Michael Root


New Canaan, Conn.

High School:
New Canaan

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 230



Michael  Root


Defense Sets Up Win and Kordenbrock Finishes First Victory

Freshman boots 43-yard field goal to clinch first win of season


Princeton Visits Fisher Stadium on Family Weekend

Lafayette game notes vs. Princeton


No. 7 Villanova Too Much For Leopards

Lafayette returns home to host Princeton on Sept. 23


No. 7/8 Villanova Awaits Leopards on Saturday

Week three game notes


Sacred Heart Rushes Past Leopards in Home Opener

O'Malley throws for 276 yards and three touchdowns


Lafayette vs. Fordham

Photos by Rick Smith


Lafayette at Holy Cross

Photos by Lafayette Athletics Communications


Lafayette vs. Sacred Heart

Photos by Rick Smith


2017 Training Camp -- 8/11/17

Photos by Lafayette Athletic Communications


Lafayette Spring Football Practice

Photos by: Nicole Palmasano

2016: Started all 11 games at MIKE linebacker...led the team with 85 tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss with two sacks...had three or more tackles in every game...made 10 stops vs. Delaware (9/10) and 12 tackles a week later at Princeton (9/17)...made a career-high 15 tackles (8 solo, 7 assisted) with a sack at Bucknell.

2015: Played in three games before an elbow injury ended his season...managed seven tackles on the season, four of which came at Delaware (9/12).

2014: Played in 10 games, seeing time primarily on special teams...had a tackle in seven games and multiple tackles in three games (Robert Morris, Colgate and Lehigh)...named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll with a 3.25 GPA.

AT NEW CANAAN: All-State First-Team performer who led the state of Connecticut in tackles (176) in his senior year while registering 6.5 sacks, three interceptions, one forced fumble and a touchdown...garnered All-Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference First-Team honors...served as team captain for 2013 squad which posted a 14-1 mark and captured a conference and a Connecticut Class L state title...Hearst Newspapers Super 33 selection while also garnering Norwalk Hour All-Area honors...named MSG Varsity 2013 All-Connecticut First Team and 2013 All-Metro Honorable Mention...secured 2013 USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA Connecticut Team...three-year starter who helped his squad post a 34-6 record...garnered All-Conference and All-State First-Team honors as a junior...played lacrosse for two seasons.

PERSONAL: Father, Steven, played football at the Univ. of Maine...son of Steven and Susan Root...one of two players in class of 2018 from New Canaan, joining Mike Donnelly...born 7/12/96.