Name: Jake Moody
Weight: 177 lbs.
High school: Northville (MI) Northville
Jersey number: #2
Last year: I did not rank Moody. He was 10/11 on field goals with a long of 48 yards, and 43 of his 89 kickoffs went for touchbacks.
TTB Rating: N/A
I usually punt when it comes to ranking kickers, and Moody is a great example why. When he committed to Michigan, there was confusion about whether he would be a grayshirt or a preferred walk-on or a scholarship player.
By the time game one rolled around, he was on scholarship and handling kickoff duties.
By the eleventh game, against Indiana, he went in to placekick and was 6/6 on field goals. He went 4/5 over the next two games (and was 5/5 overall on extra points).
This year I have Moody ranked at #45 and Quinn Nordin at #51 (LINK). It could be the reverse. Nordin has a strong enough leg to handle kickoffs, too.
I believe Michigan will have a solid kicker this season, because there are two good options. I just don’t know which one it will be.
Prediction: Starting kicker