2012 Michigan Football Roster
Outback Bowl Notebook: Team Luncheon, Bowling Competition
Postgame Notes: #4 Ohio State 26, #20 Michigan 21
Postgame Notes: #23 Michigan 42, Iowa 17
Monday Press Conference Quotes (vs. Iowa)
Linebacker Kenny Demens on Wednesday during Northwestern week.
Senior linebacker Kenny Demens on mentoring a young Michigan defense and building on the Notre Dame performance.
Countdown to Kickoff moves into its second week with a look at senior linebacker Kenny Demens and his unique fashion statement during practice.
Jim Brandstatter reviews the Northwestern win.
Tackles: 13, vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20, 2010)
Solos: 8, twice (last vs. Northwestern, Nov.10, 2012)
Asst: 8, twice (last at Iowa, Nov. 5, 2011)
TFLs: 2,vs. Northwestern (Nov. 10, 2012)
Sacks: 1, twice (last at Illinois, Nov. 12, 2011)
Int.: 1, vs. Illinois (Oct. 13, 2012)
PBUs: 1, twice (last vs. Virginia Tech, Jan. 3, 2012)
At Michigan ... four-year letterman ... appeared in 51 consecutive contests; made 33 starts at middle linebacker ... surpassed 200 career tackles vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 22, 2012) ... surpassed 100 career tackles vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 10, 2011) ... recorded double digit tackles in seven games in 2011.
Fifth-Year Senior (2012) ...started 13 games at middle linebacker ... OHIO STATE (Nov. 24) ... notched nine total tackles ... IOWA (Nov. 17) ... recorded five tackles, including one tackle-for-loss ... NORTHWESTERN (Nov. 10) ... tallied nine tackles, including eight solo and two tackles-for-loss ... MINNESOTA (Nov. 3) ... notched 10 tackles, including five solo and one tackle-for-loss ... NEBRASKA (Oct. 27) ... notched 10 tackles, including five solo and one tackle-for-loss ... MICHIGAN STATE (Oct. 20) ... recorded six total tackles ... ILLINOIS (Oct. 13) ... registered eight total tackles, one tackle for loss, and his first career interception that he returned for 13 yards ... PURDUE (Oct. 6) ... tallied six solo tackles ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 22) ... recorded six tackles ... surpassed 200 career tackles ... AIR FORCE (Sept. 8) ... tallied seven tackles, six of which were solo ... ALABAMA (Sept. 1) ... made three tackles ... reached 100 career solo tackles.
Senior/Junior (2011) ... earned third varsity letter ... All-Big Ten honorable mention (coaches/media) ... Phil Steele's Postseason All-Big Ten second team selection and Midseason All-Big Ten third team selection ... received U-M's Roger Zatkoff Award as the team's top linebacker ... appeared in all 13 games; started all 13 games at middle linebacker and played in all 13 on special teams ... team's leading tackler with 94 stops ... VIRGINIA TECH (Jan. 3) ... made eight tackles and recorded second career pass breakup ... OHIO STATE (Nov. 26) ... registered eight tackles and an assisted sack ... NEBRASKA (Nov. 19) ... posted five tackles, an assisted sack and first career PBU ... ILLINOIS (Nov. 12) ... recorded seven tackles, a TFL and second career sack for a loss of 14 yards ... IOWA (Nov. 5) ... seventh career game with double-digit tackles (11), had one TFL ... NORTHWESTERN (Oct. 8) ... led the team with 10 tackles, posting a TFL and first career sack ... sixth career double-digit tackle performance ... SAN DIEGO STATE (Sept. 24) ... tied for the team lead with seven tackles and recorded first career forced fumble ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 10) ... tallied a team-high 12 tackles.
Junior/Sophomore (2010) ... earned second varsity letter ... played in all 13 games and made seven starts at middle linebacker ... team's third-leading tackler with 82 tackles ... also recorded 1.5 TFLs and one pass breakup ... special teams contributor ... saw game action on special teams vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4) ... played as a reserve at middle linebacker and contributed on special teams against Notre Dame (Sept. 11), assisting on one tackle ... had four tackles as a reserve strongside linebacker and on special teams vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 18) ... set a career high with five tackles, including one for a loss of two yards, at middle linebacker and special teams vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25) ... recorded one solo tackle as a reserve middle linebacker at Indiana (Oct. 2) ... appeared as a reserve middle linebacker and on special teams vs. Michigan State (Oct. 9) ... made his first collegiate start at middle linebacker vs. Iowa (Oct. 16), setting a career high with eight tackles ... finished with a career-high of 12 tackles, including an assisted TFL, in start at Penn State (Oct. 30) ... posted double-digit tackles (10) for the second consecutive week and broke up his first career pass in start vs. Illinois (Nov. 6) ... tallied seven tackles in start at Purdue (Nov. 13) ... set a new career high with 13 stops in start vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20) ... registered eight tackles in start at Ohio State (Nov. 27) ... matched his career high with a game-high 13 tackles in start vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.
Sophomore/Freshman (2009) ... earned first varsity letter ... played in all 12 games on special teams ... posted seven special teams stops ... made career debut on special teams vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5), making two tackles ... saw action on special teams vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12) ... played linebacker and special teams vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19) ... assisted on a special teams stop vs. Indiana (Sept. 26) ... played special teams and on goal line defense at Michigan State (Oct. 3) and Iowa (Oct. 10) ... appeared at middle linebacker and on special teams units vs. Delaware State (Oct. 17), assisting on a tackle ... earned an assisted tackle on special teams against Penn State (Oct. 24) ... saw game action at weakside linebacker and on special teams against Illinois (Oct. 31) ... contributed on special teams vs. Purdue (Nov. 7) ... posted two stops at linebacker and played on special teams against Wisconsin (Nov. 14) ... played linebacker and special teams vs. Ohio State (Nov. 21).
Freshman (2008) ... did not see game action ... redshirted.
Prep ... attended Detroit Country Day High School (2007) coached by Dan McClean ... Great 8 Award recipient from the Mid-Michigan Touchdown Club, a chapter of the National Football Foundation ... maxed out at 375 pounds on bench press ... Key Statistics ... collected 163 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles from linebacker position during his senior year ... tallied 11 tackles in the Division 4 title game ... threw for three touchdowns and returned a kickoff for a 67-yard touchdown as a senior ... totaled 90 tackles and 15 tackles for loss as a junior ... Honors and Rankings ... rated four stars, the No. 23 linebacker and the No. 8-ranked player in the state of Michigan by Rivals.com ... three-star prospect and the No. 22 player at his position by Scout.com ... PrepStar Magazine All-Midwest Region team ... named to Detroit Free Press All-State Dream Team.
Personal ... Kenny Demens was born Feb. 4, 1990 ... attended Michigan Summer Football Camp ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in general studies.