Wangler was a high school teammate of one-time Michigan quarterback Shane Morris and is the son of former Michigan quarterback John Wangler. Originally committed to Penn State, he eventually flipped to Brady Hoke’s Wolverines. Despite being an Under Armour All-American, I gave him a TTB Rating of 59 (LINK).
Hit the jump for more on Wangler.
Wangler redshirted in 2014 and didn’t play in 2015, either. He played in a few games at linebacker and on special teams in 2016, but switched to fullback for the remainder of his career. He remained a backup throughout, but his big moment came against Maryland in 2018 when he caught a 7-yard touchdown.
2 catches for 16 yards (8.0 yards/catch) and 1 touchdown
Four-time Academic All-Big Ten (2015-2018)
Bob Ufer Bequest Award (2018)
Wangler really had an unremarkable career from a football perspective, but obviously he found success off the field. As mentioned above I had doubts about him during his recruitment, because there was just nothing that stood out about him as an athlete. It was great for him to see more playing time late in his career and score a touchdown, though.
I WILL REMEMBER HIM FOR…
…making me nervous that I was going to get blowback from Michigan people. I really thought when I gave him a TTB Rating of 59 that some Michigan people might litter my e-mail with nasty messages (which has happened before with other players), but I honestly never heard much of a peep about my ranking of him.
At this point the NFL Draft has already passed with no reported interest in Wangler. His football career is likely finished.
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