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2013 Football Preview

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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Pro Update By Ryan Tice Former Wolverines In The NFL Name Pos. Years In NFL Current Team Jason Avant WR 7 Philadelphia Eagles Appeared in 14 games with six starts, and hauled in 53 passes for 648 yards. David Baas C 8 New York Giants Started all 16 games at the pivot for the Giants. Tom Brady QB 13 New England Patriots Started every game for the 12-4, AFC East champion Patriots, and completed 63.0 percent of his passes for 4,827 yards with 34 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. He also rushed for four touchdowns and recorded a passer rating of 98.7. In two playoff games, he was 54-of-94 passing for 664 yards with four scores and two interceptions for a rating of 84.7. Alan Branch DT 6 Buffalo Bills Started every game for the 11-5 Seattle Seahawks — the first time he recorded 16 starts in a season — and logged 29 tackles, one sack and a pair of passes defended. In two playoff games, he notched six tackles and a sack. Steve Breaston WR 6 Free agent Started four times and appeared in 10 games for the Kansas City Chiefs, and hauled in seven passes for 74 yards. Stevie Brown S 3 New York Giants Played in every game for the Giants and thrived while making 11 starts. He totaled 76 tackles, eight interceptions, two forced fumbles and 11 passes broken up. William Campbell G R New York Jets Was drafted with the 10th pick of the sixth round, 178th overall. Braylon Edwards WR 8 Free agent Tallied eight receptions for 74 yards and a score in 10 games with the Seattle Seahawks, and then started all three games he appeared in for the New York Jets and hauled in 10 passes for 125 yards. Jay Feely K 12 Arizona Cardinals Converted 25 of 28 (89.3 percent) field goal attempts and 25 of 25 pointafter tries for 100 points, which ranked 24th in the league. Connected on a career-long field goal of 61 yards. Larry Foote LB 11 Pittsburgh Steelers Started every game for the Steelers and totaled a career-best 113 tackles, along with four sacks, two forced fumbles and a pair of pass deflections. Jonathan Goodwin C 11 San Francisco 49ers Started all 16 games for the fourth straight season. He also started all three of the 49ers' playoff games, including the Super Bowl. Brandon Graham DE/LB 3 Philadelphia Eagles Played in all 16 games for the first time in his career and started six contests. Finished the year with 38 tackles, 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Leon Hall CB 6 Cincinnati Bengals Started all 14 games he saw action in and logged 38 tackles with two interceptions — one of which was returned for a touchdown — and 11 passes defended. He also returned an interception for a score in the playoffs, to go along with four stops. David Harris LB 6 New York Jets Started every game for the fourth consecutive season, and recorded 123 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble. Junior Hemingway WR 1 Kansas City Chiefs Appeared in one game as a rookie, but did not record any statistics. 188  ■  The Wolverine 2013 Football Preview Name Pos. Years In NFL Current Team Chad Henne QB 5 Jacksonville Jaguars Appeared in 10 contests and started six times, and completed 53.9 percent of his passes for 2,084 yards with 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions for a passer rating of 72.2. Tim Jamison DE 4 Houston Texans Was limited to six appearances due to injury, and logged two tackles with one sack and a pass broken up. Jake Long T 5 St. Louis Rams Started all 12 games he played in for the Miami Dolphins, but had his season cut short by injury for the second straight campaign. Mario Manningham WR 5 San Francisco 49ers Started 10 contests and appeared in 12, and hauled in 42 passes for 449 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed three times for 64 yards. Mike Martin DT 1 Tennessee Titans Started once and appeared in every game for the Titans as a rookie, and totaled 37 tackles and three sacks. Zoltan Mesko P 3 New England Patriots Served as the Pats' starting punter for the third straight season and kicked 60 times for an average of 43.1 yards per attempt. He landed 28 punts inside the 20 and had a net average of 37.9 yards. In two playoff games, he upped his average to 44.3 yards per attempt (41.5 net average) and landed four of his 10 kicks inside the 20. David Molk C 1 Appeared in 12 games as a rookie. San Diego Chargers Jonas Mouton LB 2 San Diego Chargers Played in three contests and recorded a tackle. Ryan Mundy DB 4 New York Giants Appeared in every game with three starts for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and compiled 39 tackles and a pair of passes defended. Denard Robinson RB R Jacksonville Jaguars The college quarterback was drafted as a running back with the second pick of the fifth round, 135th overall. Stephen Schilling G 2 San Diego Chargers Played in two games during the 2012 campaign. Martell Webb TE 1 Tennessee Titans Has never officially played in the NFL, but has been on several practice squads. LaMarr Woodley LB 6 Pittsburgh Steelers Started all 13 games he appeared in, and notched 38 tackles, four sacks, one forced fumble and an interception. Charles Woodson DB 15 Oakland Raiders Started all seven games he played in for the Green Bay Packers before an injury forced him to miss the remainder of the regular season. Posted 38 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one interception, a forced fumble and five passes defended. Returned for the playoffs, and recorded 12 tackles and a pair of passes defended in two games. * Undrafted rookie free agents: LB Kenny Demens, Arizona Cardinals; S Jordan Kovacs, Miami Dolphins; C Elliott Mealer, New Orleans Saints; G Patrick Omameh, San Francisco 49ers; DE Craig Roh, Carolina Panthers; and WR Roy Roundtree, Cincinnati Bengals

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