Postgame Notes: #13 Michigan 23, #17 Virginia Tech 20 (OT)
Fifty-Six Wolverines Named to 2011 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Team
Postgame Notes: #23 Michigan State 28, #11 Michigan 14
At Michigan ... four-year letterman ... two-time Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in 39 career games ... contributed 17 tackles on special teams ... switched his jersey number from #19 to #36 prior to 2010 opener.
Fifth-Year Senior (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned fourth varsity letter ... Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in 11 games; played 11 on special teams ... MICHIGAN STATE (Oct. 15) ... served as honorary senior game captain.
Senior/Junior (2010) ... earned third varsity letter ... appeared in 10 games ... recorded four special teams tackles ... played on special teams units vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4) ... made two special teams stops at Notre Dame (Sept. 11) ... assisted on a tackle on the kickoff coverage unit vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 18) ... posted on solo tackle on special teams vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25) ... did not see game action against Indiana (Oct. 2), Michigan State (Oct. 9), and Iowa (Oct. 16) ... contributed on special teams at Penn State (Oct. 30), vs. Illinois (Nov. 6) and at Purdue (Nov. 13) ... appeared on special teams units vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20) and at Ohio State (Nov. 27) ... saw game action on special teams units vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.
Junior/Sophomore (2009) ... earned second varsity letter ... Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in seven games ... contributed five special teams tackles ... saw game action on special teams vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5) ... contributed on special teams vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12) ... recorded two tackles on special teams vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19) ... played on special teams vs. Indiana (Sept. 26) ... missed five straight contests from Michigan State (Oct. 3) through Illinois (Oct. 31) due to injury ... returned to game action on special teams vs. Purdue (Nov. 7), making two tackles ... assisted on one special teams stop at Wisconsin (Nov. 14) ... played on special teams units vs. Ohio State (Nov. 21).
Sophomore/Freshman (2008) ... earned first varsity letter ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... played in all 12 games ... registered eight special teams tackles ... contributed on special teams vs. Utah (Aug. 30), his first collegiate action ... played special teams vs. Miami (Sept. 6) and at Notre Dame (Sept. 13) ... assisted on a special teams stop vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 27) ... collected one special teams tackle vs. Illinois (Oct. 4) ... recorded one special teams stop vs. Toledo (Oct. 11) ... contributed on special teams at Penn State (Oct. 18) ... tallied one special teams stop vs. Michigan State (Oct. 25) ... contributed two special teams tackles at Purdue (Nov. 1) ... participated on special teams at Minnesota (Nov. 8) ... saw special teams action vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15) ... made two special teams tackles at Ohio State (Nov. 22).
Freshman (2007) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... did not see game action ... redshirted.
Prep ... attended Morenci High School (2007) ... four-year letterman in football ... MVP ... team captain ... Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete ... National Honor Society member and vice president ... earned academic all-conference honors all four years ... received Scholar-Athlete Award all four years ... Honors and Rankings ... All-Tri County Conference sophomore, junior and senior years ... received All-County accolades as a junior ... Other Sports ... four-year letterman in wrestling ... league champion all four years ... county runner-up and regional runner-up as a sophomore, junior and senior ... won district championship senior year ... team captain junior and senior years ... four-year letterman in track ... earned track MVP honors as a sophomore and junior ... 100-meter dash state qualifier as a senior ... 4x-400 relay state qualifier ... 200-meter dash regional champion junior year.
Personal ... Zachary Eric Johnson was born July 23, 1988 ... father, Eric, wrestled at Ferris State University ... earned a Bachelor's degree from in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in sociology with minor in Afro-American and African studies ... enrolled in the Rackham School of Graduate Studies, concentrating in kinesiology.
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