Ben Braden 71
Ben  Braden

RS Senior

Rockford, Mich.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 335



5th Sr.


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
• Three-year letterman; Two-year starter
• Has appeared in 32 games along the offensive line and made 29 starting assignments
• Had a string of 25 consecutive starting assignments (2014-15) snapped in the 2016 opener against Hawaii
• 2015 All-Big Ten honorable mention (coaches and media)

Fifth-Year Senior (2016)
• Has started at left guard in four contests and played in five games
• 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)

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
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in general studies

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