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  Michael Macellari
Michael Macellari

Player Profile
Hometown:
Granger, IN

High School:
Clay HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 290

Position:
NT

Experience:
2003-06 (4 Seasons)


Getting To Know Michael Macellari
Pronunciation: MAH-chuh-larry

At Stanford: Moved back to the defensive line midway through the 2005 campaign after spending a season and a half on the offensive line ... Came to Stanford as one of the nation's top defensive line prospects, but was converted to the offensive line for the 2004 season before a knee injury forced him to miss that entire year ... Has two years of eligibility remaining.
Career Statistics

The 2006 Season: Did not play.

The 2005 Season: Moved back to the defensive line midway through the year and ended up making four tackles (one solo, three assists) while playing in nine games all off the bench ... Had two tackles both at USC and versus Notre Dame with his solo coming against the Trojans.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2004 Season: Converted to offensive tackle prior to the season ... Forced to sit out the entire year due to a knee injury suffered in preseason camp.

The 2003 Season: Did not play in 2003 as a true freshman defensive lineman.

In Track and Field: Has had Stanford's top shot put mark in both 2005 and 2006, finishing eighth and 12th in the event at the Pac-10 Championships, respectively.

In High School: One of the nation's top defensive line prospects out of Clay High School in Granger, Indiana ... Was ranked No. 20 in the country on the Rivals.com list of strong side defensive ends ... Named All-Midwest by SuperPrep and PrepStar ... TheInsiders.com ranked him among the Top 50 defensive ends in the nation ... First-Team All-State and South Bend Tribune "Dream Team" in 2002 ... Two-time First-Team All-Northern Indiana Conference, including an MVP season as a senior ... Indiana Academic All-State football team as a senior ... Three-year varsity starter ... Team captain and MVP in 2002 ... Also participated in track and field, where he earned First-Team All-League honors, won the sectional championship in the shot put and discus, and a state finalist as a sophomore and junior (2001, 2002) ... Set a school record in the discus at 190-4 in 2003 as a senior ... Wendy's Junior Heisman nominee in 2002.

Personal Information: English major ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Getting To Know Michael Macellari

Nickname: Mach
I would describe myself as a person as: Committed
What people don't know about me is: My name is pronounced MAH-chuh-LAR-EE
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Taping my hands and listening to "Sweet Home Alabama"
My greatest athletic moment is: Signing a letter of intent for Stanford
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Notre Dame
The toughest player I have faced in college is: Ryan O'Callahan (Cal)
A friend from another college football team is: A.J. Horvath (Hanover College)
The reason I chose Stanford University is: It's where I belong
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: Trust is the most valuable commodity
The best thing about Stanford is: The resources
My favorite class at Stanford is: Chaucer
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs: The players are so close
The athlete I admire most is: Christian Cantwell
The person I admire most is: My Mom and Dad
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Dale Carnegie, Devo
Favorite Food: Sushi
Least Favorite Food: Anything bland
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Whatever I feel like, I love to cook
Favorite Movie: Requiem for a Dream
Favorite TV Show: Oz
Favorite Actor: Dennis Leary
If I were not playing college football, I would be: Competing full-time in collegiate track and field
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: A blue-collar guy
The best advice I ever received was: In order to succeed you need to fail
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: My parents
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: The Punic Wars
The favorite place I've visited: Florence, Oregon
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: Married as a doctor in a small town in southern Indiana
My advice to youngsters: Be happy
If I won $1 million, I would: Pay for Med School and invest the rest
The one thing about college football I would change: Pay us in the summer

Last Updated: July 31, 2007

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