Position: Quarterback #7
Vitals: 6'3" 225lbs
College: Tulane University
Major: Exercise Science
SkillStat 1 85%
The Pratt Attack
Tulane Football quarterback and Team Captain Michael Pratt helped lead the biggest one-year turn around in NCAA history, guiding the Green Wave back from a 2-10 campaign in 2021 to a 12-2 finish to the 2022 season.
Along the way, his Tulane team won their first game against a ranked opponent since 1984, and earned road victories against the Big 12 Champion K-State Wildcats and 2021 playoff participant Cincinnati.
Pratt's leadership and incredible will to win was exemplified in the Cotton Bowl. Trailing by 15 points with 4:30 remaining, Pratt guided the Green Wave to one of the most improbable comeback victories in history, tossing the final touchdown with seconds remaining, winning 46-45 and securing a final #9 national ranking.
A Tulane quarterback like no other.
2023 Week 1 Accolades
Tied Patrick Ramsey for most career TD passes.
AAC Offensive Player of the Week Sr. Bowl Offensive Player of the Week
2023 Davey O'Brien Great 8
The oldest and most prestigious college QB award. Michael made the Great 8 list for week 1 with his near perfect performance vs. South Alabama, going 14-15 passing with 4 TD's.
2023 Mike Farrell Top 50
Michael Pratt comes in at #5 (Tier 1) on this list of the Top 50 quarterbacks entering the 2023 season. That's only 3 spots away from last year's Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams.
2023 Maxwell Watchlist
The Maxwell Football Club announced its watchlist for the 87th Maxwell Award presented annually to the outstanding player in college football. Michael Pratt made the cut.
Michael Pratt became a nationally known name when he outperformed projected No. 1 overall pick Spencer Rattler as Tulane nearly defeated No. 2-ranked Oklahoma in 2021.
Michael Pratt finished out the 2022 season ranked #10 in passing efficiency behind only prolific Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback Bryce Young of Alabama.
At the conclusion of the season, Michael Pratt revealed that he played the last five games of the season with a fractured heel. These included a conf. championship and Cotton Bowl win.
Davey O’Brien Top 40 QB Class
Maxwell Award preseason watch list.
Golden Arm Award Watch List October N.O. Athlete of the Month
Michael Pratt is poised to shatter the school records for career touchdown passes (four to tie NFL 1st rounder Patrick Ramsey’s 72) and yards passing (2,008 to match Ramsey).
2022 Player of the Year
2022 Second-Team All-AAC Offense
2022 November Player of the Week
2020 December Player of the Week
"Michael Pratt has looked better than I’ve seen. The fact that he was homeschooled up until 9th grade and didn’t play football until high school. That’s astonishing to play quarterback at this level and out duel Caleb Williams when he needed to. Just looking at the Cotton Bowl drive. One minute left, no time outs. They’re down both starting tight ends. They lose Duece Watts who’s their biggest threat at WR. He uses his legs very smartly and trusts Alex Bauman to make that catch who’s now TE1 for a reason. That’s mental toughness."
"The Heisman Trophy defines its ideal award winner in its mission statement that describes the candidate it is awarded to the most outstanding college football player in the country whose performance epitomizes great ability combined with diligence, perseverance and hard work... And that is everything that is the essence of Michael Pratt."
"A quick glance at the box score doesn’t do justice on how extraordinary and gutsy Pratt was in the Cotton Bowl. Excluding sack yardage, the quarterback rushed for 103 yards on USC defense, and three of those runs generated key first downs. Pratt isn’t the fastest quarterback in the conference, but the toughness he exhibits every time he tucks the ball makes him a more-than-viable rushing threat."
What they're saying.
USA Today Sports - DraftWire
The Boca Raton native picked up exactly where he left off in 2022 in the 2023 Week 1 victory over the South Alabama Jaguars, completing 14-of-15 passes for 294 yards with 4 touchdowns.
The hype—Heisman and NFL draft versions—has been building over Pratt ever since he led two touchdown drives in the last 4½ minutes to upset USC in the Cotton Bowl.
Crescent City Sports
Tulane QB Michael Pratt uses Manning Passing Academy as latest step to achieve lofty Heisman, NFL Draft goals
As Pratt has gone from a quarterback who hardly came up in FBS quarterback conversations to one considered among 2023’s very best returnees, all of the attention he’s garnered was well earned.
How the top 15 returning NCAA starting quarterbacks stack up ahead of the 2023 college football season.
How tough is Tulane quarterback Michael Pratt? Consider this: He helped the Green Wave break the NCAA record for greatest turnaround from one season to the next last fall while playing through a fractured heel.
Crescent City Sports
Tulane football enters the 2023 season looking to repeat the same type of success it had when the Green Wave completed a turnaround from 2-10 to 12-2 in an unforgettable way in 2022.
When Michael Pratt sent a 30-yard touchdown pass to Deuce Watts with five minutes left in Tulane’s season-finale contest against Cincinnati, it changed everything.
Pratt in the Wild.