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.
At Michigan ... has appeared in 22 contests, making seven starts at defensive end.
Sophomore (2012) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in 11 games; starting eight games at defensive end and appearing in two contests on special teams ... 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 and nine contests on special teams ... 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 ... ran 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds ... Key Statistics ... registered 65 tackles and 12 sacks at defensive end as a senior year ... caught 31 passes for 10 TDs as a senior ... compiled 45 tackles, nine tackles for loss and nine sacks during his junior season ... Honors and Rankings ... listed as a four-star recruit and the 12th-best defensive end nationally by Scout.com ... received a four-star grade from ESPN.com and was selected as the No. 24 defensive end in the country ... four-star prospect, the 16th-best defensive end nationally and the 201st-best player in the country by Rivals.com ... listed as the fifth-best prospect in the state of Michigan by Rivals.com ... earned AP all-state honorable mention as a lineman ... rated as the seventh-best player on The Detroit News Blue Chip list ... listed as the seventh-best player in Michigan according to the Detroit Free Press ... 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, major undeclared.