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Mike Radon
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Mike Radon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hamburg, N.Y.

High School:
St. Francis High

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 198

Position:
Defensive Back

At MSU: Mike Radon is an incumbent at safety after making a smooth transition from quarterback last season. He quickly earned a starting job in his first year in the secondary and placed third on the team with 73 tackles. Radon had two interceptions, four pass breakups and recovered two fumbles, returning one 48 yards for a TD at Western Kentucky. He notched 14 tackles in each of the last two games against Illinois State and Western Illinois. He enjoyed an outstanding opener at Arkansas, collecting eight tackles, an interception return for 28 yards and a fumble recovery for 37 yards. He also was voted to the Gateway Conference all-academic team. He redshirted in 2004 after working behind veterans A.J. Porter and Steve Cota. Radon started three games at QB in 2003 and was 34-of-71 for 339 yards and a TD. His most productive game was 13-of-26 for 180 yards and a TD pass vs. UNI. Radon was one of 324 athletes nationally to participate in an NCAA Leadership Conference in Florida in June, 2004.

Background: A highly-decorated prep standout, Radon transferred to MSU in 2003 from Buffalo, where he was in five games as a freshman, hitting five passes for 119 yards and a TD. He was awarded the Connolly Cup as Western New York's top player as a senior. Radon set every major career and single-season passing record at St. Francis High. He earned the Don Majkowski Award as the top area quarterback. Radon was a New York State "Golden 50" selection.

Personal: His full name is Michael Philip Radon. He was born August 23, 1983, in Buffalo, New York. Mike is the son of Felix and Michele Radon. His academic major at MSU is international business.

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