NEW MIDDLETOWN, OH – The Springfield Tigers are a team that many people in the Mahoning Valley think of when someone asks who the powerhouse is in the area. The reason for that is that the Tigers made it to the state finals last season, returned a very talented group of seniors this season, and are poised to repeat that success this season. One of those seniors is defensive tackle, Michael Wagner.
Wagner is one of the anchors on that defensive line for the Tigers that always seems to wreak havoc on their oppositions day in and day out. Michael prides himself on being a hard worker on the football field and in the classroom and because of that he is able to show the discipline and ability to dominate every week. This dominance can be seen in the stats also as he is one of the top tacklers for Springfield this season as he has totaled 33 tackles in 6 games from his defensive tackle position for an average of 5.5 tackles per game.
Not only is he a leader for this Tigers squad on the field with his play, he is also one of the vocal leaders for the team also as he is always able to pump up his defense and get them ready to make big plays all night long. He attributes his success to his teammates and always wants to put the team first before himself, which is exactly what you want to see in your star players from a coaching perspective.
YSN’s own, Steve Leslie, was able to talk with Michael this week via video chat to get his thoughts about the football season so far, what his goals are the rest of the season, what it has been like to be a Springfield Tiger during his football career, what his plans are for after college, a rapid fire question session about some things people might not know about him, and much much more!
Take some time today to find out all about the Springfield Tigers star senior, Michael Wagner, in this exclusive player profile!