UTAH: Started at nickel back his senior year after playing primarily on special teams his first three seasons ... played in all 49 games in his four seasons with eight starts ... 4.40 40 speed ... signed with Utah in 2007 but served an LDS church mission before joining the team in 2010.
2013-Played in all 12 games and started eight at nickel back ... in his best season as a Ute, he had 27 tackles, 3.0 TFL (1.0 sacks), two pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery vs. Weber State ... six tackles against Washington state ... five tackles, including two for a loss of 13 yards, in his first career start against BYU ... second-team Academic All-Pac-12.
2012-Played in all 12 games on special teams ... got in at nickel back against Washington State ... five total tackles ... two tackles against Oregon State.
2011-Played in all 13 games on special teams ... three total tackles ... Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.
2010-Played in 12 games on special teams (missed the bowl game with a hand injury) ... 11 total tackles ... three tackles at Iowa State ... two tackles against Colorado State and BYU ... blocked a punt against San Jose State.
HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-region and second-team all-state as a senior in 2006 ... played for Lone Peak High School's (Utah) 2004 and 2005 region champion teams ... Long Peak had the state's best defense from 2005-06 ... also lettered in track and baseball.
PERSONAL: Son of Tom and Janice Honeycutt ... mother is a Utah graduate ... one sister ... served a church mission in Brazil ... enjoys ping pong, bowling and drawing ... graduated in the fall of 2013 with a bachelor's degree in communication ... full name is Michael Thomas Honeycutt ... born Aug. 18, 1988 in Renton, Wash.