Jan. 7, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan football tight end Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, Mich./Harrison) was named today (Monday, Jan. 7) to the 2012 Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team.
Funchess started five games as a freshman, totaling 15 receptions for 234 yards and five touchdowns. He had four catches for 106 yards and a touchdown against Air Force on Sept. 8, earning Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors. With his performance, Funchess became the ninth Wolverines freshman to register a 100-yard receiving game and the first U-M tight end to surpass the 100-yard mark since Jerame Tuman in 1997.
Funchess' five touchdown catches tied for fourth most in Michigan football history by a tight end. His first five catches of the season all marked 20 yards or more, while the first six receptions all converted first downs.
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