Blake Countess to wear No. 2 jersey this season

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan released their updated rosters Friday that showed redshirt junior cornerback Blake Countess earning the No. 2 jersey honors this season.

The wait to see the legendary No. 2 jersey back on the Big House turf is over.

Michigan released their updated rosters Friday that dropped a huge hint towards who will be wearing a number that Charles Woodson made iconic at Michigan. Redshirt junior cornerback Blake Countess has been awarded the No. 2 jersey this season.

A Michigan spokesman confirmed to Maize n Brew that the rosters and numbers are accurate.

Countess finished 2013 as an All-Big Ten honoree and finished tied in the Big Ten, and seventh in the FBS, in interceptions with six. He also had over 45 tackles.

The No. 2 jersey, like the No. 1 jersey, at Michigan is considered a sacred tradition that must be earned. Save for the few blips on the radar (such as Sam McGuffie and Vincent Smith, for example), it is typically given to defensive players. Sean Crable was the last Michigan defensive player to wear the jersey.

Michigan has not announced plans to honor Woodson or his number this season.

For the latest news and notes regarding Michigan Football, follow Maize n Brew's Football Editor Joshua Henschke on Twitter.
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