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Updated: February 1, 2013
2012: Academic All-District
2012: Honorable Mention Freshman All-American by CFN.com
2012: Played in 10 games, making four starts … Earned Academic All-District honors … Was an honorable mention Freshman All-American by CFN.com … Saw action on 443 snaps at rover and was also in on 72 special teams plays for a total of 515 … Tallied 43 tackles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery on the year … Played 17 snaps on defense against Austin Peay, making three tackles … Saw action on 60 defensive snaps and made eight tackles, while also appearing on special teams at Pittsburgh … Broke up a pass and made six tackles against Bowling Green … Made four tackles against Cincinnati in first career start … Led the team with 11 tackles, including one for a three-yard loss at North Carolina … Recovered a fumble and returned an interception 12 yards against Duke … Had five tackles and an interception at Clemson … Started against Florida State and made two tackles before leaving the game early with a neck sprain … Did not play any more games in the season.
2011: Was slowed by a neck stinger and redshirted … Worked at free safety during the fall and at FS and rover in the spring … Bothered by hamstring problems during spring drills and missed some valuable reps … Earned Iron Hokie honors in the weight room after recording a front squat of 395 pounds, a vertical jump of 36.5" and a pro shuttle of 4.01.
High School: A selection to the inaugural National Underclassmen Combine All-World Gridiron Classic … An honorable mention all-region selection at Cave Spring High School for Coach Tim Fulton by PrepStar … A first-team Group AA all-state selection at defensive back by the AP and VirginiaPreps his senior season … As a senior, was named the defensive player of the year in the River Ridge District and was a first-team selection in Region IV, as well … Finished with 88 tackles, three interceptions and four fumble recoveries … Overall, scored 16 touchdowns during the season and had over 1,400 all-purpose yards … Rushed for 576 yards and 11 touchdowns and had 68 tackles, including 10 for loss and two sacks, and two interceptions as a junior … Rated the No. 15 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 16 player in the state on the Virginia 43 by SuperPrep … Listed as the No. 21 player in the state by Rivals … Listed as the No. 86 safety in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 93 safety in the country by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc.
Personal: Michael George Cole … Born 2/22/93 in Roanoke, VA … Son of Jim and Mary Cole … Majoring in biological sciences.