WORTH NOTING: Ceturning starter at right tackle … one of three returning starters along the offensive line along with right guard Elton Brown and center/tackle Kevin Bailey ... competing this fall as a graduate student.
HONORS: 2002— Received the Virginia McDowell Bowen Football Scholarship.
AT VIRGINIA: 2001—Saw the most playing time of his career … appeared in 11 games and started the last four at right tackle … began the season in a reserve capacity behind Jermese Jones at right tackle … saw a lot of reserve action before moving into the starting line-up in the season’s ninth game against Wake Forest as head coach Al Groh revamped the entire offensive line … remained in the starting lineup for the final four games … following the change, the Cavaliers averaged more yards rushing and passing per game and averaged more points per game than before … two of the Cavaliers’ top-four rushing performances and two of their top-three passing efforts during the season came after the switch … also played on the kick block team and blocked a field goal vs. N.C. State … received his second letter. 2000—Reserve tackle who was listed behind right tackle Brad Barnes on the depth chart for most of the season ... also a member of the extra point and field goal units ... saw action in seven regular season games (Richmond, Clemson, Wake Forest, Florida State, North Carolina, N.C. State and Virginia Tech) and against Georgia in the Jeep O’ahu Bowl ... earned his first letter. 1999—Reserve tackle, listed behind Josh Lawson on the depth chart … added to the extra point and field goal teams midway through the season … did not see much action from scrimmage … played vs. Wake Forest, N.C. State, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Buffalo, Maryland and Illinois in the Micronpc.com Bowl. 1998—Red-shirted … did not see any game action … in uniform against Maryland, Clemson and N.C. State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letter winner at Graham High School for head coach Glynn Carlock ... played defensive end and offensive tackle ... earned All-State, All-Region and All-Southwest District honors at offensive tackle ... named second-team All-Southwest District at defensive end ... as a senior, he was in on 63 tackles, had one fumble recovery and four quarterback sacks ... as a junior, he totaled 57 tackles, including one sack, and had one fumble recovery ... finished his sophomore season with 36 tackles, including one quarterback sack, and had one fumble recovery ... totaled 18 tackles as a freshman ... posted 174 career tackles ... Graham compiled an 11-3 record in 1997 and won the Group AA State championship in 1995.
PERSONAL: Michael Derek Mullins ... born 5-28-80 in Bluefield, W.Va. ... son of Vernon and Drusilla Mullins ... two brothers, Eric (24) and Jason (18) … received his undergraduate degree in sociology in May of 2002.