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Christine Michael

Christine Michael
Michael at the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII celebration in Seattle, February 5, 2014.
No. 33     Seattle Seahawks
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: November 9, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Beaumont, Texas
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 221 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Beaumont (TX) West Brook
College: Texas A&M
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 62
Debuted in 2013 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2014
Rushing attempts 32
Rushing yards 183
Rushing average 5.7
Rushing TDs 0
Stats at

Christine Lynn Michael (; born November 9, 1990) is an American football running back for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). Michael played college football for Texas A&M University. The Seattle Seahawks picked him in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Early years

A native of Beaumont, Texas, Michael attended West Brook Senior High School in Beaumont, and played high school football for the West Brook Bruins. He rushed for 3,927 yards on 501 carries. He was also named the District 21-5A Offensive MVP as a junior in 2007. He won the 2009 Walter Payton Trophy for the best high school football athlete. He participated in the 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and was a finalist for the 2008 Hall Trophy for the best player in the nation.[1]

Michael was also on the West Brook Senior High School track team, where he competed as a sprinter. He was timed at 11.02 seconds in the 100 meters as a junior.[2] He was also a member of the 4x100m (42.00) and 4x200m (1:28.45) relay squads.[3]

Considered a five-star recruit by, Michael was listed the No. 3 running back prospect in the nation (behind Hall Trophy winner and fellow U.S. Army All-American Bryce Brown and Alabama's Trent Richardson).[4]

College career

Michael accepted an athletic scholarship to attend Texas A&M University, where he played for the Texas A&M Aggies football team from 2009 to 2012. In 2009, after posting 844 total rushing yards on 166 carries, Michael received Offensive Freshman of the Year honors from the Big 12 Conference.[5]

Michael underwent season-ending surgery during the 2010 season due to a cracked right tibia. He compiled 631 total yards for four touchdowns.[6]

Professional career

2013 NFL Combine

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10 in 220 lb 4.43 s 1.49 s 2.51 s 4.02 s 6.69 s 43 in 10 ft 5 in 27 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[7]

2013 NFL Draft

Michael was selected in the second round, with the 62nd overall pick, by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2013 NFL Draft.


Michael's first name, which is unusual for a male, is pronounced chris-TIN .[8] His mother told him that she wanted her first child to be a girl and so she chose the name before she knew the baby's gender; she likened the name to the character in the Johnny Cash song "A Boy Named Sue".[9]


  1. ^ "West Brook's Christine Michael has shot at Army honor".  
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  4. ^ " running backs 2009". 2009 Prospect Rankings.  
  5. ^ "2009 All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced".  
  6. ^ Burch, Jimmy. "Big 12 Insider: Early success of Texas A&M's Tannehill no fluke".  
  7. ^ "Christine Michael, DS #7 RB, Texas A&M". NFL Draft Scout Player Profiles. Archived from the original on August 13, 2013. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Draft Prospects: Christine Michael".  
  9. ^ Zwerneman, Brent (September 7, 2009). "'"It's easy for a boy named 'Christine.  

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