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2014 Michigan Football Preview

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70 ■ THE WOLVERINE 2014 FOOTBALL PREVIEW Mark Campbell, TE (1995-98) Campbell played second fiddle to All- American Jerame Tuman during most of his career — Tuman still ranks third all time at U-M in both career receiving yardage (1,279) and receptions (98) — but he might have had just as much talent. He finished his four-year career with 32 receptions for 357 yards and one score, but he notched 146 catches for 1,356 yards and 12 touchdowns in 10 NFL seasons with Cleveland, Buffalo and New Orleans despite entering the league as an undrafted free agent. He caught 34 passes for 339 yards and a touchdown with the Bills in 2003 and scored five touchdowns for the club in 2004. Trezelle Jenkins, OT (1992-94) Jenkins is often cited as one of Michigan's weaker tackles of the 1990s, but he helped stabilize the line in 1992 when veteran Doug Skene was forced to move to guard. The line cheated Jenkins' way to help him at times, but Jenkins was a big reason the '92 offense was so prolific, averaging 466.9 yards and 35.9 points per game. Jenkins went to Kan- sas City in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft, but he played only nine games in three seasons. Chris Ziemann, OG (1996-99) Though undersized and not as thick as some of his teammates on the offensive line — he looked more like a tight end — Zie- mann held his own as one the starters on the 1997 national championship line and started 20 games over three seasons. The 6-7, 307-pounder played eight games in the NFL with the New York Giants in 2000, but his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2002) ended when he tore his ACL before the season. Bob Tabachino, C (1984-85) "One mean looking sonuva …" is how op- ponents and fans characterized the compact but fierce competitor, and he played like he looked. The 6-1 Tabachino started every game at center in the 10-1-1 1985 campaign, a year in which the Wolverines rebounded from a 6-6 season the year before to finish No. 2 in the nation. Tabachino started every game at right guard in 1984 before making the move to be quarterback Jim Harbaugh's center a year later, leading an offense that av- eraged 211.3 yards per game on the ground. Michael Schofield, OT (2010-13) Not the nasty, in your face type like All- American left tackle Taylor Lewan, Scho- field was quietly efficient while transitioning between spread and pro-style offenses in his four years. He appeared in 52 games on the offensive line and on special teams, making 36 starts (26 at right tackle and 10 at left guard) before the Denver Broncos took him in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He had his ups and downs at Michigan, but he stood out in the Senior Bowl to move up on draft day. DEFENSE Billy Harris, MG (1984-87) A three-year starter at middle guard, Har- ris didn't get the acclaim reserved for All- Americans Mike Hammerstein and Mark Messner during his era — he simply went about his business as a quick, undersized lineman who disrupted running lanes. He was a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 1985 on a squad that was best the nation in scoring defense, helping lead the Wolverines to a 10-1-1 record and a No. 2 national fin- ish. He earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors in 1986 and finished his career as the starter in 1987. Josh Williams, DT (1996-99) The Texas native never earned All-Big Ten honors, but he was a three-year starter and part of the 1997 defense that helped the Wolverines capture a national championship. Williams notched seven sacks in 1997 alone, his first year as a starter, and finished his ca- reer with 150 tackles, including 28 for loss. The Indianapolis Colts' fourth-round pick Chris Howard served as U-M's starting running back in 1996 and 1997, rushed for 1,876 yards and 17 touchdowns during his career, and also led the '97 national champions in receptions with 37 for 236 yards. FILE PHOTO 68-71.All-Underappreciated Team.indd 70 6/19/14 12:54 PM

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