CHARLOTTE, N.C.– Mike Asiedu , a two-time All-American, received an invitation, but no contract, from the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League, to join them for their rookie minicamp May 11-13.
The former Wolverine will join the Panthers' seven draft picks, 12 rookie free agent signees and other invitees for the camp. The draftees and free agent signees include five wide receivers, three offensive lineman, three defensive lineman, three running backs, a pair of defensive backs, a tight end, a punter and first-round linebacker Luke Kuechly. Asiedu (2008-11) assumed a starting position late in his freshman season and never looked back.
The native of Yonkers, N.Y., then led the Wolverines in tackles as a sophomore and was named Second Team All-Region and First Team All-ACFC. Among his highlights from the season was an interception on a two-point conversion attempt and taking it back 102 yards for two points. It is tied for the longest play in school-history.
As a junior, the 6-foot-3, 220 pound linebacker earned All-America recognition for the first time in his career after finishing with 79 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and a team-high 10 pass breakups.
Asiedu wrapped up his career in 2011 by earning All-America honors once again after making 83 tackles and intercepting three passes, both of which were second on the squad.
In his four seasons on the Dover campus, Asiedu totaled 274 tackles with 31 coming for loss. He also picked off five passes, forced seven fumbles and recovered three.