The QB is generally the leader of the football team. Names like Tom Brady and Peyton Manning speak for themselves. For the Michigan Wolverines 2013 squad, the team captains come from a road less traveled.
The one name that isn't on that list is Devin Gardner.
Many may be surprised that Gardner is not one of the captains of team #134. The man who will be under center, Gardner, will be entering his first full season as the starting QB. This is a non issue and nothing to lose sleep over. Gardner will provide plenty of leadership and not being named a captain in title doesn't mean his voice will be silent.
Here is direct reaction from the men who will lead Michigan:
Words cannot even begin to describe how honored I am to be a Captain for #team134. Big thanks to my teammates for their respect and trust!— Courtney Avery (@CAvery5) August 26, 2013
Cam Gordon: Was a little surprised, but very honored being named a captain and being able to lead this team #UMvsCMU— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) August 26, 2013
"I've never been a captain in anything. This is the greatest honor I have ever received." - Taylor Lewan #UMvsCMU— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) August 26, 2013
"I've never been a captain of anything. Not little league, not football. ...I'm going to do my best to lead." Lewan pic.twitter.com/ZoCFn7SEHr— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) August 26, 2013
So two of Michigan's four captains are out injured for the start of the season.— Dave Hogg (@Stareagle) August 26, 2013
That's enough with the formalities. If you're looking for some comedy relief of the Michigan Men who are the '13 captains, look no further: