2022 Football Roster Projection

(Last Update: 12/29/20)

Check out my projected 2022 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
  • ^Early Departure Possible
  • Committed/Unsigned
  • BGRC

Offense

First Team

  • QB: #12 McNamara
  • RB: #24 Charbonnet
  • WRx: #6 Johnson
  • WRz: Wilson
  • Slot: #19 Sainristil
  • H-Back: #0 Jackson
  • TE: #83 All
  • LT: #79 Persi
  • LG: #52 Barnhart
  • C: #74 Atteberry
  • RG: #65 Zinter
  • RT: #53 Jones

Quarterback

  • Starter: #12 Cade McNamara, SR*
    • Backup: JJ McCarthy, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #4 Dan Villari, JR*
      • Out: Joe Milton*

Running Back

  • Starter: #24 Zach Charbonnet, SR
    • Backup: #2 Blake Corum, JR
      • Reserves:
        • Donovan Edwards, SO
        • Tavierre Dunlap, SO
        • #23 Gaige Garcia, JR
      • Out: Hassan Haskins*

Wide Receiver 

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

Tight End

  • Starter: #83 Erick All, SR
    • Backup: #86 Luke Schoonmaker, 5th
      • Reserves:
        • #88 Matthew Hibner, JR*
        • Louis Hansen, SO
      • Out: None

Left Tackle

  • Starter: #79 Jeffrey Persi, JR*
    • Backup: Tristan Bounds, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • Connor Jones, FR
      • Out: Ryan Hayes*

Left Guard

  • Starter: #52 Karsen Barnhart, SR*
    • Backup: or #77 Trevor Keegan, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • #70 Jack Stewart, SR*
      • Out: Chuck Filiaga

Center

  • Starter: #74 Reece Atteberry, JR*
    • Backup: Raheem Anderson, SO
      • Reserves:
        • Greg Crippen, SO
      • Out: None

Right Guard

  • Starter: #65 Zak Zinter, JR
    • Backup: #55 Nolan Rumler, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • #70 Jack Stewart, SR*
      • Out: Andrew Stueber

Right Tackle

  • Starter: #53 Trent Jones, SR*
    • Backup: Giovanni El-Hadi, SO
      • Reserves:
        • Connor Jones, FR
      • Out: Willie Allen

Defense 

First Team

  • DE: #97 Hutchinson
  • NT: #15 Hinton
  • DE: #91 Upshaw
  • EDGE: #55 Ojabo
  • MIKE: #26 Mullings
  • WILL: #23 Barrett
  • SAM: #32 Harrell
  • SS: #7 Paige
  • FS: #30 Hill
  • CB: #4 Gray
  • CB: #22 Green
  • NCB:#5 Turner

Nose Tackle

  • Starter: #15 Chris Hinton, SR
    • Backup: #58 Mazi Smith, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • Rayshaun Benny, FR
      • Out: Donovan Jeter, Phillip Paea

Defense End

  • Starter: #91 Taylor Upshaw, 5th
  • Starter: #99 Gabe Newburg, SR*
    • Backup: #96 Julius Welschof, 5th
    • Backup: #94 Kris Jenkins, JR
      • Reserves:
        • #90 Mike Morris, SR* 
        • TJ Guy, SO
        • Dominick Giudice, SO
      • Out: Aidan Hutchinson

RUSH End

  • Starter: #55 David Ojabo, SR*
    • Backup: #17 Braiden McGregor, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • Kechaun Bennett, SO
      • Out: Luiji Vilain

MIKE Linebacker

  • Starter: #26 Kalel Mullings, JR
    • Backup: Junior Colson, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #44 Cornell Wheeler, JR*
        • Jaydon Hood, SO
      • Out: Cam McGrone

WILL Linebacker

  • Starter: #10 Anthony Solomon, JR
    • Backup: #41 Nikhai Hill-Green, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #37 Ed Warinner, 5th
        • #29 Joey Velazquez, SR*
      • Out: Michael Barrett*

SAM Linebacker

  • Starter: #32 Jaylen Harrell, JR
    • Backup: #40 Ben VanSumeren, 5th
      • Reserves:
        • Tyler McLaurin, SO
      • Out: None

Strong Safety

  • Starter: #7 Makari Paige, JR
    • Backup: #8 William Mohan, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #31 Jordan Morant, JR
      • Out: German Green*

Free Safety

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

Cornerback 

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

Special Teams 

Kicker

  • Starter: Tommy Doman, SO
    • Backup:
      • Out: Jake Moody

Punter

  • Starter: Tommy Doman, SO
    • Backup:
      • Out: Brad Robbins

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