Freshmen jersey numbers potentially unveiled

Submitted by Broken Brilliance on June 27th, 2011 at 3:28 PM

For those of you who don't read TTB regularly, Magnus found these on the rivals board the other day. It's a slow Monday so I thought I'd post these. (As it was eloquently put last summer) For those of you with visions of this class dominating the B1G en route to a Conference Championship dancing in your head, may your daydreams reflect (allegedly) accurate uniform numerals.

3 Russell Bellomy
5 Justice Hayes
18 Blake Countess
20 Tamani Carter
21 Raymon Taylor
24 Delonte Holowell
35 Greg Brown
38 Thomas Rawls
40 Antonio Poole
44 Desmond Morgan
45 Matt Wile
52 Kellen Jones
57 Frank Clark
58 Chris Bryant
79 Tony Posada
82 Chris Barnett
92 Keith Heitzman
95 Chris Rock
97 Brennen Beyer

Jack Miller's number remains a mystery

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June 27th, 2011 at 3:43 PM ^

I don't remember who it was, but someone with some clout said something about retiring jersey numbers in the future.  They said it would be tough to continue retiring numbers at Michigan because with 110-ish players on the roster, numbers start to get limited.

I'm not saying that Desmond isn't worthy of having his jersey retired, but at some point, it becomes unrealistic to keep retiring jerseys.

Broken Brilliance

June 27th, 2011 at 3:39 PM ^

I assumed Frank Clark was going to pick 99, because of the comparisons and his friendship with Pierre Woods. Looks like Frank decided to blaze his own trail, good for him.


June 27th, 2011 at 4:04 PM ^

99 just opened up this year with Patterson moving on. A lot of the other new guys took numbers recently vacated by guys from the same position group: Countess/Rogers, Carter/Vinopal, Hollowell/Christian, Morgan/Moundros, Heitzman/Banks, Rock/Sagesse. I'll have to get used to a kicker wearing David Harris' (and Ezeh's for that matter) number, though.   


June 27th, 2011 at 4:13 PM ^

I am picking up my Hayes jersey this week!
<br>It's cool that he and I share a last name, and we went to the same high school! I couldn't resist buying a customized jersey!