The Wolverine

March 2016

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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2016 FOOTBALL RECRUITING ISSUE STATISTICS • Made 19 of 29 field goals during his career (65.5 percent), including 14 of 19 (73.7 percent) in his sophomore season. • Had a long of 51 yards, recorded during his senior season, although he missed much of the year with an injury. • Also handled some kickoffs in 2015, recording 19 touchbacks on 23 kick- offs (82.6 percent). • Helped Rockford advance to the state playoffs for the 19th, 20th and 21st consecutive seasons in his final three years. HONORS • Ranked the No. 1 kicker nationally for 2016 by • Despite missing much of his senior season, was still named a first-team All-American by USA Today. • N a m e d to t h e G ra n d Ra p i d s Press Dream Team in both 2013 and 2015. • Awarded first-team All-State hon- ors by the Detroit Free Press in 2013, and was named honorable mention by both The Detroit News and the As- sociated Press. ALL-STAR GAMES AND CAMPS • Attended the Kornblue Kicking Camp in 2013 and 2014. RECRUITMENT • Committed to Michigan on the morning of National Signing Day, Feb. 3. • Had originally pledged to Penn State in July 2015 but decommitted Jan. 27, 2016. • Picked U-M over Penn State, Baylor and USC, taking official visits to U-M Jan. 15, Baylor Jan. 22 and Southern Cal Jan. 29. • Made national headlines when Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh spent the night at Nordin's house after the end of the dead period Jan. 14, and the two drove to Ann Arbor together for Nordin's official visit. NOTABLE • Born on Aug. 16, 1998. • Also played lacrosse during his high school career. • Was a member of the Rockford Stu- dent Council. • Missed all but four games during his senior season after breaking his QUINN NORDIN KICKER 6-0 • 200 ROCKFORD H.S. ROCKFORD, MICH. RANKINGS STARS NAT. POS. STATE ✪ ✪ ✪ — 1 22 ✪ ✪ ✪ — 9 19 ✪ ✪ ✪ — 1 36 ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ — 1 11 CHRIS PARTRIDGE ON NORDIN "Quinn will be a guy who can bring a lot of power to our kicking game, and we are really excited about that dimension."

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