Ex-Wolverines: Class of 2005

Ex-Wolverines: Class of 2005

February 19, 2017

Marques Slocum (image via Scout)


Jason Forcier – Quarterback – San Diego (CA) St.Augustine
Forcier, the older brother of Tate (Class of 2009), arrived in the fall of 2005 as a bit of a departure from the standard mold of Michigan quarterbacks; he was more mobile and elusive than the standard 6’4″ to 6’6″, 220 lb. passer that seemed to gravitate toward Ann Arbor.  He redshirted in his first season on campus and was a backup quarterback on the 2006 team; he completed 3-of-3 passes for 30 yards.  With the arrival of highly touted freshman Ryan Mallett and still more competition in Steve Threet, Forcier transferred to Stanford and sat out the 2007 season due to transfer rules.  As a redshirt junior at Stanford in 2008, Forcier went 5-for-13 for 62 yards and 1 interception.  He tried to return to the University of Michigan in 2009 as a grad student and play for the Wolverines, where younger brother Tate Forcier was a freshman QB, but his attempts were unsuccessful.
Current status: Out of football

Hit the jump for several more former Wolverines.

Eugene Germany – Defensive end – Pomona (CA) Pomona
Germany originally enrolled at USC in 2004 as a prospect at both the defensive end and defensive tackle positions, but quickly transferred to Michigan after being asked to greyshirt at USC.  After redshirting in 2005, he played in 8 of the 13 games in 2006 for the Wolverines.  But he got picked up for marijuana possession during the offseason, and Germany was kicked off the team and transferred to Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, CA.  As a redshirt sophomore in 2007, he talled 36 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, 13 quarterback hurries, 3 pass deflections, and 1 fumble recovery.  He used that success to earn a scholarship at Arizona State University in 2008, but having failed to receive a degree at Mt. San Antonio College, he was unable to transfer.  Instead, he was ruled ineligible and sat out the 2008 season.  Germany then transferred to Central Washington for what amounted to his redshirt junior season in 2009, a season in which he garnered 37 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, and 3 sacks.  In his final season of eligibility (2010), Germany’s totals were 35 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, and 6.5 sacks. He was not drafted in 2011.
Current status: Out of football

James McKinney – Defensive tackle – Louisville (KY) Central
McKinney committed to Michigan on National Signing Day in 2005.  He redshirted as a freshman but reportedly suffered a back injury.  He stuck with the team through his redshirt freshman year in 2006, but transferred to Louisville in 2007.  He never accrued any statistics for Michigan and, as far as I can tell, never saw game action for Louisville.
Current status: Out of football

Chris Richards – Cornerback – North Hills (CA) James Monroe
Richards committed to Michigan in the summer of 2004 and accepted plans to greyshirt his first year.  Shortly before National Signing Day in February 2005, however, he was offered by California and switched his commitment to Cal.  That was short-lived and he switched his commitment back to the Wolverines a couple days later.  He did not play in 2005.  As a redshirt freshman in 2006, he made 5 tackles and 1 pass breakup. Unfortunately, he ran into some legal trouble in the offseason and was kicked off the team prior to 2007.  As far as I know, he never resurfaced in the football world.
Current status: Out of football

Johnny Sears – Cornerback – Fresno (CA) Edison
Sears redshirted in 2005 and then made 13 tackles in eleven games in 2006. He earned a starting job in 2007 but made only 2 tackles before off-the-field troubles led to him leaving the team early in the year. He transferred to Eastern Michigan, sat out 2008, and then made 37 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 7 pass breakups in 2009. He went undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft and latched onto the Cincinnati Bengals for a bit, but he has been playing for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton TigerCats of the CFL since 2010. In that span, he has amassed 168 tackles, 2 sacks, 8 interceptions (1 touchdown), and 3 forced fumbles.

Mister Simpson – Running back – Cincinnati (OH) Colerain
Simpson played sparingly as a true freshman in 2005, ending the season with 11 yards rushing. He then transferred to Cincinnati, but he was academically ineligible to play for the remainder of his career.
Current status: Out of football

Marques Slocum – Defensive tackle – Philadelphia (PA) West Catholic
Slocum was an academic non-qualifier in 2005 and reclassified to 2006, when he also was unable to play. He did make 8 tackles as a sophomore in 2008, but off-the-field troubles led to his departure before the 2009 season. I do not think he played college ball after that and made 1 tackle for the Arena Football League’s Pittsburgh Power in 2014.
Current status: Out of football



You must belogged in to post a comment.