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142 ■ THE WOLVERINE 2014 FOOTBALL PREVIEW DL PLAYER BIOS POSITION COACH Mark Smith is entering his first sea- son as defensive line coach at Michigan. In the previous three seasons on Brady Hoke's staff, he coached linebackers for the Wolverines. Prior to his stint in Ann Arbor, he accumulated eight years of defensive coordinator experience at Ball State (2003-08) and Indiana State (2001- 02). He has coached linebackers since 1988 and oversaw the linebacker position for Hoke for two seasons at San Diego State (2009-10). Before his stint at Ball State, Smith spent 15 seasons as an assistant coach at Indiana State. He began his coaching career as a wide receivers and secondary coach at Defiance (Ohio) High School (1979-81), and also spent time as an assistant coach at Bowling Green (1982-85) and Rose Hulman (1986-87). RETURNING PLAYERS BRENNEN BEYER · DE Sr. · Canton, Mich. Ht.: 6-3 · Wt.: 256 Career Highlights: Started all 13 games in 2013 … Began the season at outside linebacker, starting five games while redshirt junior Jake Ryan recov- ered from a torn ACL … Moved to de- fensive end after Ryan's return, starting the final seven games of the season there … Recorded 27 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, two sacks, one forced fumble and an interception, which he returned for a touchdown at Iowa … Appeared in 11 games, making eight starts at defensive end, in 2012 … Tallied 19 total tackles, 0.5 sacks and a forced fumble … Earned first var- sity letter in 2011, appearing in 11 games — nine as a reserve linebacker and nine on special teams … Recorded 11 tackles. Prep: Helped lead Plymouth High School to the state championship game as a senior … A two-way starter for three seasons … Compiled 65 tackles, 12 sacks and 10 touchdown receptions as a senior … Amassed 45 stops, nine tackles for loss and nine sacks as a junior … Listed as a four-star recruit, the No. 5 player in Michigan and the No. 16 defensive end in the country by Personal: Born Brennen Scott Beyer on Nov. 25, 1992 … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL Sacks 2011 11/0 5 6 11 0 0 2012 11/8 9 10 19 0.5 0 2013 13/13 16 11 27 4.0 2.0 Total 35/21 30 27 57 4.5 2.0 TACO CHARLTON • DE So. • Pickerington, Ohio Ht.: 6-6 • Wt.: 275 Career Highlights: Appeared in eight games as a reserve defensive end, making his career debut in the Wolver- ines' 59-9 win over Central Michigan in the season opener … Recorded two tackles, including 0.5 tackles for loss … Was an early enrollee in January 2013 and participated in spring practices. Prep: A three-year varsity starter at Pickerington Central … Named team MVP after tallying 116 tackles, 24 tackles for loss and 19 sacks during his senior season … Ranked a four- star prospect, the No. 13 player in Ohio, the No. 10 weakside defensive end in the country and the No. 237 overall player nationally by Personal: Born Vidaunte Sayyon Tamar Charlton on Nov. 7, 1994. FRANK CLARK · DE Sr. · Cleveland Ht.: 6-2 · Wt.: 270 Career Highlights: Named second- team All-Big Ten (coaches) and won the Richard Katcher Award as Michigan's best defensive lineman in 2013 … Started all 13 games at defensive end … Racked up 43 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries … Posted a career-high 12 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss at Michigan State … In 2012, played in 12 games, missing the season opener due to suspension, with four starts and six appearances as a reserve defensive end … Led Michigan's defensive line and was second overall with nine tackles for loss … Notched 25 tackles and two sacks … Recorded six tackles for loss and two sacks in U-M's final four regular-season contests … Posted first career sack in the win over Iowa … As a freshman in 2011, appeared in 12 games, including 10 as a defensive reserve and eight on special teams … Made 10 total stops and 0.5 tackles for loss … Intercepted first career pass against Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl … Made collegiate debut against Western Michigan, registering a tackle on special teams. Prep: Notched 70 tackles and 19 sacks as a senior for Glen- ville High School … Rated a three-star talent and the No. 52 prospect in Ohio by Personal: Frank Clark was born on June 14, 1993 … En- rolled in the School of Kinesiology. Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL Sacks 2011 12/0 3 7 10 0.5 0 2012 12/4 16 9 25 9.0 2.0 2013 13/13 20 25 43 12.0 4.5 Total 37/17 39 41 78 21.5 6.5 RYAN GLASGOW • DL R-So. • Aurora, Ill. Ht.: 6-4 • Wt.: 297 Career Highlights: Appeared in 11 games as a reserve defensive lineman in 2013 … Made collegiate debut in Michi- gan's 59-9 win over Central Michigan in the season opener … Tallied two total tackles … Redshirted in 2012. Prep: Two-year varsity letterman at Marmion Academy … Named Suburban Christian Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 … Ranked a two-star prospect by, and had offers from North Dakota, North Dakota State, Illinois State and Wyoming before walking on at Michigan. Personal: Born Ryan James Glasgow on Sept. 30, 1993 … Brother, Graham, is a redshirt junior offensive lineman for the Wolverines … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, major undeclared. MATTHEW GODIN · DT R-So. · Novi, Mich. Ht.: 6-6 · Wt.: 283 Career Highlights: Appeared in six games as a reserve defensive lineman in 2013 … Made collegiate debut in Michi- gan's 59-9 win over Central Michigan in the season opener … Tallied three total tackles for the campaign … Redshirted in 2012. Prep: Helped Detroit Catholic Central High School capture a state championship in his senior year, registering 79 tackles, 18 stops for loss and nine sacks … Notched 66 tackles, 28 tackles for loss and two sacks during his junior season … Rated a three-star recruit, the No. 10 prospect in Michigan and the No. 26 defensive tackle in the country by … Selected to the Detroit Free Press Dream Team and Detroit News Blue Chip list, and earned first-team all-state honors from the Associated Press as a senior. Personal: Born Matthew Godin on Sept. 30, 1993 … Father, Kevin, brother, Jonathan, and sister, Jackie, attended Michi- gan … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, major undeclared. WILLIE HENRY · DT R-So. · Cleveland Ht.: 6-2 · Wt.: 297 Career Highlights: Named to the 2013 All-Big Ten Freshman team … Appeared in 12 games, making six starts … Finished the season with 32 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks and a blocked kick … Redshirted in 2012. Sophomore defensive end Taco Charlton ap- peared in eight games in 2013, making two tackles. PHOTO BY PER KJELDSEN ROSTER No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Elig. Hometown (High School) 97 Brennen Beyer DE 6-3 256 Sr. Sr. Canton, Mich. (Plymouth) 33 Taco Charlton DE 6-6 275 So. So. Pickerington, Ohio (Central) 57 Frank Clark DE 6-2 270 Sr. Sr. Cleveland (Glenville) 96 Ryan Glasgow DL 6-4 297 Jr. So. Aurora, Ill. (Marmion Academy) 99 Matthew Godin DT 6-6 283 Jr. So. Novi, Mich. (Catholic Central) 69 Willie Henry DT 6-2 297 Jr. So. Cleveland (Glenville) 73 Maurice Hurst Jr. DT 6-2 277 So. Fr. Westwood, Mass. (Xaverian Brothers) — Lawrence Marshall DE 6-4 230 Fr. Fr. Southfield, Mich. (Southfield) 55 Garrett Miller DL 6-4 254 So. Fr. Adrian, Mich. (Sand Creek) 91 Alex Mitropoulos-Rundus DL 6-2 265 Sr. Jr. Ann Arbor, Mich. (Pioneer) 90 Bryan Mone DT 6-4 315 Fr. Fr. Salt Lake City, Utah (Highland) 53 Mario Ojemudia DE 6-3 250 Jr. Jr. Farmington Hills, Mich. (Harrison) — Brady Pallante DT 6-1 255 Fr. Fr. Naples, Fla. (Barron Collier) 56 Ondre Pipkins DT 6-3 313 Jr. Jr. Kansas City, Mo. (Park Hill) 7 Henry Poggi DE 6-4 271 So. Fr. Baltimore (Gilman School) 50 Tom Strobel DE 6-6 268 Jr. So. Mentor, Ohio (Mentor) 43 Chris Wormley DL 6-4 292 Jr. So. Toledo, Ohio (Whitmer) 137-143.DLs.indd 142 6/19/14 1:15 PM

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