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September 2016

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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SEPTEMBER 2016 THE WOLVERINE 55   MICHIGAN FOOTBALL Freddy Canteen's status remains in doubt after a pair of pre-spring shoulder surgeries. Canteen, a 6-1 ju- nior wide receiver/cornerback, was not listed on Michigan's roster or with the team when it closed spring practice, and he's not on the current fall roster. Team spokesmen said Canteen's status had not changed since head coach Jim Harbaugh commented on it in the spring. "I don't know yet," Harbaugh re- sponded then when asked if Canteen was still a member of the squad. Redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Brady Pallante, meanwhile, has officially medically retired from football, the spokesmen confirmed. He appeared in seven games as a backup in 2015 and is expected to re- main with the program as a student assistant. FRESHMAN RASHAN GARY IMPRESSES WITH HIS DEMEANOR AND WORK ETHIC Freshman defensive end Rashan Gary might have been the consen- sus No. 1 recruit in the country, but teammates and coaches say you'd never know it by talking to him. The 6-5, 287-pounder has assimilated well with the veterans on the defen- sive line and is expected to contrib- ute mightily to a deep and talented group. "He's a great kid, a hard worker," defensive coordinator Don Brown said. "He has leadership qualities. He's a big, good-looking, impressive guy, works extremely hard. There's nothing negative there now. "We'll have to see [how much he plays]. He's got to earn it, just like ev- erybody else. But we're excited about his potential for sure." Gary will start out at strongside end, where he'll compete with fifth- year senior Chris Wormley and oth- ers. Wormley could even slide inside to the tackle spot if Gary proves too good to keep off the field. The rookie has blended in ex- tremely well because he's as hard a worker as he is talented, defensive line coach Greg Mattison added. The upperclassmen love him because he's about doing, not talking, as evi- denced by his 26 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press — a mark that would've tied for 15th among defen- sive linemen at the 2016 NFL Com- bine (the most was 33). "He's going to be great; he's going to be right in there with us," red- shirt junior defensive tackle Mau- rice Hurst Jr. said. "Any chance we get we want to coach him up and make him the best player he can be. If we're not doing that, we're not do- ing our job. "He's a hard worker and a great guy. He's really close with us. He's comfortable with us." CHESSON BACK FOR BATTLE FOLLOWING TOUGH OFFSEASON Fall camp proves a grind for the most enthusiastic of football play- ers. One winged-helmeted warrior, though, couldn't wait to get started. Fifth-year senior wide receiver Jehu Chesson went down in the lat- ter stages of the Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day. He suffered a partial tear OFFENSE Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. WR 82 Amara Darboh 6-2 215 5th-Sr. 9 Grant Perry 6-0 184 So. LT 77 Grant Newsome 6-7 300 So. 76 J. Bushell-Beatty 6-5 325 R-So. LG 71 Ben Braden 6-6 322 5th-Sr. 55 David Dawson 6-4 316 R-Jr. C 52 Mason Cole 6-5 305 Jr. 57 Patrick Kugler 6-5 302 R-Jr. RG 67 Kyle Kalis 6-5 305 5th-Sr. 62 Ben Bredeson 6-5 293 Fr. RT 78 Erik Magnuson 6-6 305 5th-Sr. 70 Nolan Ulizio 6-5 291 R-Fr. TE 88 Jake Butt 6-6 250 Sr. 8 T. Wheatley Jr. 6-6 280 R-Fr. or 89 Ian Bunting 6-7 252 R-So. WR 82 Jehu Chesson 6-3 200 5th-Sr. 85 Maurice Ways 6-3 210 R-So. QB 15 John O'Korn 6-4 209 R-Jr. or 3 Wilton Speight 6-6 239 R-So. FB 19 Henry Poggi 6-4 266 R-Jr. 80 Khalid Hill 6-2 263 R-Jr. RB 4 De'Veon Smith 5-11 228 Sr. 20 Drake Johnson 6-1 210 5th-Sr. or 32 Ty Isaac 6-3 228 R-Jr. DEFENSE Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. DE 33 Taco Charlton 6-6 285 Sr. 15 Chase Winovich 6-3 245 R-So. DT 96 Ryan Glasgow 6-4 300 5th-Sr. or 90 Bryan Mone 6-4 320 R-So. DT 73 Maurice Hurst 6-2 282 R-Jr. or 43 Chris Wormley 6-5 303 5th-Sr. DE 43 Chris Wormley 6-5 303 5th-Sr. or 3 Rashan Gary 6-5 293 Fr. SLB 5 Jabrill Peppers 6-1 208 R-So. 59 Noah Furbush 6-4 242 R-So. ILB 9 Mike McCray 6-4 240 R-Jr. 10 Devin Bush Jr. 6-0 220 Fr. ILB 42 Ben Gedeon 6-3 248 Sr. 1 E. Mbem-Bosse 6-3 232 Fr. FS 25 Dymonte Thomas 6-2 195 Sr. 23 Tyree Kinnel 5-11 201 So. SS 44 Delano Hill 6-0 212 Sr. 23 Tyree Kinnel 5-11 201 So. CB 8 Channing Stribling 6-2 181 Sr. 34 Jeremy Clark 6-4 210 5th-Sr. CB 26 Jourdan Lewis 5-10 175 Sr. 28 Brandon Watson 5-11 191 R-So. MICHIGAN DEPTH CHART Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr PK 91 Kenny Allen 6-3 210 5th-Sr. 15 Quinn Nordin 6-0 200 Fr. P 91 Kenny Allen 6-3 210 5th-Sr. 15 Quinn Nordin 6-0 200 Fr. KO 91 Kenny Allen 6-3 210 5th-Sr. or 15 Quinn Nordin 6-0 200 Fr. H 15 Garrett Moores 6-3 214 Sr. Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr LS 31 Scott Sypniewski 6-1 225 R-Jr. 50 Andrew Robinson 5-11 220 R-So. KR 26 Jourdan Lewis 5-10 175 Sr. 86 Jehu Chesson 6-3 200 5th-Sr. PR 5 Jabrill Peppers 6-1 208 R-So. 82 Amara Darboh 6-2 215 5th-Sr. SPECIAL TEAMS Rookie Rashan Gary was the consensus No. 1 recruit coming out of high school and has proven to be as hard a worker as he is talented. PHOTO BY BRANDON BROWN

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