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QUARTERBACKS QUARTERBACKS QUARTERBACKS QUARTERBACKS THE WOLVERINE 2018 FOOTBALL PREVIEW ■ 61 PLAYER BIOS POSITION COACH Pep Hamilton, the Wolverines' assistant head coach and passing game coordi- nator, is heading into his second season with Michigan and the 21st of his coaching career. In 2017, Hamilton helped the Michigan offense convert 84.1 percent of its red-zone oppor- tunities despite starting three different quar- terbacks throughout the season. U-M was one of just three schools in the country to secure wins with three different starting quarterbacks last year. Hamilton joined the Wolverines following a year as the associate head coach on offense of the Cleveland Browns. The Browns went 1-15 in 2016 while seeing Robert Griffin III, Josh McCown and Cody Kessler all start at least three games under center. Prior to working for the Browns, Hamilton was the offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts from 2013-15. The team went 11-5 in each of his first two seasons, winning two division ti- tles and appearing in the 2014 AFC Championship Game. During that season, quarterback Andrew Luck led the NFL with 40 touchdown passes, and the team set franchise records for passing yards and net yards, with 4,894 and 6,506, respectively. Hamilton was the quarterbacks coach at his alma mater, Howard University, from 1997-98 and added offensive coordinator duties from 1999-2001. He then served as the wide receivers coach at Stanford University in 2010 and as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach in 2011 and 2012, working under Jim Harbaugh in 2010. Hamilton also spent time in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens as a pro personnel intern in 2002, and with the New York Jets as an offensive quality control coach in 2003 and an offensive as- sistant/quarterbacks coach in 2004-05. Hamilton was an offensive assistant/quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers in 2006, prior to becom- ing the quarterbacks coach for the Chicago Bears from 2007-09. He has worked with Luck while at Stanford and with the Colts, and has also worked with NFL quarterbacks Kevin Hogan, Alex Smith, Jay Cutler and former Michigan quarterback Brian Griese. RETURNING PLAYERS DYLAN MCCAFFREY • QB R-Fr. • Castle Rock, Colo. Ht.: 6-5 • Wt.: 199 Career Highlights: Did not see any game action last season … Received the team's 2017 Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year award. Prep: Passed for 2,796 yards and 31 touch- downs as a senior, and was named Colorado's Gatorade Football Player of the Year … Selected to the USA Today All-USA Colorado first team as a junior and senior … Threw for 2,800 yards and 27 touchdowns with four interceptions as a junior… Also carried the ball 128 times for 592 yards and 13 touchdowns as well as posting two receiving touchdowns … Was 46-9 as a starter in his high school career … Played in four straight Class 5A state title games, winning as a freshman, junior and senior … Ranked as the No. 1 player in Colo- rado, and the No. 7 pro-style quarterback and No. 131 overall player in the nation by Personal: Born March 25, 1999 … His father, Ed McCaffrey, played in the NFL with three different teams, and was part of three Super Bowl victories … His brother Max played receiver at Duke and is currently with the Green Bay Packers … His brother Christian played running back for Stan- ford and was the No. 8 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. BRANDON PETERS • QB R-So. • Avon, Ind. Ht.: 6-5 • Wt.: 220 Career Highlights: Made his college debut in the 28-10 win at Purdue Sept. 23, leading a drive in which he completed a four-yard pass that helped use up the clock and seal the game … Saw consistent minutes for the first time against Rutgers, completing 10 of 14 passes while connecting with nine different re- ceivers and recording one touchdown pass … First start came Nov. 4 against Minnesota, when he completed 8 of 13 passes with one touchdown and helped keep the offense free of turnovers in a victory … Saw action in the Outback Bowl, where he connected on 20 of 44 throws for 186 yards. Prep: Tallied 6,843 passing yards, 79 touchdown passes and 17 interceptions in his high school career … As a senior, threw for 3,103 yards and 37 touchdowns with only five interceptions … Named the 2015 Gatorade Player of the Year in Indiana and the state's Mr. Football … Was a finalist for the Maxwell Football Club's National High School Player of the Year, National Gatorade Player of the Year and U.S. Army Player of the Year … Ranked by as a four-star pros- pect, the No. 3 senior in Indiana, and the No. 6 pro-style quarterback and No. 158 overall player nationally. Personal: Born Oct. 15, 1997 … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and Arts. Year GP/GS Com. Att. Yds. TD INT 2017 6/4 57 108 672 4 2 NEWCOMERS SHEA PATTERSON • QB Jr. • Shreveport, La. Ht.: 6-2 • Wt.: 203 Career Highlights: Appeared in 10 games, all starts, while at Mississippi … Threw for 3,139 yards with 23 touchdowns and 12 interceptions as a Rebel … In his freshman year, he started the final three games of the season … His first start came at No. 8 Texas A&M, where he led the Rebels to a 23-point comeback victory while throwing for 338 yards and notching 402 total yards, both SEC freshman records … As a sophomore, he started the first seven games of the year until he was lost to injury … In a contest against UT Martin he completed 32 of 43 passes for a career-high 489 yards and five touchdowns … Finished his sophomore year 166- of-260 passing for 2,259 yards with 17 scores and nine interceptions. Prep: Played at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. … As a senior, passed for 1,533 yards and 18 touch- downs and helped lead the school to their first un- defeated season in program history … Prior to IMG, he played at Calvary Baptist in Shreveport, La. … His junior year at Calvary, he passed for 2,428 yards and 38 touchdowns … As a sophomore at Calvary, he threw for 2,655 yards and 34 scores … In addition to football, he also played basketball and baseball. Personal: Born Jan. 17, 1997 … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts … His grandfather, George Patterson, played for the De- troit Pistons in 1967-68. Year GP/GS Com. Att. Yds. TD INT 2016* 3/3 72 132 880 6 3 2017* 7/7 166 260 2,259 17 9 Totals 10/10 238 392 3,139 23 12 * at Mississippi JOE MILTON • QB Fr. • Pahokee, Fla. Ht.: 6-5 • Wt.: 220 Prep: Milton attended Olympia High School … Rated as the No. 200 player and No. 11 dual-threat quarterback nationally by Rivals … As a senior, he threw for 1,317 yards and 10 touchdowns on 90-of- 188 passing, as well as recorded 59 carries for 262 yards with five touchdowns on the ground … His junior year, he racked up 1,543 passing yards and 17 touchdowns, with three more rushing scores … As a sophomore, he threw for 1,115 yards and eight touchdowns along with three touchdowns on the ground. Personal: Born March 6, 2000 … Attended the same high school as Florida State quarterback De- ondre Francois … Enrolled early at U-M. ROSTER No. Name Ht. Wt. Year Elig. Hometown (High School) 10 Dylan McCaffrey 6-5 199 So. Fr. Castle Rock, Colo. (Valor Christian) 5 Joe Milton 6-5 220 Fr. Fr. Pahokee, Fla. (Olympia) 2 Shea Patterson 6-2 203 Jr. Jr. Shreveport, La. (IMG Academy [Fla.]) 18 Brandon Peters 6-5 220 Jr. So. Avon, Ind. (Avon) 6 Michael Sessa* 6-8 210 Jr. Jr. Hinsdale, Ill. (Hinsdale Central) 15 Jacob West* 6-1 205 Sr. Sr. Pinckney, Mich. (Pinckney) * Walk-on

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