Bootleg Video: Michael Horgan

He came to The Farm with gifted hands, but some heavyweights stood ahead of him on the depth chart, while he also sought some personal physical development. Now starting his third year, Michael Horgan is leading the first team offense during this fall camp at the tight end position. The 6'6" 250-pounder is a big target in the passing game and could be a big part of the offense this fall...

Horgan talks with The Bootleg about the start of what is a very different year for the 6'6" tight end.  He sat behind the likes of Alex Smith and Brett Pierce the last two years, but this fall the redshirt sophomore could be 'the man' for Stanford at tight end.  There have been some injuries at the position, which has affected the depth chart, but Horgan has also demonstrated great proficiency in the receiving game and earned his spot as the #1 tight end through most of the practices thus far in this camp.

"Michael is very consistent," praises his position coach, John McDonell.  "He's a big presence in there.  He's a true Y - a true tight end.  He can block; he can catch.  Michael has a chance to do some very good things for us."

Taking the lead with the first team offense is not the only new thing for Horgan this year.  The Los Angeles native is also part of a tight end group with an unusually deep competition this fall, including a pair of fantastic freshmen.  Horgan and his position mates are also blessed to have two coaches at their disposal, with McDonell joined by former Rose Bowl quarterback and current Cardinal graduate assistant Todd Husak.  The breakout redshirt sophomore talks about all this and more in our video interview below...

Michael Horgan Scout Profile

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