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Zoltan Mesko heading into rSr season: 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2008: 0 TB-1 KO; P 80-3436-43, 3 TB, 21 FC, 24 in 20, 0 blocked; Ray Guy Award semifinalist … 2008 All-Big Ten first team (coaches and media) … U-M Athletic Academic Achievement … first in the Big Ten and 19th nationally in punting average (42.95 avg.) … punted 80 times for 3,436 yards, both school records … averaged a career-best 52.8 yards per punt on four attempts at Notre Dame, booting all four punts over 50 yards and downing three inside the 20, completed a successful fourth down conversion with a 13-yard rush against the Irish. 2007: P 70-2876-41.1, 8 TB, 22 FC, 22 in 20, 0 blocked; Academic All-Big Ten … U-M Athletic Academic Achievement … Derek Howard Award winner as Michigan's top hustler … was a Ray Guy Award candidate … was an Academic All-America candidate. 2006: 0 TB-1 KO; P 50-2079-41.6, 4 TB, 8 FC, 17 in 20, 0 blocked; Academic All-Big Ten … U-M Athletic Academic Achievement … played in all 13 games at punter. 2005: Did not see game action. Personal: Born in Timisoara, Romania … father is a former professional bowler.
Brandon Graham heading into Sr season: 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2008: 11 GP; 11 GS; 29 Sol-46 TT, 20 TFL, 10 SK, 1 QBH, 2 FF; SI.com All-America honorable mention … voted by his teammates as the Bo Schembechler Team MVP … All-Big Ten second team selection by coaches and media … second nationally in tackles for loss and tied for seventh in sacks … one of only seven Wolverines to earn 10 or more sacks in one season … posted three sacks, forced two fumbles and tallied six stops vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 27) … named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week following his performance against the Badgers. 2007: 13 GP; 5 GS; 13 Sol-25 TT, 9.5 TFL, 8.5 SK, 1 PBU, 1 QBH, 2 FR, 3 FF; Charged with disorderly conduct in July 2008 for playing music too loud, failed to show up for trail. Charges eventually dismissed, bench warrant terminated. A Ted Hendricks Trophy candidate … led team in sacks (8.5) and was second in forced fumbles (three) … tied for seventh in the Big Ten and tied for 34th nationally in sacks. 2006: 11 GP; 0 GS; 1 Sol-3 TT, 0.5 TFL, 0.5 SK, 1 FF; Played defensive end and defensive tackle as a true freshman.
Sean Griffin heading into Sr season: 2007: 13 GP; 0 GS; 0 Sol-1 TT, 1 FR; Earned first varsity letter ... started all 13 games at long snapper ... assisted on one tackle and recovered one fumble ... 2006: 1 GP; 0 GS; 1 Sol-1 TT; Backup long snapper ... 2005: Made career debut as backup long snapper vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 17)...JC: Attended Schoolcraft CC.
Taylor Lewan heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Titans' picks: Round 1/11 - Taylor Lewan, T, 6-7, 309, Michigan...The Titans weren't necessarily looking for a big left tackle when they went into this draft. But when Anthony Barr was taken at No. 9 by Minnesota, their plan for a pass rusher went by the boards. Lewan might not even start as a rookie, but will be the heir apparent to Michael Roos and could man the left tackle spot for a number of years. - The Sports Xchange
David Molk heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Chargers' picks: Round 7/226 - David Molk, C, 6-1, 298, Michigan...Was named the 2011 Rimington Trophy winner as the nation's best center. Molk was a four-year starter, although it remains to be seen if his size translates into the NFL. - The Sports Xchange
Steve Schilling heading into rSr season: 2010: Outland Trophy watch list ... All-Big Ten honorable mention (coaches and media) ... earned third straight U-M Hugh R. Rader Memorial Award co-recpient (top offensive lineman) ... Phil Steele's Midseason All-Big Ten third team ... selected as a team captain before the season ... started all 13 contests ...2009: Co-recipient of the Hugh R. Rader Jr. Award as Michigan's top offensive linemen with Mark Ortmann ... All-Big Ten honorable mention (coaches and media) ... started all 12 games at left guard ...2008: Hugh R. Rader Jr. Memorial Award winner as U-M's top offensive lineman ... started 11 games at right tackle ... played every snap of the season at right tackle prior to the injury sustained in practice prior to Ohio State game ...2007: The Sporting News Freshman All-America second team ... CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-America third team ... The Sporting News Freshman All-Big Ten ... Rivals.com Midseason All-Freshman Team ... started all 13 games ... started at right tackle in 11 games and made two starts at right guard ... made career debut vs. Appalachian State (Sept. 1), earning starting nod at right tackle...2006: Redshirted.
*Donovan Warren heading into Jr season: 2008: 11 GP; 11 GS; PR: 7-26-3.7-0; 36 Sol-52 TT, 3.5 TFL, 1 INT, 4 PBU, 1 FF; Started 10 games at cornerback and one contest at free safety ... matched career high from freshman year with 52 tackles ... recorded 3.5 tackles for loss, five pass breakups, one interception and one fumble recovery ...2007: 13 GP; 11 GS; PR: 5-23-4.6-0; 35 Sol-52 TT, 1.5 TFL, 1 INT, 5 PBU, 2 FR, 1 FF; Earned first varsity letter ... The Sporting News Freshman All-America first team ... CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-America first team ... The Sporting News Big Ten Defensive Freshman of the Year ... named to The Sporting News Freshman All-Big Ten team ... played in all 13 games and started 11 contests at cornerback ... tied for seventh on the team with 52 tackles, 1.5 tackle for loss, one sack, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, one interception and six pass breakups ... godson of former USC safety and Chicago Bears safety Mark Carrier ... uncle, Chuckie Miller, played for the Indianapolis Colts ... father, Alvin, played football at New Mexico State.
Mike Martin heading into Sr season: They did it in a roundabout way, but the Tennessee Titans managed to address most of their needs in the draft. Cornerback and defensive end were considered two of the Titans' biggest needs. Tennessee managed to fill those spots, but not as early as many thought. The Titans picked up a cornerback in the fourth round, taking Coty Sensabaugh of Clemson, but did not address end until round seven with Scott Solomon of Rice. The first-round pick added to an already solid wide receiver corps as they selected Kendall Wright of Baylor with the 20th overall pick. The Titans hope Wright can add an explosive element to the offense on both short and deep balls. BEST PICK: Defensive tackle Mike Martin: The Titans were plenty pleased to find Martin, a defensive tackle, still on the board at pick No. 82. The former Michigan captain is the type of blue-collar player who make the often unnoticed plays that lead to wins. Martin will play some nose tackle and eventually learn the three technique and should find a spot in the d-line rotation very quickly. - The Sports Xchange
Michael Schofield heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Broncos' picks: Round 3/95 -- Michael Schofield, T, 6-6, 301, Michigan...Twenty-six of Schofield's 36 starts at Michigan came at right tackle, which is where he will start his pro career as a backup to Chris Clark. But he also started 10 games at left guard, where he worked during Senior Bowl week in January, and could be a potential long-term replacement for Orlando Franklin, who is moving inside from right tackle this offseason but has a contract that expires after this season. - The Sports Xchange
Jake Ryan heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Packers' eight picks: Round 4/129 -- Jake Ryan, LB, 6-2, 240, Michigan...After riding top-five draft pick A.J. Hawk for as long as they could before releasing the former Ohio State standout after nine seasons, the Packers turned to the Buckeyes' archrival to land Hawk's potential successor. A successful switch from outside linebacker to the inside last season will allow Ryan to compete for a starting job from the outset. Ryan logged 41 starts with the Wolverines and was highly disruptive with 44.5 tackles for loss and seven forced fumbles in his career. - The Sports Xchange
*Devin Funchess heading into Jr season: A closer look at the Panthers' five picks: Round 2/41 - Devin Funchess, WR, 6-4, 232, Michigan...General manager Dave Gettleman surprised many by trading up 16 spots to grab Funchess. But the move gives often-erratic quarterback Cam Newton another big target. - The Sports Xchange
Jonas Mouton heading into rSr season: 2010: All-Big Ten second team (media) ... U-M's Roger Zatkoff Award (top linebacker) ... Butkus Award watch list ... Phil Steele's Midseason All-Big Ten third team ... started 12 games at weakside linebacker ... led Big Ten with 117 stops (9.8 avg.) ... also recorded 8.5 TFLs, two sacks, two interceptions, three PBUs, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries ... shared the team lead in tackles for loss and fumble recoveries ...2009: Started all 11 games played at weakside linebacker ... missed the Eastern Michigan game (Sept. 19) ... team's fourth-leading tackler with 66 stops ... contributed three TFLs, two interceptions, one fumble recovery and four PBUs ...2008: Started 11 of 12 games at weakside linebacker ... team's second-leading tackler ... posted a career-best 76 tackles, including 6.5 tackles for loss and one sack ...2007: Played in nine games ... contributed five tackles ... had a 20-yard kickoff return ... made career debut vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 15), playing special teams.
Frank Clark heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Seahawks' eight picks: Round 2/63 - Frank Clark, DE, 6-2, 277, Michigan...The Seahawks made a controversial decision to take Clark, who had been kicked off the team at Michigan following a domestic violence incident. But the team believes he will stay on the straight and narrow and viewed him as one of the best pass rushers in the draft. - The Sports Xchange
Stevie Brown heading into Sr season: 2007: Played in all 13 games and started one contest at safety ... contributed 28 tackles, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, two pass breakups and one interception ... led team with 11 special teams stops...2006: Played special teams in all 13 games and safety in four contests ... contributed 14 tackles.
Brandon Minor heading into Sr season: 2008: 11 GP; 4 GS; Rush: 103-533-5.2-9; Rec: 5-59-11.8-2; All-Big Ten honorable mention (coaches) ... played in 11 games and started four contests at superback ... led team in scoring with 66 points ... his 11 touchdowns led the team. 2007: 12 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 90-385-4.3-1; Rec: 3-1-0.3-0; KR: 13-257-19.8-0; 1 Sol-1 TT; Second on the team in rushing. 2006: 11 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 42-238-5.7-2; Rec: 1-9-9-0; KR: 1-4-4-0; Second on the team in rushing.
Terrance Taylor heading into Sr season: 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; 28 Sol-55 TT, 8.5 TFL, 3.5 SK, 1 PBU, 3 QBH, 1 FR, 2 BLK; Earned third varsity letter ... All-Big Ten second team (coaches) ... All-Big Ten honorable mention (media) ... started all 13 games at nose tackle ... led defensive linemen with a career-best 55 tackles ... became the first defensive tackle since Josh Williams (53 tackles in 1997) to post 50 stops in a season ... fourth on the team with career highs in tackles for loss (8.5) and sacks (3.5) ... made one fumble recovery, batted down one pass and blocked one PAT attempt ...2006: 12 GP; 10 GS; 12 Sol-23 TT, 5 TFL, 1 SK, 2 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 FR; Earned second varsity letter ... started 11 games at nose tackle and played in all 13 contests ... contributed 23 tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack, two pass breakups and recovered one fumble ... 2005: 10 GP; 0 GS; 1 Sol-1 TT; Earned first varsity letter ... played in 10 games ... tallied one solo tackle ... one of six true freshmen to see game action ... made career debut at nose tackle vs. Northern Illinois (Sept. 3).
Troy Woolfolk heading into rSr season: 2010: Redshirted … suffered dislocated right ankle and broken fibula injuries during fall camp and missed the season. 2009: Started all 12 games in the secondary … made six starts at safety and six at cornerback … amassed a career-best 46 tackles and one pass breakup. 2008: Played in all 12 games … second on the team with 10 special teams tackles. 2007: Played in eight games … registered five tackles and two pass breakups. Personal: Son of former U-M All-American tailback Butch Woolfolk (1978-81), who played in the NFL for the Houston Oilers, Detroit Lions and New York Giants.
Will Johnson heading into rSr season: 2007: 12 GP; 12 GS; 17 Sol-40 TT, 2.5 TFL, 0.5 SK, 1 QBH; Earned third varsity letter ... Richard Katcher Award winner as Michigan's top defensive lineman ... Academic All-Big Ten Conference ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... All-Big Ten honorable mention (media) ... started 12 games at defensive tackle ... tallied a career-high 40 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and an assisted sack ... 2006: 13 GP; 0 GS; 6 Sol-7 TT, 2.5 TFL, 1 SK; Earned second varsity letter ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... played all 13 games along interior of defensive line ... contributed seven tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack ... 2005: 10 GP; 1 GS; 4 Sol-5 TT, 0.5 TFL, 0.5 SK; Earned first varsity letter ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... started one game and played in 10 contests along defensive line ... recorded five tackles and one sack ... 2004: U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... did not see action.
Kevin Koger heading into Sr season: 2010: John Mackey Award watch list ... started in eight games and appeared in all 13 contests at tight end ... caught 14 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns. 2009: Started eight of 12 games at tight end … caught 16 passes for 220 yards (13.8 avg.) and scored two touchdowns. 2008: Appeared in nine games at tight end and made three starts … caught six passes for 93 yards (15.5 per) and a touchdown on the year.
*Carson Butler heading into rJr season: 2007: Played in 12 games and started six contests at tight end ... fourth on the team with 20 catches for 246 yards (12.3 avg.) and scored two touchdowns, all career highs ...2006: Played in 12 games and made seven starts at tight end ... led tight end corps with 19 receptions for 166 yards (8.7 avg.) and one touchdown ... hauled in at least one reception in final seven games of the season ... made career debut vs. Vanderbilt (Sept. 2), playing special teams and tight end ...2005: Did not see game action.
Junior Hemingway heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Chiefs picks: Round 7/238 - Junior Hemingway, WR, 6-1, 222, Michigan...Hemingway played through three coaching staffs, three different offenses and somehow survived. Two of his most important catches were a pair of touchdowns in January's Sugar Bowl against Virginia Tech that earned him game MVP honors. - The Sports Xchange
Denard Robinson heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Jaguars' picks: Round 5/135 - Denard Robinson, RB, 5-11, 197, Michigan...Robinson gained his notoriety as a versatile quarterback at Michigan who could run and throw. In 49 career games that included 37 starts - all but two at quarterback - he set an NCAA record for career rushing yards by a quarterback (4,495). He also set the single-season mark for quarterbacks with 1,702 yards. The Jaguars are hoping he can do the same but without the quarterback tag. He'll be used strictly as a running back, even though he got some looks as a wide receiver in post-season workouts. - The Sports Xchange
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