Postgame Notes: #13 Michigan 23, #17 Virginia Tech 20 (OT)
Fifty-Six Wolverines Named to 2011 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Team
At Michigan ... two-year letterman ... two-time Academic All-Big Ten ... three-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award recipient (2008-10) ... appeared in 20 games ... special teams contributor with 10 tackles.
Senior/Junior (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned third varsity letter ... Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in all 13 games; played all 13 on special teams ... made solo tackles and seven assisted stops ... SAN DIEGO STATE (Sept. 24) ... served as the honorary senior game captain.
Junior/Sophomore (2010) ... earned second varsity letter ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... did not see game action.
Sophomore/Freshman (2009) ... earned first varsity letter ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Academic All-Big Ten ... played in seven games on special teams ... made career debut on special teams vs. Indiana (Sept. 26) ... contributed on special teams at Iowa (Oct. 10) and against Delaware State (Oct. 17) ... saw special teams action at Illinois (Oct. 31) and vs. Purdue (Nov. 7) ... played on special teams at Wisconsin (Nov. 14) ... appeared on special teams vs. Ohio State (Nov. 21).
Freshman (2008) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... did not see game action.
Prep ... attended Caledonia High School (2008) ... National Honor Society member ... NFSCA Student-Athlete Award recipient as a junior ... three-year varsity letterman ... helped lead team to three straight conference titles ... squad won district championships as a sophomore and junior and claimed the regional and state titles as a sophomore ... Key Statistics ... posted 12 career interceptions and scored 33 career touchdowns ... had 1,300 rushing yards and scored 15 touchdowns as a senior ... tallied three interceptions as a junior and senior after picking six passes during sophomore year ... Honors and Rankings ... earned second-team all-state on defense as a senior ... named Grand Rapids Press All-Area Dream Team member senior year ... received all-conference and all-area accolades during his junior and senior seasons ... Other Sports ... member of the conference champion lacrosse team as a senior ... two-year varsity letterman in track.
Personal ... Matthew Peter Cavanaugh was born June 1, 1990 ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in economics.
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