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Getting to Know the 2012 Michigan Football Freshmen, Week Three
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Aug. 25, 2012

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

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Royce Jenkins-Stone

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#52 ROYCE JENKINS-STONE
Position: Linebacker • Height: 6-2 • Weight: 213
Hometown: Detroit, Mich. • High School: Cass Tech

After my football career I would like to ... Own a restaurant
Person who had the biggest influence on my life ... Mom
My advice to young kids ... Stay in school
Pre-game ritual ... Pray
My favorite football player growing up ... Ray Lewis
Nobody knows I can ... Cook

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Ben Braden

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#71 BEN BRADEN
Position: Offensive Lineman • Height: 6-6 • Weight: 308
Hometown: Rockford, Mich. • High School: Rockford

Person who had the biggest influence on my life ... Dad
Person in history I'd most like to meet ... Franklin D. Roosevelt
If I was to play another sport, it would be ... Hockey
Cartoon/TV show growing up ... Looney Tunes, SpongeBob SquarePants
Book ... Hunger Games
Actor and Actress ... Vin Diesel
Superhero ... Hulk
Video Game ... Call of Duty
One Word to Describe Brady Hoke ... Passionate

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Devin Funchess

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#19 DEVIN FUNCHESS
Position: Tight End • Height: 6-5 • Weight: 229
Hometown: Farmington Hills, Mich. • High School: Harrison

After my football career I would like to ... Give back and start a business
Person who had the biggest influence on my life ... My whole family
The most famous person I have ever met ... Antonio Gates
Best advice I ever received ... "Be yourself"
My advice to young kids ... Hard work is the key
My favorite football player growing up ... Jerry Rice
Sport I play the worst ... Tennis
The best football advice I ever received (and from whom) ... "Never give up on the play"
Food ... Burgers
Movie ... Little Rascals
One Word to Describe Brady Hoke ... Relatable

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James Ross

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#15 JAMES ROSS III
Position: Linebacker • Height: 6-0 • Weight: 225
Hometown: Orchard Lake, Mich. • High School: St. Mary's Prep

After my football career I would like to ... Give back to my community
Person who had the biggest influence on my life ... Dad
Best advice I ever received ... "Stay hungry, stay humble"
My advice to young kids ... The only person in the way of your success is you.
If I was to play another sport, it would be ... Hockey
My favorite football player growing up ... Ray Lewis
Breakfast cereal ... Coco Puffs
TV channel ... ESPN
Actor and Actress ... Will Smith
Superhero ... Superman
One Word to Describe Brady Hoke ... Caring

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Kaleb Ringer

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#49 KALEB RINGER
Position: Linebacker • Height: 6-0 • Weight: 231
Hometown: Clayton, Ohio • High School: Northmont

Person who had the biggest influence on my life ... God
Best advice I ever received (and from whom) ... Have good character when people are watching, and when they're not" - Coach Weber (HS Coach)
My advice to young kids ... Go and get it
First job ... Rainey Days Hand Car Wash and Detailing
Nobody knows I can ... Sing
Sport I play the worst ... Basketball
Breakfast cereal ... Lucky Charms
Book ... My Sister's Keeper
Movie ... Hitch
Superhero ... My mother

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Erik Magnuson

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#78 ERIK MAGNUSON
Position: Offensive Lineman • Height: 6-6 • Weight: 285
Hometown: San Diego, Calif. • High School: La Costa Canyon

After my football career I would like to ... Have a successful job and a family
Person who had the biggest influence on my life ... Parents
The most famous person I have ever met ... Jerry Rice
Person in history I'd most like to meet ... George Washington
Best advice I ever received (and from whom) ... "Stay humble" - Mom
First job ... Valet parking
My favorite football player growing up ... Marshall Faulk
Nobody knows I can ... Surf
Breakfast cereal ... Lucky Charms
Cartoon/TV show growing up ... Hey Arnold
Movie ... Step Brothers
Superhero ... The Incredible Hulk
Class Subject ... Math

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Sione Houma

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#39 SIONE HOUMA
Position: Fullback • Height: 6-0 • Weight: 227
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Mich. • High School: Highland

After my football career I would like to ... Explore the world
The most famous person I have ever met ... My parents
Person in history I'd most like to meet ... Tupac Shakur
If I was to play another sport, it would be ... Rugby
My ring tone is ... "Changes" by Tupac
The best football advice I ever received (and from whom) ... "Play with no regrets" - Teammates
Cartoon/TV show growing up ... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Movie ... Saving Private Ryan
Actor and Actress ... Denzel Washington
Video Game ... Modern Warfare 3

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