12 Michael German
2011 Jerry Rice Award Finalist
Major: Human Performance and Sports Science
2014 - Redshirt Senior Season
Appeared in and started 10 contests… Completed 216 passes for 2,846 yards… Tossed 22 touchdowns and 15 interceptions… Rushed 25 times, scoring five touchdowns on the ground… Broke the school mark with 397 pass attempts… Notched seven 300-plus yard games… Threw at least one touchdown it eight contests… Set a new school record with 61 pass attempts at Alabama State (Sept. 6)… Completed a season-long pass of 75 yards against UT Martin (Oct. 18)… Tossed 14 touchdowns and 1,184 yards over the course of his last three games… Threw a career-high 463 yards in the season finale at Murray State (Nov. 22)… Tied a school mark with six touchdowns against the Racers… Broke the school record for passing yards in a career with 8,664 yards… Finished first in TSU history in attempts with 1,142… Placed first in career completions with 655… Came in third in career touchdowns with 65… Named BOXTOROW Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 12… Was OVC Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 23… Named Sports Network Co-Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 27)…
2013 - Redshirt Junior Season
Played in seven contests, making four starts… Completed 84-of-140 passes for 1,168 yards… Threw 13 touchdowns without an interception… Recorded three scores against Tennessee Tech (9/21), Central State (9/28) and Jacksonville State (10/12)… Threw a 80-yard touchdown at Tennessee Tech (9/21)… Set new season-highs in the final game of the year in the NCAA Playoffs at Eastern Illinois (12/7) in attempts (38), completions (25) and yards (242)…
2012 - Redshirt Sophomore Season
Started 10 of 11 games played... Completed 215 passes out of 358 attempts for 2,751 yards and 18 touchdowns... Rushed 46 times for 40 yards... Had a career-high 28 completions on 44 attempts and 355 yards at UT Martin (11/17)... Threw three touchdowns against Austin Peay (9/15), at Jacksonville State (10/20) and versus the Skyhawks... Had a long pass of 80 yards at Bethune-Cookman (9/22)... Rushed for a score versus Eastern Kentucky (10/5) and at Murray State (11/3)... Made one tackle against the Colonels... Held a passing efficiency rating of 135.61
2011 - Redshirt Freshman Season
Led Tennessee State with 140 completions for 1,899 yards and 12 touchdowns. Threw 21-of-26 completions for 304 yards in the loss at Austin Peay...Threw over 250+ yards in four games and over 200 yards in five games...Connected on a career-high pass of 80 yards to Calvin McNairl against Air Force...Caught two of his own passes for eight yards against Austin Peay...Rushed for a season-best 27 yards in the victory over UT Martin...Saw limited action before starting against Air Force on Sept. 24...German returned to FCS competition and had three-straight games of 230-plus passing yards and two touchdowns, earning OVC Newcomer of the Week honors after each game...He finished the season with two games of 250-plus yards, including passing for 254 yards and three touchdowns in a victory over UT Martin...Earned fourth OVC Newcomer of the Week honor of the year after that contest... Led TSU to 24th nationally in total offense (416.0 yards/game) and 32nd in scoring offense (30.45 points/game)...Ranked 50th nationally with a 130.05 passing efficiency rating...Was 58th in the NCAA FCS level in total offense with 197 yards per contest...Is the second Tennessee State player to earn Freshman of the Year honors since the award was first given out in 2004, joining running back Javarris Williams (2005)...Garnered a spot on the OVC All-Newcomer team..Named finalist for the inaugural Jerry Rice Award.
Redshirted during the 2010 season.
Blanche Ely HS
Graded out at 40 on ESPN College Football recruiting... Broward County Player of the Year...Second team 5A all-state...Co-MVP Broward-Dade All-star game...After being named Broward County Player of the Year, he took home the game MVP following an impressive performance, going 6 for 9 for 155 yards and two touchdowns, helped lead Broward County to a 29-20 win over Miami-Dade in the 14th Annual Nike Dade/Broward All-Star Game...Miami Herald's First Team All County...Broward Player of the Year...Sun Sentinel's First Team All County...Miami Herald's Athlete of the Week...Offensive Player of the Week...WNNN Radio's Player of the Week...Second Team All State...Fritz Pollard Alliance - Salute to Excellence Honoree...Graded out 5.5/6.1 on Rivals.com...Totaled 94 carries for 86 yards for a .91 average rushing for five touchdowns...Scored 34 points including five touchdowns, two extra-points, one two-point conversion...Completed 183-of-359 passes for 2,574 yards and 16 interceptions throwing 27 touchdown passes...Career numbers include 3,100 yards passing and 32 touchdowns.
Son of Robin Bauer and Kenny German...Born on Oct. 22, 1991.