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Freshman numbers, jersey changes, walk-ons and more
Written by Matt Pargoff   

Michigan has released its roster for the fall with freshmen numbers and incoming walk-ons listed among the names. In addition, the Wolverines have announced that another player will be honored during the coming season.

Michigan announced on Thursday that the Wolverines would reintroduce the formerly retired No. 11 jersey this season to honor the Wistert brothers, Francis, Albert and Alvin.

The U-M Athletic Department previously announced in June that the famed No. 47, No. 48 and No. 87 jerseys would return as "Michigan Football Legend" jerseys in honor of center Gerald Ford and ends Ron Kramer and Bennie Oosterbaan, respectively. The Wisterts, Ford, Kramer and Oosterbaan will be honored in perpetuity with their names affixed to their respective jersey numbers with a patch over the left upper chest of all future players donning the jersey numbers. The football staff has not determined which current players will wear the jerseys honoring the former legends.

To see the complete press release on the Wistert brothers click here.

The release of Michigan’s fall roster found a pair of players wearing new jersey numbers from a year ago as well. Junior quarterback Devin Gardner has switched from No. 7 to No. 12. He wore the No. 12 shirt seen above at the Women's Academy, but has now made it official that he is switching jerseys. Junior wide receiver Drew Dileo has switched from No. 26 to No. 9. Senior walk-on fullback Paul Gyarmati has switched from No. 99 to No. 31.

Below is the list of true freshman as they appear on the roster, including the list incoming walk-ons.

Freshman Roster
No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (School)
12 Allen Gant S 6-2 196 Sylvania, Ohio (Southview)
13 Terry Richardson CB 5-9 154 Detroit, Mich. (Cass Technical)
15 James Ross LB 6-1 225 Orchard Lake, Mich. (St. Mary’s Prep)
19 Devin Funchess TE 6-4 225 Farmington Hills, Mich. (Harrison)
22 Jarrod Wilson S 6-2 195 Akron, Ohio (Buchtel)
26 Dennis Norfleet RB 5-7 161 Detroit, Mich. (Marti n Luther King)
29 Drake Johnson RB 6-1 203 Ann Arbor, Mich. (Pioneer)
34 Jeremy Clark S 6-4 191 Madisonville, Ky. (Madisonville North Hopkins)
35 Joe Bolden LB 6-3 224 Cincinnati , Ohio (Colerain)
39 Sione Houma FB 6-0 221 Salt Lake City, Utah (Highland)
43 Chris Wormley DE 6-5 268 Toledo, Ohio (Whitmer)
49 Kaleb Ringer LB 6-1 230 Clayton, Ohio (Northmont)
50 Tom Strobel DE 6-6 250 Mentor, Ohio (Mentor)
52 Royce Jenkins-Stone LB 6-2 206 Detroit, Mich. (Cass Technical)
53 Mario Ojemudia DE 6-2 223 Farmington Hills, Mich. (Harrison)
56 Ondre Pipkins DT 6-3 337 Kansas City, Mo. (Park Hill)
62 Blake Bars OL 6-5 282 Nashville, Tenn. (Montgomery Bell Academy)
67 Kyle Kalis OL 6-5 292 Lakewood, Ohio (St. Edward)
69 Willie Henry DT 6-3 302 Cleveland, Ohio (Glenville)
71 Ben Braden OL 6-6 319 Rockford, Mich. (Rockford)
78 Eric Magnuson OL 6-6 290 Carlsbad, Calif. (La Costa Canyon)
82 Amara Darboh WR 6-2 218 West Des Moines, Iowa (Dowling Catholic)
84 A.J. Williams TE 6-6 282 Cincinnati , Ohio (Sycamore)
86 Jehu Chesson WR 6-3 183 St. Louis, Mo. (Ladue Horton Watkins)
99 Matt Godin DT 6-6 270 Novi, Mich. (Detroit Catholic Central)
Freshman Walk-Ons
No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (School)
3 Bo Devers WR 6-2 189 Lake Forest, Ill. (Lake Forest)
6 Brian Cleary QB 6-3 202 Detroit, Mich. (Detroit Jesuit)
31 Andrew Offerdahl S 5-11 192 Fort Lauderdale, Fl. (Cardinal Gibbons)
46 Chris Maye DB 5-11 178 Union City, Mich. (Union City)
59 Mark Lawson LB 6-2 207 Ada, Mich. (Forest Hills Eastern)
63 Ben Pliska OL 6-3 267 Kirkland, Wa. (Lake Washington)
79 Dan Gibbs OL 6-7 311 Birmingham, Mich. (Seaholm)
91 Kenneth Allen K/P 6-3 205 Fenton, Mich. (Fenton)
96 Ryan Glasgow DL 6-4 285 Aurora, Ill. (Marmion Academy)

 

 
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