Michigan Football Preview 2015

2015 Michigan Football Preview

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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THE WOLVERINE 2015 FOOTBALL PREVIEW ■ 89 OFFENSIVE LINE PLAYER BIOS POSITION COACH Tim Drevno, in his first season with the Wolverines, is entering his 25th year as a football coach. He is Michi- gan's new offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, coming to Ann Arbor after one year as USC's running game coordina- tor/offensive line coach. Previously, Drevno worked with head coach Jim Harbaugh at the University of San Diego (2003-06) and Stanford (2007- 10), and with the San Francisco 49ers (2011-13). Drevno served as offensive line coach under Harbaugh for the 49ers when they won the NFC West two seasons. San Francisco played in the NFC Championship Game each of his three seasons and participated in Super Bowl XLVII. He coached a pair of Pro Bowl players in 2013 — Joe Staley and Mike Iupati — and all five of his offensive linemen were selected to the Pro Bowl in 2012. At Stanford, Drevno coached tight ends for the first two seasons and then the offensive line for two years. The Cardinal offensive line was second in the nation in fewest sacks allowed in back-to-back seasons and helped pave the way for a ground game that set the school rushing yardage mark in 2009. Drevno was Harbaugh's offensive coordinator and of- fensive line coach at San Diego when the Toreros won the Pioneer League title in consecutive seasons (2005- 06) and earned NCAA Division I-AA Mid-Major national championships both years. The offense led the nation in total offense twice and finished third and ninth during his other two seasons. RETURNING PLAYERS BLAKE BARS • OL R-Jr • Nashville, Tenn. Ht.: 6-5 • Wt.: 281 Career Highlights: Has appeared in one game as a reserve offensive lineman (2013) … Did not see game action in 2014 and redshirted in 2012. Prep: Attended Montgomery Bell Academy … Recorded 54 pancake blocks as a senior … First-team All-Tennessee selection … Invited to four post- season bowl games as a senior: the 2012 International Bowl, Tennessee East-West All-Star Game, Offense/Defense All-American Bowl and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … Rivals.com four-star prospect, the No. 32 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 9 player in Tennessee. Personal: Born Blake Christopher Bars Sept. 25, 1993 … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in political science. BEN BRADEN • OL R-Jr. • Rockford, Mich. Ht.: 6-6 • Wt.: 331 Career Highlights: Two-year letter- man … Has appeared in 14 games as an offensive lineman, making 12 starts in 2014 and seeing action in two games as a reserve in 2013 … Plays guard and tackle … Redshirted in 2012. Prep: Attended Rockford High School … Lettered three years (2009-11) … Two-year starter at right tackle (2010-11) … AP Michigan All-State first team as a senior … Detroit Free Press Dream Team honoree and Detroit News Blue Chip team member as a senior … Rivals.com three-star prospect, the No. 38 offensive tackle nationally and the No. 8 player in Michigan. Personal: Ben Braden was born March 9, 1994 … En- rolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in general studies. JUWANN BUSHELLBEATTY • OT R-Fr. • Paramus, N.J. Ht.: 6-6 • Wt.: 319 Career Highlights: Redshirted in 2014. Prep: Attended Paramus Catholic High School, coached by current U-M recruiting coordinator Chris Partridge … Helped team to back-to-back NJSIAA/Atlantic Health Non-Public Group 4 state titles during his junior and senior seasons … Played in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game … Rivals.com three-star prospect, the No. 33 offen- sive tackle nationally and the No. 11 player in New Jersey. Personal: Juwann Bushell-Beatty was born June 18, 1996 … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. MASON COLE • OT So. • Tarpon Springs, Fla. Ht.: 6-5 • Wt.: 287 Career Highlights: Lettered after appearing in 12 games at left tackle, making 12 starts … Became first true freshman in Michigan history to start a season opener on the offensive line … Named a Freshman All-American by Sporting News and ESPN.com. Prep: Attended East Lake High School … Four-year starter … Participated in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl … Named to the USA Today Sports Preseason High School All-America Team prior to senior season … Named first-team all-state a as a junior … Rivals.com four-star recruit, the No. 6 offensive tackle and No. 92 overall player nationally, and the No. 12 prospect in Florida. Personal: Mason Cole was born March 28, 1996 … En- rolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. DAVID DAWSON • OL R-So. • Detroit Ht.: 6-4 • Wt.: 309 Career Highlights: Lettered in 2014 after appearing in five games … Redshirted in 2013. Prep: Attended Cass Tech High School coached by former U-M run- ning back Thomas Wilcher … Helped lead his team to Michigan Division I State title as a senior … Participated in the 2013 Under Armour All-Amer- ica Game … Was named to the U.S. Under-19 National Team … Selected to the Detroit News Blue Chip List as a senior … Rivals. com four-star prospect, the No. 9 offensive guard and No. 165 overall player nationally, and the No. 5 recruit in Michigan. Personal: David Damante Dawson was born Oct. 5, 1994 … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in Afro-American and African studies. CHRIS FOX • OL R-So. • Parker, Colo. Ht.: 6-6 • Wt.: 303 Career Highlights: Appeared in one game as a backup in 2014 … Red- shirted in 2013. Prep: Attended Ponderosa High School … Helped lead an offense that averaged 232 rushing yards per game and finished the year with an 11-1 record during his senior year … Attended but did not participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl due to a knee injury … Named the top prospect in the state by The Denver Post … Rivals.com four-star recruit, the No. 11 offensive tackle and No. 142 overall player nationally, and the No. 1 prospect in Colorado. Personal: Christopher Brent Fox was born Jan. 10, 1995 … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in history. GREG FROELICH • OL R-So. • Maplewood, N.J. Ht.: 6-2 • Wt.: 270 Career Highlights: Walk- on … Redshirted in 2013 and did not play in 2014. Prep: Attended Deerfield Academy his senior season … Played for Mont- clair Kimberley Academy in freshman, sophomore and junior seasons. Personal: Gregory Gervase Froelich was born April 9, 1994 … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. ROSTER No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Elig. Hometown (High School) 62 Blake Bars OL 6-5 281 Sr. Jr. Nashville (Montgomery Bell Academy) 71 Ben Braden OL 6-6 331 Sr. Jr. Rockford, Mich. (Rockford) 76 J. Bushell-Beatty OT 6-6 319 So. Fr. Paramus, N.J. (Paramus Catholic) 52 Mason Cole OT 6-5 287 So. So. Tarpon Springs, Fla. (East Lake) 55 David Dawson OL 6-4 309 Jr. So. Detroit (Cass Tech) 73 Chris Fox OL 6-6 303 Jr. So. Parker, Colo. (Ponderosa) 51 Greg Froelich OL 6-2 270 Jr. So. Maplewood, N.J. (Deerfield Academy) 61 Graham Glasgow OL 6-6 303 5th Sr. Aurora, Ill. (Marmion Academy) 67 Kyle Kalis OG 6-5 292 Sr. Jr. Lakewood, Ohio (St. Edward) 57 Pat Kugler C/G 6-5 297 Jr. So. Wexford, Pa. (North Allegheny) 78 Erik Magnuson OL 6-6 296 Sr. Jr. San Diego (Carlsbad La Costa Canyon) — Grant Newsome OL 6-7 280 Fr. Fr. Lawrenceville, N.J. (The Lawrenceville School) 63 Ben Pliska OL 6-3 277 Sr. Jr. Kirkland, Wash. (Lake Washington) — Jon Runyan Jr. OL 6-4 275 Fr. Fr. Philadelphia (St. Joseph Prep) 74 Dan Samuelson OL 6-5 289 Jr. So. Plymouth, Ind. (Plymouth) 72 L. Tuley-Tillman OT 6-7 309 Jr. So. Peoria, Ill. (Manual) — Nolan Ulizio OL 6-5 293 Fr. Fr. West Chester, Ohio (Lakota West)

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