Michael Preston (American football)

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Michael Preston
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Preston in the 2013 NFL season.
No. 19 – Cleveland Gladiators
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-06-01) June 1, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 213 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school: Euclid (OH)
College: Heidelberg
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 10
Receiving yards: 96
Receiving touchdowns: 2
Player stats at NFL.com
Career Arena statistics
Receptions: 104
Receiving yards: 1,188
Receiving touchdowns: 21
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Michael Preston (born June 1, 1989) is an American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League (AFL). He was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at Heidelberg in Tiffin, Ohio.

Early years[edit]

Preston played high school football for the Euclid High School Panthers. He did not play on the varsity team until his senior year, when he recorded 12 receptions and two receiving touchdowns. He graduated in 2007.[1]

College career[edit]

Preston played for the Heidelberg Student Princes from 2007 to 2010. He appeared in 39 games, recording 167 receptions for 2,748 yards and 27 touchdowns. He was named First Team All-Ohio Athletic Conference in 2009 and 2010.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Preston was rated the 154th best wide receiver in the 2011 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.[3]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
204 lb
(93 kg)
4.60 s 1.57 s 2.63 s 4.13 s 6.83 s 35 in
(0.89 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
13 reps
All values from Pro Day[3]

Utah Blaze[edit]

Preston signed with the Utah Blaze on June 27, 2011 after going undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft. He played in three games, recording 26 receptions for 319 yards and five touchdowns.[2] He was placed on Other League Exempt by the Blaze on July 26, 2011.[4]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Preston was signed by the Tennessee Titans on July 26, 2011.[5] He was released by the Titans on September 2 and signed to the team's practice squad on September 4, 2011. He was re-signed by the Titans on January 2, 2012. Preston was released by the Titans on August 31 and signed to the team’s practice squad on September 1, 2012. He was promoted to the active roster on December 7, 2012. He was waived by the Titans on October 16, 2013, and signed to the team’s practice squad on October 16, 2013. Preston was promoted to the active roster on December 7, 2013. He recorded three receptions for 27 yards and the first two touchdown catches of his career on December 15, 2013 against the Arizona Cardinals.[2] He was released by the Titans on August 31, 2014.[5] Preston played in 11 games during his NFL career, catching 10 passes for 96 yards and 2 touchdowns.[2]

San Jose SaberCats[edit]

Preston signed with the San Jose SaberCats on October 23, 2014.[6]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Preston was signed by the Miami Dolphins on January 7, 2015. He was released by the team on August 23, 2015.[7]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

Preston signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on April 20, 2016.[8] He was released by the team on May 3, 2016.[9]

Cleveland Gladiators[edit]

On March 21, 2017, Preston was assigned to the Cleveland Gladiators.[10] He earned Second Team All-Arena honors in 2017.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cass, Andrew (January 31, 2014). "NFL receiver Michael Preston talks to Richmond Heights students". news-herald.com. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Michael Preston" (PDF). prod.static.titans.clubs.nfl.com. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Michael Preston". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved July 6, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Michael Preston". kffl.com. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Local sports digest: Stanford picked fifth, Cal seventh in Pac-12 basketball media poll". mercurynews.com. October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  7. ^ "MICHAEL PRESTON". foxsports.com. Archived from the original on July 21, 2016. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Waters signs with CFL's Tiger-Cats". nonpareilonline.com. April 20, 2016. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Tiger-Cats release 11 players, including veteran Eric Norwood". torontosun.com. May 3, 2016. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Transactions". afldigital.com. Archived from the original on March 22, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  11. ^ "AFL Announces All-Arena First and Second Teams". arenafootball.com. August 21, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017. 

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