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Michael Bazemore
Michael Bazemore

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Philadelphia, Pa.

High School:
West Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 270

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
04/10/1983

Experience:
3L


A strong candidate for playing time at RUSH end, behind veteran Greg Taplin...made the transition from outside linebacker to defensive end during spring drills...has added 18 pounds to his frame since the conclusion of the 2002 campaign...AS A FRESHMAN: Academic All-Big Ten selection...saw action in six games (vs. Eastern Michigan, California, Wisconsin, Indiana, Purdue and Penn State) and played 60 minutes...registered nine tackles (7 solos, 2 assists), including two for losses (10 yards)...played a season-high 24.5 minutes in the home finale vs. Purdue and produced a season-best three tackles (2-1)...recorded a tackle for loss vs. California (6 yards) and Eastern Michigan (4)...2001 SEASON: Redshirted...twice named Spartan Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Iowa and Wisconsin)...HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: PrepStar All-American...ranked among the nation's top linebackers by Rivals.com (No. 14) and ESPN.com's Tom Lemming (No. 16)...named to PrepStar's All-Big East and SuperPrep's All-Northeast Teams...rated among Pennsylvania's top 15 prospects (No. 14) by SuperPrep...all-state linebacker who also earned first-team all-city and all-Catholic honors as a senior...registered 158 tackles (89 solos, 69 assists) in 2000, including 25 for losses with eight sacks...also caused 10 fumbles and broke up 10 passes as a senior...first-team all-Catholic and second-team all-city pick as a junior...had 140 stops (95 solos, 45 assists) in 1999, including 25 for losses with four sacks...three-year starter for Coach Brian Fluck at West Catholic High School in Philadelphia...also lettered in basketball...son of Beatrice Bazemore and Marc Starling...born April 10, 1983...majoring in human resource.

Bazemore's Statistics
	G/GS	UT	AT	TM	TFL	Sacks
2002	6/0	7	2	9	2-10	0-0

Bazemore's Career Highs Tackles: 3, vs. Purdue (2002) Tackles for Losses: 1, twice (last vs. California, 2002)

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