The Wolverine

February 2022

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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FEBRUARY 2022 THE WOLVERINE 63 BY CLAYTON SAYFIE F ormer Michigan stand- out and current Tampa Bay Buccaneer Tom Brady was named second-team All-Pro at quarterback by the Associated Press, behind the Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers, mark- ing his sixth All-Pro nod. In his 22nd season, Brady received 16 first-place votes, after lead- ing the league in both passing yards and touchdown throws, and setting an NFL record for completions in a season. Meanwhile, three former Wolverines are standing out among the NHL's best and have been named to the All-Star Game, which will occur Feb. 5. Columbus Blue Jackets de- fenseman Zach Werenski will participate in his second All- Star game for the Metropoli- tan Division, while Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin will make his second appear- ance for the Atlantic Division. Winnipeg Jets forward Kyle Connor is set for his first All- Star game, and he'll represent the Central Division. REGULAR-SEASON WRAP ON FORMER WOLVERINES IN THE NFL • Tom Brady (Played at U-M from 1995-99), QB, Tampa Bay Bucca- neers: Connected on 67.5 percent of his passes for a league-high 43 touch- downs and NFL-best 5,316 yards while starting all 17 contests for the 13-4 Buc- caneers, who advanced to the divisional round with a 31-15 Wild Card win over the Philadelphia Eagles … Completed 29 of his 37 passes for 271 yards and two touchdowns in the playoff triumph. • Ben Bredeson (2016-19), OL, New York Giants: Opened one of his eight appearances for the 4-13 Giants, post- ing a 56.2 overall Pro Football Focus (PFF) grade. • Devin Bush Jr. (2016-18), LB, Pitts- burgh Steelers: Tallied 70 tackles, two stops for loss, four quarterback hits, one forced fumble and one fumble recov- ery in 14 starts for the 9-7-1 Steelers … Made an interception and added one tackle and one pass breakup in a 42-21 Wild Card loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. • Camaron Cheeseman (2016-19), L S , Wa s h i n g to n Fo o t b a l l Te a m : Snapped on kicks and punts in all 17 games for the 7-10 Football Team. • Taco Charlton (2013-16), DE, Pitts- burgh Steelers: Made 18 tackles, a half-sack and two quarterback hits on the year, starting one of his 11 appear- ances for the 9-7-1 Steelers … Posted one tackle and a QB hit in the 42-21 playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. • Frank Clark (2011-14), DE, Kansas City Chiefs: Tallied 22 tackles, three stops for loss, 4.5 sacks (second on team), two forced fumbles and 17 quarterback hits in 14 starts and tilts for the 12-5 Chiefs … Notched four tackles and recovered one fumble in a 42-21 Wild Card win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. • Mason Cole (2014-17), OL, Minnesota Vikings: Made 14 appearances with seven starts for the 8-9 Vikings, with a 69.5 overall PFF rating. • Nico Collins (2017-19), WR, Houston Texans: Made 33 receptions for 446 yards and one touchdown in 14 games with eight starts for the 4-13 Texans. • Mike Danna (2019), DE, Kansas City Chiefs: Started six of his 17 games for the 12-5 Chiefs, with three sacks (third on team), 26 tackles, three stops for loss, 10 quarterback hits, one pass breakup and two forced fumbles … Had one sack, one tackle for loss and two hits on the quarter- back in a 42-21 playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. • Chris Evans (2016-20), RB, Cincinnati Bengals: Made 13 appearances off the bench and one start for the 10-7 Bengals, notching 15 receptions for 151 yards and one score, while also rushing 17 times for 77 yards and a touch- down … Rushed once for nine yards and returned five kicks for 103 yards in a 26-19 playoff victory over the Las Vegas Raiders. • Rashan Gary (2016-18), LB, Green Bay Packers: His 9.5 sacks led the team and were tied for 18th in the league … Also totaled 46 tackles, eight stops for loss and 28 quarterback hits while start- ing 16 contests for the 13-4 Packers, who earned a first-round bye. • Zach Gentry (2015-18), TE, Pitts- burgh Steelers: Hauled in 19 receptions for 167 yards while starting 12 of his 17 appearances for the 9-7-1 Steelers … Caught four passes for 33 yards in a 42- 21 playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. • Graham Glasgow (2011-15), OL, Denver Broncos: Started seven games, but suffered a season-ending ankle in- jury in Week 9. • Jordan Glasgow (2015-19), LB, In- dianapolis Colts: Made 12 appearances Three former Wolverines were tabbed as NHL All-Stars, including first- timer Kyle Connor of the Winnipeg Jets. PHOTO BY JONATHAN KOZUB/COURTESY WINNIPEG JETS   MICHIGAN IN THE PROS Tom Brady Named All-Pro, Hockey Stars Make NHL All-Star Game

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