Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Nico Collins

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19Oct 2022
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Nico Collins

Michigan wide receiver Nico Collins (4) catches a touchdown pass in the third quarter of their Big Ten football game against Indiana at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Michigan won the game, 39-14. (Mike Mulholland | MLive.com)

There were no real standouts this week – nobody from Michigan scored a touchdown or had significant yardage or interceptions or even tackle numbers. So here’s a nod to Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins, who caught 4 passes for 65 yards in a 13-6 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Collins played at Michigan from 2017-2019 and opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID concerns. He caught 78 passes for 1,388 yards and 13 touchdowns during his career in Ann Arbor.

HONORABLE MENTION

  • Tom Brady, QB (Tampa Bay Buccaneers): Brady completed 25/40 passes for 248 yards and 1 touchdown in a 20-18 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Devin Bush, Jr., LB (Steelers): Bush made 5 tackles in the 20-18 win over the Bucs.
  • Frank Clark, DE (Kansas City Chiefs): Clark made 4 tackles in a 24-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
  • Nico Collins, WR (Houston Texans): Collins made 4 catches for 65 yards in a 13-6 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Rashan Gary, OLB (Green Bay Packers): Gary made 4 tackles and 1 sack in a 27-10 loss to the New York Jets.
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR (Cleveland Browns): Peoples-Jones made 4 catches for 74 yards in a 38-15 loss to the New England Patiorts.
5Oct 2022
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Tom Brady

Rashan Gary (image via Packers.com)

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Rashan Gary made 7 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery in a 27-24 overtime win against the New England Patriots

HONORABLE MENTION

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady completed 39/52 passes for 385 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions, but the Bucs lost 41-31 to the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers LB Devin Bush, Jr. made 6 tackles in a 24-20 loss to the New York Jets
  • Houston Texans WR Nico Collins had 3 catches for 82 yards, including a 58-yarder, in a 34-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers
  • Philadelphia Eagles OLB Brandon Graham made 3 tackles in a 29-21 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Detroit Lions DE Aidan Hutchinson made 5 tackles in a 48-45 loss to the Seattle Seahawks
  • Dallas Cowboys CB Jourdan Lewis made 7 tackles in a 23-16 win over the New York Giants
  • Indianapolis Colts DE Kwity Paye made 3 tackles and 1 sack in a 24-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans
  • Cleveland Browns WR Donovan Peoples-Jones caught 5 passes for 71 yards in a 23-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons
  • Steelers DT Chris Wormley made 4 tackles in the 24-20 loss to the Jets
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
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.
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.