Was well on his way to a 1,000-yard rushing season
before a knee injury against Oklahoma ended his year … had rushed for
899 yards and eight touchdowns on 149 carries in the first nine games of
the season (with six starts) … rushed for a career-high 230 yards and three
TDs on 32 carries against Arkansas, which tied for the third-largest single
game rushing total in school history … also logged 100-yard games against
Baylor (21-105), Iowa State (18-142) and Missouri (21-104) … his 99.9 rushing
yards per game ranked No. 3 in the Big 12 (No. 24 nationally) entering
the bowl season … also had eight catches for 35 yards and a touchdown.
Michael's sophomore season was cut short
when he broke his leg in the Aggies' win over Texas Tech and was lost for
the season … had gained 631 yards on 126 carries with four touchdowns
in the first eight games, which included six starts … also had 13 catches for
174 yards … opened the season with three straight 100 yard rushing games
-- had 22-105 vs. Stephen F. Austin, 14-107 vs. Louisiana Tech and 21-119
vs. FIU … had a season-long run of 67 against Louisiana Tech.
Named the Big 12's Offensive Freshman of the
Year by both the league's head coaches and The Dallas Morning News ...
was The Oklahoman's Big 12 Freshman of the Year ... named to collegefootballnews.
com's Freshman All-America third team and ESPN.com's Big 12
All-Freshman team ... played in 12 games, starting four ... led the team with
844 rushing yards and 10 TDs ... had two 100-yard rushing games and a pair
of two-TD efforts ... set a school record with a 97-yard TD run in win over
Baylor ... finished the game with a game-high 116 yards and two scores ...
posted first career 100-yard rushing game in win at Texas Tech, totaling 121
yards on 22 carries ... totaled 238 all-purpose yards against Utah State ...
had top debut rushing game by true freshman since 1987 with a 93-yard,
11-carry effort in win over New Mexico.
Coached by former A&M great Craig Stump at Beaumont
West Brook High School ... named a SuperPrep All-American … honorable
mention All-State RB (5A-AP) … three-time All-District selection and
two-time District 21-5A MVP … Beaumont Enterprise All-Southeast Texas
Offensive Player of the Year … was a starter and captain at the U.S. Army
All-American Bowl … National EAS Speed & Strength Award Winner … Austin
American-Statesman Texas Fab 55 … rated the #28 player in the nation
by Rivals.com … twice named Region 3 Player of the Week … as a senior
ran for 1,412 yards and 25 touchdowns despite season being cut short by
Hurricane Ike … as a junior ran for 1,171 yards and 28 touchdowns … as a
sophomore ran for 1,300 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Christine Michael is the son of Andrew Michael and Mary
Gilder ... born November 9, 1990 … chose the Aggies over Oklahoma, Florida,
LSU, Nebraska and Miami ... agricultural leadership and development