Honors: 2018 - AAC Defensive Player of the Week (Maryland) ... AAC Defensive Player of the Week by College Sports Madness (Maryland) ... APEX Predator Defensive Player of the Game (Villanova, Maryland, ECU, Cincinnati) ... #theSTANDARD Player of the Game (Buffalo, ECU, Navy, Houston, USF) ... 2017 - #theSTANDARD Player of the Game (ND, USF, Houston, ECU, UConn) ... 2016 - Defensive Effort Player of the Week (SMU, UCF).
2018 (Redshirt Senior): Was awarded a coveted single-digit jersey in the spring and changed from #98 to #9 (Temple awards single-digits to the nine toughest players on the team) ... entered the season as a starter on the defensive line ... leads the team in sacks (7.0) ... third on the team in tackles (63) ... had a career day against Maryland recording career-highs in tackles (7), TFLs (3.5), forced fumbles (2) and sacks (2.5) ... eclipsed career-high in tackles with eight against Tulsa, Navy and USF ... made a sack in the last minute of regulation to force overtime vs. #20 Cincinnati ... tied career-high in TFLs (3.5) at Houston.
2017 (Redshirt Junior): Recorded two tackles against Notre Dame and played 40 snaps despite not being expected to play ... wore the #1 jersey vs. Villanova - given to the team's toughest player on a weekly basis ... had a season-high 6 tackles and his first TFL of the season vs. UConn.
2016 (Redshirt Sophomore): Saw action in a deep D-line rotation but became the starter by game 5 ... had his first career sack vs. SMU ... had a career-high in tackles (7) and TFL (3.0) at Memphis ... recorded his second career forced fumble at UConn.
2015 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 11 games ... was part of the defensive line rotation that led the American Athletic Conference in total defense ... first career forced fumble at UMass.
2014 (Freshman): Made his college debut in the win at Vanderbilt ... played on defense and special teams in games 1-4 ... redshirted.
High School: Played defensive end for coach David Albano at Parsippany Hills High School … named the Newark Star Ledger Player of the Year … led team to a 9-3 record including a trip to the NJSIAA North II, Group Three Final … as a senior collected 145 tackles (45 solo), 18 TFL and 22 sacks ... played in the 2013 Chesapeake Bowl and NJ/NY All Star Game … a three year letterwinner, he finished his high school career with 245 tackles (74 solo), 30 sacks, 3 FF and a blocked punt.
Personal: Born Michael Dogbe … parents are Binta and Solomon Dogbe ... has a brother Chris (13) ... sisters Grace (21) and Eunice (16) ... list of favorites include: Friday Night Lights and All About the Benjamins (movies), and rap (music) ... part of the Japan 8 (8 Temple players who traveled to Japan in the spring for a week of football clinics) ... received unergraduate degree in strategic communications ... pursuing his masters in entreprenurship & innovation management.