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Ben  Braden

RS Senior

Rockford, Mich.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 335



5th Sr.


Kornacki: Braden Looks Ahead and Back with a Smile

Kornacki: Braden Looks Ahead and Back with a Smile


Butt Repeats as Big Ten's Tight End of the Year

Butt Repeats as Big Ten's Tight End of the Year


2012 Michigan Football Roster

2012 Michigan Football Roster


Countdown to Kickoff - Day 23

Redshirt sophomore Ben Braden, who is battling for a starting job at right tackle, is the focus of day 23 in the 2014 Countdown to Kickoff series.

At Michigan
• Graduated from the College of Literature, Science and the Arts with a degree in general studies
• Four-year letterman; Two-year starter
• Has appeared in 38 career games along the offensive line and made 36 starting assignments
• Had a string of 25 consecutive starting assignments (2014-15) snapped in the 2016 opener against Hawaii
• 2015-16 All-Big Ten honoree; second team in 2016 (coaches and media) and 2015 honorable mention (coaches and media)

Fifth-Year Senior (2016)
• All-Big Ten second team (coaches and media)
• Started at left guard in four contests and made seven starts at left tackle
• Missed the opener against Hawaii (Sept. 3)
• Returned to the lineup against UCF (Sept. 10), starting at left guard
• Made starts against Colorado (Sept. 17), Penn State (Sept. 24) and Wisconsin (Oct. 1)
• Did not start but played at left guard against Rutgers (Oct. 8)
• Started at left tackle against Illinois (Oct. 22), at Michigan State (Oct. 29), Maryland (Nov. 5), Iowa (Nov. 12), Indiana (Nov. 19) and Ohio State (Nov. 26)
• Started at left tackle for one final game against Florida State in the Orange Bowl (Dec. 30) and was selected as a game captain against the Seminoles

Senior (2015)
• Appeared in 13 games, making 13 starts at guard

Junior (2014)
• Earned second varsity letter
• Appeared in 12 games, making 12 starts
• Appalachian State (Aug. 30): Made first collegiate start at right tackle

Sophomore/Freshman (2013)
• Earned first varsity letter
• Appeared in two games as a reserve offensive lineman

Freshman (2012)
• Did not see game action
• Redshirted

• Attended Rockford High School (2012) coached by Ralph Munger
• Lettered three years (2009-11)
• Two-year starter at right tackle (2010-11)

Honors and Rankings
• AP Michigan all-state first team as a senior
• Garnered Dream Team honors from the Detroit Free Press named to the Detroit News Blue Chip List as a senior

• Ben Braden was born on March 9, 1994

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