At 5’ 11” and 220 pounds, sophomore running back Michael Warren, II, has a very low center of gravity and a powerful motor. Difficult to bring down and a perfect compliment to the finesse speedster #23 Gerrid Doaks. Thunder and lightning had a great start last year. We are exited to see what year-two brings for Warren.
Growing up in Toledo, Ohio, myself, I am quite aware of the violence and difficulties in trying to escape Toledo for a more productive future. Football and a strong connection with both of his parents kept him out of trouble and focused on school.
Hailing from Central Catholic, Michael Warren had offers from Minnesota, Kentucky, among other Power Five schools. Listed as the #2 running back in the State of Ohio in 2017, Warren went 50-7 as a high school player, accumulating 7,619 rushing yards and 105 TDs. Back to back to back 2,000 rushing yard seasons and holding the school’s single game record of 385 yards.
Warren made it out and now loves living in Cincinnati. Although he misses Gino’s Pizza and Tony Packo’s, luckily for him, Warrant loves to cook. When he’s not serving pancakes and stiff arms on the field, you can find Mr. Warren watching cooking shows and researching new recipes on YouTube. His favorite dish to cook is grilled tilapia, brown rice, and broccoli. His favorite Clifton restaurant is Cincy Steak and Lemonade and he highly recommends the chicken cheesesteak sandwich.
His favorite moment so far was his first career touchdown run against Marshall his freshman year on a 27-yard scamper. During year one, Warren saw the field in all 12 games. He averaged 23 yards per kick return. He also caught five passes and had 324 yards rushing on 54 carries.
As a communications major, if football does not work out, Warrant plans to be a sports broadcaster.
By Andy Smith
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