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2014 Michigan Football Preview

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258 ■ THE WOLVERINE 2014 FOOTBALL PREVIEW Name Pos. Starts Isaiah Bell LB 0 Left Michigan and ultimately ended up at Division II Lake Erie College, con- cluding his career with minimal contribution. Will Campbell DT 11 Emerged late in his career, starting in his senior year, but overall did not deliver on his five-star recruiting ranking. Vlad Emilien S 0 Didn't see the field at Michigan and transferred to Toledo, recording 48 tack- les over his final two seasons as a Rocket defender. Tate Forcier QB 12 Outstanding rookie year was ultimately forgotten by his selfish attitude, poor work ethic and dismissal from school in 2010. Jeremy Gallon WR 24 Became one of the biggest success stories of the class, overcoming his lack of size to set the Michigan single-season record for receiving yards. Brendan Gibbons PK 44 Finished his career 45 of 60 (75.0 percent) on field goals, ranking fourth all time at Michigan in makes. Cam Gordon LB 15 Took longer than expected to transition to linebacker, but finished with ca- reer bests in tackles (40), tackles for loss (8.5) and sacks (five) in 2013. Thomas Gordon S 38 Racked up career totals of 220 tackles and six interceptions, starting three full seasons at free safety. Brandin Hawthorne LB 5 Enjoyed his greatest success in 2011 with 43 stops, and was a solid reserve performer during his career. Mike Jones LB 11* Started 11 games as a fifth-year senior transfer at Western Michigan in 2013, notching 92 tackles and five tackles for loss. Teric Jones RB 0 Bounced between defensive back and running back, and ultimately saw his career end prematurely due to injury. Anthony LaLota DE 0 Transferred to Rutgers but left the Scarlet Knights program as quickly as he left Michigan. Taylor Lewan OT 48 Consistently dominant left tackle, started for four seasons and was twice named Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year. Denard Robinson QB 37 Made a lasting impact as, arguably, the most exciting player in Michigan football history. Craig Roh DE 51 Started defensively during each of his four seasons, tallying 150 stops and 26.5 tackles for loss. Michael Schofield OT 36 Overshadowed by Taylor Lewan but was dependable at right tackle and selfless, playing out of position at guard in 2011. Vincent Smith RB 12 Undersized tailback finished with 1,704 yards and 17 touchdowns between his rushing and receiving totals. Name Pos. Starts Je'Ron Stokes WR 0 Played for Michigan, Bowling Green and Norfolk State, recording 18 catches in four seasons. Fitzgerald Toussaint RB 31 Had a 1,000-yard season in 2011 and rushed for more than 2,000 yards in his career while fighting through injuries. Justin Turner DB 0 Dismissed from Michigan before he ever played in a game and never resurfaced. Quinton Washington DT 16 Moved from offensive to defensive line midway through his career and blos- somed in a run-stuffing role. Adrian Witty DB 9* Played at Cincinnati after being denied admission at Michigan, appearing in 40 career games and making 70.5 tackles. * Starts did not come at Michigan Class Of 2009 Summary Players In Class — 22 • Ranking — 8th Diminutive running back Vincent Smith compiled 1,704 yards from scrimmage and scored 17 touchdowns during his four-year career at Michigan. PHOTO BY LON HORWEDEL 254-258.Class of 2009.indd 258 6/19/14 12:01 PM

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