Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ex-Wolverine Updates: The Class of 2007

Ryan Mallett (#15) looks frustrated at having to watch Tom Brady do his thing
Former Michigan wide receiver Toney Clemons played for Michigan in 2007 and 2008 before transferring to Colorado.  He was the Buffaloes' leading receiver in 2011 with 43 receptions for 680 yards and 8 touchdowns.  He has not been invited to the NFL Combine yet, but he is preparing for Colorado's pro day, which is scheduled for March.

Former Michigan linebacker Marell Evans returned to Michigan for 2011, but due to some issues with the NCAA Clearinghouse, he was never able to suit up for the Wolverines during the 2011 season.  The coaches said that he did an excellent job as a scout team player throughout the season, despite being ineligible.  He recently participated in the NFLPA Bowl, where he made 9 tackles.

Former Michigan quarterback Ryan Mallett is in Indianapolis preparing for the Super Bowl against the New York Giants.  He spent the 2011 season as New England's third string quarterback and didn't play in a single game as a rookie.  Coincidentally, he's behind former Michigan quarterback Tom Brady and former Michgian State quarterback Brian Hoyer.

Former Michigan commit Marquis Maze spent the last five years on Alabama's team, winning a couple national championships in the process.  The 5'10", 180 lb. wide receiver caught 56 passes for 627 yards and 1 touchdown this past season.  He also returned 50 punts for 436 yards and 1 touchdown, and added another 342 yards on 13 kickoff returns.  He's getting ready for the 2012 NFL Draft.

Former Michigan wide receiver Zion Babb, safety Artis Chambers, defensive tackle/fullback Vince Helmuth, and running back Avery Horn have presumably concluded their football careers, and things don't seem to have changed since the last updates on them, which are available on the Ex-Wolverine Encyclopedia.


  1. As far as playing time (lots more of it, apparently) and exposure (Pac-12) are concerned, I'd give Toney Clemons 4-5 stars for his transfer decision. If he'd stayed at UMich I'd guess he would have played some, but not as much as at Colorado.

    1. Agreed. Being a receiver for Rich Rodriguez is not a very glamorous job, with the sole exception of Chris Henry, really. Clemons got to go to another FBS school and be their go-to receiver. Good for him.