Michigan Football Preview 2013

2013 Michigan Football Preview

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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RB player bios Position Coach Fred Jackson has coached for 22 years with U-M as the program's man in charge of the running backs. He served six seasons as assistant head coach (1997-2002) and was associate head coach for five years (2003-07). He also served as the offensive coordinator from 1995-96. Under Jackson's tutelage, three Wolverine running backs have been selected in the first round of the NFL Draft — Tyrone Wheatley (17th overall pick in 1995), Tim Biakabutuka (eighth in 1996) and Chris Perry (26th in 2004). Jackson has coached 12 U-M backs that have gone on to surpass the 1,000-yard mark in a season. Jackson also coached five seasons at Wisconsin (198286), serving as the Badgers' offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and wide receivers coach during his years in Madison. He began his collegiate coaching career in the MidAmerican Conference as offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and wide receivers coach at Toledo from 1979-81. Returning Players Justice Hayes • TB R-So. • Flint, Mich. Ht.: 5-10 • Wt.: 190 Career Highlights: Made career debut in 2012 as a reserve running back versus Massachusetts, carrying the ball three times for 19 yards and his first career touchdown … Did not see game action in 2011. Prep: Graduated from Grand Blanc Community High School … Sprinted the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds … Rushed 380 times for 2,624 yards (6.9 yards per carry) and 21 touchdowns during his career … Rushed for 230 yards and two touchdowns, and posted more than 100 receiving yards and one touchdown, before injuring his wrist during the third game of his senior campaign … Carried the ball 175 times for 1,295 yards (7.4 yards per carry) and 12 touchdowns, and caught 19 passes for 208 yards (10.9 yards per reception), during his junior season … Listed as a four-star prospect, the No. 4 player in Michigan and the No. 85 recruit nationally by Rivals.com … Invited to the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Game as a senior. Personal: Born Justice Will Hayes on Nov. 24, 1992 … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, major undeclared. Sione Houma • FB So. • Salt Lake City Ht.: 6-0 • Wt.: 229 Career Highlights: Appeared in 13 games on special teams and two games as reserve fullback in 2012 … Made a pair of special teams tackles and returned a kickoff for nine yards against Purdue. Prep: Rushed for 790 yards and eight touchdowns, and returned a kickoff 88 yards for a score, as senior at Highland High School … Rated a three-star recruit and the No. 5 fullback in the country by Rivals.com. Personal: Born Sione Houma on June 21, 1994. Drake Johnson • TB R-Fr. • Ann Arbor Ht.: 6-0 • Wt.: 212 Career Highlights: Did not see game action in 2012. Sophomore Sione Houma appeared in all 13 games on special teams last season, and also saw action in two contests as a reserve fullback. photo by per kjeldsen Roster No. Name — Derrick Green 5 Justice Hayes 51 Bobby Henderson 39 Sione Houma 29 Drake Johnson 36 Joe Kerridge 26 Dennis Norfleet 38 Thomas Rawls — Wyatt Shallman — DeVeon Smith 28 Fitzgerald Toussaint Pos. RB RB RB FB RB FB RB RB RB RB RB Ht. 5-11 5-10 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-7 5-10 6-3 5-11 5-10 Wt. 220 190 226 229 212 241 168 217 245 218 200 Year Fr. Jr. So. So. So. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. 5th Elig. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. So. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Hometown (High School) Richmond, Va. (Hermitage) Flint, Mich. (Grand Blanc Community) Hopewell Junction, NY (John Jay) Salt Lake City (Highland) Ann Arbor (Pioneer) Traverse City, Mich. (St. Francis) Detroit (Martin Luther King) Flint, Mich. (Flint Northern) Novi, Mich. (Detroit Catholic Central) Warren, Ohio (Howland) Youngstown, Ohio (Liberty) The Wolverine 2013 Football Preview  ■ 93

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