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Michael Root

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Canaan, Conn.

High School:
New Canaan

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 230

Position:
LB

Major:
Economics

Michael  Root

11/12/2016

Colgate's Offense Tops Leopards, 38-17

Lafayette hosts Lehigh next week in the 152 meeting

10/25/2016

Leopards Return to Fisher to Host Hoyas

Game notes vs. Georgetown

10/22/2016

Bucknell Fourth Quarter TD's Stop Leopards

Lafayette hosts Georgetown in week nine

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

11/19/2016

Lafayette Football vs. Lehigh

Lafayette Football vs. Lehigh (11/19/16)

11/12/2016

Lafayette at Colgate

Photos by Rick Smith

10/29/2016

Lafayette vs. Georgetown

Photos by Rick Smith

10/01/2016

Lafayette vs. Holy Cross

Photos by Rick Smith

09/17/2016

Lafayette vs. Princeton

Photos by Rick Smith

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.

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