Ultimate Michigan Football Roster: Wide Receivers


Oct 19, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Jeremy Gallon (21) runs the ball in the second quarter against the Indiana Hoosiers at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

As we continue with our reveal of the Ultimate Michigan Football roster, we move on to the wide receivers. There are a lot of worthy candidates, but this roster will have a total of just five wide outs. Keep in mind that only these players’ Michigan careers are considered when coming up with the roster.

Starters- The number one receiver on the roster is Braylon Edwards. Edwards is without a doubt the greatest receiver in Michigan history. He is first on the all-time list for Michigan in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. When Edwards left Michigan he was one of just three receivers in Division 1-A history to record over 1000 yards receiving in three consecutive seasons. He also had double digit receiving touchdowns in all three of those seasons. Edwards cemented his legendary status at Michigan as a senior with his tremendous performance against Michigan State in a triple OT victory. He recorded 11 receptions, 189 yards, and three touchdowns in a come from behind victory at the Big House.

The number two receiver is Anthony Carter. Carter ranks 5th on the Michigan all-time list in receptions, 2nd in receiving yards, and 2nd in receiving touchdowns. He played a full four years at Michigan and finished his career with a phenomenal 19 yards per reception. Carter was a three time All American and finished fourth in the Heisman voting during his senior season in 1982.

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Slot Receiver- The slot receiver when Michigan goes to three wide sets is Desmond Howard. Howard played three years at Michigan and capped off his career with a Heisman Trophy in 1991. Howard was more than just a receiver as he also excelled as a return man. He is 12th all-time on the Michigan list in receptions, 12th in receiving yards, and third in receiving touchdowns. His numbers may not seem as impressive as some other guys on the surface, but the vast majority of his receiving production came in just his final two years. During his Heisman trophy winning season he caught a Michigan single season record, 19 touchdowns.

Backups- One of the backup receivers is David Terrell. Terrell had a great career at Michigan. He ranks 8th on the Michigan all-time list in receptions, 5th in receiving yards, and 5th in receiving touchdowns. He only played in Ann Arbor for three years, but made a big impact. He had a great combination of size and speed, and it helped him become the first receiver ever to have multiple 1000 yard seasons at Michigan. He was named the MVP of the Orange Bowl as a sophomore in 2000.

The final backup receiver is Jeremy Gallon. Many people may not think that Gallon belongs on this team, but the numbers don’t lie. Gallon currently ranks 3rd all-time in school history in receptions, 4th in receiving yards, and 10th in receiving touchdowns. Add in the fact that the quarterbacks he had in his career (Denard Robinson and Devin Gardner) were far from accurate, it makes what he did even more impressive. Gallon also holds the single game Michigan record in receiving yards with a ridiculous 369 against Indiana in 2013.

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