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Michael Bozeman

Michael  Bozeman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hawkinsville, Ga.

High School:
High

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 290

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
12/09/1982

Experience:
4L

Played in 2006 Las Vegas All-American Classic and Magnolia Gridiron All-Star Classic ... 2005: Earned honorable menion All SEC honors from The Associated Press ... Started all 11 games ... Named Ole Miss= Most Valuable Senior Player by the Jackson Touchdown Club ... Led all SEC nose tackles/guards in tackles and finished the regular season tied for sixth among all linemen at 4.6 per game ... Earned Rebel Quarterback Club Player of the Week honors four times ... Helped anchor a Rebel defense that finished the regular season 15th in the nation in pass defense, 27th in total defense and 32nd in scoring defense ... Credited with 51 total tackles (30 solo) with 5.5 TFLs and four QB hurries ... One of two permanent team captains, along with OL Tre' Stallings ... Earned fourth letter ... at Memphis (9/5): Recored career highs in tackles (eight, including three solo) and TFLs (2.5) ... Helped the Rebel defense hold All American RB DeAngelo Williams under 100 yards rushing for only the third time in his previous 23 games ... Earned Rebel Quarterback Club Player of the Week Trench Award ... at Vanderbilt (9/17): Had four tackes (three solo), two QB pressures, one forced fumble and one pass breakup ... at Tennessee (10/1): Recorded five stops (four solo) ... vs. Citadel (10/8): Registered three tackles, including one TFL ... Helped limit The Citadel to 81 yards of total offense, the least since 1993 ... vs. Alabama (10/15): Posted five tackles, including 1.5 TFLs ... Helped limit the Crimson Tide to a then season low 13 points and 121 rushing yards ... Named Rebel Quarterback Club Defensive Player of the Week ... vs. Kentucky (10/22): Made five tackles (four solo) and a QB sack ... Helped the Rebel defense contain the Wildcats to one score while forcing three turnovers ... Received Rebel Quarterback Club Defensive Player of the Week accolades for the second straight week ... at Auburn (10/29): Tied his career high with two QB pressures along with four tackles ... vs. Arkansas (11/12): Managed seven tackles ... Helped shut down the SEC's top rushing attack, holding the Razorbacks to 89 yards, 163 yards below their then season average ... vs. LSU (11/19): Tallied five stops, including four solos ... at Mississippi State (11/26): Posted five tackles and four solo stops ... Spring 2005: Received the J. Richard Price Courage and Compassion Award as the rising senior lineman who, in the opinion of his coaches, demonstrated extraordinary courage and unusual compassion in their dedication to the team and to Ole Miss ...

2004: Appeared in 10-of-11 games, drawing 10 starts ... Made nine starts at nose tackle and one start at defensive tackle ... Did not see action versus Vanderbilt (9/18) ... Received his third letter ... Credited with 29 tackles (21 solo), including seven TFLs (-28 yards) and 1.5 QB sacks (-18 yards) ... Tied for the team lead with four QB pressures ... Also recorded one forced fumble ... vs. Memphis (9/4): Tied a career high with six hits (two solo), including one TFL (-1 yard) ... Named Quarterback Club Trench Player of the Week ... at Alabama (9/11): Had three solo stops, and one forced fumble ... vs. Arkansas State (10/2): Credited with three hits (two solo), including a career-high two TFLs (-14 yards) ... Also credited with his first career solo sack and had two QB pressures ... at South Carolina (10/9): Tallied two hits (one solo) and was credited with a 0.5 sack (-7 yards) ... vs. Tennessee (10/16): Credited with five stops (three solo), including one TFL (-2 yards) ... vs. Auburn (10/30): Recorded three stops (two solo), including tying a career-high with two TFLs (-3 yards) ... vs. Mississippi State (11/27): Registered three tackles (two solo) and had one QB pressure ... Spring 2004: Had the best spring among the defensive tackles and earned the Jeff Hamm Memorial Award as the Most Improved Defensive Player.

2003: Played in 12-of-13 games ... Did not play versus Florida (10/4) ... Registered 34 stops (16 solo), including 3.0 TFLs (-10 yards) and a 0.5 sack (-4 yards) ... Also had two QB pressures and one forced fumble ... Earned his second letter ... at Vanderbilt (8/30): Recorded a career-high six hits (four solo), including a 0.5 TFL (-2 yards) in the 24-21 victory ... vs. Arkansas State (10/11): Credited with four assisted stops and one QB pressure ... vs. Alabama (10/18): Had two tackles (one solo) and was credited with a forced fumble ... at Mississippi State (11/27): Credited with four tackles (one solo), including a career-high 1.5 TFLs (-7 yards) ... Was also credited with a half-sack (-4 yards) ... Spring 2003: Finished spring No. 2 behind Daniel Booth ... Recovered one fumble in Red-Blue spring game.

2002: Appeared in 4-of-12 games, seeing action versus Texas Tech (9/14), Arkansas State (10/12), Alabama (10/19) and in the MainStay Independence Bowl versus Nebraska (12/27) ... Earned his first letter ... Three tackles (one solo), including one TFL (-2 yards) ... at Texas Tech (9/14): Credited with one tackle ... vs. Arkansas State (10/12): Had one TFL for -2 yards ... Independence Bowl (12/27): Recorded one assisted tackle versus Nebraska ... Spring 2002: Started out with a minor ankle injury, but fought through that and made some plays in the spring game.

2001: Did not see action and was redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned Class A All-State honors as well as All-Middle Georgia in all classifications, while also rating first team All-Region at both linebacker and offensive guard ... Was Region Defensive Most Valuable Player senior year ... Won three of five awards at Middle Georgia's Offensive Line Camp ... As a senior, was credited with 180 tackles from his middle linebacker spot ... Also had five knockdowns, one pass interception, and four fumble recoveries ... Graded 88 percent and had 24 pancake blocks ... Moved from guard to center when starter broke a leg ... While linebacker was his regular spot, also played some noseguard ... Helped lead Hawkinsville High to 8-4 record and second round of playoffs during final season ... Won Iron Devil Award three straight years, an honor which recognizes the player who works the hardest and achieves the most in the weight room ... Coached in high school by Lee Campbell ... Earned letters in football, basketball, and track ... Averaged 10.0 points and 8.0 rebounds as starting center in basketball and placed in state discus in track.

PERSONAL: Son of James and Silvertine Bozeman ... Full name is James Michael Bozeman ... Born: December 9, 1982 ... Majoring in Art with a minor in Criminal Justice.

BOZEMAN'S CAREER STATISTICS
--DEFENSE--

Year G-S UT AT TT TFL-YDS Sacks-Yds CF FR PD PRES INT BLK
2002 4-0 1 2 3 1.0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 12-0 16 18 34 3.0-10 0.5-4 1 0 0 2 0 0
2004 10-10 21 8 29 7.0-28 1.5-18 1 0 0 4 0 0
2005 11-11 30 21 51 5.5-16 1.0-6 1 0 1 4 0 0
TOTALS 37-21 68 49 117 16.5-56 3.0-28 3 0 1 10 0 0

BOZEMAN'S CAREER HIGHS
TACKLES: 8 at Memphis (9/5/05)
SOLO TACKLES: 4, 3x, MR: at Mississippi State (11/26/05)
TFLs: 2.5, at Memphis (9/5/05)
QB SACKS: 1.0, vs. Arkansas State (10/2/2004)
QB PRESSURE: 2, 3x, MR: at Auburn (10/29/05)
PASSES DEFENSED: 1, at Vanderbilt (9/17/05)

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