2022 Football Roster Projection

(Last Update: 10/19/20)

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: #5 Milton
  • RB: #24 Charbonnet
  • WRx: #6 Johnson
  • WRz: #14 Wilson
  • Slot: #19 Sainristil
  • H-Back: #0 Jackson
  • TE: #83 All
  • LT: #76 Hayes
  • LG: #77 Keegan
  • C: #58 Carpenter
  • RG: #65 Zinter
  • RT: #52 Barnhart

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*, Christian Turner*

Wide Receiver 

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

Tight End

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

Left Tackle

  • Starter: #76 Ryan Hayes, 5th^
    • Backup: #79 Jeffrey Persi, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • Tristan Bounds, SO*
      • Out: Joel Honigford

Left Guard

  • Starter: #77 Trevor Keegan, SR*
    • Backup: #70 Jack Stewart, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • Raheem Anderson, SO*
      • Out: Chuck Filiaga

Center

  • Starter: #58 Zach Carpenter, SR*
    • Backup: #74 Reece Atteberry, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • Raheem Anderson, SO*
        • Greg Crippen, SO*
      • Out: None

Right Guard

  • Starter: #65 Zak Zinter, JR
    • Backup: #55 Nolan Rumler, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • Greg Crippen, SO*
      • Out: Andrew Stueber

Right Tackle

  • Starter: #52 Karsen Barnhart, SR*
    • Backup: Giovanni El-Hadi, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #78 Griffin Korican, 5th
      • Out: Willie Allen

Defense 

First Team

  • DE: #91 Upshaw
  • NT: #58 Smith
  • DT: #15 Hinton
  • DE: #55 Ojabo
  • SAM: #40 VanSumeren
  • MIKE: #26 Mullings
  • WILL: #41 Hill-Green
  • VIPER: #10 Solomon
  • ROVER: #7 Paige
  • FS: #30 Hill
  • CB: #5 Turner
  • CB: #16 Perry
  • NCB: #0 Seldon

Defensive End

  • Starter: #91 Taylor Upshaw, 5th
  • Starter: #55 David Ojabo, SR*
    • Backup: #90 Mike Morris, SR* 
    • Backup: #17 Braiden McGregor, JR
      • Reserves:
        • TJ Guy, SO
        • Quintin Somerville, SO
        • Kechaun Bennett, SO
        • Branden Jennings, SO
      • Out: Aidan Hutchinson, Luiji Vilain

Defensive Tackle 

  • DT Starter: #15 Chris Hinton, SR
  • NT Starter: #58 Mazi Smith, SR*
    • Backup: #96 Julius Welschof, 5th
    • Backup: Rayshaun Benny, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #99 Gabe Newburg, SR*
        • #94 Kris Jenkins, SO*
        • George Rooks, SO
        • Dominick Giudice, SO
        • Alex VanSumeren, FR
      • Out: Donovan Jeter, Phillip Paea

SAM Linebacker

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

MIKE Linebacker

  • Starter: #26 Kalel Mullings, JR
    • Backup: #25 Cornell Wheeler, JR
      • Reserves:
        • Jaydon Hood, SO
      • Out: Cam McGrone*

WILL Linebacker

  • Starter: #41 Nikhai Hill-Green, JR
    • Backup: Junior Colson, SO
      • Reserves:
        • Tyler McLaurin, SO
        • #37 Ed Warinner, 5th
      • Out: Josh Ross

Viper

  • Starter: #10 Anthony Solomon, SR
    • Backup: #8 William Mohan, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • Junior Colson, SO
        • #29 Joey Velazquez, SR*
      • Out: Michael Barrett*

Rover/Strong Safety

  • Starter: #7 Makari Paige, JR
    • Backup: #6 RJ Moten, JR
      • Reserves:
        • #31 Jordan Morant, JR
      • Out: German Green*

Free Safety

  • Starter: #30 Daxton Hill, SR
    • Backup: #9 Sammy Faustin, 5th
      • Reserves:
        • #14 Quinten Johnson, SR*
        • Rod Moore, SO
      • Out: None

Cornerback 

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

Special Teams 

Kicker

  • Starter: Tommy Doman, SO
    • Backup: #93 Cole Hussung, JR*
      • Out: Jake Moody

Punter

  • Starter: Tommy Doman, SO
    • Backup: #92 Karl Kerska, SR
      • Out: Brad Robbins

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