Joe Sofia leads the list with a 3.96 cumulative grade point average.
UCLA - Expected to be ready to go after missing most of his first season due to knee surgery ... Will compete at an inside linebacker position.
2011 - Did not see game action in his first year in the program.
HIGH SCHOOL - Earned four letters for coach Mike Taylor at Lawrence Academy in Groton, MA as a quarterback and safety ... Received three stars from rivals.com ... Rated No. 7 player in Massachusetts by rivals.com ... Rated No. 8 player in New England area by SuperPrep ... Led his school to 8-1 record as a senior ... Made 42 tackles and two interceptions in eight games ... As a quarterback, completed 61 of 89 passes (.685) for 1,168 yards, 14 touchdowns and one interception ... Rushed for 505 yards and five touchdowns on 39 carries ... As a junior, he made 72 tackles; passed for 1,032 yards and 12 touchdowns; and rushed for 529 yards and eight scores ... Served as team captain of the football team ... Named all-league, all-scholastic, all-New England and team MVP ... Also lettered in basketball (four letters as a forward for coach Kevin Wiercinski), track (three letters for coach Tim Weir in 400m, 200m, 100m events) and one season in baseball (catcher) for coach Chris Margraff.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Michael Ethan Orloff ... Born: July 16, 1991 in Beverly, MA ... Parents: Stu and Sharon Orloff ... Has an older brother, Joe ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as making the game-winning tackle to stop a two-point conversion in the league title game in his junior season in high school ... The famous athlete he most admires is NFL linebacker Ray Lewis ... Hobbies include reading and weight-lifting.
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