Michael Hearn will look to provide quality depth and competition at defensive end...boasting an ideal physical frame and athleticism, Hearn has intriguing potential...still a work in progress as he has only been playing organized football since his junior year in high school...worked at defensive end in 2003 before moving to tackle last year...his upside makes him a player to watch..."Mike's eagerness to improve and be the best player he can be will go a long way in helping him compete for time," defensive ends coach Charlie Partridge said. "His size is a great asset. We're looking for him to continue his dedication to being an overall player."
2004: Played in two contests (Temple and West Virginia).
2003: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: Did not play football until his junior year...All-City and Northeast Lakes All-District honoree at Glenville High...led team to city championship...SuperPrep All-Midwest Team...PrepStar All-Midwest Region...rated the nation's No. 32 strongside defensive end by Rivals100.com...rated Ohio's No. 25 prospect by Rivals100.com...rated one of the Midwest Region's top 100 players by Rivals100.com...rated one of the top 75 players in the Midwest Region by SuperPrep...played under Coach Ted Ginn...two-year letterman in football...also earned three basketball letters.
Personal: Michael A. Hearn, born 6/8/84, is the son of Michael and Joann Moore...has one brother and one sister...administration of justice major.
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