2017 Season Countdown: #93 Jack Wangler

2017 Season Countdown: #93 Jack Wangler


May 3, 2017

Which one is Jack Wangler, and does it really matter? (image via Detroit Free Press)

Name: Jack Wangler
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 200 lbs.
High school: Warren (MI) De La Salle
Position: Wide receiver
Class: Fifth year senior
Jersey number: #16
Last year: I ranked Wangler #89 and said he would be a backup receiver. He played in one game.

Wangler is the son of former Michigan quarterback John Wangler, and he was a high school teammate of Shane Morris’s. Any hopes of a Morris-to-Wangler combination in college have long since disappeared, and Wangler enters his final year of eligibility with only a slim chance to see the field. Last year he saw some snaps in the season-opening blowout of Hawaii, and he didn’t get on the field after that. I expect more of the same this year, and the chances for a blowout are even slimmer. Add to that a few more receivers in the mix, and things are looking bleak. I imagine he’ll play in a game or two to reward him for five years of hard work.

Prediction: Backup wide receiver

Speaking of the photo above, I offer you this:

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    Jetski
    May 03, 2017 at 7:58 PM

    I see what you did there. So can we assume that Wangler is also a Gemini?

    • Thunder
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      May 03, 2017 at 8:55 PM

      Alas, Wangler was born in August. No such luck. That would be pretty funny if he were.

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        Jetski
        May 03, 2017 at 9:11 PM

        Alas. So you’re putting wangler at what, 9th wide receiver? I hope he gets some run in any case. 5th year senior, legacy, etc. lots to appreciate about his commitment to the team and program.

        • Thunder
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          May 04, 2017 at 7:41 AM

          Other WRs are Ways, Harris, McDoom, Black, Perry, Peoples-Jones, Johnson, Crawford, Schoenle, and Simeon Smith (off the top of my head), so Wangler is #11.

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            Roanman
            May 04, 2017 at 7:58 AM

            Smith is an interesting kid to me. I keep not hearing anything about him. Is he getting anything done?

          • Lanknows
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            Lanknows
            May 04, 2017 at 3:20 PM

            Collins too. Even if half the WR on the roster go down, Wangler would not see meaningful snaps.*

            *unless he finds a way onto the special teams units.

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    je93
    May 04, 2017 at 9:42 AM

    Too lazy to check, but wasnt he a walk-on?

    • Thunder
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      May 04, 2017 at 9:51 AM

      Yes, he was a walk-on.

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