Michael in 2009 was named the Big XII Conference Offensive Freshman of the Year by the coaches and the Dallas Morning News. A third-team Freshman All-America pick, he started four of the 12 games he appeared in. His 844 rushing yards rank as the fourth-best season total by an A&M freshman, carrying 166 times (5.08 avg.) with 10 touchdowns, including a school record 97-yard TD vs. Baylor. He added 15 catches and averaged 22.33 yards on nine kickoff returns, finishing with 1,111 all-purpose yards. Michael shared tailback duties with Cyrus Gray in 2010 and led the team with 631 rushing yards and four scores on 126 attempts (5.01 avg.) over the first eight games. In 2011, Michael started six games during the Aggies’ first nine games. He finished second on the team with a career-high 899 rushing yards on 149 attempts (6.03 avg.), including eight TDs. He posted eight catches for 35 yards and one TD. During his senior year, Michael rushed for 417 yards with 12 TDs on 88 carries (4.74 average).
Started 18 of 40 games at Texas A&M, carrying 529 times for 2,791 yards (5.28 avg.)…His 34 rushing TDs rank 15th among active NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision performers and tied Curtis Dickey (1976-79) for fifth place in school history behind Jorvorskie Lane (49; 2005-08), Darren Lewis (44; 1987-90), Rodney Thomas (41; 1991-94) and George Woodard (35; 1975-77)…Caught 44 passes for 323 yards (7.34 avg.) and one touchdown…His 210 points rank 14th in team annals…Returned 10 kickoffs for 217 yards (21.7 avg.) and touched the ball 583 times, amassing 3,331 all-purpose yards (83.28 per game)…Posted nine 100-yard rushing games during his career and scored multiple rushing TDs in eight contests.
Appeared in 11 games, starting two…Finished third on the team with 417 yards on 88 carries (4.74 avg.), with 12 rushing TDs …Gained 48 rushing yards on eight catches (6.00 avg.) vs. South Carolina State…Amassed 465 all-purpose yards…Scored 72 points…Ran for at least one touchdown in nine contests, including three games with multiple rushing TDs …Posted back-to-back games with a pair of touchdowns – vs. Mississippi State (50 yards on 11 carries) and Alabama (12 runs for 27 yards…Ran for a season-long 40-yard touchdown vs. Louisiana Tech, gaining 65 yards on 12 carries.
Rushed for 899 yards and eight touchdowns on 149 carries (6.03 avg.) in the first nine games of the season, earning six starts…Caught eight passes for 35 yards (4.38 avg.) and a score…Scored 54 points…Collected 934 all-purpose yards (103.78 per game)…Ran for at least 100 yards in four contests, including a career-high 230 yards and three touchdowns on 32 carries vs. Arkansas. His 230-yard performance tied Curtis Dickey (vs. Texas Christian in 1978) for the third-most by an Aggie, topped by only Bob Smith (297 at Southern Methodist in 1950) and Darren Lewis (232 vs. Texas Tech in 1990)…Had a pair of touchdowns and 85 rushing yards on 14 carries vs. Southern Methodist…Recorded 105 rushing yards on 21 attempts with one TD vs. Baylor…Posted 142 rushing yards and one touchdown on 18 carries vs. Iowa State…Recorded his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game and third in four contests, carrying 21 times for 104 yards, vs. Missouri.
Gained 631 rushing yards on 126 carries (5.01 avg.) with four touchdowns in the first eight games (six starts)…Recorded 13 catches for 174 yards (13.38 avg.)…Totaled 821 all-purpose yards (102.63 per game)…Opened the season with three consecutive 100 yard rushing games…Posted 22 carries for 105 yards and a pair of scores while pulling in a 46-yard pass vs. Stephen F. Austin…Rushed 14 times for 107 yards vs. Louisiana Tech…Gained 119 yards with a score on 21 carries vs. Florida International…Totaled 97 rushing yards on 24 attempts vs. Arkansas…Caught four passes for 94 yards and rushed 14 times for 52 yards vs. Missouri.
Named the Big 12 Conference’s Offensive Freshman of the Year by both the coaches and The Dallas Morning News, adding The Oklahoman's Big 12 Freshman of the Year accolades…Selected to College Football News’ Freshman All- America third-team and ESPN.com's Big 12 All-Freshman team...Played in 12 games, starting four contests…Led the team with 844 rushing yards on 166 carries (5.08 avg.) and 10 touchdowns, the fourth-most rushing yards in a season by an A&M freshman...Registered 15 receptions for 66 yards (4.40 avg.) and gained 201 yards on nine kickoff returns (22.33 avg.)…Scored 60 points…Amassed 1,111 all-purpose yards (92.58 per game)…Recorded a pair of 100-yard rushing performances…Made his collegiate debut with 93 rushing yards and a score on 11 carries, nine receiving yards on one catch and 58 kickoff-return yards on three attempts vs. New Mexico…Posted 17 carries for 94 yards, four kickoff returns for 118 yards and two receptions for 27 yards vs. Utah State…Registered his first 100-yard rushing performance with 22
attempts for 121 yards and two touchdowns vs. Texas Tech…Scored two TDs vs. Baylor, rushing for a school record 97- yard score to finish with 116 yards on 11 carries. He is only the sixth player in school history to record a 90-yard run, topping the previous A&M long of 95 yards by D’Andre Hardeman at Baylor in 1996.
Attended West Brook (Beaumont, Texas) High School, where he was coached by former Texas A&M great, Craig Stump…The three-time All-District selection and two-time District 21-5A MVP was rated the 28th-best running back in the nation by Rivals.com…As a sophomore, he ran for 1,342 yards and 21 touchdowns on 149 carries (9.0 avg.) and also scored once on nine receptions…As a junior, carried 180 times for 1,171 yards (6.6 avg.) and 28 touchdowns…Added 17 catches for 259 yards (15.2 avg.) and four scores in 2008…As a senior, added Super Prep All-America, All-District 21-5A, All-State and Beaumont Enterprise All-Southeast Texas Offensive Player of the Year honors…The National EAS Speed- &-Strength Award winner and Austin American-Statesman Texas Fab 55 choice was a starter and captain at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl…During his final season, which was cut short due to the result of storm damage from Hurricane Ike, appeared in nine games, amassing a career-high 1,412 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns on 172 attempts (8.2 avg.) 22 receptions for 212 yards and a score.
Agricultural Leadership and Development major….Son of Mary Gilder and Andrew Michael…Born 11/09/90…Resides in Beaumont, Texas.