Aug. 19, 2010
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan football players Kevin Koger (Toledo, Ohio/Whitmer HS) and Roy Roundtree (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison HS) have been named to watch lists for two of the nation's top individual pass receiving awards. Koger was selected as a candidate for the John Mackey Award (tight ends) and Roundtree was tabbed as a candidate for the Biletnikoff Award (receivers).
Koger, a junior, has 22 receptions for 313 yards and three touchdowns during his career. He has played in 21 contests and made 11 starting assignments at tight end. In 2009, Koger made 16 catches for 220 yards and scored receiving touchdowns in the first two games of the year (Western Michigan and Notre Dame).
Roundtree, a redshirt sophomore, led the team in receiving last year with an impressive showing over the final four games of the year. Roundtree finished 2009 with 32 receptions for 434 yards and three touchdowns, including 30 catches for 390 yards and two TDs in the final four contests. He set career highs with 10 receptions for 126 yards and one touchdown against Purdue (Nov. 7, 2009).
Braylon Edwards (2001-04) is the only Wolverine to win the Biletnikoff Award, claiming the honor as the nation's outstanding collegiate receiver in 2004. No Michigan player has won the Mackey Award as the top tight end in college football.
Contact: David Ablauf (734) 763-4423