How many ways could Jeanson beat you?. He could out-quick a rabbit. His tenacity would slay you. His skill was unquestioned. Add this to Mike doing everything at 100 miles per hour and you have the ingredients of an outstanding athlete. When Mike's teammate Ray Beaudoin went down to injury, Mike showed his great athletic versatility and moved from his position as the team's starting quarterback to tailback in the I formation. It is at tailback that Mike delivered one of the greatest athletic achievements in AB history on a cold day in 1968.
Against an outstanding Weston football team, Mike Jeanson rushed for 328 yards on 35 carries, with an 80 yard run called back. In his Senior season, he gained over 1000 all purpose yards while anchoring the team on defense at middle safety. From turf to hardwood, Mike brought his talents as he shared the backcourt with Hall of Famer Rich MacLeod in what might be the best back court in AB history. Mike was elected Co-Captain his senior year. Mike was an explosive scorer and tenacious defender. His mortar like launches brought rain and havoc to DCL foes. His skills helped deliver AB to the Boston Garden in 1969 Tech Tourney and a storied show down with future Duke great Rick Katherman. When AB needed it most, it was Mike's will and competitive fire that showed others what a tough Acton kid meant. As we have seen so often in our young Hall of Fame, it is those early traits that bring success in later years. Mike is a highly successful and well respected builder/developer in the Acton area. His generosity as a successful businessman is evident by his actions. The state of the art media/coaches booth at Colonial Field would not be there without Mike's time and effort. As well as raising five children Mickey, Alyssa, Aaron, Barry and Trevor with his wife Debra, Mike still finds the time to coach AB Pop Warner Football.