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Michigan Wolverines 2015 Position Overview: Defensive End

Taking a look at the depth along Michigan's defensive line at the end position.

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In this installment of Maize n Brew's football position previews, we take a look at the defensive ends.

Strong-Side Defensive End, Junior Taco Charlton (6-5, 273)

Earning his second varsity letter, Charlton provided a major impact at the strong-side position as a reserve, appearing in 11 games. It didn't take long for Charlton to post his first career sack on Aug. 30 in the season opener against Appalachian State.

Charlton recorded 19 tackles, 5.5 tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks, including his first career start against Rutgers on Oct. 4 in which he tallied one sack and two tackles for a loss.

Right Defensive End, Senior Mario Ojemudia (6-2, 252)

After spending most of his career at Michigan as a reserve, his final year in Ann Arbor will be one to remember for Ojemudia as the starting right end. He started in three games last year but that number should quadruple in 2015.

Ojemudia notched career highs in every major category last season, including tackles (32), tackles for a loss (7.5) and sacks (3.5).

The Second Unit

Strong-Side Defensive End: Chris Wormley (Sr.), Henry Poggi (Jr.), Tom Strobel (Sr.), Maurice Hurst Jr. (Jr.)

Right Defensive End: Lawrence Marshall (So.), Da'Mario Jones (Jr.)