2022 Season Countdown: #105 Sam Staruch

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25May 2022
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2022 Season Countdown: #105 Sam Staruch

Sam Staruch (image via Twitter)

Name: Sam Staruch
Height:
6’1″
Weight:
180 lbs.
High school:
Lake Orion (MI) Lake Orion
Position:
Wide receiver
Class:
Redshirt sophomore
Jersey number:
#84
Last year:
I did not rank Staruch. He did not play in any games.
TTB Rating:
N/A

Staruch was probably not on very many fans’ radar before the spring game, and maybe not even then. An unused walk-on receiver so far in his career, Staruch caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Alan Bowman toward the end of this year’s spring game. He was uncovered in the left flat, so Bowman got a quick snap and flung the ball out to the left, where Staruch easily side-stepped a flailing tackle attempt and walked into the endzone. I don’t think Staruch will see the field much, if at all, this fall but it was a nice moment for him to score a televised touchdown in front of some live fans.

Oh, and he was also the guy whose touchdown celebration was a keg stand, so there’s that.

Prediction: Backup wide receiver

11May 2021
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2021 Season Countdown: #119 Sam Staruch

Sam Staruch

Name: Sam Staruch
Height:
6’1″
Weight:
182 lbs.
High school:
Lake Orion (MI) Lake Orion
Position:
Wide receiver
Class:
Redshirt freshman
Jersey number:
#84
Last year:
I ranked Staruch #106 and said he would redshirt (LINK). He redshirted.
TTB Rating:
N/A

Staruch had a very solid high school career and looks like a possible future contributor at wide receiver. Last year I had him at #106, but I think Michigan has brought in a few solid walk-on receivers, somewhat lessening the importance of any one individual guy. There may be an opportunity for playing time now that a couple occasional walk-on contributors – Jake McCurry and Nate Schoenle – have moved on, but offensive coordinator Josh Gattis seems a little less likely to take advantage of walk-ons than previous OCs at Michigan.

Prediction: Backup wide receiver

12May 2020
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2020 Season Countdown: #106 Sam Staruch

Sam Staruch (image via Twitter)

Name: Sam Staruch
Height:
6’3″
Weight:
185 lbs.
High school:
Lake Orion (MI) Lake Orion
Position:
Wide receiver
Class:
Freshman
Last year:
Staruch was a senior in high school.

I don’t have much background information on Staruch, but based on his senior film, I think he has the best natural receiving skills of the preferred walk-ons. He’s a lanky kid with decent speed and good ball skills. Dayton (FCS) offered, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he had other FCS interest.

As a freshman preferred walk-on, he’s very unlikely to see the field. But that could be a possibility in the next few years.

Hit the jump for his senior highlights.

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