2023 Football Roster Projection

(Last Update: 7/18/22)

Check out my projected 2022 Michigan football roster based on the latest news, reports, current roster, and 2023 commits.

Offense

Two-Deep: Starters (Backups)

  • QB: #9 McCarthy (#16 Warren)
  • RB: #2 Corum (#7 Edwards)
  • WRx: #1 Anthony (#0 Clemons)
  • WRz: #14 Wilson (Harbor)
  • Slot: #3 Henning (#10 Dixon)
  • TE: #18 Loveland (#81 Hansen)
  • LT: #79 Persi (#72 Bounds)
  • LG: #52 Barnhart (#74 Atteberry)
  • C: #51 Crippen (#62 Anderson)
  • RG: #65 Zinter (#58 El-Hadi)
  • RT: #53 Jones (#75 Gentry)

Key

  • *5th year available
  • Walk-on
  • Committed
  • BGRC

Quarterback

  • Starter: #9 JJ McCarthy, JR
    • Backup: #16 Davis Warren, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #10 Alex Orji, SO
        • #16 Jayden Denegal, SO*
      • Out: Cade McNamara*, Alan Bowman

Running Back

  • Starter: #2 Blake Corum, SR*
    • Backup: #7 Donovan Edwards, JR
      • Reserves:
        • #22 Tavierre Dunlap, JR*
        • #20 Kalel Mullings, SR*
        • #23 CJ Stokes, SO
        • Cole Cabana, FR
        • Ben Hall, FR
      • Out: None

Wide Receiver 

  • WRx: #1 Andrel Anthony, JR
  • WRz: #14 Roman Wilson, SR
  • Slot: #3 AJ Henning, SR
    • Backup: #0 Darrius Clemons, SO
    • Backup: Nyckoles Harbor, FR
    • Backup: #10 Cristian Dixon, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #4 Amorion Walker, SO*
        • #37 Eamonn Dennis, JR*
        • #13 Tyler Morris, SO
        • Samaj Morgan, FR
        • Fredrick Moore, FR
        • Kenyon Sadiq, FR
      • Out: Ronnie Bell, Cornelius Johnson*

Tight End

  • Starter: #18 Colston Loveland, SO
    • Backup: #81 Louis Hansen, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #88 Matthew Hibner, SR*
        • Marlin Klein, SO
        • Deakon Tonielli, FR
      • Out: Erick All, Joel Honigford, Luke Schoonmaker

Left Tackle

  • Starter: #79 Jeffrey Persi, SR*
    • Backup: #72 Tristan Bounds, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • Evan Link, FR
      • Out: Ryan Hayes

Left Guard

  • Starter: #52 Karsen Barnhart, GR
    • Backup: #74 Reece Atteberry, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • Amir Herring, FR
      • Out: Trevor Keegan*

Center

  • Starter: #51 Greg Crippen, JR*
    • Backup: #62 Raheem Anderson, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • Amir Herring, FR
      • Out: Victor Oluwatimi

Right Guard

  • Starter: #65 Zak Zinter, SR
    • Backup: #58 Giovanni El-Hadi, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #60 Connor Jones, SO*
      • Out: Chuck Filiaga

Right Tackle

  • Starter: #53 Trent Jones, GR
    • Backup: #75 Andrew Gentry, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • Jatavius Shivers, FR
      • Out: None

Defense 

Starters (Backup)

  • NT: #55 Graham (#26 Benny)
  • DT: #94 Jenkins (#54 Rooks)
  • DE: #42 Guy (#8 Moore)
  • EDGE: #32 Harrell (#17 McGregor)
  • MIKE: #25 Colson (#34 Hood)
  • WILL: #41 Hill-Green (#23 Barrett)
  • SS: #6 Moten (#3 Sabb)
  • FS: #19 Moore (#7 Paige)
  • CB: #5 Turner (#1 McBurrows)
  • CB: #2 W. Johnson (#24 Pollard)
  • NCB: #0 Sainristil (#12 Jones)

Defensive Tackle

  • NT: #55 Mason Graham, SO
  • DT: #94 Kris Jenkins, SR*
    • NT Backup: #26 Rayshaun Benny, JR*
    • DT Backup: #54 George Rooks, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #78 Kenneth Grant, SO
        • #92 Ike Iwunnah, JR*
        • Kayden McDonald, FR
        • My’Keil Gardner, FR
      • Out: Mazi Smith*, Cam Goode

Defensive End

  • Starter: #42 TJ Guy, JR*
    • Backup: #8 Derrick Moore, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #56 Dominick Giudice, JR*
        • Brooks Bahr, FR
        • Collins Acheampong, FR
      • Out: Mike Morris*, Julius Welschof, Gabe Newburg*

EDGE

  • Starter: #32 Jaylen Harrell, SR*
    • Backup: #17 Braiden McGregor, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #52 Kechaun Bennett, JR*
        • #27 Tyler McLaurin, JR*
        • #14 Micah Pollard, SO*
        • Enow Etta, FR
        • Koumba Aymeric, FR
      • Out: Taylor Upshaw

MIKE Linebacker

  • Starter: #25 Junior Colson, JR
    • Backup: #34 Jaydon Hood, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #8 Jimmy Rolder, SO
        • #20 Kalel Mullings, SR*
      • Out: None

WILL Linebacker

  • Starter: #41 Nikhai Hill-Green, SR*
    • Backup: #23 Michael Barrett, GR
      • Reserves:
        • #29 Joey Velazquez, GR
        • #22 Deuce Spurlock, SO
        • Semaj Bridgeman, FR
      • Out: None

Strong Safety

  • Starter: #6 RJ Moten, SR*
    • Backup: #3 Keon Sabb, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #9 Damani Dent, SO
      • Out: Jalen Perry*

Free Safety

  • Starter: #19 Rod Moore, JR
    • Backup: #7 Makari Paige, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • #10 Zeke Berry, SO
        • #35 Kaden Kolesar, GR
      • Out: Quinten Johnson*

Cornerback 

  • Starter: #5 DJ Turner, SR*
  • Starter: #2 Will Johnson, SO
  • Nickel Starter: #0 Mike Sainristil, GR
    • Backup: #1 Jaden McBurrows, JR*
    • Backup: #24 Myles Pollard, SO
    • Nickel Backup: #12 Kody Jones, SO
      • Reserves:
        • Chris Peal, FR
        • Aaron Gates, FR
      • Out: Gemon Green, German Green

Special Teams 

Kicker

  • Starter: Transfer
    • Backup: Adam Samaha, FR
      • Out: Jake Moody, Rhett Anderson

Punter

  • Starter: #19 Tommy Doman, JR*
    • Backup: Cordell Jones-McNally, FR
      • Out: Brad Robbins

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