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Football's Brennen Beyer: Student. Athlete. Volunteer.
2013 Spring Postgame Quotes
Countdown to Kickoff continues with senior DE Brennen Beyer, who has become an anchor on the defensive side of the ball through his continued leadership on and off the playing field.
With 11 days remaining until the season opener, Countdown to Kickoff quizzes sophomore Brennen Beyer about his position switch to defensive end, what the defense needs to do to improve, and his eating habits.
Tackles: 8 - Indiana, 2014
TFLs: 2.0 - twice (last: Penn State, 2014)
Sacks: 2.0 - Penn State, 2014
Interceptions: 1 - Iowa, 2013
At Michigan ... four-year letterman ... appeared in 49 contests, making 27 starts at defensive end and five starts at linebacker ... switched to linebacker during spring of 2013.
Senior (2014) ... earned fourth varsity letter ... appeared in 12 games, making 11 starts at defensive end ... recorded 35 tackles, 7.5 TFLs and 5.5 sacks ... MARYLAND (Nov. 22) ... recorded two tackles, including one TFL ... NORTHWESTERN (Nov. 8) ... posted three tackles, including one sack ... INDIANA (Nov. 1) ... recorded a career-high eight tackles, including one sack and 1.5 TFLs ... PENN STATE (Oct. 11) ... recorded four tackles, including a career-high two sacks ... RUTGERS (Oct. 4) ... notched two tackles ... UTAH (Sept. 20) ... set a career high with six tackles ... MIAMI (OH) (Sept. 13) ... recorded three tackles, including one sack for a loss of 12 yards ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 6) ... tallied four tackles, including one sack ... APPALACHIAN STATE (Aug. 30) ... recorded one tackle and one quarterback hurry.
Junior (2013) ... Academic All-Big Ten ...earned third varsity letter ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... appeared in 13 games at defensive end or linebacker, making five starts at linebacker and seven starts at defensive end ... also contributed on special teams ... recorded 27 tackles, 4.0 TFL, two sacks, one forced fumble and an interception, which he returned for a touchdown ... IOWA (Nov. 23) ... returned his first career interception for a touchdown ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 7) ... recorded his second career sack, his second in as many weeks ... CENTRAL MICHIGAN (Aug. 31) ... recorded his first career sack and 2.0 TFLs.
Sophomore (2012) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... earned second varsity letter ...appeared in 11 games at defensive end; starting nine games ... had 19 tackles, nine solos, half a sack and one forced fumble ... SOUTH CAROLINA (Jan. 1) ... tallied first career TFL ... OHIO STATE (Nov. 24) ... recorded three tackles ... NEBRASKA (Oct. 27) ... notched four total tackles ... MICHIGAN STATE (Oct. 20) ... compiled three tackles and a forced fumble ... ALABAMA (Sept. 1) ... tallied two tackles ... earned Meyer Morton spring award for player who showed the greatest development.
Freshman (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned first varsity letter ... appeared in 11 games; played nine games as a reserve linebacker/rush end and nine contests on special teams ... had 11 stops ... IOWA (Nov. 5) ... tallied a career-high four tackles ... WESTERN MICHIGAN (Sept. 3) ... made collegiate debut as a reserve linebacker with two assisted tackles.
Prep ... attended Plymouth High School (2011) coached by Mike Swachuck ... led team to an 11-3 record and appearance in the state finals as a senior ... started on both sides of the ball final three years ... Key Statistics ... registered 65 tackles and 12 sacks at defensive end as a senior year ... Honors and Rankings ... earned AP all-state honorable mention as a lineman ... named first-team all-conference, first-team all-league, All-Detroit West and All-Metro Detroit as a junior and senior.
Personal ... Brennen Beyer was born November 25, 1992 ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in psychology.
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