Sherrone Moore’s hogs up front will try to three-peat as the Joe Moore Award winner and become the first three-time champion since its inception in 2015.
In 2018 Sherrone Moore was hired to the Michigan football coaching staff to be its tight end coach. He spent three years at that position until he switched to the spot where he played in college.
Consequently, since then, Michigan’s 300-pound-plus mashers have been awarded the nation’s highest honor in the sport, but how does the 2023 version stack up with the previous two trophy winners?
The 2021 offensive line
Moore’s first set of troops consisted of namesakes that Michigan football fans know and love today. Trevor Keegan and Zak Zinter were in their first full season as starters. They combined for 21 starts respectively at guard and were mixed in with Chuck Filiaga, who transferred to Minnesota and is now in the NFL. Things turned out very well for Zinter and Keegan after that.
The underrated Andrew Vastardis manned the middle, while Andrew Stueber and Ryan Hayes were the bookends. A young Karsen Barnhart saw time as well. Unfortunately, the season ended with their worst performance when they got massacred by Georgia.
Collectively they gave up the fewest tackles for loss in the country, but it was their performance on the ground against an unbeatable Ohio State that won them the award. The record-breaking game of a lifetime by Hassan Haskins laid the foundation for 2022.