Gibbons Sweet in OT: Football Prevails over Hokies in Sugar Bowl
Postgame Notes: #13 Michigan 23, #17 Virginia Tech 20 (OT)
Postgame Notes: #13 Michigan 23, #17 Virginia Tech 20 (OT)
Sugar Bowl Notebook: Day 3 in New Orleans
Molk Named Top Lineman to Headline Big Ten Football Awards
Receptions: 9, vs. Iowa (Oct. 16, 2010)
Yards: 165, vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 10, 2011)
Touchdowns: 2, three times (last vs. Virginia Tech, Jan. 3, 2012)
Long: 77 vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 10, 2011)
Attempts: 3, vs. Minnesota (Oct. 27, 2007)
Yards: 7, twice (last vs. Minnesota, Oct. 27, 2007)
Long: 7, vs. Eastern Michigan (Oct. 6, 2007)
Attempts: 3, at Iowa (Oct. 10, 2009)
Yards: 34, vs. Purdue (Nov. 7, 2009)
Long: 33, vs. Purdue (Nov. 7, 2009)
At Michigan ... four-year letterman ... appeared in 48 games; started started 31 contests at wide receiver ... 1,638 career receiving yards rank 17th in school history ... six career 100-yard games are tied for ninth at U-M ... eclipsed 1,000 career receiving yards against Notre Dame (Sept. 10, 2011).
Fifth-Year Senior (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... Sugar Bowl MVP ... earned fourth varsity letter ... All-Big Ten honorable mention (coaches) ... Phil Steele's Midseason All-Big Ten third team selection ... appeared in all 13 games; started 12 games at wide receiver (Western Michigan, Notre Dame, Eastern Michigan, San Diego State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Michigan State, Purdue, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio State, Virginia Tech) and played all 13 games on special teams ... team's leading receiver with 34 catches for 699 yards ... tied for team lead with four touchdowns ... VIRGINIA TECH (Jan. 3) ... caught two passes for a team-high 63 yards and two touchdowns, which tied a career high ... OHIO STATE (Nov. 26) ... caught two passes for a team-high 45 yards and a touchdown ... hauled in a 26-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter for his second receiving score of the season ... ILLINOIS (Nov. 12) ... led team with three catches for 43 yards ... IOWA (Nov. 5) ... led the team with five receptions for 64 yards ... NORTHWESTERN (Oct. 8) ... tied season with with five receptions for a game-high 124 yards ... eclipsed 100 receiving yards for the second time this season ... MINNESOTA (Oct. 1) ... snagged a team-high five passes for 56 yards ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 10) ... hauled in three passes for a career-best 165 yards and a touchdown, including a career-best 77-yard reception ... scored on a 43-yard catch ... became the 28th player in school history to surpass 1,000 career receiving yards.
Senior/Junior (2010) ... earned third varsity letter ... appeared in 10 games and started eight contests at wide receiver ... made two starts at punt returner ... registered 32 receptions for 593 yards and four touchdowns ... missed the Connecticut (Sept. 4) and Notre Dame (Sept. 11) games due to a hamstring injury ... made his season debut at wide receiver vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 18), catching one pass for 36 yards ... had two receptions for 25 yards at wide receiver vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25) ... grabbed three passes for a career-high 129 yards and a touchdown in start at Indiana (Oct. 2) ... set a career long with a 70-yard score on the second play of the second half ... hauled in a 42-yard toss at the IU four-yard line with 21 seconds remaining, setting up U-M's game-winning touchdown on the next play ... caught two passes for 42 yards in start vs. Michigan State (Oct. 9) ... appeared as a punt returner against the Spartans ... set career highs in receptions (nine) and receiving yards (134) and scored on a 45-yard catch in start vs. Iowa (Oct. 16) ... hauled in a 31-yard pass near the Hawkeyes' goal line to set up the Wolverines' final touchdown ... caught one pass for 21 yards in start at Penn State (Oct. 30) ... posted six receptions for 104 yards and two touchdowns in start vs. Illinois (Nov. 6) ... scored on a 45-yard catch, nine-yard tipped grab and caught the game-winning two-point conversion pass in triple overtime ... snagged three passes for 50 yards in start at Purdue (Nov. 13) ... started at wideout and punt returner vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20), catching one pass for three yards ... missed the Ohio State (Nov. 27) contest due to an injury ... caught four passes for 49 yards and returned one punt for a career-tying 34 yards in start at wideout and punt returner vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.
Junior/Sophomore (2009) ... earned second varsity letter ... started nine of his 11 games played ... team's fourth-leading receiver with 16 catches for 268 yards and two touchdowns ... returned 10 punts for 86 yards ... finished third in the Big Ten in punt return average (8.6 avg.) ... made third career start at wide receiver vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5), setting career-highs for receptions (5), yards (103) and touchdowns (2) ... recorded a 28-yard touchdown reception on the Wolverines' season-opening drive and added a 44-yard score in the second quarter against the Broncos ... did not appear vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12) due to injury ... received one pass for seven yards vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19) ... started at wide receiver vs. Indiana (Sept. 26), recording one catch for one yard ... caught three passes for 28 yards in start at Michigan State (Oct. 3) ... made start at wide receiver at Iowa (Oct. 10), grabbing one pass for seven yards ... saw first career action at punt returner against the Hawkeyes, returning three punts for 20 yards ... started at wide receiver vs. Delaware State (Oct. 17) ... started at wide receiver and punt returner vs. Penn State (Oct. 24), returning one punt for a career-long 19 yards in the second quarter ... caught two passes for 87 yards in start at Illinois (Oct. 31) ... had a 66-yard career long reception against the Illini in the fourth quarter ... returned two punts for 13 yards against Illinois ... started at wide receiver and punt returner vs. Purdue (Nov. 7), returning two punts for 34 yards ... set career high with a 33-yard punt return late in the fourth quarter against the Boilermakers ... earned five receiving yards on a lateral at the end of the contest against the Boilermakers ... caught two passes for 25 yards in start at Wisconsin (Nov. 14) ... had a five-yard reception and returned two punts vs. Ohio State (Nov. 21).
Sophomore (2008) ... received medical redshirt ... played in four games and made one start at wide receiver ... caught two passes for 42 yards vs. Utah (Aug. 30), including a 33-yard touchdown for his first career score ... earned second career start at wide receiver vs. Miami (Sept. 6) ... played wide receiver at Notre Dame (Sept. 13) and against Wisconsin (Sept. 27) ... missed the Illinois (Oct. 4) through Ohio State (Nov. 15) games due to mononucleosis.
Freshman (2007) ... earned first varsity letter ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... played in 10 games and started one contest at wide receiver ... caught four passes for 37 yards (9.2 avg.) ... made career debut vs. Appalachian State (Sept. 1), playing wide receiver and special teams ... saw action at wide receiver and on special teams against Oregon (Sept. 8) ... missed the Notre Dame (Sept. 15) due to injury ... made first career start at wide receiver and carried the ball once from quarterback position vs. Penn State (Sept. 22) ... played wide receiver at Northwestern (Sept. 29) ... made first career receptions in the Eastern Michigan (Oct. 6) game, catching three passes for 33 yards ... grabbed a 23-yard pass to convert a third down against the Eagles, his first collegiate reception ... played wide receiver and special teams vs. Purdue (Oct. 13) ... played wide receiver and returned two kickoffs for 20 yards at Illinois (Oct. 20) ... played wide receiver vs. Minnesota (Oct. 27) ... rushed three times for six yards against the Gophers ... did not see game action at Michigan State (Nov. 3) ... played wide receiver at Wisconsin (Nov. 10) ... did not see game action vs. Ohio State (Nov. 17) ... made a four-yard catch vs. Florida in the Capital One Bowl (Jan. 1).
Prep .. attended Conway High School (2006) coached by Chuck Jordan .. National Honor Society member ... recorded 12 catches in the 2006 state championship game victory .. Key Statistics ... caught 136 passes for 1,950 yards and 23 touchdowns during prep career ... completed 57-of-112 passes for 612 yards and nine touchdowns during career ... returned three of his 14 career punts for touchdowns ... posted eight pass breakups and four interceptions, including one for a touchdown, during prep career ... hauled in 83 catches for 1,135 yards and 13 TDs as a senior ... returned eight punts for 219 yards and two scores during senior year ... caught 52 passes for 842 yards and 10 TDs as a junior ... completed 57-of-112 passes for 612 yards and nine TDs as a sophomore ... Honors and Rankings ... listed as the No. 19 player in the nation on The ESPN 150 ... four-star recruit and the No. 27 receiver in the nation by Scout.com ... three-star prospect, No. 38 wide receiver nationally and the No. 12 player in the state of South Carolina by Rivals.com ... rated as the No. 29 receiver in the nation in the Velocity-PrepStar Top 250 and a member of the PrepStar-Velocity 100 Dream Team ... first-team all-region and all-state as a senior ... played in 2006 Shrine Bowl, a North and South Carolina all-star game.
Personal ... Kenneth Earl Hemingway Jr. was born Dec. 27, 1988, in Conway S.C. ... attended the Michigan Summer Football Camp ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in general studies.