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Michael Root

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
New Canaan, Conn.

High School:
New Canaan

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 215

Position:
LB

Major:
Undeclared

Michael Root

02/05/2014

Patriot League Champions Ink 26 Commitments

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

Has yet to decide on a major...one of two players in class of 2018 from New Canaan, joining Michael Donnelly.

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 in three seasons...garnered All-Conference and All-State First-Team honors as a junior...played lacrosse (defense) for two seasons.

Personal: Father, Steven, played football at the University of Maine...son of Steven and Susan Root...born 7/12/96.

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