Michigan’s 10 Longest Plays vs. Iowa

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9Mar 2021
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Michigan’s 10 Longest Plays vs. Iowa

Tyrone Wheatley (image via Maize ‘n’ Brew)

Michigan joined what is now the Big Ten conference in 1896 and Iowa followed in 1899, but in that long span (albeit some years without official statistics), there have been a lot of big plays. Hayden Fry got Iowa’s program going in the right direction during the 1980s and 1990s, and Kirk Ferentz has continued that trend since.

  1. Tyrone Wheatley 82-yard rushing touchdown (1992)
  2. John Navarre 77-yard pass to Tyrece Butler (2001)
  3. John Navarre 71-yard pass to Jason Avant (2003)
  4. Jim Maddock 65-yard touchdown pass to Ron Kramer (1955)
  5. Jim Pace 65-yard punt return touchdown (1957)
  6. Steve Breaston 64-yard kickoff return (2006)
  7. Rick Leach 63-yard touchdown pass to Russell Davis (1977)
  8. Jim Maddock 60-yard touchdown pass to Ron Maentz (1955)
  9. Jamie Morris 60-yard kickoff return (1985)
  10. Elvis Grbac 59-yard pass to Yale VanDyne (1991)

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8Mar 2021
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2023 Recruiting Update: March 8, 2021

Pickerington (OH) Central linebacker prospect Sonny Styles (image via Twitter)

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2023

Alex Birchmeier – OT – Ashburn (VA) Broad Run: Birchmeier is a 6’5″, 265 lb. prospect with offers from Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #2 offensive tackle, and #29 overall to 247 Sports. He attends the same high school that former Michigan running back commit Tim Baldwin attended when he committed to the Wolverines.

Monroe Freeling – OT – Mount Pleasant (NC) Oceanside Collegiate: Freeling is a 6’6″, 260-pounder with offers from Georgia, Notre Dame, Oregon, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #5 offensive tackle, and #63 overall to 247.

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3Mar 2021
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Tay’shawn Trent, Wolverine

Eastpoint (MI) East Detroit WR Tay’shawn Trent (image via Freep)

Eastpoint (MI) East Detroit wide receiver Tay’shawn Trent committed to Michigan on Wednesday. He picked the Wolverines over offers from Kentucky, Michigan State, Penn State, and West Virginia, among others.

Trent is listed at 6’4″ and 205 lbs.

RANKINGS
ESPN: 4-star, 82 grade, #26 WR, #206 overall
Rivals: 4-star, 5.8 grade, #33 WR
247 Sports: 3-star, 88 grade, #63 WR

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1Mar 2021
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Alan Bowman, Wolverine

Alan Bowman (image via Philadelphia Inquirer)

Former Texas Tech quarterback Alan Bowman announced on Twitter that he is transferring to Michigan.

Bowman was a product of Grapevine (TX) Grapevine in the 2018 class, ranked as a 3-star, the #37 pro-style quarterback, and #899 overall. (Note: Joe Milton was the #9 pro-style QB in that class.) Aside from Texas Tech, he also had offers from the likes of Cincinnati, Illinois, SMU, some Ivy League schools, etc.

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1Mar 2021
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2022 Recruiting Update: March 1, 2021

Demari and Ja’Cari Henderson (image via Orlando Sentinel)

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2022

Joseph Adedire – DE – Arlington (TX) Mansfield Summit: Adedire is a 6’3″, 250 lb. prospect with offers from Baylor, Colorado, and Indiana, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #35 strongside end, and #525 overall. As a junior in 2020, he made 53 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, and 12 sacks.

Kyle Efford – LB – Dacula (GA) Dacula: Efford is a 6’1″, 220 lb. prospect with offers from Georgia Tech, Indiana, and Iowa State, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #32 inside linebacker, and #973 overall.

Mario Eugenio – DE – Clearwater (FL) Gaither: Eugenio is a 6’3″, 230-pounder with offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, and Iowa State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #19 weakside end, and #366 overall.

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