2016: Began the season on the offensive line but moved to defense in midseason to supplement depth on the interior front...played in six games as a reserve nose tackle and totaled two tackles and one sack...his sack went for a five-yard loss against Georgia Tech.
2015: Played in 12 games, serving on the PAT/field goal unit and as a reserve offensive guard to letter in his first active season.
2014: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Dominant and decorated two-way player at Riverheads...as an offensive tackle, was the anchor up front for a unit that produced 4,500 rushing yards and 579 points in 14 games (321.4 rush yards and 41.4 points per contest)...was also periodically used as a running back and ran for two touchdowns...versatile performer on defense, playing both linebacker and nose tackle...collected 102 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, six sacks and four forced fumbles...selected first team 2A All-State by the Virginia High School Coaches Association (VHSCA) and VirginiaPreps.com...VirginiaPreps.com 2A Offensive Player of the Year...VHSCA Group 2A East Offensive Player of the Year and Offensive Lineman of the Year...Shenandoah District Defensive Player of the Year...Conference 36 Defensive Player of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year...The News Leader All-City/County Player of the Year...led team to a 12-2 record and the semifinals of the Virginia 2A state playoffs...rated the No. 26 overall prospect in Virginia by Rivals and No. 34 by Scout...played under Coach Robert Casto.
PERSONAL: Michael Lee Herndon, born 12/12/95, is the son of David Whetzel and the late Patricia Herndon-Whetzel...has one brother...enrolled in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.
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