Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Brandon Graham

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29Sep 2022
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Brandon Graham

Brandon Graham

Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker/defensive end Brandon Graham had an outstanding day on Sunday when he made 6 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 pass breakup in a 24-8 win over the Washington Commanders. He was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts.

HONORABLE MENTION

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady completed 31/42 passes for 271 yards, 1 touchdown, and 0 interceptions in a 14-12 loss to the Green Bay Packers
  • Pittsburgh Steelers LB Devin Bush, Jr. made 11 tackles in a 29-27 loss to the Cleveland Browns
  • Kansas City Chiefs DE Frank Clark made 3 tackles and 1 sack in a 20-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts
  • Packers OLB Rashan Gary made 3 tackles and 1 sack in a 14-12 win over the Bucs
  • Dallas Cowboys CB Jourdan Lewis made 7 tackles in a 23-16 win over the New York Giants
  • Minnesota Vikings S Josh Metellus made 11 tackles and 1 huge interception in a 28-24 win over the Detroit Lions
  • New England Patriots S Jabrill Peppers made 7 tackles and 1 fumble recovery in a 37-26 loss to the Baltimore Ravens
  • Steelers DT Chris Wormley made 5 tackles in a 29-27 defeat at the hands of the Browns
18Apr 2022
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Channing Stribling

Channing Stribling (image via Fox Sports)

The USFL started its regular season this past weekend, and there are some noteworthy items for former Wolverines.

Former Michigan cornerback Channing Stribling, playing for the Philadelphia Stars, made 2 tackles, 1 interception (returned for 32 yards), and a league-leading 3 pass breakups in a 23-17 loss to the New Orleans Breakers.

OTHERS OF NOTE

  • QB Shea Patterson (Michigan Panthers): Patterson completed 17/25 passes (68.0%) for 192 yards, 1 touchdown, and 0 interceptions in a 17-12 loss. However, he was sacked 3 times and fumbled 2 times in his first game action since playing at Michigan in 2019; one of the fumbles was returned for a touchdown.

Video also came out where former Michigan running back De’Veon Smith was apparently cut from the Pittsburgh Maulers because he wanted pizza instead of chicken salad and did not respond in a satisfactory way to the person offering the food:

10Nov 2021
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Donovan Peoples-Jones

Donovan Peoples-Jones

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones caught a 60-yard touchdown pass and finished with 2 catches for 86 yards and the 1 touchdown in a 41-16 win over the Bengals.

HONORABLE MENTION

  • DE Taco Charlton (Steelers): Charlton made 3 tackles in a 29-27 win over the Bears.
  • WR Nico Collins (Texans): Collins made 3 catches for 25 yards in a 17-9 loss to the Dolphins.
  • OLB Rashan Gary (Packers): Gary made 2 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack, and 3 quarterback hurries in a 13-7 loss to the Chiefs.
  • CB Jourdan Lewis (Cowboys): Lewis made 7 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and 1 quarterback hurry in a 31-16 loss to the Broncos.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • OG Graham Glasgow (Broncos): Glasgow suffered a season-ending broken ankle.
20Oct 2021
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Donovan Peoples-Jones

Donovan Peoples-Jones (image via Twitter)

The Cleveland Browns’ Donovan Peoples-Jones had an outstanding game on Sunday, catching 4 passes for 101 yards and 2 touchdowns. The two scores were a short catch-and-run and a 57-yard Hail Mary at the end of the first half.

HONORABLE MENTION

  • QB Tom Brady (Buccaneers): Brady completed completed 24/42 passes for 297 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception in a 28-22 win over the Eagles.
  • LB Devin Bush, Jr. (Steelers): Bush made 6 tackles and 1 fumble recovery in a 23-20 win over the Seahawks.
  • WR Nico Collins (Texans): Collins caught 4 passes for 44 yards in a 31-3 loss to Colts.
  • RB Chris Evans (Bengals): Evans caught 3 passes for 49 yards and his first NFL touchdown, while also running the ball 4 times for 18 yards, in a 34-11 win over the Lions.
  • DE Kwity Paye (Colts): Paye made 1 tackle and 1 interception in a 31-3 win over the Texans.
  • S Jabrill Peppers (Giants): Peppers made 9 tackles in a 38-11 loss to the Rams.
  • DT Chris Wormley (Steelers): Wormley made 5 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and 1 pass breakup in a 23-20 win over the Steelers.
7Oct 2021
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Tom Brady

Tom Brady

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady completed 22/43 passes for 269 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions in a 19-17 win over the New England Patriots. Those numbers aren’t that exciting . . . except for the fact that in the win against his old team, he also became the all-time passing yardage leader in NFL history. He has now thrown for 80,560 yards, passing Drew Brees.

HONORABLE MENTION

  • LB Devin Bush, Jr. (Steelers): Bush made 6 tackles and 1 sack in a 27-17 loss to the Packers.
  • DE Mike Danna (Chiefs): Danna made 4 tackles and 2 sacks in a 42-30 win over the Eagles.
  • LB Rashan Gary (Packers): Gary made 6 tackles and 1 sack in a 27-17 win over the Steelers.
  • DT Chris Wormley (Steelers): Wormley made 4 tackles and 1 forced fumble in a 27-17 loss to the Packers.