2015 NFL DRAFT

Christine Michael, RB

School: Texas A&M  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Beaumont, TX
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 220 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
9473
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03/14/2013 - 2013 Texas A&M Pro Day: A&M's Christine Michael explains oversleeping at combine...Christine Michael, RB (5-10, 221) - Michael stood on his combine numbers and worked out for Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson. Michael discussed the situation that transpired during the combine when he overslept and missed two meetings with NFL teams, explaining how he was sick while in Indianapolis and took night-time cold medicine to help with sleeping, causing him to oversleep. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

03/11/2013 - 2013 Texas A&M Pro Day: Running back Christine Michael decided to stand with his numbers from the combine, but did look outstanding during positional drills. He caught the ball well out of the backfield and looked explosive in his cuts.

Michael also attempted to clear up a "misunderstanding" after reports surfaced that he missed multiple meetings with teams at the combine. However, he explained that he was extremely sick that week and it was more of a misunderstanding. Michael said he already apologized to the teams and has formal workouts scheduled with the Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

02/28/2013 - Christine Michael impressed scouts at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis this past week with his physical skills. But the running back from Texas A&M still has one thing to learn if he hopes to make it in the league: waking up on time. Texas A&M RB Christine Michael was a rockstar @ #NFLCombine, a top performer in 5 events. The bad: He overslept and missed 2 team interviews...Gil_Brandt.

Hopefully, for Michael's sake, he just overslept once and missed two interviews, rather than oversleeping two separate times. Nevertheless, this may raise some more red flags for NFL teams, in addition to Michael's being suspended last season for violating team rules and his being benched for poor pass blocking. Regardless, a team could take a flyer on him because of his physical abilities. Michael was tops among all running backs in bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, 3-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle. - Evan Hilbert, CBSSports.com

02/20/2013 - 2013 NFL Combine, Next question: Having had an opportunity to speak with him at the East-West Shrine Game, Texas A&M's Christine Michael may not be quite as popular at the Combine for teams as he would've been had he not participated in the all-star game. After all, teams had plenty of time to speak to the talented back in St. Petersburg and have limited resources in Indianapolis.

Given Michael's impressive week of practice (and the game, itself) for the Shriner's, however, he may have developed even more fans who see the talent bubbling under the surface in the 5-10, 221-pounder, who scored 12 touchdowns for the Aggies in 2012 as a reserve.

Michael has flashed NFL talent throughout his career but has been knocked by scouts as a me-first player. His inconsistent efforts earned him a spot on the bench for much of his senior season and will result in some tough questions being sent his way next week. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/18/2013 - 2013 SHRINE GAME PRACTICE RISERS: 8. RB Christine Michael, Texas A&M (5096, 221 -- West Team)...Thought to be the top running back prospect by some entering the 2012 season, Michael was nothing more than a reserve during his senior year after finding himself in Kevin Sumlin's doghouse. But during West practices, he reminded scouts why he was so highly regarded with his combination of quickness, burst and power. Although he didn't help his case by posing after a few productive runs in practice, Michael proved that he has the talent to warrant a second day selection. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

01/04/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB Christine Michael has had an up-and-down senior year, but he's still the go-to back around the goal line and has 12 rushing touchdowns this season, including two against Missouri in his final home game. - The Sports Xchange

11/17/2012 - Texas A&M running back Christine Michael has been ejected against Sam Houston State for throwing a punch. Michael was ejected at the end of a play during which Johnny Manziel threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Mike Evans to put No. 9 A&M up 14-0 in the second quarter. Michael, a senior, and some Sam Houston players were pushing each other before Michael threw the punch and was ejected. He was also given a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness. - AP Sports

09/15/2012 - Texas A&M has suspended running back Christine Michael and safety Steven Campbell for violating team rules and they will not play Saturday against SMU. Michael, who rushed for 899 yards in 2011 as a junior, had 33 yards on the ground in the Aggies' 20-17 loss to No. 18 Florida last week. Campbell made five tackles against the Gators. The school says the suspensions for the two seniors are only for the SMU game. - AP Sports

09/11/2012 - STILL NEEDS WORK: Texas A&M's rushing game. The Aggies had 134 yards on the ground on 38 carries, though almost half of it came from the quarterback. The Aggies used three different running backs. Christine Michael had 13 carries for 33 yards and a touchdown, Ben Malena rushed for 23 yards on three carries and Trey Williams rushed for 18 yards on five carries. - The Sports Xchange

09/07/2012 - THIS WEEK'S GAME: Florida at Texas A&M, Sept. 8 -- Aggie fans have been waiting for this moment, their SEC debut, and should create a wild environment at Kyle Field. While Florida had a week to work out some issues against Bowling Green, A&M has to jump right into a major game with new schemes, new coaches and a rookie quarterback. KEYS TO THE GAME: Texas A&M can focus on Florida QB Jeff Driskel, who was named the starter on Monday, after sharing time with Jacoby Brissett in the Gators' opener. A&M will need to contain Mike Gillislee, who rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns in the victory over Bowling Green. Aggie offensive playmakers such as Ryan Swope and Christine Michael need to help QB Johnny Manziel settle into his first college game. PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB Christine Michael -- Makes his return after suffering a season-ending knee injury in Game 9 last season. He had rushed for 889 yards, averaging 6.0 yards per carry. - The Sports Xchange

08/10/2012 - Christine Michael wants to be the best running back in the country, but he'll settle for being the healthiest. Michael has rushed for 2,374 yards in three seasons, which is 15th in school history. But he easily could have 3,170 yards and be in fourth place heading into his senior season were it not for back-to-back season-ending injuries. A broken leg in his sophomore season and a knee injury in his junior season cost him nine games. The torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered at Oklahoma last November kept him out of spring drills. That delayed the new coaching staff getting to see the 220-pounder show the blend of power and speed that's allowed him to average 5.4 yards per carry and score 22 touchdowns. Fall camp is only a week old, but they like what they see. "He's not limited at all," A&M running backs coach Clarence McKinney said. "Christine has not missed one drill. He hasn't missed a rep, and he's going full with contact, and we're glad he's back." Michael said his motto is no days off as he tries to make up for lost time and prepare for the rigors of the Southeastern Conference. Michael said when he's working in the weight room to get his knees or body stronger, he reminds himself it's "so I can take licks from this big league." Depth at running back should help keep Michael fresh, something that head coach Kevin Sumlin said is paramount. "Bad things happen to running backs when they get tired," Sumlin said. "They get hurt or they turn the ball over, or they do both." - Robert Cessna, TheEagle.com

08/06/2012 - PRO PROSPECTS ON THE MEND: RB CHRISTINE MICHAEL, Texas A&M, INJURY: Torn ACL, November 5 - missed final 4 games of 2011...The past two seasons, Michael has finished second on the team in rushing, both times behind Cyrus Gray. But his runner-up status among Aggies' rushers isn't because of lack of talent, but rather because he has struggled to finish healthy, suffering back-to-back season-ending injuries the past two years. After a broken leg in 2010, Michael was on pace to lead the conference in rushing last season with 899 yards on the ground through the first nine games before tearing his ACL against Oklahoma, the same game that saw Sooners receiver Ryan Broyles go down with a knee injury as well. Obviously durability is a concern for him after the past two seasons, but based on talent alone, Michael is an early round pick and arguably the best senior back in the nation. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

07/21/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-SEC THIRD TEAM (COACHES): RB - Christine Michael, Texas A&M, ... A three-time honorable mention all-conference pick, Michael was well on his way to a 1,000-yard season before suffering a knee injury in game nine of the 2011 season against Oklahoma. Michael rushed for 899 yards and eight touchdowns on 149 carries in the abbreviated season, including a career-high 230 yards and three touchdowns against Arkansas. For his A&M career, Michael has nine 100-yard rushing games, and has gained 2,374 yards on 441 carries with 22 touchdowns. In addition, he owns the longest running play in school history, a 97-yard touchdown romp against Baylor in 2009. - Texas A&M football

07/20/2012 - 2012 DOAK WALKER AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Christine Michael (Sr.), Texas A&M, has been selected to the Preseason Doak Walker Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented annually to the nation's premier running back for his accomplishments on the field, achievement in the classroom and citizenship in the community. Michael, from Beaumont, Texas, was also on the "watch list" for the Maxwell Award, which is given to college football's Most Outstanding Player. Michael was a three-time honorable mention All-Big 12 selection, and was the conference's top freshman in 2009. Last season, Michael was well on his way to a 1,000-yard season before suffering a knee injury in game nine against Oklahoma. Michael rushed for 899 yards and eight touchdowns on 149 carries in the abbreviated season, including a career-high 230 yards and three touchdowns against Arkansas. For his A&M career, Michael has nine 100-yard rushing games, and has gained 2,374 yards on 441 carries with 22 touchdowns. In addition, he owns the longest running play in school history, a 97-yard touchdown romp against Baylor in 2009. - Texas A&M football

07/17/2012 - The first coach to step into the spotlight at the SEC Media Days on Tuesday was the newest member of the conference's coaching fraternity, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin. The Aggies' first year coach leads the program into their first SEC season, something that was not lost on Sumlin at his coaches meeting. On the status of running back Christine Michael, still recovering after suffering a torn ACL in November - his second season-ending injury in as many years. "To me, he's 100%. I was looking at him yesterday, he came through the office, he looks great. I think he's 223 or something like that right now, which is a good weight for him. And the ability for him to really carry that weight over the last five months has been a big deal to him just from the pounding on that knee, being able to run with that weight." - J. Darin Darst, CBS Sports

07/10/2012 - 2012 MAXWELL AWARD PRESEASON WATCHLIST: Christine Michael, Texas A&M, RB, Sr., has been selected to the preseason Maxwell Award watchlist for the 2012 college football season, given to America's outstanding collegiate football player since 1937 and named in honor of sportswriter Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell. - The Maxwell Football Club

05/15/2012 - TWELVE PLAYERS WHOSE NUMBERS COULD EXPLODE IN 2012: Christine Michael, Texas A&M - This projection is just common sense. Michael is a talented back who ran for 899 yards last season while getting about 43 percent of the carries in an offense that also featured Cyrus Gray and Ryan Tannehill (who had 306 rushing yards). Gray and Tannehill are gone and now Michael is the man, which means he'll probably carry the ball upwards of 250 times and pile up a lot of yards in the process. He'll be in the conversation as one of the top backs in the newly-reconfigured SEC and, if he stays healthy, he could have an All-American-level season. - Heismanpundit.com

04/02/2012 - The Kevin Sumlin era at Texas A&M kicked off Saturday on the football field, as the Aggies opened spring drills. "My voice isn't completely gone, which means it wasn't that bad, I guess," a smiling Sumlin said Saturday afternoon. The biggest news of the day was that senior running back Christine Michael, who exited last season with a torn left ACL, took part in drills. Michael will be counted on heavily in Sumlin's offense in the Aggies' first season in the Southeastern Conference. "He's way ahead of where I thought he would be," Sumlin said of Michael's rehabilitation from the knee injury. "I had to tell him to go sit down, and I look back up and he's back in there." Sumlin added that he's going to "have to have a meeting with (Michael), but a good meeting. He wants to play." - Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News

 
Latest News
03/14/2013 - 2013 Texas A&M Pro Day: A&M's Christine Michael explains oversleeping at combine...Christine Michael, RB (5-10, 221) - Michael stood on his combine numbers and worked out for Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson. Michael discussed the situation that transpired during the combine when he overslept and missed two meetings with NFL teams, explaining how he was sick while in Indianapolis and took night-time cold medicine to help with sleeping, causing him to oversleep. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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