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Devin Funchess to wear No. 1 jersey this season, Michigan announces

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An hour before kickoff, Michigan announces that wide receiver Devin Funchess will wear the No. 1 jersey this season.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

It's the third time in his career that he's had a number change. Is the third time the charm?

Michigan announced an hour before kickoff Saturday that wide receiver Devin Funchess will wear the No. 1 jersey this season. Wearing Ron Kramer's No. 87 legacy jersey last season.

"It was an incredible honor to be selected to wear the number 87 Legends Jersey in honor of Ron Kramer. I spoke with his son, Kurt, and many of my teammates before I decided to change my number and they were all unbelievably supportive," said Devin Funchess in a statement. "Ron Kramer was the best tight end in Michigan history, and I think his number should be worn by someone playing that position.

"Moving strictly to wide receiver, I watched a lot of Michigan greats over the offseason and kept seeing receivers wearing number 1 making plays, from Anthony Carter to Derrick Alexander, David Terrell and Braylon Edwards, and I wanted to carry on another Michigan tradition this season."

Braylon Edwards was the last receiver to wear the No. 1 jersey for the Wolverines. Michigan kicks off against Appalachian State at noon on ESPN 2.