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2014 Michigan Football Preview

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112 ■ THE WOLVERINE 2014 FOOTBALL PREVIEW WR Prep: Attended Marion Franklin High School … Caught 31 passes for 552 yards (17.8 yards per reception) and nine touchdowns in 2012 … Tal- lied 36 grabs for 673 yards (18.7 yards per catch) and seven scores in 2011 … Rated a three-star prospect, the No. 39 player in Ohio and the No. 60 wide receiver nationally by Personal: Born Jaron Dukes on Feb. 13, 1994. DEVIN FUNCHESS • WR Jr. • Farmington Hills, Mich. Ht.: 6-5 • Wt.: 230 Career Highlights: After breaking out as a wide receiver in 2013, will primarily play there in 2014, instead of tight end … Appeared in all 13 games, making nine starts in 2013 … Won the Big Ten Kwalick-Clark Tight End Of The Year Award … Earned first-team All-Big Ten honors from the conference media and Sporting News … Hauled in 47 catches for 727 yards (15.5 yards per catch) and six touchdowns, including a career-long 59-yard touchdown catch against Penn State … A Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-American and an All-Big Ten honorable mention pick in 2012 … Appeared in all 13 games, making five starts … Posted 15 catches for 234 yards and a team-high five touchdowns … Caught four balls for 106 yards and a score in his first career home game (versus Air Force) … Recorded six catches of 20 yards or more … First U-M tight end since Bennie Joppru (2002) to catch at least five touchdown passes in a season. Prep: Helped lead Farmington Hills Harrison to a Di- vision II state championship as a junior … Nabbed 21 balls for 452 yards (21.5 yards per reception) and five touchdowns as a senior … Caught 34 passes for 709 yards (20.9 yards per reception) and five scores as a junior … A three-star recruit, the ninth-ranked player in Michigan and the No. 14 tight end nationally according to … Named to the 2011 Detroit News Blue Chip list. Personal: Born Devin Funchess on May 21, 1994 … High school teammates with junior defensive end Mario Ojemudia … Enrolled in the College of Kinesiology, major undeclared. Year GP/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD 2012 13/5 15 234 15.6 5 2013 13/9 47 727 15.5 6 Total 26/14 62 961 15.5 11 DA'MARIO JONES • WR So. • Westland, Mich. Ht.: 6-2 • Wt.: 198 Career Highlights: Appeared in 12 games on special teams in 2013, mak- ing career debut as a gunner on the punt team in Michigan's 41-30 win over Notre Dame in week two. Prep: Attended John Glenn High School … Compiled 17 catches for 362 yards (21.3 yards per catch) and five scores in 2012 … Added 27 rushes for 437 yards (16.2 yards per attempt) and two touchdowns on the ground … A Detroit News Blue Chip List honoree … Pegged a three-star pros- pect, and the No. 17 recruit in Michigan by … Originally a Central Michigan commit before choosing the Wolverines. Personal: Born Da'Mario Odis Jones on Nov. 18, 1994. JONATHAN KEIZER • WR R-Jr. • Portage, Mich. Ht.: 6-5 • Wt.: 215 Career Highlights: Did not see game action in 2012 or 2013 … Redshirted in 2011. Prep: Attended Portage Northern High School. Personal: Born Justin Keizer on March 3, 1993 … Enrolled in the Col- lege of Engineering, major in civil engineering. DENNIS NORFLEET • WR Jr. • Detroit Ht.: 5-7 • Wt.: 167 Career Highlights: Appeared in 13 games as a kick return specialist and six games as a reserve wide receiver … Recorded five catches for 37 yards (7.4 yards per catch) and four carries for 53 yards (13.3 yards per carry), including a career-long 38-yard run against Central Michigan … Averaged 23.6 yards per return on 36 attempts, with a long of 44 yards … Appeared in 13 games on special teams and two as a reserve running back in 2012 … Rushed two times for 13 yards and had 35 kick returns for 827 yards (23.6 yards per attempt) … Named to All-Big Ten Freshman Team and Phil Steele's postseason All-Big Ten second team … Returned three kickoffs for 76 yards, including a career- best 38-yard return, against Purdue … Tallied a career-best 42-yard punt return versus Illinois. Prep: Ran for 2,033 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior in 2011 … Rushed for 1,880 yards and 31 scores as a junior in 2010 … Listed as a four-star recruit and the No. 6 player in Michigan by, and was named to the 2011 Detroit Free Press Dream Team. Personal: Born Dennis Norfleet on Feb. 8, 1993 … En- rolled in College of Literature, Science and the Arts, major- ing in education. JACK WANGLER • WR R-Fr. • Royal Oak, Mich. Ht.: 6-1 • Wt.: 200 Career Highlights: Redshirted in 2013. Prep: Attended Warren De La Salle, playing alongside Michigan sopho- more quarterback Shane Morris … Caught 19 passes for 184 yards (9.7 yards per reception) in 2012. Personal: Born John Thomas Wangler, Jr. on Aug. 5, 1994 … Son of former Michigan quarterback John Wangler (1976-80) … Younger brother, Jared, will be a true fresh- man linebacker on the team this season … Sister, Halle, is a redshirt junior guard on the Michigan women's basketball team … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, major undeclared. CSONT'E YORK • WR So. • Harper Woods, Mich. Ht.: 6-3 • Wt.: 194 Career Highlights: Appeared in one game in 2013, making career debut as a reserve wide receiver in the Wolverines' 59-9 win over Central Michigan. Prep: Attended Chandler Park Academy … Caught 38 passes for 430 yards (11.3 yards per reception) in 2012 … Compiled 36 grabs for 587 yards (16.3 yards per catch) and 11 scores in 2011 … Named to the 2012 Detroit News Blue Chip List and a Detroit Free Press Division IV all-state honoree … Ranked as a three-star recruit and the No. 9 player in Michigan by … Lettered in basketball. Personal: Born Csont'e Maurice Kixx York on Dec. 4, 1993 … High school basketball teammates with sophomore point guard Derrick Walton. NEWCOMERS FREDDY CANTEEN • WR Fr. • Elkton, Md. Ht.: 6-1 • Wt.: 170 Career Highlights: Enrolled at Michigan in January and participated in spring practice. Prep: Attended Eastern Christian Academy … Caught 48 passes for 879 yards (18.3 yards per reception) and 10 touchdowns in 2013 … Compiled six grabs for 114 yards (19.0 yards per catch) and one score in three games in 2012 before Eastern Christian Academy was suspended from play … Earned consensus first-team all-state and first-team Private School all-state honors in 2013. Personal: Born Frederick Canteen on March 12, 1996 … High school teammate of fellow incoming freshman Brandon Watson, a defensive back. DRAKE HARRIS • WR Fr. • Grand Rapids, Mich. Ht.: 6-4 • Wt.: 180 Prep: Attended Grand Rapids Christian … Did not play in 2013, due to a hamstring injury … Hauled in 91 passes for 2,016 yards (22.2 yards per catch) and 23 touchdowns as a junior, breaking the Michigan high school single-sea- son receiving-yardage record … Became the 12th player nationally to ever have a 2,000-yard receiving season … Posted 45 catches for 950 yards (21.1 yards per catch) and 10 scores as a sophomore … Named to the Detroit News Dream Team and the AP All-State first team as a junior … Earned first-team all-conference and all-state honorable mention distinction as a sophomore … Listed as the No. 1 wide receiver and No. 13 overall player in the class of 2014 by Tom Lemming. Personal: Born Drake Michael Harris on March 23, 1995. MAURICE WAYS • WR Fr. • Beverly Hills, Mich. Ht.: 6-3 • Wt.: 192 Prep: Attended Detroit Country Day … Registered 55 catches for 1,261 yards (22.9 yards per catch) and 16 touch- downs as a senior … Racked up 51 catches for 957 yards (18.8 yards per catch) and nine scores as a junior … Named to the Dream Team and earned first-team all- state honors from Associated Press and The Detroit Free Press as a senior … Lettered in basketball. Personal: Born Maurice Reginald Ways on Feb. 11, 1996 … Plans to major in either sports management or business. Sophomore Csont'e York made one game appearance last season, getting on the field in U-M's 59-9 win over Central Michigan, though he did not make a catch. PHOTO BY LON HORWEDEL 106-112.WRs.indd 112 6/19/14 8:55 AM

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