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THE WOLVERINE 2014 FOOTBALL PREVIEW ■ 131 OL PLAYER BIOS POSITION COACH Darrell Funk is in his fourth year as the offensive line coach for the Wolver- ines. He previously served under Brady Hoke in the same capacity at both San Diego State (2009-10) and Ball State (2008). Two Wolverine offensive linemen who graduated after the 2013 season — Taylor Lewan and Michael Schofield — were selected in the 2014 NFL Draft. Lewan was taken with the 11th over- all pick by the Tennessee Titans. Schofield was selected in the third round with the No. 95 overall pick by the Denver Broncos. In 2010, Funk's offensive line helped San Diego State finish 12th in the country in passing yards (295.4 yards per game) and 16th in total offense (456.7 yards per game). He also helped lead Ball State to a 12-2 record in his only season in Muncie, Ind. Funk previously honed his craft under Colorado State head coach Sonny Lubick (2003-07) and also spent time as Northern Illinois' tight ends coach (2001-02). Funk has first-hand experience in the trenches, playing on both the offensive and defensive lines for Colorado State from 1983-86. RETURNING PLAYERS BLAKE BARS · OL R-So. · Nashville Ht.: 6-5 · Wt.: 290 Career Highlights: Appeared in one game as a reserve offensive lineman in 2013, making his career debut in U- M's season-opening win over Central Michigan … Redshirted in 2012. Prep: Registered 54 pancake blocks as a senior for Mont- gomery Bell High School … Regarded as a four-star recruit and listed as the No. 37 offensive tackle in the nation by Personal: Born Blake Christopher Bars on Sept. 25, 1993 … Grandfather, Douglas Eggleston, played football at Michigan … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, major undeclared. KYLE BOSCH · OL So. · Wheaton, Ill. Ht.: 6-5 · Wt.: 301 Career Highlights: Appeared in five games at left guard, making three starts in 2013, becoming just the fifth true freshman offensive lineman to start a game in Michigan program his- tory … Made career debut against Indiana, checking in after Joey Burzynski went down with an injury … Registered first career start at Michigan State … Arrived in Ann Arbor in January 2013 as an early enrollee. Prep: Attended St. Francis High School … Earned first- team all-state honors in both 2011 and 2012 … Rated as a four-star recruit, the No. 4 player in Illinois, the No. 7 offensive tackle in the land and the No. 104 overall player nationally by Personal: Born Kyle Edward Bosch on Nov. 11, 1994. BEN BRADEN · OL R-So. · Rockford, Mich. Ht.: 6-6 · Wt.: 319 Career Highlights: Appeared in two games as a reserve offensive lineman in 2013 … Redshirted in 2012. Prep: Attended Rockford High School … A two-year starter at right tackle (2010-11) … Helped pave the way for a Rockford offense that averaged 221.8 yards per game on the ground in 2011 … Named first-team all-state by the As- sociated Press, earned Detroit Free Press Dream Team honors and garnered a spot on the Detroit Free News Blue Chip list as a senior. Personal: Born Ben Braden on March 9, 1994 … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, major undeclared. JOEY BURZYNSKI · OL 5th-Sr. · Carlsbad, Calif. Ht.: 6-1 · Wt.: 288 Career Highlights: Appeared in four games, making one start, at left guard in 2013 … Made first career start against Indiana, but suffered an ACL injury during the game, forcing him to miss the rest of the season … Appeared in 12 games in 2012 … Saw reserve action at left guard in four games in 2011 … Made debut as a substitute left guard against Eastern Michigan … Redshirted in 2010. Prep: Two-year letterman at Carlsbad High School … All- Palomar League selection his senior year. Personal: Born Joseph Samuel Burzynski on Aug. 12, 1992 … Enrolled in the College of Engineering, majoring in biomedical engineering. DAVID DAWSON · OL R-Fr. · Detroit Ht.: 6-4 · Wt.: 295 Career Highlights: Redshirted in 2013. Prep: Played for a Cass Tech squad that won the 2012 Division I state championship … Played in the 2013 Under Armour All-American Game … Detroit News Blue Chip List honoree … Ranked as a four-star recruit, the No. 5 player in Michigan, the No. 9 offensive guard nationally and the No. 165 overall player in the country by Personal: Born David Damante Dawson on Oct. 5, 1994 … High school teammate of fellow Wolverines Terry Richardson, Delonte Hollowell, Jourdan Lewis, Delano Hill and Royce Jenkins-Stone. CHRIS FOX · OL R-Fr. · Parker, Colo. Ht.: 6-6 · Wt.: 310 Career Highlights: Redshirted in 2013. Prep: Attended Ponderosa High School … Paved the way for an 11-1 squad that averaged 232 rush yards per game in 2012 … Invited to 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, but did not play due to injury … Rated a four-star recruit, the No. 1 player in Colorado, the No. 11 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 142 overall player in the class of 2013 by Personal: Born Chris Brent Fox on Jan. 10, 1995. GREG FROELICH · OL R-Fr. · Peoria, Ill. Ht.: 6-2 · Wt.: 266 Career Highlights: Did not see game action in 2013. Prep: Attended Montclair Kimber- ley Academy. Personal: Born Greg Froelich. GRAHAM GLASGOW · OL R-Jr. · Aurora, Ill. Ht.: 6-6 · Wt.: 308 Career Highlights: Will miss the first game of the 2014 season due to a suspension … Started all 13 games in 2013 … Started the first four games of the season at left guard and the last nine at center … Played in five games in 2012 … Made career debut as a reserve guard versus Massachusetts … Redshirted in 2011. Prep: A two-year letterman for a Marmion Academy squad that finished runner-up in the state in 2010 … Earned all- state notice … A member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Born Graham Glasgow on Aug. 19, 1992 … Brother, Ryan, is a redshirt sophomore defensive lineman on the team … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, major undeclared. KYLE KALIS · OL R-So. · Lakewood, Ohio Ht.: 6-5 · Wt.: 304 Career Highlights: Named to the 2013 All-Big Ten Freshman team … Appeared in 12 games as an offensive lineman, making nine starts at right guard … Redshirted in 2012. Prep: Helped lead St. Edward High School to a state title as a junior … Listed as a five-star talent, the top player in the state of Ohio, the No. 4 offensive tackle in the nation and No. 22 overall prospect in the country by … ROSTER No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Elig. Hometown (High School) 62 Blake Bars OL 6-5 290 Jr. So. Nashville (Montgomery Bell Academy) 65 Kyle Bosch OL 6-5 301 So. So. St. Charles, Ill. (St. Francis) 71 Ben Braden OL 6-6 319 Jr. So. Rockford, Mich. (Rockford ) 56 Joey Burzynski OL 6-1 288 5th Sr. Carlsbad, Calif. (Carlsbad) — Juwann Bushell-Beatty OL 6-5 295 Fr. Fr. Paramus, N.J. (Paramus Catholic) 52 Mason Cole OL 6-5 275 Fr. Fr. Tarpon Springs, Fla. (East Lake) 55 David Dawson OL 6-4 295 So. Fr. Detroit (Cass Technical) 73 Chris Fox OL 6-6 310 So. Fr. Parker, Colo. (Ponderosa) 51 Greg Froelich OL 6-2 266 So. Fr. Maplewood, N.J. (Montclair Kimberley Academy) 61 Graham Glasgow OL 6-6 308 Sr. Jr. Aurora, Ill. (Marmion Academy) 67 Kyle Kalis OL 6-5 304 Jr. So. Lakewood, Ohio (Saint Edward ) 57 Patrick Kugler OL 6-5 295 So. Fr. Wexford, Pa. (North Allegheny) 78 Erik Magnuson OL 6-6 295 Jr. So. San Diego (La Costa Canyon ) 60 Jack Miller OL 6-4 297 Sr. Jr. Perrysburg, Ohio (St. John's Jesuit) 63 Ben Pliska OL 6-3 277 Jr. So. Kirkland, Wash. (Lake Washington) 74 Dan Samuelson OL 6-5 282 So. Fr. Plymouth, Ind. (Plymouth) 72 Logan Tuley-Tillman OL 6-7 290 So. Fr. Peoria, Ill. (Manual) 126-132.OLs.indd 131 6/19/14 3:16 PM

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