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Getting to Know the 2012 Michigan Football Freshmen, Week One
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Aug. 11, 2012

Each day leading into the season opener, MGoBlue.com will introduce a member of the Wolverines' freshman class.

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AJ WILLIAMS

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#84 A.J. WILLIAMS
Position: Tight End • Height: 6-6 • Weight: 283
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio • High School: Sycamore

Person who had the biggest influence on my life ... Mom
Best advice I ever received (and from whom) ... "Never give up" - Mom
My advice to young kids ... Keep pushing no matter what
My favorite football player growing up ... Jason Witten
Nobody knows I can ... Fish
Sport I play the worst ... Golf
Cartoon/TV show growing up ... Courage the Cowardly Dog
TV channel ... Cartoon Network
Actor... Will Smith
One Word to Describe Brady Hoke ... Michigan

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Tom Strobel

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#50 TOM STROBEL
Position: Defensive End • Height: 6-6 • Weight: 252
Hometown: Mentor, Ohio • High School: Mentor

After my football career I would like to ... Pursue a career in business or finance
Person who had the biggest influence on my life ... Dad
The most famous person I have ever met ... Drew Brees
Best advice I ever received (and from whom)... "Hard work can take you anywhere" - High School Coach
Gameday superstitions ... Same undershirt
Nobody knows I can ... Sing
Musician or music group ... Kanye West
Video Game ... NBA Jam/Super Smash Brothers
Class Subject ... Math
One Word to Describe Brady Hoke ... Passionate

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Allen Gant

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#12 ALLEN GANT
Position: Defensive Back Height: 6-2 Weight: 199
Hometown: Sylvania, Ohio High School: Southview

Person who had the biggest influence on my life ... My dad
The most famous person I have ever met ... LeBron James
Best advice I ever received ... "No matter how many times things go wrong in your life, what matters is how many times you keep your head up."
My advice to young kids ... If you have a goal in your life you want to accomplish, do everything and anything you can to achieve what you want.
Hobbies ... Hanging out with friends and playing video games
Nobody knows I can ... Play the drums and piano
Cartoon/TV show growing up ... Scooby Doo
Book ... Nineteen Minutes
Movie ... Stomp the Yard
Superhero... Batman

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Jeremy Clark

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#34 JEREMY CLARK
Position: Defensive Back • Height: 6-4 • Weight: 200
Hometown: Madisonville, Ky. • High School: Madisonville North Hopkins

After my football career I would like to ... Work with kids and help them have a better future
Person who had the biggest influence on my life ... My parents
Person in history I'd most like to meet ... Martin Luther King Jr.
Best advice I ever received (and from whom) ... "Keep focused on your goal and don't let anything or anyone throw you off track" - Dad
My advice to young kids ... Keep your grades up in school and keep working hard at whatever it is you want to do
Hobbies ... Fishing
Pre-game ritual ... Before every game I sit in my locker and play my iPod as loud as it can go
Breakfast cereal ... Frosted Flakes
Cartoon/TV show growing up ... All That
Superhero ... The Incredible Hulk

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Blake Bars

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#62 BLAKE BARS
Position: Offensive Lineman • Height: 6-5 • Weight: 291
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn. • High School: Montgomery Bell Academy

After my football career I would like to ... Go into business
Person who had the biggest influence on my life ... My mom and dad
Person in history I'd most like to meet ... Franklin D. Roosevelt
Best advice I ever received (and from whom) ... "Always give 110 percent" - Dad
My advice to young kids ... If you have a dream, work hard towards it
Nobody knows I can ... Play the tenor saxophone
Breakfast cereal ... Cap'n Crunch
Musician or music group ... Rascal Flatts or Toby Keith
Movie ... The Patriot
One Word to Describe Brady Hoke ... Leader

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Drake Johnson

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#29 DRAKE JOHNSON
Position: Running Back • Height: 6-0 • Weight: 209
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Mich. • High School: Pioneer

After my football career I would like to ... Become a professor of Psychology and/or Philosophy
Person who had the biggest influence on my life ... My brother, Carter. He was dealt a bad hand in life and has always overcome it. His ability to do so inspires me to be better and be thankful for the opportunities given to me
Person in history I'd most like to meet ... Either Socrates or Plato, I feel as though the wisdom they could bestow upon someone is priceless
Best advice I ever received (and from whom) ... "Stay humble and remember where you came from." - Dad
My advice to young kids ... Always keep your family close or try to maintain a relationship with them. One day they might not be there
First job ... Working at my mom's gym
Pre-game ritual ... Listen to Alicia Keys and Common
My favorite football player growing up ... Peyton Manning
Book ... Brave New World
Superhero ... The Flash
One Word to Describe Brady Hoke ... Honest


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