Ex-Wolverine Updates

Tag: Demetrius Hart

2Oct 2014
Uncategorized no comments

Ex-Wolverine Updates

Demetrius Hart (#10)

Former DT Richard Ash: Ash made 2 tackles and blocked an extra point in Western Michigan’s 35-17 loss to the Virginia Tech Hokies.

Former S Josh Furman: Furman made 4 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 1 pass breakup in Oklahoma State’s 45-35 victory over Texas Tech. He now has 20 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 3 pass breakups in four games for the Cowboys.

Former RB commit Demetrius Hart: Hart carried the ball 10 times for 117 yards in Colorado State’s 24-21 victory over Boston College. He also caught 2 passes for 17 yards, returned 2 punts for 17 yards, and returned 2 kickoffs for 56 yards. Altogether this year, he has 310 yards rushing, averages 6.2 yards/carry, and has scored 2 touchdowns.

Former RB Thomas Rawls: Rawls was reinstated to Central Michigan’s team after some legal trouble and played in CMU’s 42-28 loss to Toledo. He had 17 carries for 65 yards and 2 touchdowns, plus 1 catch for 4 yards. He now has 343 yards rushing, averages 4.7 yards/carry, and has 5 rushing touchdowns on the season.

Former S Ray Vinopal: In an upset 21-10 loss to Akron, Pitt safety Vinopal made 5 tackles, 1 interception, and 1 pass breakup.

16Sep 2014
Uncategorized 10 comments

Ex-Wolverine Updates

Josh Furman (#14) had 2 sacks this week

Former DT Richard Ash: Ash had 2 tackles in Western Michigan’s 45-33 win over Idaho.

Former TE commit Pharaoh Brown: Brown had 4 catches for 46 yards in Oregon’s 48-14 victory over Wyoming.

Former CB commit Gareon Conley: Conley had 1 tackle as Ohio State beat Kent State by a score of 66-0.

Former CB commit Dallas Crawford: In Miami’s 41-20 win over Arkansas State, Crawford had 5 tackles from his safety position.

Former S Joshua Furman: Furman had 6 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 1 pass breakup in Oklahoma State’s 43-13 victory over the University of Texas-San Antonio. He’s been impressing as a starting outside linebacker for the Cowboys.

Former RB commit Demetrius Hart: Hart’s Colorado State team beat UC-Davis by a score of 49-21. Hart had 8 carries for 38 yards, 3 catches for 34 yards, and 2 punt returns for 4 yards.

Former RB Thomas Rawls: For undisclosed reasons, Rawls did not play in Central Michigan’s 40-3 loss to Syracuse. UPDATE: Rawls allegedly was involved in stealing a purse at a casino and subsequently using the stolen credit card to buy gasoline and sub sandwiches.

Former head coach Rich Rodriguez: Arizona eked out a 35-28 win over Nevada, which moves the Wildcats to 3-0. Anu Solomon completed 22/26 passes for 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Running back Nick Wilson had his second straight performance of 170+ rushing yards, with 28 carries for 174 yards and 2 scores.

Former S Ray Vinopal: In Pitt’s 42-25 win over Florida International, Vinopal had 3 tackles and 1 quarterback hurry.

Former CB commit Adrian Witty: Witty had 3 tackles in Cincinnati’s 58-34 win over Toledo.

Former WR Csont’e York: York has enrolled as a student at Toledo, but he is not yet a part of the football program. I imagine he will play football at some point unless the court throws the book at him for the assault that got him kicked out of Michigan.

10Sep 2014
Uncategorized 10 comments

Ex-Wolverine Updates

Thomas Rawls (#34) had 155 yards and 2 touchdowns this week

Former CB Cullen Christian: Christian had 2 tackles in West Virginia’s 54-0 demolishing of Towson.

Former CB commit Gareon Conley: Conley had 2 tackles as #8 Ohio State lost to unranked Virginia Tech by a score of 35-21.

Former CB commit Dallas Crawford: In Miami’s 41-7 win over Florida A&M, Crawford – now a safety – had 2 tackles.

Former S Joshua Furman: Furman had 5 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 1 pass breakup in Oklahoma State’s 40-23 win over Southwest Missouri State.

Former K commit Matt Goudis: Goudis was 2/4 on field goals and 5/5 on extra points in Miami’s 41-7 win over Florida A&M.

Former RB commit Demetrius Hart: Hart’s Colorado State team lost to Boise State by a score of 37-24. Hart had 10 carries for 16 yards and 2 catches for 17 yards.

Former RB Thomas Rawls: Rawls, a Central Michigan Chippewa now, had 31 carries for 155 yards and 2 touchdowns (from 2 and 16 yards), plus 3 catches for 50 yards. Central Michigan beat Purdue by a score of 38-17.

Former head coach Rich Rodriguez: Arizona barely pulled out a 26-23 victory over the University of Texas-San Antonio, which would have been an embarrassing loss for the Wildcats. UTSA pulled within a field goal with over seven minutes remaining in the game, but they couldn’t finish off the comeback. Running back Nick Wilson ran for 174 yards and 1 touchdown, while wideout Cayleb Jones caught 4 balls for 143 yards, including an 85-yard touchdown on the first play of the game.

Former S Ray Vinopal: Vinopal had 5 tackles and 1 interception, which he returned for 13 yards, in Pitt’s 30-20 win over Boston College.

26Aug 2014
Uncategorized 7 comments

Ex-Wolverine Update: Another Pre-Season Edition

Demetrius Hart (#1) has moved on from Alabama to Colorado State (image via 247 Sports)

Former DT Richard Ash: I already reported that Ash will be playing for Western Michigan this fall. What I didn’t know until recently is that he will wear the #9 as a defensive tackle. You have to love single-digit numbers on defensive linemen, especially tackles.

Former S Josh Furman: Furman is listed as a 6’2″, 202 lb. linebacker for Oklahoma State. He’s #1 on the depth chart at “Star,” and you can see why they wanted him – his backup is a 6’2″, 190 lb. freshman, and the other four players on the linebacker two-deep are one junior, two sophomores, and another freshman. They open against Florida State on August 30th.

Former RB commit Demetrius Hart: Hart is a grad transfer from Alabama to Colorado State. He struggled to break through at Alabama and had some off-the-field troubles, but former Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Jim McElwain is now at CSU. Now Hart is trying to earn the starting gig for the Rams. They open against Colorado on August 29th.

Former LB Kaleb Ringer: Ringer – and his brother – are not listed on Ferris State’s football roster this fall.

Former CB commit Anthony Standifer: Standifer was booted from Ole Miss’s program after getting into some trouble, and he now appears on the roster of Eastern Illinois (his home state), which plays in the FCS’s Ohio Valley Conference.

Former OT commit Denzel Ward: Ward is listed as a 6’8″, 353 lb. freshman offensive tackle for Syracuse.

Former DE/DT Ken Wilkins: Wilkins appears on the California University of Pennsylvania football roster as a junior 6’3″, 250 lb. defensive lineman. It is a destination for some former big-time football players, including Jeff Knox (a former Pitt player who was booted for attacking a girl who told him she was pregnant) and Desimon Green (a former Texas Tech commit).

11May 2014
Uncategorized 2 comments

Noteworthy 2014 NFL Draft picks

Demetrius Hart (left) and Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix as high school teammates. Clinton-Dix was the #21 overall pick
while Demetrius Hart has struggled with injuries and off-the-field issues (image via Orlando Sun-Sentinel)

I have done my best to list as many relevant players for Michigan fans as possible using NFL.com’s Draft Tracker. Some of these players were offered by Michigan, so you may remember watching their high school highlights or hoping they would sign with Michigan three to five years ago. Some of them also attended Big Ten schools, so you may remember watching them frequently during the last three to five years.

All of them have accomplished a great feat, and special congratulations go to the guys highlighted in blue. Go Blue!

1st round:
1. Jadeveon Clowney – DE – South Carolina (Houston Texans)*
2. Greg Robinson – OT – Auburn (St. Louis Rams)*
4. Sammy Watkins – WR – Clemson (Buffalo Bills)*
9. Anthony Barr – OLB – UCLA (Minnesota Vikings)*
11. Taylor Lewan – OT – Michigan (Tennessee Titans)*
15. Ryan Shazier – LB – Ohio State (Pittsburgh Steelers)*
16. Zack Martin – OT – Notre Dame (Dallas Cowboys)*
21. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix – S – Alabama (Green Bay Packers)*
24. Darqueze Dennard – CB – Michigan State (Cincinnati Bengals)
29. Dominique Easley – DE – Florida (New England Patriots)*
31. Bradley Roby – CB – Ohio State (Denver Broncos)

2nd round:
37. Ra’Shede Hageman – DT – Minnesota (Atlanta Falcons)
39. Marqise Lee – WR – USC (Jacksonville Jaguars)*
41. Lamarcus Joyner – CB – Florida State (St. Louis Rams)*
44. Cyrus Kouandjio – OT – Alabama (Buffalo Bills)*
48. Timmy Jernigan – DT – Florida State (Baltimore Ravens)*
56. Cody Latimer – WR – Indiana (Denver Broncos)
57. Carlos Hyde – RB – Ohio State (San Francisco 49ers)
58. Stanley Jean-Baptiste – CB – Nebraska (New Orleans Saints)
59. Jack Mewhort – OT – Ohio State (Indianapolis Colts)
61. Allen Robinson – WR – Penn State (Jacksonville Jaguars)
63. Jarvis Landry – WR – LSU (Miami Dolphins)

3rd round:
65. C.J. Fiedorowicz – TE – Iowa (Houston Texans)
68. Dezmen Southward – S – Wisconsin (Atlanta Falcons)
71. Christian Kirksey – LB – Iowa (Cleveland Browns)
75. Tre Mason – RB – Auburn (St. Louis Rams)*
77. Chris Borland – LB – Wisconsin (San Francisco 49ers)
78. Spencer Long – OG – Nebraska (Washington Redskins)
83. Louis Nix III – DT – Notre Dame (Houston Texans)*
89. Chris Watt – OG – Notre Dame (San Diego Chargers)*
92. Trai Turner – OG – LSU (Carolina Panthers)*
95. Michael Schofield – OT – Michigan (Denver Broncos)*

4th round:
101. Jaylen Watkins – CB – Florida (Philadelphia Eagles)*
102. Bashaud Breeland – CB – Clemson (Washington Redskins)*
112. DaQuan Jones – DT – Penn State (Tennessee Titans)
115. Shaq Evans – WR – UCLA (New York Jets)*
117. Ka’Deem Carey – RB – Arizona (Chicago Bears)#
119. Anthony Hitchens – OLB – Iowa (Dallas Cowboys)
126. Khairi Fortt – ILB – California (New Orleans Saints)*
130. James White – RB – Wisconsin (New England Patriots)*
131. Brock Vereen – S – Minnesota (Chicago Bears)

5th round:
144. Telvin Smith – ILB – Florida State (Jacksonville Jaguars)*
147. Ricardo Allen – CB – Purdue (Atlanta Falcons)*
149. Kevin Pamphile – OT – Purdue (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
150. Aaron Lynch – DE – South Florida (San Francisco 49ers)*
161. Corey Linsley – C – Ohio State (Green Bay Packers)
175. John Urschel – OG – Penn State (Baltimore Ravens)
176. Jared Abbrederis – WR – Wisconsin (Green Bay Packers)

6th round:
186. Lache Seastrunk – RB – Baylor (Washington Redskins)*
209. Quincy Enunwa – WR – Nebraska (New York Jets)
212. Marquis Flowers – OLB – Arizona (Cincinnati Bengals)*#

7th round:
217. Ted Bolser – TE – Indiana (Washington Redskins)
224. Beau Allen – DT – Wisconsin (Philadelphia Eagles)
237. Seantrel Henderson – OT – Miami (Buffalo Bills)*
241. Christian Bryant – FS – Ohio State (St. Louis Rams)
242. Corey Nelson – OLB – Oklahoma (Denver Broncos)*
244. Jeremy Gallon – WR – Michigan (New England Patriots)*

*Offered by Michigan out of high school
#Played for Rich Rodriguez at Arizona