2021 Football Roster Projection

(Last Update: 9/13/20)

Check out my projected 2021 Michigan football roster based off of the latest news, reports, current roster, commitments, and latest 2021 Best Guess Recruiting Class.

  • On the Roster/Signed
  • *5th year available
  • ^Possible early departure
  • Walk-on 
  • BGRC/Committed

Offense

First Team

  • QB: #5 Milton
  • RB: #24 Charbonnet
  • WRx: #8 Bell
  • WRz: #14 Wilson
  • Slot: #19 Sainristil
  • H-B: #0 Jackson
  • TE: #83 All
  • LT: #76 Hayes
  • LG: #66 Filiaga
  • C: #58 Carpenter
  • RG: #65 Zinter
  • RT: #52 Barnhart

Quarterback

  • Starter: #5 Joe Milton, SR*
    • Backup: #10 Dylan McCaffrey, 5th^ or #12 Cade McNamara, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #4 Dan Villari, SO
        • JJ McCarthy, FR
    • Out: None

Running Back

  • Starter: #24 Zach Charbonnet, JR
    • Backup: #25 Hassan Haskins, SR* or #2 Blake Corum, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #28 Christian Turner, SR* 
        • #23 Gaige Garcia, SO
        • Tavierre Dunlap, FR
        • Donovan Edwards, FR
    • Out: Ben Mason, Chris Evans

Wide Receiver 

  • WRx: #8 Ronnie Bell, SR
  • WRz: #14 Roman Wilson, SO
  • Slot: #19 Mike Sainristil, JR
  • H-Back: #0 Giles Jackson, JR
    • WRx Backup: #6 Cornelius Johnson, JR
    • WRz Backup: Xavier Worthy, FR
    • Slot Backup: Cristian Dixon, FR
    • H-B Backup: #3 AJ Henning, SO
      • Reserves:
        • Andrel Anthony, FR
    • Out: Nico Collins, Nate Schoenle

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: #79 Jeffrey Persi, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • Tristan Bounds, FR
    • Out: Joel Honigford

Left Guard

  • Starter:
    • Backup: #66 Chuck Filiaga, 5th^
      • Reserves: #77 Trevor Keegan, JR*
        • #70 Jack Stewart, JR*
        • Greg Crippen, FR
    • Out: None

Center

  • Starter: #58 Zach Carpenter, JR*
    • Backup: #74 Reece Atteberry, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • Raheem Anderson, FR
        • Greg Crippen, FR
    • Out: Andrew Vastardis

Right Guard

  • Starter: #65 Zak Zinter, SO*
    • Backup: #55 Nolan Rumler, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • Raheem Anderson, FR
    • Out: Andrew Stueber

Right Tackle

  • Starter: #52 Karsen Barnhart, JR*
    • Backup: #53 Trent Jones, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • Giovanni El-Hadi, FR
    • Out: Joel Honigford

Defense 

First Team

  • DE: #97 Hutchinson
  • NT: #58 Smith
  • DT: #15 Hinton
  • DE: #91 Upshaw
  • SAM: #23 Barrett
  • MIKE: #44 McGrone
  • WILL: #12 Ross
  • VIPER: #10 Solomon
  • CB: #4 Gray
  • NCB: #0 Seldon
  • ROVER: #30 Hill
  • FS: #6 Moten
  • CB: #5 Turner

Anchor End

  • Starter: #97 Aidan Hutchinson, SR^
    • Backup: #90 Mike Morris, JR* 
      • Reserves:
        • #99 Gabe Newburg, JR*
        • TJ Guy, FR
    • Out: None

Defensive Tackle 

  • Starter: #15 Chris Hinton, JR
  • Nose Starter: #58 Mazi Smith, JR*
    • Backup: #96 Julius Welschof, SR*
    • Nose Backup: #95 Donovan Jeter, 5th^
      • Reserves:
        • #94 Kris Jenkins, SO
        • Dominick Guidice, FR
        • Rayshaun Benny, FR
        • George Rooks, FR
    • Out: Carlo Kemp, Phillip Paea^, Jess Speight^

Defensive End 

  • Starter: #91 Taylor Upshaw, SR*
    • Backup: #55 David Ojabo, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #18 Luiji Vilain, 5th^
        • #17 Braiden McGregor, SO
        • Quintin Somerville, FR
        • Kechaun Bennett, FR
    • Out: Kwity Paye

SAM Linebacker

  • Starter: #23 Michael Barrett, SR*
    • Backup: #40 Ben VanSumeren, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • #32 Jaylen Harrell, SO
        • Tyler McLaurin, FR
    • Out: None

MIKE Linebacker

  • Starter: #44 Cam McGrone, SR*
    • Backup: #36 Charles Thomas, JR
      • Reserves:
        • #26 Kalel Mullings, SO
        • #25 Cornell Wheeler, SO
        • Jaydon Hood, FR
    • Out: None

WILL Linebacker

  • Starter: #12 Josh Ross, 5th 
    • Backup: #41 Nikhai Hill-Green, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #37 Ed Warinner, 5th
        • #29 Joey Velazquez, JR*
        • #34 Osman Savage, SO
        • Casey Phinney, FR
    • Out: None

Viper

  • Starter: #10 Anthony Solomon, JR
    • Backup: #23 Michael Barrett, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • #8 William Mohan, SO
        • #6 RJ Moten, SO
        • Junior Colson, FR
    • Out: None

Cornerback 

  • Starter: #4 Vincent Gray, SR*
  • Starter: #5 DJ Turner, JR* 
  • Nickel Starter: #0 Andre Seldon, SO
    • Backup: #22 Gemon Green, SR*
    • Backup: #16 Jalen Perry, JR*
    • Backup: #6 Darion Green-Warren, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #24 George Johnson, JR*
        • #13 Eamonn Dennis, SO
        • Jaden McBurrows, FR
    • Out: Ambry Thomas

Rover/Strong Safety

  • Starter: #7 Makari Paige, SO
    • Backup:#31 Jordan Morant, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #33 German Green, SR*
        • Daymon David, FR
    • Out: Brad Hawkins

Free Safety

  • Starter: #30 Daxton Hill, JR
    • Backup: #9 Sammy Faustin, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • #14 Quinten Johnson, JR*
        • #6 RJ Moten, SO
        • Rod Moore, FR
    • Out: Hunter Reynolds

Special Teams 

Kicker

  • Starter: #13 Jake Moody, SR
    • Backup: #93 Cole Hussung, SO
    • Out: Quinn Nordin

Punter

  • Starter: #91 Brad Robbins, 5th
    • Backup: Tommy Doman, FR
    • Out: Will Hart

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