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Michael

Branch

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#52

Defensive Line
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 322
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pleasant Garden, N.C.
High School: Southeast Guilford

Bio

Transferred to N.C. A&T from Presbyterian College after spending two seasons with the Blue Hose … Played in 18 games with PC and totaled 50 tackles in his career … Will look to earn playing time at the nose guard position … Will bring power and certain agility to the Aggies defensive line after running a 4.91 in the 40-yard dash … Has tremendous power with a 450-pound bench press max … Can also bench press 225 pounds 31 times, the second highest recorded on the team.

2018 Season: Played in six games with one start … Made four tackles (two unassisted) during the season.

2017 Season: Started all 11 games … Made 43 tackles to go along with two tackles for loss, two sacks and two fumble recoveries … Finished tied for the Big South lead in fumble recoveries … Compiled a career-high 11 tackles against The Citadel on Sept. 9.

2016 Season: Played in seven games without a start … Made seven tackles, one tackle for loss and one quarterback hurry … Had three tackles against Coastal Carolina including his first career tackles for loss.

High School: Played at nearby Southeast Guilford where he was a three-time Metro 4A all-conference selection … Also named first-team All-Area by the Greensboro News & Record … Had 34 tackles (18 unassisted) as a senior.

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