Name: Quinn Nordin
Weight: 196 lbs.
High school: Rockford (MI) Rockford
Class: Redshirt senior
Jersey number: #3
Last year: I ranked Nordin #51 and said he would be a backup placekicker (LINK). He was 10/13 on field goals and 28/29 on extra points.
TTB Rating: 89
Nordin has had an up-and-down career at Michigan. He was a highly touted recruit and somewhat unexpectedly redshirted as a freshman. He has a big leg, but he never handles kickoff or punting duties. During his redshirt freshman season in 2017, he missed three extra points. Michigan brought in a player (Jake Moody) in 2018 who was supposed to grayshirt, and that guy ended up taking a bunch of Nordin’s opportunities.
So I really can’t predict how Nordin will fit in during the 2020 (a.k.a. spring 2021) season. He might be the starting place kicker, and Moody might finally take over the job for good. The somewhat odd thing is that the coaching staff brought Nordin back for a fifth year, when a lot of people in a somewhat tenuous position would not be given a roster spot or would just decide to grad transfer. So the staff must have a plan for him, but I don’t know what it is.
Prediction: Backup place kicker