Michael Larkin

Michael Larkin

Player Profile


Cincinnati, OH

High School:
St. Xavier

Last College:
Air Force Prep

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 163

Wide Receiver



Starting wide-out that is likely to finish his career holding all of Miami's major career receiving records ... has made at least one catch in every game in which he has played ... one of Miami's best blocking wide receivers despite his size ... has improved in picking up yards after the catch.

Second on the team in receptions (67) and receiving touchdowns (11) ... season reception total ranked second all-time at Miami behind teammate Martin Nance ... nabbed at least three receptions in every game and made at least five catches 10 times ... made seven receptions for 89 yards and a touchdown in win at Northwestern (Sept. 13) ... caught five balls for 72 yards and a touchdown the following week versus Colorado State (Sept. 20) ... made two special teams tackles in defeat of Cincinnati, including one on a punt return that forced a back breaking fourth quarter fumble ... recorded two touchdowns in three receptions versus Buffalo (Oct. 11) ... had five catches for 43 yards and a touchdown against Marshall ... tore up UCF for five receptions totaling 80 yards and two touchdowns on Nov. 28 ... broke Miami's career records for receiving touchdowns (21) and receptions (131) versus UCF ... matched a season-high with seven grabs for 91 yards and a touchdown, including a season-long 41-yard reception in MAC title game at Bowling Green (Dec. 4) ... hauled in five catches for 88 yards and two touchdowns in GMAC Bowl defeat of Louisville (Dec. 18).

Ranked second on the team in receptions (39) and yards (436) ... snagged a team-best eight touchdown receptions, including five touchdown grabs in his first six games ... hauled in seven receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown in Sept. 7 loss to Iowa ... made at least one reception in every game and had multiple receptions in 10-of-12 games ... made three catches for 62 yards and a touchdown versus Buffalo ( Oct. 19), becoming the fastest player in Miami history to 1,000 career receiving yard--achieving the feat in just 19 games ... made two TD receptions in win over Ohio (Nov. 2).

Came out of nowhere to become one of the season's biggest surprises ... led the RedHawks with 672 yards receiving, the fifth-highest total in school history ... caught at least one pass in each of the 11 games he played ... ranked eighth in the MAC, averaging 61.1 yards receiving per game ... was part of the first Miami trio, along with Jason Branch and Eddie Tillitz, to each catch for over 500 yards ... made his debut at Iowa, pulling in three receptions for 121 yards ... his first career reception was a 56-yard TD from Ben Roethlisberger ... posted five games with 90-or-more yards receiving ... posted two TDs at Ohio and finished with 93 yards as Miami rallied from a 21-7 deficit ... made a career-long 81-yard reception in the RedHawks' 24-21 win at Bowling Green ... snared a career-high eight catches for 101 yards in Miami's 52-51 loss at Hawai'i ... was second on the team with seven plays totaling 20-or-more yards, including four for TDs.

Attended Air Force Preparatory School.

Three-year letterwinner as a wide receiver ... completed his football career with a combined record of 32-6 ... helped St. Xavier to the 1998 state championship game ... earned all-conference, all-region and all-state honors as senior ... averaged 22.3 yards per touch, 40.0 yards per kick return and 33.7 yards per punt return during his final season ... coached by Steve Rasso ... played in both the Ohio North-South All-Star game and the Big 33 All-Star game between Ohio and Pennsylvania in 2000.

Born March 13, 1982 (22 years old) ... is the second cousin to the Larkin family, which includes Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin, Xavier University's all-time leading basketball scorer Byron Larkin, minor-league baseball player Stephan Larkin and another Michael Larkin who played football at Notre Dame ... son of Ed and Gwendolyn Larkin ... majoring in sport orgainzation.