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2014 Michigan Football Preview

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THE WOLVERINE 2014 FOOTBALL PREVIEW ■ 15 M Fan Vote: Picking The Best Of The Best From The Last 50 Years Throughout the months of March, April and May, The Wolverine polled subscribers on our Web site to ask them to vote for Michigan's best pro-style quarterback, option quarterback, best home-run threat, best defen- sive end and more. In total, more than 10,000 votes were cast. Here are their picks. Best Pro-Style QB: Tom Brady. Best Option QB: Denard Robinson. Best Home-Run Threat Ball Carrier: Denard Robinson. Best Running Back: Tyrone Wheatley. Best Big-Play Receiver: Anthony Carter. Best Pass-Catching Tight End: Jerame Tuman. Best Offensive Tackle: Jake Long. Best Offensive Guard: Steve Hutchinson. Best Center: Steve Everett. Best Pass Rusher: Mark Messner. Most Complete Defensive Lineman: Glen Steele. Best Run-Stuffing Linebacker: Ron Simpkins. Best Cover Corner: Charles Woodson. Best Playmaking Defensive Back: Charles Woodson. Best Returnman: Desmond Howard. Most Clutch Field-Goal Kicker: Remy Hamilton. Best Blocking Fullback: Chris Floyd. Best Blitzing Linebacker: Shawn Crable. Best Punter: Zoltan Mesko. Hardest-Hitting Safety: Barry Pierson. In 2007, Shawn Crable posted 28.5 tackles for loss, second-most in the nation that season, helping him earn the label as U-M's best blitzing linebacker. PHOTO BY PER KJELDSEN 8,10-12,14-28,30-32.IMA.indd 15 6/19/14 4:59 PM

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