Michael's development and strength have lifted him to the
starting assignment at center, allowing the Golden Eagles to move
two-year starter Malcolm Jones to tackle...his emergence helps make
Tech better up front...has worked hard during his season on campus
to increase his size and strength...shined brightly during spring
drills to lock into the starting assignment.
AT TECH (In 2009): Michael saw action in the first three games as a true freshman...did not get onto the field for several games, then returned in the season finale against Murray State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Michael played football for coach Jackie Kelly at Westmoreland High School...lettered three seasons in football, two as a starter...played right guard on the offensive line and tackle on defense...helped his team win a regional championship as a sophomore...was a Class AA Mr. Football finalist as a senior.
PERSONAL: The son of Randy Barlow, Sr. and Patricia Barlow...birthdate is December 3, 1990...full name is Michael Vincent Baker...majoring in EXPW.