2021 Football Roster Projection

(Last Update: 10/19/20)

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
  • Committed/Unsigned
  • BGRC

Offense

First Team

  • QB: #5 Milton
  • RB: #24 Charbonnet
  • WRx: #8 Bell
  • WRz: #14 Wilson or #19 Sainristil
  • H-Back: #0 Jackson
  • TE: #83 All
  • LT: #76 Hayes
  • LG: #52 Barnhart
  • C: #58 Carpenter
  • RG: #71 Stueber
  • RT: #73 Allen

Quarterback

  • Starter: #5 Joe Milton, SR*
    • Backup: #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* 
        • Donovan Edwards, FR
        • Tavierre Dunlap, FR
        • #23 Gaige Garcia, SO
      • Out: Chris Evans, Ben Mason

Wide Receiver 

  • WRx: #8 Ronnie Bell, SR
  • WRz: #14 Roman Wilson, SO
  • Slot: #19 Mike Sainristil, JR
  • H-Back: #0 Giles Jackson, JR
    • Backup: #6 Cornelius Johnson, JR
    • Backup: #3 AJ Henning, SO
    • Backup: Xavier Worthy, FR
      • Reserves:
        • Cristian Dixon, FR
        • Andrel Anthony, FR
        • Jake McCurry, 5th
      • Out: None

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: #59 Joel Honigford, 5th
      • Reserves:
        • #79 Jeffrey Persi, SO*
        • Tristan Bounds, FR
      • Out: None

Left Guard

  • Starter: #52 Karsen Barnhart, JR*
    • Backup: #66 Chuck Filiaga, 5th or #77 Trevor Keegan, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #70 Jack Stewart, JR*
        • Raheem Anderson, 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: #71 Andrew Stueber, 5th
    • Backup: #65 Zak Zinter, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #55 Nolan Rumler, JR*
        • Greg Crippen, FR
      • Out: None

Right Tackle

  • Starter: #73 Willie Allen, 5th
    • Backup: #53 Trent Jones, JR* or #52 Karsen Barnhart, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #78 Griffin Korican, SR
        • Giovanni El-Hadi, FR
      • Out: Jalen Mayfield

Defense 

First Team

  • DE: #97 Hutchinson
  • NT: #95 Jeter
  • DT: #15 Hinton
  • DE: #18 Vilain
  • SAM: #40 VanSumeren
  • MIKE: #44 McGrone
  • WILL: #12 Ross
  • VIPER: #23 Barrett
  • ROVER: #7 Paige
  • FS: #30 Hill
  • CB: #4 Gray
  • CB: #9 Faustin or #22 Green
  • NCB:#5 Turner or #0 Seldon

Anchor End

  • Starter: #97 Aidan Hutchinson, SR
    • Backup: #91 Taylor Upshaw, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • #90 Mike Morris, JR* 
        • #94 Kris Jenkins, SO*
        • TJ Guy, FR
      • Out: None

Nose Tackle

  • Starter: #95 Donovan Jeter, 5th 
    • Backup: #92 Phillip Paea, 5th
      • Reserves:
        • Rayshaun Benny, FR
      • Out: Carlo Kemp, Elijah Pierre

Defensive Tackle 

  • Starter: #15 Chris Hinton, JR
    • Backup: #58 Mazi Smith, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #96 Julius Welschof, SR*
        • #99 Gabe Newburg, JR*
        • Dominick Giudice, FR
      • Out: Jess Speight

Defensive End 

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

SAM Linebacker

  • Starter: #40 Ben VanSumeren, SR*
    • Backup: #32 Jaylen Harrell, SO
      • Reserves:
        • Branden Jennings, FR
      • Out: None

MIKE Linebacker

  • Starter: #44 Cam McGrone, SR*
    • Backup: #26 Kalel Mullings, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #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, SR*
        • Tyler McLaurin, FR
      • Out: None

Viper

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

Rover/Strong Safety

  • Starter: #7 Makari Paige, SO
    • Backup: #6 RJ Moten, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #33 German Green, SR*
        • #31 Jordan Morant, SO
      • Out: Brad Hawkins

Free Safety

  • Starter: #30 Daxton Hill, JR
    • Backup: #9 Sammy Faustin, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • #14 Quinten Johnson, JR*
        • Rod Moore, FR
      • Out: None

Cornerback 

  • Starter: #4 Vincent Gray, SR*
  • Starter: #9 Sammy Faustin, SR* or #22 Gemon Green, SR*
  • Nickel Starter: #5 DJ Turner, JR* 
    • Backup: #16 Jalen Perry, JR*
    • Backup: #24 George Johnson, JR*
    • Nickel Backup: #0 Andre Seldon, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #6 Darion Green-Warren, SO  
        • #13 Eamonn Dennis, SO
        • Ja’Den McBurrows, FR
      • Out: None

Special Teams 

Kicker

  • Starter: #13 Jake Moody, SR
    • Backup: Tommy Doman, FR
      • Out: Quinn Nordin

Punter

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

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