S. … served as a captain … helped guide his team to a 7-3 record and a berth in the state playoffs … was a second-team all-state selection and a First-Team Group IV All-State honoree … was named to the New Jersey Super Prep 100 list … was named his school’s athlete of the year … also earned all-area, all-county and all-division honors as a lineman … also played basketball … born March 22, 1991 … son of Bill and Geri Cole … a psychology major.

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