General: Looks to compete for playing time along the offensive line ... Has surprising athletic ability for his size ... Hard worker coming off good spring season.
As A Redshirt Sophomore In 2004: Played in one game vs. Delaware State (9/4).
As A Redshirt Freshman In 2003: A backup offensive lineman for the Minutemen ... Saw his only action of the season against Central Connecticut.
As A Freshman In 2002: Redshirted.
Before UMass: Played one year for coach John Shuman at Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Va. ... Started all 11 games on the offensive line for Fork Union in 2001 ... Prior to his time at Fork Union, played for coach Marty Riddle at Lake Braddock High School in Burke, Va. ... Earned All-District and All-Patriot League honors during senior season at Lake Braddock.
Personal: Full name is Michael Scott Goodin Pearson ... Son of Scott and Lynn Pearson ... Has two sisters, Kerri and Trish ... Born June 29, 1983, in Alexandria, Va. ... Majoring in psychology.