Many more freshman jersey #s revealed

Submitted by DISCUSS Man on June 23rd, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Per TouchTheBanner-

List of the new freshman numbers revealed along with the ones already known to refresh the memory. The number changes with Drake and Dennis make more sense now-

Early Enrollees
Kyle Bosch- #65
Jake Butt- #88
Taco Charlton- #33
Ross Douglas- #29 (Wore #7 in spring ball)
Dymonte Thomas- #25
Logan Tuley-Tillman- #72
Incoming Freshmen
David Dawson- #55
Jaron Dukes- #83
Chris Fox- #73
Derrick Green- #27
Khalid Hill- #80
Maurice Hurst, Jr.- #73
Da'Mario Jones- #14
Jourdan Lewis- #26
Mike McCray II- #9
J.J. McGrath- #46 (PWO)
Shane Morris- #7
Henry Poggi- #7
Dan Samuelson- #74
Wyatt Shallman- #33
DeVeon Smith- #4
Jack Wangler- #16 (PWO)
Only ones that aren't known yet are Reon Dawson, Ben Gedeon, Delano Hill, Patrick Kugler, Scott (Snappy) Sypniewski, Csont'e York, PWOs Garrett Moores and Jack Doyle. 


Frito Bandito

June 23rd, 2013 at 10:37 PM ^

Deveon #4, Douglass #29, Dawson #55, Derrick Green #27 and Shane #7.

But I've never liked defensive lineman wearing skill numbers (taco #33 and poggi #7).



June 24th, 2013 at 7:21 AM ^

what the hell.  "Preferred Walk On."  Everybody else was doing it....

I feel like Shane Morris after Henne as 7 is going to cement that number as the number you wear if you are a badass Michigan quarterback.

Maize.Blue Wagner

June 23rd, 2013 at 11:30 PM ^

It's interesting to consider that with the advent of the "legends number" program, some of these numbers could be purely temporary. 

For instance, the coaches know they will award #11 to Quinton Washington near the beginning of the year. Poggi wants #76, but obviously can't have it until its vacated. For whatever reason, they stick him at #7 in the mean time. (All hypothetical, but you get the point.)


June 23rd, 2013 at 11:28 PM ^

I can't think of one RB with the #27 in the HOF. That's a very uncommon number choice, but it's cool if he can make it famous.











I can think of a lot of great backs in the #32 and #34.


June 23rd, 2013 at 11:28 PM ^

I get the sense with these players the number they wear is secondary to being on the team and wearing the maize and blue.  They'd be happy and proud to wear any number.

Do some numbers have greater historic meaning than others?  Sure.  And to wear those numbers is no doubt an extra measure of pride.  But most meaningful is be a Wolverine and strap on the winged helmet.

I love what Hoke has done to shape the spirit of this team.  Love it.

(All that said, my very favorite number is #41 -- Rob Lytle's number.)


June 24th, 2013 at 3:18 AM ^

I was playing the demo NCAA 14 this past weekend and while you can't change your depth chart you can still cycle in players. Rawls is our starting RB in the game. I tried to get Green but couldn't. But it had an RB that is #3. Who is that?


June 24th, 2013 at 6:54 AM ^

     I always wondered how this works.  I have to assume senior players get to choose whether to keep/change their number first.  But do scholarship players get priorirty over walk-ons?  If a Devin Gardner for whatever reason wants Brian Cleary's (walk-on QB) this year, would Cleary have to give it up?   Just curious.  I know in the NFL, it's generally if you want my number you have to pay/trade me something for it.

Decatur Jack

June 24th, 2013 at 10:04 AM ^

I always thought numbers were assigned by the coaches. How else do you explain J.T. Floyd getting #1 in 2008? Or Devin Gardner making the switch from #7 to #12? Or all those other stories where a player says he walked into the coach's office and the coach said "You're wearing this number"?

Interesting. I wonder why James Ross didn't choose #6 as a freshman then. It was available, and that was the number he had in HS.


June 24th, 2013 at 10:21 AM ^

There are also stories like Wyatt Shallman wearing #33 for a teammate who passed away, Henry Poggi wearing #7 despite being a defensive tackle, etc. I don't know the particulars of how Floyd got the #1 jersey, except maybe he said he didn't care what number he got and Rodriguez's staff didn't know any better.