Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Willie Henry

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18Oct 2017
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Willie Henry

Willie Henry (image via Russell Street Report)

Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Willie Henry had yet to play an NFL game until two weeks ago, and this past Sunday, he earned his first start. He recorded 3 tackles and 0.5 sacks, but the Ravens lost to the Chicago Bears, 27-24.

HONORABLE MENTION

  • New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was 20/38 for 257 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception in a 24-17 win over the New York Jets.
  • Kansas City Chiefs WR Jehu Chesson did not catch a pass, but after a safety, the Chiefs took a free kick. The Steelers let it bounce on the ground, and Chesson recovered it for . . . an onside free kick recovery. The Chiefs lost, 19-13.
  • Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess caught 3 passes for 36 yards in a 28-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Eagles DE Brandon Graham made 3 tackles and 0.5 sacks in the 28-23 win over the Panthers.
  • Cleveland Browns S Jabrill Peppers made 5 tackles and 6 punt returns for 43 yards in a 33-17 loss to the Houston Texans.
  • Green Bay Packers LB Jake Ryan made 8 tackles in a 23-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Baltimore Ravens DT Chris Wormley made 2 tackles in the 27-24 loss to the Bears. So for the Ravens, two of their starting defensive linemen were former Wolverines.
12Oct 2017
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Devin Funchess

Devin Funchess

For the second week in a row, Devin Funchess caught 7 passes. This time it came against the Detroit Lions in a 27-24 win for the Carolina Panthers. Funchess’s final stats were 7 catches for 54 yards and 1 touchdown.

HONORABLE MENTION

  • New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 30/40 passes for 303 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception in a 19-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Seattle Seahawks DE Frank Clark made 3 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 forced fumble in a 16-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams
  • Rams S Blake Countess made 2 tackles in a 16-10 loss to the Seahawks
  • Philadelphia Eagles DE Brandon Graham made 4 tackles and 1 sack in a 31-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals
  • Baltimore Ravens DT Willie Henry made 5 tackles and 2 pass breakups in a 30-17 win over the Oakland Raiders. He has now broken up 4 passes in his last two games.
  • Dallas Cowboys CB Jourdan Lewis made 5 tackles and 3 pass breakups in a 35-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Unfortunately, he was also the victim of Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams on the game-winning fade pass.
  • Cleveland Browns S Jabrill Peppers made 3 tackles and 3 punt returns for 28 yards in a 17-14 loss to the New York Jets
  • Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls carried 8 times for 20 yards in a 16-10 win over the Rams
  • Green Bay Packers LB Jake Ryan made 7 tackles in a 35-31 win over the Cowboys
  • Baltimore Ravens DT Chris Wormley made his NFL debut and made 1 tackle in a 30-17 win over the Raiders
20Sep 2017
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Tom Brady

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wins the award for his performance in a 36-20 win over the New Orleans Saints. Brady was 30/39 for 447 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions.

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  • Cowboys rookie DE Taco Charlton made his first career tackle in a 42-17 loss to the Denver Broncos
  • Seahawks DE Frank Clark made 2 tackles and 1 sack in a 12-9 win over the San Francisco 49ers
  • Rams safety Blake Countess made 2 tackles in a 27-20 loss to the Redskins
  • Seahawks rookie WR Amara Darboh made his first career catch (for 16 yards) in a 12-9 win over the 49ers
  • Panthers WR Devin Funchess made 4 catches for 68 yards in a 9-3 win over the Buffalo Bills
  • Vikings rookie LB Ben Gedeon made 3 tackles in 26-9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Bengals rookie DT Ryan Glasgow made 2 tackles in a 13-9 loss to the Houston Texans
  • Eagles DE Brandon Graham made 4 tackles and 0.5 sacks in a 27-20 loss to the Chiefs
  • Cowboys rookie CB Jourdan Lewis made 6 tackles, 1 interception (for 25 yards), and 1 pass breakup in a 42-17 loss to the Broncos
  • Browns rookie safety Jabrill Peppers made 5 tackles, 1 punt return for 0 yards, and 1 kickoff return for 18 yards in a 24-10 loss to the Ravens
13Sep 2017
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Brandon Graham

Brandon Graham

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham made 4 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks in a 30-17 win over the Washington Redskins.

Other notes:

  • New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was 16/36 for 267 yards in a 42-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs
  • Seattle Seahawks DE Frank Clark made 1 tackles and 0.5 sacks in a 17-9 loss to the Green Bay Packers
  • Los Angeles Rams safety Blake Countess made 3 tackles in a 46-9 win over the Indianapolis Colts
  • Jacksonville Jaguars OG Patrick Omameh started in a 29-7 win over the Houston Texans
  • Cleveland Browns safety Jabrill Peppers made 4 tackles and 1 pass breakup. He also returned 3 punts for 33 yards and 1 kickoff for 14 yards.
27Apr 2017
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Michigan’s NFL Draft History

 

Jake Long

Probably like many of you, I occasionally have a hankering for some Michigan NFL Draft history. Below you will find (as far as I’m aware) every pro draft pick in the history of Michigan’s football program going all the way back to 1937.

Michigan’s only two #1 overall NFL Draft picks are Jake Long in 2008 and Tom Harmon in 1941.

2017
1st round: Jabrill Peppers – S – Cleveland Browns (#25 overall)
1st round: Taco Charlton – DE – Dallas Cowboys (#28 overall)
3rd round: Chris Wormley – DT – Baltimore Ravens (#74 overall)
3rd round: Jourdan Lewis – CB – Dallas Cowboys (#92 overall)
3rd round: Delano Hill – S – Seattle Seahawks (#95 overall)
3rd round: Amara Darboh – WR – Seattle Seahawks (#106 overall)
4th round: Ben Gedeon – LB – Minnesota Vikings (#120 overall)
4th round: Ryan Glasgow – DT – Cincinnati Bengals (#138 overall)
4th round: Jehu Chesson – WR – Kansas City Chiefs (#139 overall)
5th round: Jake Butt – TE – Denver Broncos (#145 overall)

2016
3rd round: Graham Glasgow – C – Detroit Lions (#95 overall)
4th round: Willie Henry – DT – Baltimore Ravens (#132 overall)
6th round: Jake Rudock – QB – Detroit Lions (#191 overall)

2015
2nd round: Devin Funchess – WR – Carolina Panthers (#41 overall)
2nd round: Frank Clark – DE – Seattle Seahawks (#63 overall)
4th round: Jake Ryan – LB – Green Bay Packers (#129 overall)

2014
1st round: Taylor Lewan – OT – Tennessee Titans (#11 overall)
3rd round: Michael Schofield – OT – Denver Broncos (#95 overall)
7th round: Jeremy Gallon – WR – New England Patriots (#244 overall)

2013
5th round: Denard Robinson – RB – Jacksonville Jaguars (#135 overall)
6th round: William Campbell – DT – New York Jets (#178 overall)

Hit the jump for the remainder of Michigan’s historical draft picks.

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