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#12 Connor Michelsen
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
Hometown: Plano, Texas
High School: Plano Senior

At Princeton — 2013: completed 73 of 129 passes for 757 yards and two touchdowns to help Princeton win Ivy League championship … started first three games of the season and season-best 210 passing yards against nationally ranked Lehigh … threw go-ahead 28-yard touchdown pass to Des Smith during Princeton's 39-17 comeback win over Brown … added a 19-yard touchdown pass to Connor Kelley at Georgetown … rushed 24 times for 54 yards and caught three passes for 28 yards … played in both 2- and 3-quarterback offensive sets throughout season; that offense was highlighted on SportsCenter late in the season. 2012: started nine games and led Princeton to five wins, including dramatic 39-34 comeback win over Harvard; completed 20 of 33 passes for 237 yards and three fourth quarter touchdowns against the Crimson to be named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week … completed 146 of 238 passes (61.3 percent) with six touchdowns and nine interceptions … threw for 1,634 yards  … averaged 196.9 yards of total offense per game, fourth most in the Ivy League … rushed 62 times for 138 yards … after not throwing a touchdown pass in first five games, threw six over a three-game stretch (three v. Harvard, one at Cornell, two v. Penn) … injured in the fourth quarter against Yale and missed the Dartmouth game … threw career-long pass of 72 yards for a touchdown to Roman Wilson at Cornell; completed 29 of 35 for 390 yards in that game … became first sophomore to start a season opener since David Splithoff in 2002. 2011: completed three of five passes for seven yards … rushed twice for 12 yards … played in two games, at Brown and at Dartmouth.

At Plano Senior — named one of Texas High School Football's "Top 15 Quarterbacks" ... unanimous all-district selection ... second all-time leading passer in school history (4,400 yards) ... selected for "Best DFW Area Quarterbacks" cover for Vype Sports Magazine ... featured athlete on Vype television show ... 2010 Old Spice Player of the Year ... second-team academic all-state selection ... 2010 Air Force Player of the Week ... National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete ... Coach John Clark MVP Scholarship Award winner ... set record for single-game passing yardage (440) ... threw for 34 touchdowns and rushed for 10 more ... led team to two district finals and one title ... 2010 team captain.

Personal — born Nov. 16, 1992 ... son of Brian and Teresa Michelsen ... father is the finance director, America's New Business at Hewlett Packard; mother is a community volunteer ... father played college football at Texas A&M Commerce; grandfather played college football at Virginia Tech and with the Washington Redskins ... has a younger sister Lauren and a younger brother Garrett ... enjoys reading ... hopes to study economics.

PASSING STATISTICS

Year Att/Cmp/Int Yds Pct. TD Long Avg/Gm
2011 5/3/1 7 60.0 0 11 3.5
2012 238/146/9 1634 61.3 6 72 181.6
2013 129/73/2 757 56.6 2 33 75.7
Totals 372/222/12 2398 59.7 8 72 119.9

RUSHING STATISTICS

Year Rushes Yds Avg. TD Long Avg/Gm
2011 2 12 6.0 0 7 6.0
2012 62 138 2.2 0 20 15.3
2013 24 54 2.2 0 20 5.4
Totals 88 204 2.3 0 20 10.2

 

 

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