2021 Football Roster Projection

(Last Update: 2/28/21)

Check out my projected 2021 Michigan football roster based on the latest news, reports, current roster, transfers, and 2021 recruiting class.

  • On the Roster/Signed
  • *5th year available
  • ^transfer
  • Committed/Unsigned
  • BGRC

Offense

First Team

  • QB: #12 McNamara
  • RB: #2 Corum
  • WRx: #8 Bell
  • WRz: #6 Johnson
  • Slot: #5 Sainristil
  • TE: #83 All
  • LT: #76 Hayes
  • LG: #77 Keegan
  • C: #74 Atteberry
  • RG: #52 Barnhart
  • RT: #71 Stueber

Quarterback

  • Starter: #12 Cade McNamara, JR*
    • Backup: #9 JJ McCarthy, FR or #10 Alan Bowman, RS JR*^
      • Reserves:
        • #4 Dan Villari, SO*
      • Out: Joe Milton

Running Back

  • Starter: #25 Hassan Haskins, SR* or #2 Blake Corum, SO
    • Backup: #7 Donovan Edwards, FR
      • Reserves:
        • #22 Tavierre Dunlap, FR
        • #34 Leon Franklin, JR
        • #23 Gaige Garcia, SO
      • Out: Chris Evans, Ben Mason, Cristian Turner

Wide Receiver 

  • WRx: #8 Ronnie Bell, SR
  • WRz: #6 Cornelius Johnson, JR
  • Slot: #5 Mike Sainristil, JR
    • xBackup: #14 Roman Wilson, SO
    • zBackup: Xavier Worthy, FR
    • Slot Backup: #3 AJ Henning, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #10 Cristian Dixon, FR
        • #1 Andrel Anthony, FR
        • #26 Jake Thaw, SO
      • Out: Giles Jackson

Tight End

  • Starter: #83 Erick All, JR
    • Backup: #86 Luke Schoonmaker, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • #88 Matthew Hibner, SO*
        • Louis Hansen, FR
      • Out: Nick Eubanks

Left Tackle

  • Starter: #76 Ryan Hayes, SR*
    • Backup: #52 Karsen Barnhart, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #73 Willie Allen, 5th
        • #79 Jeffrey Persi, SO*
        • #72 Tristan Bounds, FR
      • Out: None

Left Guard

  • Starter: #77 Trevor Keegan, JR*
    • Backup: #66 Chuck Filiaga, 5th
      • Reserves:
        • #74 Reece Atteberry, SO*
      • Out: None

Center

  • Starter: #68 Andrew Vastardis, 5th
    • Backup: #62 Raheem Anderson, FR or #65 Zak Zinter, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #74 Reece Atteberry, SO*
        • #51 Greg Crippen, FR
      • Out: Zach Carpenter

Right Guard

  • Starter: #65 Zak Zinter, SO
    • Backup: #55 Nolan Rumler, JR* or #71 Andrew Stueber, 5th
      • Reserves:
        • #73 Willie Allen, 5th
      • Out: None

Right Tackle

  • Starter: #71 Andrew Stueber, 5th
    • Backup: #53 Trent Jones, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #58 Giovanni El-Hadi, FR
        • #85 Joel Honigford, GR
    • Out: Jalen Mayfield

Defense 

First Team

  • DE: #97 Hutchinson
  • NT: #58 Smith
  • DT: #15 Hinton
  • EDGE: #55 Ojabo
  • MIKE: #26 Mullings
  • WILL: #12 Ross
  • SAM: #32 Harrell
  • SS: #20 Hawkins
  • FS: #30 Hill
  • CB: #22 Green
  • CB: #4 Gray
  • NCB:#5 Turner

Nose Tackle

  • Starter: #58 Mazi Smith, JR*
    • Backup: #95 Donovan Jeter, 5th 
      • Reserves:
        • #92 Phillip Paea, 5th
        • Ike Iwunnah, FR
        • #70 Jack Stewart, JR*
      • Out: Carlo Kemp

Defensive Tackle

  • Starter: #15 Chris Hinton, JR
    • Backup: #68 Jess Speight, 5th
      • Reserves:
        • #96 Julius Welschof, SR*
        • Rayshaun Benny, FR
        • Dominick Giudice, FR
      • Out: None

Defensive End

  • Starter: #97 Aidan Hutchinson, SR
    • Backup: #90 Mike Morris, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #94 Kris Jenkins, SO*
        • #96 Gabe Newburg, JR*
        • George Rooks, FR
      • Out: Kwity Paye

RUSH/EDGE

  • Starter: #55 David Ojabo, JR*
    • Backup: #91 Taylor Upshaw, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • #17 Braiden McGregor, SO*
        • TJ Guy, FR
        • Kechaun Bennett, FR
      • Out: None

MIKE Linebacker

  • Starter: #23 Michael Barrett, SR*
    • Backup: #25 Junior Colson, FR
      • Reserves:
        • #26 Kalel Mullings, SO*
        • #44 Cornell Wheeler, SO*
        • Jaydon Hood, FR
      • Out: Cam McGrone

WILL Linebacker

  • Starter: #12 Josh Ross, GR
    • Backup: #41 Nikhai Hill-Green, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #10 Anthony Solomon, JR
        • #37 Ed Warinner, SR*
      • Out: None

SAM Linebacker

  • Starter: #32 Jaylen Harrell, SO*
    • Backup: #41 Nikhai Hill-Green, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • Tyler McLaurin, FR
        • #29 Joey Velazquez, JR*
      • Out: None

Strong Safety

  • Starter: #20 Brad Hawkins, GR
    • Backup: #7 Makari Paige, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #31 Jordan Morant, SO
        • #9 Sammy Faustin, SR*
      • Out: None

Free Safety

  • Starter: #30 Daxton Hill, JR
    • Backup: #6 RJ Moten, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #16 Jalen Perry, JR*
        • #14 Quinten Johnson, JR*
        • Rod Moore, FR
      • Out: None

Cornerback 

  • Starter: #22 Gemon Green, SR*
  • Starter: #4 Vincent Gray, SR*
  • Nickel Starter: #5 DJ Turner, JR* or #30 Daxton Hill, JR 
    • Backup: #28 Darion Green-Warren, SO
    • Backup: #13 Eamonn Dennis, SO*
    • Nickel Backup: #0 Andre Seldon, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #24 George Johnson, JR*
        • #33 German Green, SR*
        • Ja’Den McBurrows, FR
      • Out: None

Special Teams 

Kicker

  • Starter: #13 Jake Moody, SR
    • Backup: Tommy Doman, FR
      • Out: None

Punter

  • Starter: #91 Brad Robbins, GR
    • Backup: Tommy Doman, FR
      • Out: Will Hart

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