2014 (Fr.): Played in eight games, including the final three, to earn first letter . . . part of an offensive line that blocked for Ball State all-time leading rusher Jahwan Edwards . . . part of an offensive line that ranked in the nation's top-20 in fewest sacks allowed and fewest tackles for loss allowed.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters in football for Coach Bob Buckel at Powers Catholic H.S. . . . helped team to an 11-1 record as a senior and a 21-5 mark in career . . . helped the team to a 9-0 Saginaw Valley Conference record and the league championship as a senior . . . helped the team to a state championship as a junior . . . helped Powers Catholic to a 19-game winning streak in junior and senior seasons . . . team captain as a senior . . . all-state as a senior . . . Academic All-Big Nine as a junior and senior . . . Detroit Free Press All-State second team as a senior . . . participated in the U.S. Army Combine in January of 2012 . . . also competed in track and field and basketball . . . placed eighth at the regionals in the shot put as a junior . . . team captain in basketball.
PERSONAL: Son of Joe and Linda Palazeti . . . father and uncle, John, played football at Richmond . . . uncle John also played eight years in the Canadian Football League . . . uncle, Marty, played football at Marshall and two years in the CFL . . . born July 6, 1995, in Lansing, Mich. . . . one brother and one sister . . . owns a 3.9 grade-point average on the school's 4.0 scale . . . full name is Michael Vincenzo Palazeti.