Michael Lane
Michael Lane
Induction Year: 2019
Sport(s): Football
Year of Graduation: 2012
Status: Student-Athlete


Without question, Michael Lane is the most prolific running back to ever wear an Endicott uniform.

In 43 career games, Lane compiled 874 rushing attempts for 4,337 yards and 32 touchdowns (all program records). His 4,337 yards are nearly more than double the second place student-athlete on the list, while his 32 career TDs exactly double up the next person in the record books. He also ranks first all-time in the following career categories: rushing yards per game (100.9), all-purpose yards (5,676), all-purpose yards per game (132.0), and touchdowns scored (36). Alongside those numbers, Lane holds every major single-season rushing record in program history.

Lane's athletic awards are numerous, highlighted by his BSN All-America Third Team selection in 2011. His other athletic accomplishments include one All-Region selection, four NEFC Boyd First Team honors, and the 2008 NEFC Boyd Offensive Rookie of the Year award. As a team, behind Lane's play, Endicott went 27-16 overall (.628) and 17-11 in conference play (.607) over his four-year career. The Gulls made history on three different occasions with their first-ever NEFC Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2010 prior to winning their first-ever ECAC North Bowl title in 2011.

Academically, Lane is the first football student-athlete in program history to claim CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, which is considered to be the most prestigious academic award in all of NCAA sports. He also was a three-time Academic All-Conference honoree.