|High School:||St. Peter-Marian|
The son of Marcie Merkel... born 12-15-92 in Worcester, Mass.
Member of 2011 CAA Academic All-Conference Team... redshirt season
Played for coach Tom Hendrickson at St. Peter-Marian Jr.-Sr. High School... named Central Mass. Football All-Star defensive back in 2009 and ‘10... served as captain of football team during senior season... as junior, led state with nine interceptions... also lettered in track.... track team captain as senior... captured Central Mass. outdoor track 100m spring coach’s award as junior... finished third in 4x100m relay in indoor track all-state games during junior year