The Wolverine

September 2020

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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SEPTEMBER 2020 THE WOLVERINE 31 NOTABLE WEIGHT GAIN Redshirt junior defensive tackle D O N O VA N J E T E R a d d e d 2 8 pounds this offseason, rising to 318 pounds after playing last year at 290. A lack of size has been an issue at defensive tackle ever since Maurice Hurst Jr. graduated fol- lowing the 2017 campaign, making Jeter's weight gain all the more important. SIGNIFICANT WEIGHT LOSS Senior fullback Ben Mason gets the nod here, dropping down to 254 pounds after previously residing at 270. There is a clear explanation for this one, how- ever; he bulked up to play de- fensive tackle during the first half of 2019, but has since been moved back solely to the offensive side of the ball. Sixteen Wolverines Made Number Changes Pos. Player Old No. New No. WR Nico Collins 4 1 RB Chris Evans 12 9 S Sammy Faustin 17 9 CB Vincent Gray 31 4 S German Green 13 33 WR Giles Jackson 15 0 CB George Johnson 22 24 S Quinten Johnson 23 14 K Jake Moody 3 13 DE Mike Morris 80 90 LB David Ojabo 71 55 CB Jalen Perry 3 16 P Brad Robbins 3 91 LB Charles Thomas 13 36 RB Christian Turner 3 28 LB Joey Velazquez 9 29 Position Changes Player Old Position New Position George Johnson WR CB David Ojabo DE LB Ben VanSumeren RB LB Quick Facts Category Overall Among Scholarship Players Tallest R-Jr. TE Carter Selzer (6-8) R-Jr. OL Andrew Stueber (6-7), R-So. OL Ryan Hayes (6-7), Fr. OL Jeffrey Persi (6-7) Shortest Fr. CB Andre Seldon (5-8), Seldon, Corum Fr. RB Blake Corum (5-8) Heaviest R-Jr. OL Chuck Filiaga (345) Filiaga Lightest 5th-Sr. DB John Baty (170) Seldon (172) Superlatives For Michigan's Updated Roster IMPACTFUL POSITION CHANGE Redshirt freshman David Ojabo has transitioned from defen- sive end to linebacker, despite being expected to contribute at the former spot in 2020 prior to the season's postpone- ment. At 6-5, 250, Ojabo will likely serve in the same role that pass-rushing specialist Josh Uche played as a defensive end/ linebacker tweener each of the last two years before being selected in the second round of the NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. PHOTO BY PER KJELDSEN PHOTO BY LON HORWEDEL FILE PHOTO A NEW NO. 1 Senior wideout NICO COLLINS was given the No. 1 jersey after wearing No. 4 his first three years at U-M, and was slated to become just the 18th player ever at Michigan to don the digit. Four of the Wolverine receivers who have worn it rank in the top 11 in school history for re- ceiving yards — B R AY LO N E D W A R D S ( N o. 1 ) , A n - thony Car ter (No. 2), David Ter rell (No. 5) and Greg Mc- Murtry (No. 11). — Austin Fox

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