Weight: 231 lbs.
High school: Traverse City (MI) St. Francis
Class: Redshirt freshman
Jersey number: #36
Last year: I did not rank Kerridge. He redshirted.
Kerridge came to Michigan as a walk-on after his senior season was derailed by an ACL tear. If not for the injury, he probably would have received a couple low-level scholarship offers. As a sophomore and junior, he had 2,200 yards rushing and scored 35 touchdowns as the team's featured running back. But after sitting out his senior season, he took last year to work his way back into football playing shape.
Now presumably recovered from his ACL injury, Kerridge has a chance to nab the backup fullback job behind Stephen Hopkins. He will also be battling freshman Sione Houma, but Kerridge has Houma beat in size. The redshirt freshman seemed to play pretty well in the spring and did what a fullback should do, block and catch an occasional pass. He's not the runner that Hopkins is, but Kerridge is more of a traditional I-formation fullback. Occasional snaps should be available to spell Hopkins or mop up late in games.
Prediction: Backup fullback; 1 carry for 3 yards