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Michael Root

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
New Canaan, Conn.

High School:
New Canaan

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 230

Position:
LB

Major:
Economics

Michael  Root

09/17/2016

Princeton tops Leopards In Offensive Shootout

Reed throws for 356 yards and three touchdowns

09/13/2016

Ivy Test Awaits in Princeton

Lafayette vs. Princeton game notes

09/02/2016

Leopards Pull Away From CCSU in Opener

Reed and Mrazek produce for 3 TD's; Defense turns over Blue Devils 5 times

02/03/2015

30 Student-Athletes Named to Patriot League Honor Roll

Lash leads the way with a 3.9 GPA in Economics

02/05/2014

Patriot League Champions Ink 26 Commitments

Lafayette signs 14 on offense, 11 on defense and one special teamer

09/17/2016

Lafayette vs. Princeton

Photos by Rick Smith

09/10/2016

Lafayette vs. Delaware

Photos by Rick Smith

04/05/2016

Spring Practice Photo Gallery

Photos by Athletic Communications

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 Michael Donnelly...born 7/12/96.

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