Green Wave set to return 23 lettermen which started games in 2014, including four of five offensive linemen
Green Wave conducts a 19-period practice at the Saints Indoor Facility
Green Wave will practice on Friday, Saturday at Saints Facility
Green Wave add 22 freshmen and two transfers on 2013 NCAA National Signing Day
Photos By Parker Waters
Career Notes: Two-year letterman has appeared in 17 games at deep snapper…has tallied two solo tackles in his career…will open fall practice atop the depth chart at deep snapper.
2014: Played in nine games as a sophomore…handled deep snapping duties for 52 punts, 20 PATs and 14 field goal tries…had a tackle on punt coverage vs Memphis (11/15).
2013: Saw action in eight games as a true freshman...handled deep snapping duties for 39 punts, 14 PATs and five field goal attempts...added a special teams tackle on punt coverage vs South Alabama (9/7).
High School: Four-year letterman at Pinnacle High where he saw time at offensive line, defensive line and deep snapper for coach Dana Zupke...rated a five-star recruit by ChrisSailerKicking.com while receiving two-star status by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com...ranked No. 2 deep snapper in the nation by ESPN.com, No. 5 by Scout.com, No. 7 by ChrisSailer.com and No.14 by 247Sports.com...received a 68 Scout Grade and listed as No. 23 recruit in the state by ESPN.com while garnering a 70 rating and the No. 46 prospect in the state by 247Sports.com...helped lead the Pioneers to a combined 33-13 record and trips to the state playoffs all four years...claimed All-America honors from Under Armour/Kohl's Kicking as a senior...named first-team 5A all-state and claimed a spot on the All-Arizona Team (all divisions) as both a junior and senior...handled all snapping duties on punts, field goals and PATs in each of his final three prep seasons, posting a perfect performance along the way en route to claiming first-team all-section honors each year...off the field, was a member of the Honor Roll all four years...graduated in December 2012 and enrolled at Tulane for Spring 2013 semester.
Personal: Born Michael George Lizanich, III, on Sept. 29, 1994, in Scottsdale, Ariz...son of Mike and Dawn Lizanich...has one sister, Lauren...majoring in finance.