2023 Season Countdown: #139 James Kavouklis
Name: James Kavouklis
Weight: 272 lbs.
High school: Tampa (FL) Berkeley
Position: Offensive lineman/Long snapper
Class: Redshirt freshman
Jersey number: #64
Last year: I ranked Kavouklis #132 and said he would redshirt (LINK). He played in one game.
TTB Rating: N/A
Kavouklis is another player who is listed lighter (in this case, by three pounds) than he was as a true freshman in 2022. He played in the blowout win over UConn, but otherwise, he was able to maintain his redshirt. He is now listed as an offensive lineman with “long snapper” attached on the roster, so that might be a developing skill that lets him get on the field sometime down the road. It’s rare that a school like Michigan would have a 272 lb. punt snapper, because those guys have to get down the field and make tackles, but you do occasionally see larger short snappers (for field goals and extra points) since they usually don’t have to make tackles in space. Regardless, it looks like Kavouklis will once again be a deep bench backup in 2023.
Prediction: Backup lineman/long snapper