2022 Football Roster Projection

(Last Update: 6/27/21)

Check out my projected 2022 Michigan football roster based on the latest news, reports, current roster, and commitments.

  • On the Roster/Signed
  • *5th year available
  • ^Early Departure Possible
  • Committed/Unsigned
  • BGRC

Offense

Starters (Backups)

  • QB: #12 McNamara (#9 McCarthy)
  • RB: #2 Corum (#7 Edwards)
  • WRx: #6 Johnson (#1 Anthony)
  • WRz: #14 Wilson (#10 Dixon)
  • Slot: #5 Sainristil (#3 Henning)
  • TE: #83 All (#88 Hibner)
  • LT: #76 Hayes (#73 Persi)
  • LG: #77 Keegan (#74 Atteberry)
  • C: #65 Zinter (#51 Crippen)
  • RG: #53 T. Jones (#55 Rumler)
  • RT: #52 Barnhart (#58 El-Hadi)

Quarterback

  • Starter: #12 Cade McNamara, SR*
    • Backup: #9 JJ McCarthy, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #10 Alan Bowman, 5th
        • #4 Dan Villari, JR*
        • Jayden Denegal, FR
      • Out: None

Running Back

  • Starter: #2 Blake Corum, JR
    • Backup: #7 Donovan Edwards, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #22 Tavierre Dunlap, SO
        • CJ Stokes, FR
        • Dillon Bell, FR
      • Out: Hassan Haskins*

Wide Receiver 

  • WRx: #6 Cornelius Johnson, SR
  • WRz: #14 Roman Wilson, JR
  • Slot: #5 Mike Sainristil, SR
    • xBackup: #1 Andrel Anthony, FR
    • zBackup: #10 Cristian Dixon, FR
    • Slot Backup: #3 AJ Henning, SO
      • Reserves:
        • Tay’Shawn Trent, FR
        • Tyler Morris, FR
        • Dillon Bell, FR
      • Out: Ronnie Bell, Daylen Baldwin

Tight End

  • Starter: #83 Erick All, SR
    • Backup: #88 Matthew Hibner, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #81 Louis Hansen, SO
        • Marlin Klein, FR
        • Colton Loveland, FR
      • Out: Luke Schoonmaker

Left Tackle

  • Starter: #76 Ryan Hayes, 5th^
    • Backup: #79 Jeffrey Persi, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #72 Tristan Bounds, SO*
        • Josh Conerly, FR
      • Out: None

Left Guard

  • Starter: #77 Trevor Keegan, SR*
    • Backup: #74 Reece Atteberry, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #62 Raheem Anderson, SO*
        • Alessandro Lorenzetti, FR
      • Out: Chuck Filiaga

Center

  • Starter: #65 Zak Zinter, JR
    • Backup: #51 Greg Crippen, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #74 Reece Atteberry, JR*
        • #62 Raheem Anderson, SO*
      • Out: Andrew Vastardis

Right Guard

  • Starter: #53 Trent Jones, SR*
    • Backup: #55 Nolan Rumler, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #74 Reece Atteberry, JR*
        • Mark Nabou, FR
      • Out: Andrew Stueber

Right Tackle

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

Defense 

Starters (Backup)

  • NT: #58 Smith (#70 Stewart)
  • DT: #26 Benny (Nolan)
  • DE: #15 Hinton (#90 Morris)
  • EDGE: #91 Upshaw (#17 McGregor)
  • MIKE: #25 Colson (#34 Hood)
  • WILL: #41 Hill-Green (#26 Mullings)
  • SAM: #55 Ojabo (#32 Harrell)
  • SS: #7 Paige (#31 Morant)
  • FS: #30 Hill (#6 Moten)
  • CB: #28 Green-Warren (#1 McBurrows)
  • CB: #5 Turner (W. Johnson)
  • NCB: #0 Seldon (#13 Dennis)

Nose Tackle

  • Starter: #58 Mazi Smith, SR*
    • Backup: Ike Iwunnah, SO*  
      • Reserves:
        • #70 Jack Stewart, SR*
        • Deone Walker, FR
      • Out: Donovan Jeter, Jordan Whittley

Defensive Tackle

  • Starter: #26 Rayshaun Benny, SO
    • Backup: Walter Nolan, FR
      • Reserves:
        • #94 Kris Jenkins, JR*
        • Dominick Giudice, SO
        • Davonte Miles, FR
      • Out: Jess Speight

Defensive End

  • Starter: #15 Chris Hinton, SR
    • Backup: #90 Mike Morris, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • George Rooks, SO
        • Mario Eugenio, FR
        • Justice Finkley, FR
      • Out: Julius Welschof*

RUSH/EDGE

  • Starter: #91 Taylor Upshaw, 5th^
    • Backup: #17 Braiden McGregor, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #79 TJ Guy, SO*
        • Kevante Henry, FR
        • Joseph Adedire, FR
      • Out: Aidan Hutchinson

MIKE Linebacker

  • Starter: #25 Junior Colson, SO
    • Backup: #34 Jaydon Hood, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #27 Tyler McLaurin, SO*
        • Sebastian Cheeks, FR
      • Out: Michael Barrett*

WILL Linebacker

  • Starter: #41 Nikhai Hill-Green, SO*
    • Backup: #26 Kalel Mullings, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #10 Anthony Solomon, SR
        • #29 Joey Velazquez, SR*
        • Aaron Alexander, FR
      • Out: Josh Ross, Ed Warinner

SAM Linebacker

  • Starter: #55 David Ojabo, SR*
    • Backup: #32 Jaylen Harrell, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #52 Kechaun Bennett, SO*
        • Joshua Josephs, FR
      • Out: None

Strong Safety

  • Starter: #7 Makari Paige, JR
    • Backup: #31 Jordan Morant, JR
      • Reserves:
        • #14 Quinten Johnson, JR*
        • D’Arco Perkins-McAllister, FR
      • Out: Sammy Faustin*

Free Safety

  • Starter: #30 Daxton Hill, SR^
    • Backup: #6 RJ Moten, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #16 Jalen Perry, SR*
        • #19 Rod Moore, SO
        • Dillon Tatum, FR
      • Out: None

Cornerback 

  • Starter: #5 DJ Turner, SR*
  • Starter: #28 Darion Green-Warren, JR*
  • Nickel Starter: #0 Andre Seldon, JR*
    • Backup: #1 Ja’Den McBurrows, SO
    • Backup: Will Johnson, FR
    • Nickel Backup: #13 Eamonn Dennis, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #24 George Johnson, SR*
        • Kody Jones, FR
        • Myles Pollard, FR
        • Jahlil Florence, FR
      • Out: Vincent Gray*, Gemon Green*, German Green*

Special Teams 

Kicker

  • Starter: #13 Jake Moody, GR
    • Backup: #92 Karl Kerska, SR
      • Out: None

Punter

  • Starter: #19 Tommy Doman, SO
    • Out: Brad Robbins

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