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Highlights from Michigan's 52-14 win over Appalachian State in the 2014 season opener.
Lights, Camera, Action! Frank Clark, Devin Gardner and Jake Ryan unwind from the 2014 Big Ten Football Media Days in Chicago with a little fun.
Head coach Brady Hoke was joined by U-M players Frank Clark, Devin Gardner and Jake Ryan at the annual Big Ten Football Media Day in Chicago.
Spring practice kicked off this week for the Wolverines.
Devin Gardner at the halfway point of preparation for Iowa.
Attempts: 45, vs. Ohio State (Nov. 30, 2013)
Completions: 32, vs. Ohio State (Nov. 30, 2013)
Yards: 503, vs. Indiana (Oct. 19, 2013)
TDs: 4, vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 7, 2013)
Long: 75, at Ohio State (Nov. 24, 2012)
Attempts: 24, at Penn State (Oct. 12, 2013)
Yards: 121, at Penn State (Oct. 12, 2013)
TDs: 3, vs. Indiana (Oct. 19, 2013)
Long: 36, vs. Akron (Sept. 14, 2013)
At Michigan ... three-year letterman ... has appeared in 38 contests at quarterback and wide receiver, making 21 starts, including 17 at quarterback ... has accounted for at least two touchdowns in 15 of his last 18 games ... set program records vs. Indiana (Oct. 19, 2013) for passing yards (503) and total yards (584) in a single game.
5th (2014) ... has appeared in one game, making one start ... APPALACHIAN STATE (Aug. 30) ... completed 13-of-14 passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns ... completion percentage of 92.8 against the Mountaineers marks the second best for a single game in program history.
Senior/Junior (2013) ... earned third varsity letter ... started 12 games at quarterback ... completed 208-of-345 passes for 2,960 yards and 21 touchdowns ... carried the ball 165 times for 483 yards and 11 touchdowns ... All-Big Ten honorable mention (media) ... named Maxwell Award Player of the Week (Sept. 7) ... named Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week (Sept. 7) ...named Athlon Sports Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 7) ... named Manning Star of the Week vs. Notre Dame ... KANSAS STATE (Dec. 28) ... missed game due to injury ...OHIO STATE (Nov. 30) ... completed 32 of 45 pass attempts for 451 yards and four touchdowns and added one score on the ground ... IOWA (Nov. 23) ... completed 13-of-28 passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns ... NORTHWESTERN (Nov. 16) ... completed 24-of-43 throws for 226 yards and accumulated two total touchdowns in addition to a successful two-point conversion ... NEBRASKA (Nov. 9) ...completed 18-of-27 throws for 196 yards and a touchdown ... MICHIGAN STATE (Nov. 2) ... completed 14-of-27 passes for 210 yards ... INDIANA (Oct. 19) ... completed 21-of-29 passes for a career-high 503 yards and two touchdowns ... rushed 15 times for 81 yards and a career-best three touchdowns ... PENN STATE (Oct. 12) ... completed 15-of-28 passes for 240 yards and three touchdowns ... set career bests with 24 carries and 121 yards on the ground ... MINNESOTA (Oct. 5) ... completed 13-of-17 passes for 235 yards and one touchdown ... ran for 17 yards and one touchdown on seven carries ... CONNECTICUT (Sept. 21) ...completed 11-of-23 passes for 97 yards ... ran for 64 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries ...AKRON (Sept. 14) ... completed 16-of-30 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns ... rushed for a career-best 103 yards and a touchdown, including a career-long 36 yard touchdown run ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 7) ... completed a career-high 21 pass attempts for 294 yards and a career-best 4 touchdowns ... also rushed for 82 yards and one touchdown ... CENTRAL MICHIGAN (Aug. 31) ... threw for 162 yards and one touchdown ... also rushed seven times for 52 yards and two touchdowns.
Junior/Sophomore (2012) ... earned second varsity letter ...appeared in 13 games, beginning the season as a wide receiver before playing the final five games at quarterback (starting four) ... completed 75-of-126 passes for 1,219 yards and 11 touchdowns with five interceptions ... rushed 47 times for 101 yards and seven touchdowns ... also caught 16 passes for 266 yards and four touchdowns ... accounted for at least two touchdowns in each of his five starts at quarterback and earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors twice ... posted at least three touchdowns in first three starts at quarterback ... made first career start at quarterback at Minnesota (Nov. 3) ... made first career start at wide receiver vs. Alabama (Sept. 1) ... named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week vs. Iowa (Nov. 17) and vs. Northwestern (Nov. 10) ... SOUTH CAROLINA (Jan. 1) ... completed 18-of-34 passes for 214 yards and three touchdowns ... also carried the ball 12 times for 24 yards ... OHIO STATE (Nov. 24) ... played as reserve quarterback ... completed 11-of-20 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown ... added two-yard rushing touchdown ... threw a career-long 75-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Roy Roundtree ... IOWA (Nov. 17) ... made third consecutive start at quarterback ... completed 18-of-23 passes for a career-best 314 yards and three touchdowns and carried the ball nine times for 37 yards and three scores ... became the first Wolverine to account for six touchdowns since Steve Smith posted six TDs at Minnesota in 1983 ... first U-M player to rush for three touchdowns since Denard Robinson posted three scores against San Diego State in 2011 ... NORTHWESTERN (Nov. 10) ... made second consecutive start at quarterback ... completed 16-of-29 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns ... rushed nine times for 47 yards and two scores ... first career game accounting for four touchdowns ... threw career-long 53-yard pass to Roy Roundtree in final seconds of regulation to set up game-tying field goal ... MINNESOTA (Nov. 3) ... completed 12-of-18 for 234 yards and two touchdowns ... rushed for 21 yards and one score ... PURDUE (Oct. 6) ... caught two passes for 31 yards and a touchdown ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 22) ... paced team with three catches for 40 yards ... MASSACHUSETTS (Sept. 15) ... hauled in two passes for 48 yards and a touchdown ... AIR FORCE (Sept. 8) ... caught five passes for 63 yards and his second touchdown of the season ... ALABAMA (Sept. 1) ... lone reception was career-best 44-yard score; first career touchdown catch ... earned Frederick Matthaei spring award for the junior-to-be who has displayed leadership, drive and achievement on the athletic field and in the classroom.
Sophomore/Freshman (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned varsity letter ... appeared in nine games at quarterback ... was 11-of-23 passing for 176 yards, one touchdown and one interception ... ILLINOIS (Nov. 12) ... completed 2-of-5 passes for 47 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for nine yards ... connected with Martavious Odoms for 27-yard score in the fourth quarter ... NORTHWESTERN (Oct. 8) ... completed both of his passes for 25 yards and earned two carries for four yards and the go-ahead rushing touchdown in the third quarter ... MINNESOTA (Oct. 1) ... set career highs for rushing yards (39) and rushing long (15) on six carries.
Freshman (2010) ... appeared in three contests at quarterback before suffering season-ending injury (received medical redshirt) ... made collegiate debut vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4) ... completed 7-of-10 passes for 85 yards and a touchdown as a reserve at quarterback vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25), scoring his first career touchdown on an 11-yard pass to Jeremy Gallon in the first quarter ... had six carries for 25 yards and a touchdown against the Falcons, scoring on a seven-yard rush in the fourth quarter.
Prep ... attended Inkster High School (2009) coached by Greg Carter ... led team to the Division 2 final as a senior ... runner-up for Division 3 state championship as a junior ... Key Statistics ... passed for 1,930 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior ... added 991 rushing yards and scored 12 TDs senior year ... completed 98-of-170 passes for 1,886 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior ... rushed 115 times for 1,401 yards and 22 TDs junior year ... Honors and Rankings ... Parade Magazine All-American ... participated in Under Armour All-American game ... two-time all-state first team (junior and senior year) ... SuperPrep All-American.
Personal ... Devin Gardner was born Dec. 14, 1991 ... high school teammate of former U-M linebacker Cameron Gordon ... appeared in the Faces in the Crowd section of the Nov. 16, 2009 issue of Sports Illustrated ... holds bachelor's degree from the College of Literature, Science and the Arts in Afro-American and African studies ... enrolled in Master of Social Work Program.
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