Agreed, and how about a shoutout to Martavious Odoms. Absolute warrior out there.
Junior Hemmingway you are one of my fav
It makes you wonder what could've been if we had him healthy for the MSU game.
Really came on strong after the injury earlier in the year. Dileo also has an amazing catch today.
the catch was amazing and even more amazing than that was the throw...Denard made a lot of plasses today that he hasn't consistently made all year!!
But my favorite reciever these last few weeks has been Odoms. The kid is 5'8'' and catching balls in our pro style offense. Has really stepped up as of late! Also, that Dileo reception today was pretty sick.
me some slot ninja
back next year in full beast mode
Can't wait to see Stonum, I can definitely see him getting behind some defensive backs for some big plays
And a hungry Stonum. DARYLL'S GOTTA EAT!
I love Hemingway and Odoms and love that they got to have that as their final home game. They deserve it. That said, I think Stonum is the best of the three of them and our receiver core isn't going to drop off at all.
From catching 72 last year to not even 20 this year.
It's not disappointing. He was every bit as good as last year. The offense just opened up for others more.
The team has 71 fewer completions this year than they did last year after the regular season. Hemingway led the team with just 32 catches. Roundtree averaged over 19 yards per catch and made a ton of huge plays for this team.
He's not playing the same position as last year, moving from mostly the slot to the outside. Plus, the change in scheme did way with those sick Denard steps toward the line sucking the linebackers and safety in but designed throw to Roundtree plays.
was Dileo. GLUE HANDS!
I am so proud of my Facebook friend!
Don't worry, I am a student.
They are ALL my favorite today. Beating Ohio was every bit as sweet as y'all promised it would be.
Would have been #1 worthy with some health.
I know. I wish he could get a 6th year but I know that's not gonna happen.
I did a little research just now on Hemingway, who (as many know) was one of the rare players to see time in five separate seasons.
Here's question: Has any receiver in UMich history caught passes from more than six QBs? Here's Junior's list:
* Henne (all four of his '07 receptions)
* Threet (one of his two '08 receptions prior to the injury)
* Sheridan (the other '08)
Too bad he didn't hook up with Mallet in '07 (for seven).
ODOMS IS OUR BEST WR PERIOD... IF HE WAS WITH US ALL SEASON WOW..
Hemingway is the shtit, if he was dominate all year wow too... good year by this kid
Jr., Molk, Koger, Tae, Watson, Van Bergen, Woolfolk, Martin, Heineger (sp?)... How can you pick a favorite. I can tell you this, I've got a HELL of a lot more respect for Jr. Hemingway and Tae Odoms than I do for Manningham and Arrington. When faced with adversity they didn't fold, transfer, or head to the NFL. They stuck together and they accomplished something most thought was impossible. They stayed, and now, they're champions!
I cannot blame/ or hold the fact that they went to the NFL against either of those two. If we are going to hold the fact that a player left early for the NFL, we are going to have a pretty long list of players whom we hold grudges against. At least they were drafted unlike one whom you left unmentioned. If Tae and Junior had been more consistent and less injured throughout their careers, they may very well be in the NFL right now.
He will be missed. He's a great possession receiver, which is ideal for Denard. I don't think Stonum will be as effective unless Denard improves his downfield passing. Stonum is mostly a deep threat, so he will be at least partially neutralized without a QB that can hit that throw. Hemingway on the other hand just makes plays on the ball, whether it's thrown on the money or not. Great way to go out for the seniors.
I think it is good for the program. I'll never stop admiring those who stayed though, and it goes double for this years seniors. I suspect Team 132 will be remembered in A2 along with some of the other memorable teams.