Countdown to 2018 IUFB Kickoff: 87 Days (Michael Ziemba and Jack Cardillo)

Countdown to 2018 IUFB Kickoff: 87 Days (Michael Ziemba and Jack Cardillo)

Written By Alex Compton (@alexncompton)

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF: #87- MICHAEL ZIEMBA

Height: 6’3’’
Weight: 245 pounds
Hometown: Lake Mary, Florida
Year: Sophomore
Position: Defensive End

While most schools recruited Michael Ziemba as a tight end coming out of High School, Mark Hagen identified him as a potential contributor on defense and recruited him to play that side of the ball at IU instead. Although athletic enough to be ranked by ESPN as the #23 tight end in the class nationally, many people around the program figured Ziemba would be a redshirt candidate in his first season in Bloomington. While he didn’t make much of an immediate impact on defense as a true freshman, Ziemba was all over the field during a total of 10 games in 2017, mixing in some on the D-Line while playing a large amount of snaps on special teams. 

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