Michigan Football Preview 2013

2013 Michigan Football Preview

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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st player bios Position Coach Dan Ferrigno enters his third year in Ann Arbor as special teams coordinator and tight ends coach after guiding San Diego State's tight ends and special teams units under Brady Hoke in 2009 and 2010. Ferrigno helped starting placekicker Brendan Gibbons make an impressive turnaround. After hitting 1 of 5 attempts in 2010, Gibbons has connected on 29 of 35 field goals in the last two seasons, including game winners in the 2012 Sugar Bowl and the 2012 Michigan State game. Ferrigno has directed special teams at Southern California (2000), California (1996-1999) and Oregon State (1987-95). Returning Players Kenneth Allen • P R-Fr. • Fenton, Mich. Ht.: 6-3 • Wt.: 212 Career Highlights: Did not see game action in 2012. Prep: Earned first-team all-district honors in 2011 for Fenton High School … Two-year varsity letterman in football … Also played soccer and basketball. Personal: Born Kenneth Arthur Allen on July 8, 1994 … Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology, majoring in sports management. Brendan Gibbons • K 5th-Sr. • West Palm Beach, Fla. Ht.: 6-1 • Wt.: 240 Career Highlights: An All-Big Ten honorable mention selection in 2012 … Started all 13 games at placekicker … Converted 16 of 18 field goals (88.9 percent), including his last 13 attempts … Has connected on his last 97 point-after tries, stretching back to 2011 — the second-longest PAT streak in Michigan history (J.D. Carlson, 126 straight from 1988-91) … Hit a career-long 52-yard kick at Nebraska … Tallied a game-winning 38-yarder with five seconds remaining versus Michigan State … Started all 13 games as placekicker in 2011 … Converted 13 of 17 field goal tries (76.5 percent) … Made three kicks during the Sugar Bowl against Virginia Tech, including a decisive 37-yarder in overtime … Saw action in seven games in 2010 … Made 13 of 14 extra point attempts (92.9 percent), but was accurate on only 1 of 5 field goals (20.0 percent) … Recorded three touchbacks … Redshirted in 2009. Prep: A two-year varsity letterman at Cardinal Newman High School … Lined up at fullback, linebacker, defensive end and kicker … Listed by Rivals.com as a two-star prospect and the No. 8 kicker in the country, and was ranked No. 3 in leg strength among the country's kickers … Connected on 10 of 12 field goal attempts, with a long of 52 yards, and converted seven field goals longer than 40 yards as a senior … Booted 93 percent of his kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks … Shared the 2008 Lou Groza Award as the Palm Beach County Kicker of the Year … Kicked in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, converting a 35-yard attempt and making 3 of 4 extra points. Personal: Born Brendan Michael Gibbons on Aug. 15, 1991 … Father, Shawn, was a judo national champion in 1977 and 1979 … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in general studies. Jareth Glanda • LS 5th-Sr. • Rochester Hills, Mich. Ht.: 6-3 • Wt.: 246 Career Highlights: Appeared in 12 games as a long snapper and short snapper in 2012 … Earned first varsity letter in 2011 … Appeared in all 13 games as a short snapper … Caught a pass on a fake field goal in the Sugar Bowl against Virginia Tech … Made collegiate debut as a backup long snapper against Bowling Green in 2010 … Walk-on who redshirted in 2009. Prep: A National Honor Society member at Brother Rice High School … Received all-area, all-metro, all-county and All-Catholic League recognition as a senior … Also earned all-state honors in hockey. Personal: Born Jareth William Glanda on Feb. 6, 1991 … Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology, majoring in movement science. Will Hagerup • P R-Jr. • Milwaukee Ht.: 6-4 • Wt.: 227 Career Highlights: Suspended for the 2013 season, during which he will redshirt … Big Ten Eddleman-Fields Punter Of The Year in 2012 … An AllBig Ten first-team selection … Appeared in 11 games … His 45.0-yard average on 33 punts is a Michigan single-season record (minimum 30 punts) … Had a season-long 62-yard punt versus Alabama … Appeared in nine contests in 2011 … Averaged 36.0 yards per punt on 29 kicks and pinned the opponent inside the 20yard line five times … Booted a season-best 50-yard punt against Nebraska … Placed a career-best four punts inside the 20-yard line against Michigan State … Suspended for the first four games of the 2011 season … Started at punter in 10 games as a freshman in 2010 … Averaged 43.6 yards per kick on 33 punts … Punted 10 balls more than 50 yards and dropped 11 inside the opponent's 20yard line … Registered two touchbacks in five appearances as a kickoff specialist. Prep: A three-year letterman and two-year starter for Whitefish Bay High School … Also played tight end as a senior … Rated as a three-star player, the No. 3 kicker/ punter in the country and the No. 10 prospect in the state of Wisconsin by Rivals.com … Averaged 42.9 yards per punt as a senior and converted all four of his field goal attempts … Also caught 15 passes for 187 yards (12.5 yards per reception) and a touchdown … First-team all-state selection as a senior … Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, booting two punts more than 50 yards. Personal: Born William Hagerup on Dec. 7, 1991 … Roster No. Name 91 Kenneth Allen 34 Brendan Gibbons 54 Jareth Glanda 43 Will Hagerup — Scott Sypniewski 45 Matt Wile Pos.Ht. K/P 6-3 PK 6-1 LS 6-3 P 6-4 LS 6-1 PK 6-2 Wt. 212 240 246 227 230 215 Year Elig.Hometown (High School) So. Fr. Fenton, Mich. (Fenton ) 5th Sr. West Palm Beach, Fla. (Cardinal Newman) 5th Sr. Rochester Hills, Mich. (Brother Rice) Sr.Jr. Milwaukee (Whitefish Bay) Fr. Fr. Ottawa, Ill. (Marquette) Jr. Jr. San Diego (Francis Parker) Will Hagerup, who was the Big Ten Punter of the Year in 2012, has been suspended for the 2013 season, but he can potentially return for his final year of eligibility in 2014. photo by lon horwedel Brother of former Indiana punter Chris Hagerup … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, major undeclared. Matt Wile • P So. • San Diego Ht.: 6-2 • Wt.: 215 Career Highlights: Appeared in all 13 games in 2012 as kickoff specialist, seven as punter and three as placekicker … Attempted three field goals, converting two … Booted first career field goal, a 48-yarder, versus Michigan State … Hit a career-long 53-yard field goal in the Outback Bowl … Tallied 77 kickoffs and 28 touchbacks … Punted 12 times, averaging 35.9 yards per kick … Pinned nine punts inside the 20-yard line … Punted three times for a 48.0-yard average in the Outback Bowl … Earned first varsity letter in 2011 … Named to the ESPN.com and BTN.com AllFreshman teams … Kicked off in all 13 games and punted in four … Boomed 19 touchbacks … Averaged 41.6 yards per punt, including a long kick of 58 yards, and placed four inside the 20-yard line. Prep: Attended Francis W. Parker High School … Converted 10 of 13 field goal attempts (76.9 percent), including a 49-yarder as a senior … Averaged 41 yards on six punts and pinned the East team inside its own 20-yard line twice during the U.S. Army All-American Game … Made 9 of 12 field goals (75.0 percent) with a long of 48 yards as a junior … A two-star prospect according to Rivals.com. Personal: Born Matthew Blake Dickinson Wile on June 20, 1992 … His father, grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather all attended Michigan's Medical School … Father, Dr. Peter Wile, is the team physician for the San Diego State Aztecs … Enrolled in the College of Engineering, major undeclared. Newcomer Scott Sypniewski • LS Fr. • Ottawa, Ill. Ht.: 6-1 • Wt.: 230 Prep: Three-year varsity letterman at Marquette High School … Three-year starting long snapper … Two-year starting offensive guard and outside linebacker … Ranked as the No. 3 long snapper in the 2013 class by RubioLongSnapping.com … Rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals. com … Projected as the No. 7 long snapper in the nation by ESPN.com. Personal: Born Scott David Sypniewski on Jan. 26, 1995 … Undeclared major. The Wolverine 2013 Football Preview  ■ 171

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