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59 Max Michaels
Max  Michaels

RS Senior

Poway, CA

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 190




Toreros down Marist 35-7 to finish perfect in PFL play

San Diego will find out their FCS Playoff opponent on Sunday morning


Toreros host Marist College on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

Seventeen Seniors To Be Honored In PreGame Ceremony


Toreros win PFL Championship with 63-7 win over Davidson

Toreros close out regular-season on Nov.18th against Marist College


Toreros play final regular-season road game at Davidson on Saturday

A win would give Toreros outright PFL title and league's AQ into FCS Playoffs


Toreros stay perfect in PFL with 45-15 win over Drake

Senior Jonathan Petersen sets USD all-time sacks record


USD Football vs Western New Mexico

USD Football vs. Western New Mexico 9/3/16

  • Fifth year player will again start on defense at nickle back
  • In 2016 ranked 4th on team in total tackles with 55 (25 solo)
  • Twice tallied 10 tackles in a game (at Cal Poly, Sept. 10; at Campbell, Nov. 19)
  • Added one interception with an 18-yard return at Campbell
  • He was named to the 2016 Academic All-America® Division I football team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), as well as to the Academic All-District VIII squad
  • He was named to the PFL All-Academic First Team for the second straight year, and to the 19th Annual FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team
  • In 2015 started all 11 games and ranked 4th on the team with 52 tackles (30 solo)
  • Added 4.5 tackles for loss (-15 yards), one forced fumble (vs. Butler) and 2 pass breakups
  • Totaled a personal-best 9 stops in win over Drake
  • Notched 7 tackles in season-opener against San Diego State
  • Named USD's Most Improved Defensive Player
  • Recipient for second straight year of team's Dr. James B. Orwig Scholar-Athlete Award
  • Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII team
  • Named to PFL All-Academic First Team Defense, and to PFL Honor Roll
  • Appeared in eight contests in 2014
  • Received team's Dr. James B. Orwig Scholar-Athlete Award
  • Named to PFL Honor Roll
  • Attended Poway HS where he played for coach Damian Gonzalez
  • Senior year named 1st Team All-Palomar League, 1st Team All-North County and 2nd Team All-CIF San Diego
  • Totaled 79 solo tackles, 54 assisted tackles and 8 sacks
  • Team won Palomar Championship and were the Division II CIF San Diego Section runner-up
  • Junior year named 1st Team All-Palomar League with team going 12-0-1 and winning the Division I CIF San Diego Section
  • Born on March 11, 1995 in La Mesa, California
  • Parents are Roberta and Sean Michaels of Poway, California
  • Chose USD for football and to be close to home
  • Also recruited by Cal Poly, UC Davis, Johns Hopkins, and Southwest Baptist
  • Enjoys beach volleyball and golf
  • Volunteer coach for youth basketball and football
MAJOR: Accounting
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Summer Mason
USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
Video Thumbnail On Saturday We Dominate
Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Henry Lander
Men's soccer sophomore Henry Lander takes a Timeout between classes
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Ten
Toreros gear up for home game against Drake
Video Thumbnail Halloween Hoopla
Men's and women's basketball teamed up to host a Halloween event
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Nine
Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Seamus McFadden's Legacy
39 years in review by former players and coaches
Video Thumbnail Seamus Night
Alumni, staff and the San Diego community gathered to celebrate Men's Soccer Head Coach Seamus McFadden
Video Thumbnail Sixth Man Night: The Event
Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Video Thumbnail Homecoming
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
Video Thumbnail USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Video Thumbnail Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Video Thumbnail Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Video Thumbnail Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
Video Thumbnail USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Video Thumbnail Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
Video Thumbnail 2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
Video Thumbnail USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics


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