2023 Season Countdown: #46 Max Bredeson

2023 Season Countdown: #46 Max Bredeson

August 4, 2023
Max Bredeson (image via Yahoo!)

Name: Max Bredeson
240 lbs.
High school: 
Hartland (WI) Arrowhead
Tight end
Redshirt sophomore
Jersey number: 
Last year: 
I ranked Bredeson #86 and said he would be a backup tight end (LINK). He caught 5 passes for 78 yards.
TTB Rating:

The second Bredeson to suit up for Michigan in the last decade, Max had a mini-breakout in 2022. After redshirting in 2021 as a walk-on, he earned playing time last season despite being surrounded by a bunch of starting-quality tight ends. He mostly lined up in the backfield as an H-back/fullback and was used like Joel Honigford – a former offensive lineman – except with more pass catching ability.

Bredeson was so impressive that starting tight end Erick All bolted for Iowa instead of staying to get one-upped by a walk-on.

For the 2023 season, we should expect more of the same from Bredeson, who has proven himself on the field. He will likely be the fourth tight end behind Colston Loveland, A.J. Barner, and Matt Hibner, but Michigan uses multiple tight ends regularly. Max will probably take on a bigger H-back role with Honigford gone. I don’t expect him to take on a much bigger receiving role, but the added weight (he’s up to 240 lbs. from 222) should help with his blocking efforts. He should be a quiet, solid contributor once again this fall.

Prediction: Backup tight end

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