|Birth Date:||December 3, 1990|
Michael has proven to be among the most determined, dedicated players on the roster and his development and strength lifted him to the starting assignment at center as a sophomore... his emergence helped to make Tech better up front, especially during his junior year, and he will continue to fill the role as a senior...has continued to work hard during off season to increase his size and strength, and could be the strongest player on the squad...named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for the 2011 fall semester.
AT TECH (In 2011): One of 12 players to start all 11 contests for the Golden Eagles... continues to prove himself an example to be followed both on the field and in the weight room... will be Tech's veteran center as a senior in the fall of 2012.
AT TECH (In 2010): Hard work in the weight room paid off, both individually for Michael as well as for the team...he emerged as the starter at center and handled that role for all 11 contests...was among the most effective offensive lineman in an experienced front five.
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/Fitness and Wellness.