Axelrood heads to Princeton


Jonah Charlton

Axelrood lines up before the snap.

Chris Werner, Sports Editor

Michael Axelrood played on both sides of the ball since his sophomore season at Evanston and rose to stardom despite battling injuries throughout his career.

Axelrood chose Princeton over an array of programs spanning all across the country and even garnered attention from multiple big ten schools. To him, Princeton just felt like home.

“[Princeton] really reminded me of Evanston in its location and its people,” Axelrood said. “I could really see myself there playing football, as a student and socially.  It’s also a high level of football within the Ivy League so I thought it was a pretty good fit for me.”

Axelrood excelled at both wide receiver and safety for the Kits and Princeton allowed him to choose which position he wanted to play for the Tigers. He chose safety.

The ability to pick his position was a factor in his decision.

“It definitely showed that they thought that I was just a good football player so it definitely showed that they wanted me,” Axelrood said. “That option to play either position was big for me.”

Axelrood tallied 92 tackles, two forced fumbles and one interception return for a touchdown during his senior season.