Michigan Wolverines in the Super Bowl

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Michigan Wolverines in the Super Bowl

Tom Brady (image via USA Today)

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I combed through box scores for every Super Bowl throughout history and tried to compile every statistical performance for a Michigan player since the Super Bowl began. If you see any names or statistics missing, please let me know. (While comments still aren’t working here, you can go over to the Blogspot site HERE.)

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12Sep 2013
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Ryan Mundy

Ryan Mundy

New York Giants free safety Ryan Mundy had 6 tackles, 1 pass breakup, and 1 interception that he returned 91 yards for a near touchdown. Unfortunately, the Giants lost by a score of 36-31 to the Dallas Cowboys. Mundy had 86 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 3 interceptions, and 1 pass breakup at Michigan from from 2003-2006 before transferring to West Virginia for his senior year in 2007.

Honorable mention: Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley had 4 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack, and 1 quarterback hurry in a 16-9 loss to the Tennessee Titans; teammate Zoltan Mesko, previously released by the New England Patriots, averaged 44.1 yards on 7 punts in the loss. Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall had 7 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 2 pass breakups in a 24-21 loss to the Chicago Bears. And in case you were wondering, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson had 2 carries for 1 yard in a 28-2 loss to Kansas City (which featured Junior Hemingway on a 3-yard touchdown reception).

25Oct 2012
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Zoltan Mesko

Zoltan Mesko

Zoltan Mesko hasn’t had a great statistical year.  Two weeks ago I noted that he had a punting average of 39.3 yards and a net of 36.0, which at the time ranked him last and second to last in the league, respectively.  Since then he’s moved up one spot in each category.  But what he’s lacked in power he’s made up for in accuracy, especially in his Patriots’ 29-26 overtime victory over the New York Jets.  Besides acting as the holder on the game-winning field goal, Mesko placed four kicks inside the twenty and averaged 44.8 yards per punt, up nearly four yards from his current average.  Mesko may not have posted the most impressive stats out of the former Michigan athletes, but his improved special teams play was instrumental in his team’s narrow victory. 

Meanwhile, Tom Brady orchestrated the game-winning drive and threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns.  Ho-hum.

Honorable Mention:  You have to be kidding me:  Stevie Brown picked off another pass and again returned it for over forty yards – which is exactly what he has done with each one of his three interceptions this year.  His Giants polished off the Redskins, 27-23, while Brown added six solo tackles and a pass deflection.  On the season he now has 26 tackles, three pass deflections, one fumble recovery and three interceptions that he has returned for an average of 44.0 yards.

Video:  Brown Intercepts R.G. III

Stevie Brown MGoBoard Thread 


  • Charles Woodson broke his collarbone and will be out approximately six weeks.  
  • LaMarr Woodley returned from his hamstring injury and picked off the fifth pass of his career.
  • David Harris recorded seven tackles and a sack on Tom Brady. 
  • Chad Henne saw game action for the second time this year.  He finished 9/20 for 71 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions.
  • Mike Martin had only one tackle as the Titans won by one over the Bills.
11Oct 2012
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Stevie Brown

Stevie Brown wins this award for the second time in three weeks, and this time I’m not being generous.

Brown started Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns, picked off a pass, returned it 46 yards, recovered a fumble on special teams, made three tackles, and deflected a pass as his New York Giants went on to win, 41-27.  Brown has been seeing more playing time due to perfectly staggered suspensions by the Giants’ starting safeties for performance enhancing drugs.  Stevie’s been making the most of that opportunity, and his play has even been causing head coach Tom Coughlin to say nice things about him like “he’s speedy,” and a “strong guy that can run fast.”  Getting Coughlin to say nice things is not easy to do.  The Giants are now 3-2.

Honorable mention:  In a 31-21 victory over Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, Tom Brady passed Brett Farve to move into third place for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass.  With 38 straight games with at least one scoring toss, he still trails Drew Brees (48) and Jonny Unitas (47).  Brady threw for 223 yards this week and completed 74% of his passes.


  • After coming off a preseason injury last year, Jonas Mouton still has not seen any regular season action so far for the Chargers.
  • Mike Martin recorded his second sack of the season; he has 18 tackles on the year.
  • Mario Manningham caught his first touchdown pass in a 49ers uniform in a blowout over the Bills.
  • Through five games, Zoltan Mesko has a punting average of 39.3 and a net of 36.0, which are last and second to last in the league, respectively.
1Aug 2012
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Wolverines in the NFL: 2011 Regular Season Statistics

David Harris racked up 85 tackles and made 4 picks in 2011



Tom Brady:  5235 yards, 65.6 completion percentage, 39 touchdowns, 12 interceptions, 105.6 QB rating

Chad Henne:  868 yards, 57.1 completion percentage, 4 touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 79.0 QB rating

Ryan Mallett:  Did not accrue any statistics in 2011

Running Backs

There aren’t any former Michigan running backs who play in the NFL.  (Don’t be in a rush, Fitz.)

Wide Receivers

Steve Breaston:  61 receptions for 785 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 carry for 25 yards

Jason Avant:  52 receptions for 679 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 fumbles lost

Mario Manningham:  39 receptions for 523 yards, 4 touchdowns

Braylon Edwards:  15 receptions for 181 yards

Adrian Arrington:  2 receptions for 31 yards, 4 games played

Offensive Linemen

N/A (Jake Long, Stephen Schilling, David Baas, Jeff Backus, Steve Hutchinson, Jonathan Goodwin)



Charles Woodson (also played safety):  74 tackles, 7 interceptions, 1 touchdown, 17 pass deflections

Leon Hall:  32 tackles, 1 fumble recovered, 2 interceptions, 7 pass deflections

Morgan Trent:  16 tackles, 1 fumble recovered, 2 interceptions, 4 pass deflections


Ryan Mundy:  37 tackles, 1 interception, 1 pass deflection

Stevie Brown:  5 tackles


David Harris:  85 tackles, 65 solo, 5 sacks, 4 interceptions

Larry Foote:  47 tackles, 1.5 sacks

LaMarr Woodley:  39 tackles, 9 sacks, 1 interception

Prescott Burgess:  3 tackles, 3 games played

Jonas Mouton:  Did not accrue any statistics (Injured Reserve)

Defensive Linemen

James Hall:  50 tackles, 6 sacks

Alan Branch:  34 tackles, 3 sacks

Tim Jamison:  19 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 fumble forced, 1 fumble recovered

Brandon Graham:  4 tackles, 3 games played

Special Teams

Zoltan Mesko:  46.5 average, 41.5 net (third in NFL), 65 long, 24.1% inside the 20

Jay Feely:  19 field goals made out of 24 attempted (79.4%), 33 for 33 on extra points