Braiden McGregor

DE, · Michigan


Week 5: A nice day for McGregor in Michigan's 45-7 thrashing of host Nebraska. The DE recorded a sack, another QB pressure and he batted down a pass. He was also solid against the run. — JH

Week 4: The Michigan DE played 26 snaps in the unbeaten Wolverines' 31-7 win over Rutgers. On 16 passing plays he defended, he rushed the QB on 14 of them, getting one pressure on Rutgers QB Gavin Wimsatt. The other two snaps he dropped into coverage but was not targeted. McGregor was credited with one assisted tackle, and graded out so-so in his run defense. — JH

Week 3: McGregor played 29 snaps against Bowling Green, putting one hit on the Falcons' QB in 15 pass-rush attempts. That pressure was the lone defensive stat the DE registered on the day. — JH

Week 2: In Michigan's 35-7 victory over UNLV, McGregor had a very good game against the run, recording 1.5 tackles for loss and was in five total tackles. As a pass rusher—at least stat-wise—he was a bit invisible: McGregor didn't record a hurry, hit or pressure on UNLV passers. — JH

Week 1: McGregor played 26 snaps and posted two tackles (one solo, one assisted) and two QB hurries in Michigan's 30-3 rout of East Carolina. — JH 

Week 0: DNP

HISTORY — from college profile

Junior (2022)
• Appeared in all 14 games at edge with three starts; made 16 tackles with 5.0 for loss including 2.5 sacks and two pass breakups to earn his second varsity letter
• Split a sack playing the edge position against Colorado State (Sept. 3)
• Contributed two tackles with a two-yard tackle for loss against Hawaii (Sept. 10)
• Made his first career start off the edge, finishing with four tackles, and contributed on special teams against UConn (Sept. 17)
• Had a two-tackle day playing off the edge against Maryland (Sept. 24)
• Contributed from the edge spot at Iowa (Oct. 1) and also played special teams
• Registered an eight-yard sack playing off the edge at Indiana (Oct. 8)
• Contributed from the edge spot and played special teams against Penn State (Oct. 15)
• Recorded a five-yard sack playing off the edge against Michigan State (Oct. 29) 
• Split a tackle for loss playing off the edge at Rutgers (Nov. 5)
• Against Nebraska (Nov. 12), contributed off the edge
• Started at edge against Illinois (Nov. 19) and registered a split tackle 
• Made a solo tackle behind the line of scrimmage and broke up a pair of passes at Ohio State (Nov. 26)
• Started against Purdue in the Big Ten Championship (Dec. 3) and made two tackles
• Played along the edge and made one tackle against TCU in the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl/CFP Semifinal (Dec. 31)

Sophomore (2021)
• Appeared in nine games along the defensive line and contributed on special teams; made five tackles including one tackle for loss and had one quarterback hurry to earn his first varsity letter
• In his U-M debut against Western Michigan (Sept. 4), played defensive end and assisted on one tackle
• Credited with one quarterback hurry playing along the defensive line against Washington (Sept. 11)
• Played along the defensive line against Northern Illinois (Sept. 18), at Wisconsin (Oct. 2), at Maryland (Nov. 20) and against Georgia in the Orange Bowl/CFP Semifinal (Dec. 31)
• Made a solo tackle playing defensive end against Rutgers (Sept. 25)
• Played special teams snaps at Nebraska (Oct. 9)
• Made three solo tackles including one tackle for loss playing along the defensive line against Northwestern (Oct. 23)

Freshman (2020)
• Did not see game action

• Attended Port Huron Northern High School (2020) coached by Larry Roelens
• Helped the Huskies to a 6-1 record and a share of the Macomb Area Conference-Blue championship as a senior
• Three-year starter and two-year captain who played tight end and defensive end for the Huskies
Key Statistics
• Set school record with 227 career tackles
• Played in the first seven games of the season before injuring his knee and missed the remainder of the season; registered 32 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and two sacks
• Recorded 99 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, eight sacks, two forced fumbles and two interceptions as a junior
Honors and Rankings
• Listed No. 26 on the ESPN300; top-rated player in Michigan, No. 1 defensive end prospect and the No. 2 prospect in the region
• Holds a four-star rating in the 247Sports Composite rankings; listed as the No. 2 prospect in Michigan, the nation’s No. 4 strongside defensive end and the 108th overall prospect in the country
• Four-star prospect according to 247Sports, the second-best player in Michigan, the fifth-best strongside defensive end and the No. 94 player nationally
• four-star prospect, the 11th-best recruit in Michigan and the No. 17 overall defensive end
• PrepStar Magazine Top 150 Dream Team member; listed as the third-highest rated prospect in Michigan, the eight-best defensive end in the country and the nation’s 85th overall recruit
• Participated in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge in Atlanta
• Selected to participate in the Under Armour All-American Game and the Polynesian Bowl
• Detroit News first team All-State pick in 2019
• Three-time all-state and all-conference selection
• Earned all-league academic on three occasions
• Braiden McGregor was born on July 12, 2001
• Son of Tara and Steve McGregor


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Height: 6046
Weight: 261
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