The Men of Bravo – Jimmy Mickle, #23

Mickle pulls down a big D in the Nationals Semifinals

Has big hands and grips the disc well in all facets. Dynamic athlete. Exceptional game-day competitor — rises to the occasion. Has a passion for the game. Played on the biggest of stages and revels in having his back against the wall. Stepped up against a national championship Pitt defense in 2012 and has proven he can command come-from-behind victories, as he capped his career in the USA Ultimate College National Finals with a superb come from in front victory over North Carolina. Sufficient timing, disc placement and accuracy. Has peripheral, wide-eyed cutting vision (sometimes appears to have eyes in back of his head) and a very good feel for spacing. Catches the disc with a fearless confidence that he will find a way to create and usually gains positive yardage on broken plays when he appears heavily marked. Is mentally and physically tough — will pop back up from hard collisions and respond to a challenge. Record-setting and award-winning production. Has a knack for sustaining possession and carries playmaking ability to create late in the count and in critical situations to keep the offense rolling. Exceptional combine performance, displaying much improved footwork on defense, superb deep-ball accuracy and arm strength and supreme confidence on the big stage.  Vacillates between clean cut and long locks, has been seen around town from time to time with facial hair, confusing fans who have come to fall in love with his boyish charm. Possibly the most deserving Callahan winner ever, and definitely the only athlete with 3 consecutive top 5 finishes.  The ladies love his winning smile and winning ways.